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Associate Professor, Department of Technology Management, College of Technology and Innovation

Dr. Olson holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in chemistry from Baylor University. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Illinois and has been a member of the Arizona State University faculty since 1989. He is currently an Associate Professor of Environmental Technology Management in the College of Technology and Innovation at the ASU Polytechnic campus. Dr. Olson has been a Visiting Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel(VUB) in Brussels, Belgium; the University of Houston, Rice University, and Baylor University.

Education

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1974, Chemistry

B.S., Baylor University, 1970, Chemistry

Expertise

Environmental chemistry, air pollution, international environmental policy

Research Interests

Dr. Olson's research is focused on the chemical challenges of developing alternative fuels such as biodiesel from a variety of feedstocks and the environmental impact of these fuels. He is also involved in the use of nano scale materials and bioremediation agents for contaminated soils and water.

Recent publications include:

1. "Arsenate Removal by Iron (Hydr)oxide Modified Granulated Activated Carbon: Modeling Arsenate Breakthrough with the Pore Surface Diffusion Model." Kiril D. Hristovski, Paul K. Westerhoff, John C. Crittendon, and Larry W. Olson, Separation Science and Technology (2008), 43, 3154 ? 3167.
2. "Arsenate Removal by Nanostructured ZrO2 Spheres." Kiril D. Hristovski, Paul K. Westerhoff, John C. Crittendon, and Larry W. Olson, Environmental Science and Technology (2008) 42, 3786-90.
3. "The Municipal Solid Waste System and Solid Waste Characterization in the Municipality of Veles, Macedonia." Hristovski, K., Olson, L., Hild, N., Peterson, D. and Burge, S., Waste Management, 27, 1680-1689 (2007).
4. "Management of Chemicals for Sustainable Development." L.W. Olson in B. Nath and L. Hens, Ed., The World Summit on Sustainable Development: The Johannesburg Conference, Springer, pp. 135-150 (2005).
5. "Health Impact and Control of Particulate Matter." L. Olson and K. Boison in P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati et al (eds). Environmental Health Impacts of Transport and Mobility, 113-123, Springer (2005).
6. "Perchlorate: An Emerging Contaminant." (2009) Larry W. Olson, Journal of Environmental Management Arizona, Vol 7, No. 1, p. 18.
7. "Carbon Capture and Storage" (2009) Larry W. Olson, Journal of Environmental Management Arizona, Vol 7, No. 4, p. 14.

Awards

President's Medal (ASU) for Social Embeddedness; Outstanding Professor (National Association of Industrial Technology); Teacher of the Year (ASU Polytechnic)

Research Interests

Current research interests include the production of biodiesel from waste oils and algae. Collaborative research efforts and student exchanges in this area have been established between ASU and the University of Florence, Italy and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal. Other active areas of research include bioremediation of solvent and pesticide contaminated soils and areas of international environmental law and policy related to toxic chemicals and management practices.

Courses

Summer 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ERM 480 Senior Project
ERM 484 Internship
ERM 584 Internship
ERM 592 Research
ERM 593 Applied Project
ERM 595 Continuing Registration

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ERM 406 Environmental Chemistry
ERM 428 Intl Environmental Management
ERM 484 Internship
ERM 494 Special Topics
ERM 522 Air Pollution & Toxic Chemical
ERM 528 Intl Environmental Management
ERM 592 Research
ERM 593 Applied Project
ERM 595 Continuing Registration
ERM 598 Special Topics
ERM 599 Thesis

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CTI 101 Success in Tech & Innov
ERM 407 Occupational Hygiene
ERM 499 Individualized Instruction
ERM 503 Principles of Toxicology
ERM 506 Chemistry of Hazardous Mtrls
ERM 523 Soils/Grndwater Contamination
ERM 592 Research
ERM 593 Applied Project
ERM 595 Continuing Registration
ERM 599 Thesis

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ERM 428 Intl Environmental Management
ERM 484 Internship
ERM 528 Intl Environmental Management
ERM 584 Internship
ERM 592 Research
ERM 593 Applied Project
ERM 595 Continuing Registration

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ERM 406 Environmental Chemistry
ERM 428 Intl Environmental Management
ERM 507 Industrial Hygiene
ERM 528 Intl Environmental Management
ERM 592 Research
ERM 593 Applied Project
ERM 595 Continuing Registration
ERM 598 Special Topics
ERM 599 Thesis

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ETM 407 Occupational Hygiene
ETM 499 Individualized Instruction
ETM 506 Chemistry of Hazardous Mtrls
ETM 522 Air Pollution & Toxic Chemical
ETM 567 Information Tech in Emerg Mgmt
ETM 592 Research
ETM 593 Applied Project
ETM 595 Continuing Registration
ETM 599 Thesis

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ETM 294 Special Topics
ETM 428 Intl Environmental Management
ETM 528 Intl Environmental Management
ETM 592 Research
ETM 593 Applied Project
ETM 595 Continuing Registration
ETM 598 Special Topics

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ABS 484 Internship
ETM 503 Principles of Toxicology
ETM 507 Industrial Hygiene
ETM 523 Soils/Grndwater Contamination
ETM 540 Intl Environmental Law/Policy
ETM 592 Research
ETM 593 Applied Project
ETM 595 Continuing Registration
ETM 599 Thesis

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ETM 406 Environmental Chemistry
ETM 407 Occupational Hygiene
ETM 502 Regulatory Framework/Toxic
ETM 506 Chemistry of Hazardous Mtrls
ETM 592 Research
ETM 593 Applied Project
ETM 595 Continuing Registration
ETM 598 Special Topics
ETM 599 Thesis

