Olson, Joel

Associate Professor
Chemistry

Educational Background

B.S. (ACS Certified), University of Wisconsin - Madison 1993.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison 1999 (Advisors: Arthur B. Ellis and Robert J. Hamers).
Postdoctoral Fellow: Univeristy of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Advisor: Phillippe Buhlmann).

Recognition & Awards

Florida Institute of Technology ΦΗΣ National Honor Society “Excellence in Teaching Award” (2004).
Univeristy of Wisconsin Alfred L. Wilds Scholarship for Chemistry (1990-1993).

Current Courses

CHM1101 - General Chemistry 1
CHM1102 - General Chemistry 2
CHM3311 - Analytical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHM3302 - Analytical Chemistry 2: Instrumentation
CHM3312 - Analytical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHM4304/5304 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Professional Experience

2002-2003, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota,Minneapolis, MN

2001-2002, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas,St. Paul, MN

1999-2001, Principal Chemist, Ecolab, Inc., St. Paul, MN

Selected Publications

In-Silico Simulations of Tunneling Barrier Measurements for Molecular Orbital-Mediated Junctions: A Molecular Orbital Theory Approach to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, R.J. Terryn III, K. Sriraman, M.J. Novak, J.A. Olson, J.C. Baum, J. Vac. Sci. Tech., 2016, accepted.

MOLECULAR ACTIVE CENTER IDENTIFICATION USING TUNNELING BARRIERS AND/OR ASSOCIATED MEASUREMENTS FOR SUB–MOLECULAR QSAR”, J.A. Olson, M.J. Novak, J.C. Baum, R.J. Terryn III, K. Sriraman, US 15/194115, 2016.

Semiquantitative Submolecular Barrier Height Measurements of 4-Aza-8-fluorotryptanthrin Monolayers on HOPG: Orbital–Mediated Tunneling, K. Sriraman, R.J. Terryn III, X. Guo, M.J. Novak, J.C. Baum, J.A. Olson, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120, 3420.

Semiquantitative Electron Tunneling Barrier Height Measurements of Molecular Monolayers at the Solution–Graphite Interface: Nonorbital–Mediated Tunneling, X. Guo, F. Marrucci, N. Price, E.L. Stewart, J.C. Baum, J.A. Olson, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 24804.

Surface behavior and imaging of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital of indolo[2,1-b]quinazoline-6,12-dione (tryptanthrin) via scanning tunneling microscopy, K. Sriraman, M.J. Novak, J.C. Baum, A. Herron, J.A. Olson, Surf. Sci., 2013, 616, 110.

Preparation of Chemically Etched Tips for Ambient Instructional Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, M.J. Zaccardi, K. Winkelmann, J.A. Olson, J. Chem. Educ., 2010, 87, 308.

Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of 8-Fluoroindolo[2,1-b]quinazolin-6,12-dione
(8-Fluorotryptanthrin) at the Graphite-Solution Interface: Fully Resolved Molecular
Orbitals, R.E. Gillman, M.J. Novak, J.C. Baum, J.A. Olson, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112, 14545.

Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Indolo[2,1-b]quinazolin-6,12-dione(Tryptanthrin) Analogues: Evidence of Adsorption-Induced Stereoisomerization Novak, M.J.; Olson, J.A.; Gilman, R.E.; Boyer, L.; Baum, J.C. The Toxicologist 2008, 47, 1001.

Analysis of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold Surfaces Using Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) Mass Spectrometry, K. Kpegba, T. Spadaro, R.B. Cody, N. Nesnas, J.A. Olson, Anal. Chem.2007, 79, 5479.

Scanning tunneling microscopy of indolo[2,1-b]quinazolin-6,12-dione (tryptanthrin) on HOPG: Evidence of adsorption-induced stereoisomerization, M.J. Novak, J.C. Baum, J.W. Buhrow, J.A. Olson, Surf. Sci. 2006, 600, L269.

 

For more information, see the Olson Group Website.