Olson, Joel

Associate Professor
Chemistry

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison 1999
B.S. (ACS Certified) University of Wisconsin - Madison 1993

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

PUBLICATIONS

Preparation of Chemically Etched Tips for Ambient Instructional Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, M.J. Zaccardi, K. Winkelmann, J.A. Olson, J. Chem. Ed., submitted/in review process.

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(14), 5479-5483.

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.

Chemically-Modified Gold Tips for Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Reestablishment of Chemical Contrast, J.A. Olson, P. Buhlmann, Anal. Chem. 2003, 75, 1089.

Simple and Inexpensive Classroom Demonstrations of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, J.A. Olson, K.J. Nordell, M.A. Chesnik, M.S. Rzchowski, S.M. Condren, C.R. Landis, G.C. Lisensky, A.B. Ellis, J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 882.

Chemistry with Refrigerator Magnets: From Modeling of Nanoscale Characterization to Composite Fabrication, D.J. Campbell, J.A. Olson, C.E. Calderon, P.W. Doolan, E.A. Menglet, A.B. Ellis, G.C. Lisensky, J. Chem. Educ., 1999, 76, 1205.

Chemical Sensors from III-V Hetero-Structures, A.B. Ellis, T.F. Kuech, A.M. Ivanisevic, C.A. Paulson, J.A. Olson, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Technology Summary for Patent Application, Submitted May 1998.

A Refrigerator Magnet Analog of Scanning Probe Microscopy, J.K. Lorenz, J.A. Olson, D.J. Campbell, G.C. Lisensky, A.B. Ellis, J. Chem. Educ., 1997, 74, 1032.

Photoluminescence as a Probe of the Adsorption of Gaseous Boranes onto the Surface of Cadmium Selenide Crystals, D.R. Neu, J.A. Olson, A.B. Ellis, J. Phys. Chem., 1993, 97, 5713-5716.

Illustrated Structure Guide to accompany The Solid State Model Kit, J.A. Olson, Institute for Chemical Education, Madison, WI, 1993.

PRESENTATIONS

Submolecular Biology? Novak, M. J., Olson, J. A., University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, 2008.

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., 47th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, Seattle, WA, March 2008.

"Development of a Nanotechnology Laboratory Course for 1st-Year Students", Brenner, J.R.; Winkelmann, K.; Mantovani, J.; Zhang, M.; Olson, J.; Grace, M., NanoFlorida, Sept. 27, 2008, Orlando, FL

Preparation of Chemically Etched Tips for Ambient Instructional Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, M.J. Zaccardi, K. Winkelmann, J.A. Olson, Abstracts, 59th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, SC, United States, October 2007.

NER: A Novel Biomimetic Molecular Photosensor, J.A. Olson, National Science Foundation Division of Electrical Computer and Cyber Systems Grantee Workshop, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, May 2007.

The Secret Lives of Molecules: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Indolo[2,1-b]quinazolin-6,12-dione (Tryptanthrin)., J.A. Olson, M.J. Novak, J.C. Baum, J.W. Buhrow, Florida International University, Miami, FL January 2007.

Scanning tunneling microscopy of indolo[2,1-b]quinazolin-6,12-dione (tryptanthrin) on HOPG: evidence of adsorption-induced stereoisomerization., J.W. Buhrow, M.J. Novak, J.C. Baum, J.A. Olson, Abstracts, 58th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Augusta, GA, November 2006.

Scanning tunneling microscopy of indolo[2,1-b]quinazolin-6,12-dione (tryptanthrin) on HOPG: Evidence of adsorption-induced enantioisomerization., J.A. Olson, M.J. Novak, J.C. Baum, J.W. Buhrow, Abstracts of Papers, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 2006.

The Secret Lives of Molecules: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Indolo[2,1-b]quinazolin-6,12-dione (Tryptanthrin) and Its Analogs., J. Olson, Barry University, Miami, FL, January 2006.

Chemically Modified Tips for Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Self Assembled Monolayers and Carbon Nanotubes, J.A. Olson, D. Gingery, P. Buhlmann, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, February 2003.

Chemically Modified Tips for Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Self Assembled Monolayers and Carbon Nanotubes, J.A. Olson, D. Gingery, P. Buhlmann, University of Nebraska, Kearny, NE, February 2003.

Chemically Modified Tips for Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Self Assembled Monolayers and Carbon Nanotubes, J.A. Olson, D. Gingery, P. Buhlmann, Capital University, Columbus, OH, February 2003.

Toward Carbon Nanotubes as STM Probe Tips, J.A. Olson, D. Gingery, P. Buhlmann, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, August 2002.

Chemically-Modified Gold Tips for Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Reestablishment of Chemical Contrast, J.A. Olson, P. Buhlmann,University of St. Thomas, February 2002

In-Situ Restoration of Chemically-Modified Gold Tips for Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, J.A. Olson, P. Buhlmann, Midwest Association of Chemistry Teachers at Liberal Arts Colleges, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, October 2001.

Surface Tension and Surfactants, J.A. Olson, A.M. Derfus, University of Minnesota IT Fun Fair for Gifted Students, St. Paul, MN, March 2000.

Making the Nano-World Comprehensible, K. Nordell, J.A. Olson, A.B. Ellis, S.M. Condren, Engineering Expo 99, Madison, WI, April 1999.

Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Studies of Cleaved CdSe, Symposium in Honor of Professor D.F. Gaines, Madison, WI, October 1998.

Materials Chemistry, D.J. Campbell, J.A. Olson, A.B. Ellis, Engineering Expo 97, Madison, WI, April 1997.