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ETM 294 Special Topics
ETM 428 Intl Environmental Management
ETM 528 Intl Environmental Management
ETM 592 Research
ETM 593 Applied Project
ETM 595 Continuing Registration
ETM 599 Thesis

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ETM 407 Occupational Hygiene
ETM 499 Individualized Instruction
ETM 503 Principles of Toxicology
ETM 522 Air Pollution & Toxic Chemical
ETM 567 Information Tech in Emerg Mgmt
ETM 592 Research
ETM 593 Applied Project
ETM 595 Continuing Registration
ETM 599 Thesis

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ETM 506 Chemistry of Hazardous Mtrls
ETM 507 Industrial Hygiene
ETM 540 Intl Environmental Law/Policy
ETM 592 Research
ETM 593 Applied Project
ETM 595 Continuing Registration
ETM 599 Thesis

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ETM 428 Intl Environmental Management
ETM 528 Intl Environmental Management
ETM 592 Research
ETM 593 Applied Project
ETM 595 Continuing Registration
ETM 598 Special Topics

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ETM 406 Environmental Chemistry
ETM 407 Occupational Hygiene
ETM 503 Principles of Toxicology
ETM 592 Research
ETM 593 Applied Project
ETM 595 Continuing Registration
ETM 598 Special Topics
ETM 599 Thesis

Winter 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ETM 592 Research

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ETM 506 Chemistry of Hazardous Mtrls
ETM 522 Air Pollution & Toxic Chemical
ETM 592 Research
ETM 593 Applied Project
ETM 595 Continuing Registration
ETM 599 Thesis

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ETM 294 Special Topics
ETM 428 Intl Environmental Management
ETM 528 Intl Environmental Management
ETM 592 Research
ETM 593 Applied Project
ETM 595 Continuing Registration

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Olson,Larry Wood * , Geelhood,Chad Roger , . Emergency Response Hands-On Workshop for Maquiladora Workers located in the city of Hermosillo Sonora Mexico. AZ DEPT OF EMERGENCY MGMT (7/1/2012 - 12/31/2012).
  2. Hristovski,Kiril D * Olson,Larry Wood . Fisher Tropsch Fuels from Biosolids. (6/1/2012 - 5/30/2013).
  3. Ruddell,Benjamin Lyle * Olson,Larry Wood . Thermal Energy and IAQ Testing on a Small Prefabricated Structure. (5/1/2012 - 8/30/2013).
  4. Olson,Larry Wood * , Olson,Larry Wood * , Olson,Larry Wood * , Geelhood,Chad Roger , Hristovski,Kiril D , Hristovski,Kiril D , . PI: Hazardous Material Worker Health and Safety Training (U450) Cooperative Agreement. PROG INC: MISC SOURCE INCOME (8/1/2011 - 7/31/2015).
  5. Olson,Larry Wood * Geelhood,Chad Roger . Emergency Response Training for Maquiladora Workers Located in Arizona-Sonora Border Cities. BECC (9/13/2010 - 10/31/2011).
  6. Olson,Larry Wood * Geelhood,Chad Roger . YR 1: Hazardous Material Workers Health and Safety Training (U450), Cooperative Agreement. UCLA (AT LOS ANGELES) (8/17/2010 - 7/31/2011).
  7. Olson,Larry Wood * Geelhood,Chad Roger . Worker Health and Safety Cooperative Agreement FY10. UCLA (AT LOS ANGELES) (8/1/2009 - 7/31/2010).
  8. Olson,Larry Wood * Berkowitz,Harold L Geelhood,Chad Roger . Binational Process for Recycling Used Oil in Nogales, Sonora Mexico. BECC (1/1/2009 - 7/30/2010).
  9. Olson,Larry Wood * . AMERECO Agreement. AMERECO (8/15/2007 - 8/14/2008).
  10. Olson,Larry Wood * Brown,Albert Frederick Weiss,Norman Louis . Honeywell Student Intern Agreement. HONEYWELL (5/8/2006 - 1/31/2008).
  11. Olson,Larry Wood * Brown,Albert Frederick . Effectiveness of Microbe Application to Petroleum Spills. NORMAN WEISS ASSOCIATES, INC (5/1/2006 - 4/30/2008).
  12. Olson,Larry Wood * Gordon,Richard S Hild,Nicholas R . Expanded Assessment for Naco, Arizona USA. NACO FIRE DISTRICT (10/1/2004 - 12/31/2007).
  13. Olson,Larry Wood * Peterson,Danny Matthew . IMES - INTERNATIONAL MASTER IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - CONCENTRATIONS IN BIOFUELS AND AIR QUALITY. BAYLOR UNIV (10/1/2002 - 9/30/2007).
  14. Olson,Larry Wood * Berkowitz,Harold L . LABORATORY TRAINING TO MEET 29 CFR 1910, 1450. DOI-BIA (1/10/2002 - 2/28/2002).
  15. Olson,Larry Wood * Hild,Nicholas R . NEPA STREAMLINE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCESS. HHS-IHS (6/19/2001 - 12/31/2002).
  16. Olson,Larry Wood * . IMPROVEMENT IN CHEMICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN PERFORMANCE. HADCO (6/1/2000 - 8/15/2000).
  17. Gordon,Richard S * Hild,Nicholas R Olson,Larry Wood . SITE ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION PLAN FOR NACO, ARIZONA. NACO FIRE DISTRICT (10/1/1999 - 2/28/2006).
  18. Berkowitz,Harold L * Hild,Nicholas R Olson,Larry Wood . SOIL SAMPLING PLAN REVIEW 1-99 (NEW RIVER). AZ DEPT OF ENVIRONMNT QUALITY (1/6/1999 - 2/15/1999).

* principal investigator

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