Brian Heinze, PhD

Associate, Physical Sciences & Engineering, Research Development

Brian Heinze, Associate for Research Development at the University of Arizona, specializes in engineering and physical sciences. He spent more than 10 years leading R&D projects for startup companies as a research scientist, R&D director, and head of product development. Brian coordinated collaborative proposals to grant agencies and corporate-sponsored research partners to advance sensor technologies for the biotech, energy, environmental, and food production industries. He has worked on R&D proposals and projects for DOD, DOE, NIH, NSF, and several Fortune 500 companies and acted as principal investigator (PI) for Phase I and Phase II NSF SBIR projects. He received his Ph.D. in biosystems engineering from the University of Arizona, where he developed biosensors for the detection of agricultural diseases.

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