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larry.olson@asu.edu

Assoc Professor
Polytechnic Sch ERM Prgm
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Mail Code: 2880

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Bio

Associate Professor, Environmental & Resource Management, The Polytechnic School, Fulton Schools of Engineering

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 & Resource Management in the Polytechnic School, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 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.

Expertise

Environmental chemistry, water resources management, international environmental policy

Research Interests

Dr. Olson's research on environmental and health aspects of hazardous chemicals, including nanoscale materials.  He is also involved in innovative methods of water treatment and water resources management.

Recent publications include:

1. "How a Lack of Understanding Chemistry Doomed Flint, Michigan" (2016), Larry W. Olson, Journal of Environmental Management Arizona, Vol 14 (No 2) p. 11.

2. "Potential Health Implications of Water Resources Depletion and Sewage Discharges in the Republic of Macedonia, Kiril D. Hristovski, Tatjana Pacemska-Atansosova, Larry W. Olson, Jasmina Markovski, and Trajce Mitev, Journal of Water and Health (2016) in press

3. "Comparative Analysis of Existing Water Resources Data in the Western Balkan States of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia," (2016), Jasmina Markovski, Kiril D. Hristovski, and Larry W. Olson, Chemistry and Water: The Science Behind Sustaining the World's Most Crucial Resource, S. Ahuja (Ed.), Elsevier, in press.

4. "Water in the American West, Parts I, II and III," (2015), Larry W. Olson, Journal of Environmental Management Arizona, Vol 13 (No. 2, 3, and 4).

4. "Implications for Regulating Nanomaterial Containing Wastes:  Hazardous Waste or Not, That is the Question" (2014), Kiril Hristovski and Larry Olson, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000257, B4014003.

 

Awards

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

Research Interests

Dr. Olson is the Program Chair for Environmental & Resource Management and directs a certificate program in Water Resources Management that is a collaborative effort of the Fulton Schools of Engineering, Morrison School of Agribusiness, and the Agribusiness and Water Council of Arizona.  He is also the PI for several grants involving hazardous materials training in the southwestern U.S., Mexico, and tribal lands. 

Courses

Fall 2016

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ERM 484 Internship
ERM 493 Honors Thesis
ERM 494 Special Topics
ERM 506 Chemistry of Hazardous Mtrls
ERM 540 Intl Environmental Law/Policy
ERM 593 Applied Project
ERM 595 Continuing Registration
ERM 598 Special Topics

Summer 2016

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ERM 522 Air Pollution & Toxic Chemical
ERM 584 Internship
ERM 595 Continuing Registration

Spring 2016

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ERM 406 Environmental Chemistry
ERM 428 Intl Environmental Management
ERM 484 Internship
ERM 503 Principles of Toxicology
ERM 528 Intl Environmental Management
ERM 592 Research
ERM 593 Applied Project
ERM 595 Continuing Registration
ERM 598 Special Topics

Fall 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASU 101-CTI The ASU Experience
ERM 428 Intl Environmental Management
ERM 484 Internship
ERM 494 Special Topics
ERM 499 Individualized Instruction
ERM 506 Chemistry of Hazardous Mtrls
ERM 540 Intl Environmental Law/Policy
ERM 592 Research
ERM 593 Applied Project
ERM 595 Continuing Registration
ERM 598 Special Topics
ERM 599 Thesis

Summer 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ERM 480 Senior Project
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

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Kiril Hristovski and Larry Olson. Implications for Regulating Nanomaterial Containing Wastes: Hazardous Waste or Not, that is the Question. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 20 (1), B4014003 (2016). (2016).

  2. Larry W. Olson. How a Lack of Understanding Chemistry Doomed Flint, Michigan. Journal of Environmental Management Arizona (2016).

  3. Larry W. Olson. Paris: Was It Really a Turning Point. Journal of Environmental Management Arizona (2015).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Olson,Larry Wood * , Brown,Albert Frederick , Hristovski,Kiril D , . HAZMAT Emergency Response Training Institute Pilot Program. BECC (11/1/2015 - 11/1/2016).
  2. Olson,Larry Wood * , Olson,Larry Wood * , Geelhood,Chad Roger , Geelhood,Chad Roger , Hristovski,Kiril D , Hristovski,Kiril D , . PI: Hazardous Materials Worker Health Safety Training (U45). PROG INC: MISC SOURCE INCOME (8/1/2015 - 10/30/2016).
  3. 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).
  4. Hristovski,Kiril D * Olson,Larry Wood . Fisher Tropsch Fuels from Biosolids. (6/1/2012 - 5/30/2013).
  5. Ruddell,Benjamin Lyle * Olson,Larry Wood . Thermal Energy and IAQ Testing on a Small Prefabricated Structure. (5/1/2012 - 8/30/2013).
  6. 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).
  7. 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).
  8. 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).
  9. Olson,Larry Wood * Geelhood,Chad Roger . Worker Health and Safety Cooperative Agreement FY10. UCLA (AT LOS ANGELES) (8/1/2009 - 7/31/2010).
  10. 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).
  11. Olson,Larry Wood * . AMERECO Agreement. AMERECO (8/15/2007 - 8/14/2008).
  12. Olson,Larry Wood * Brown,Albert Frederick Weiss,Norman Louis . Honeywell Student Intern Agreement. (5/8/2006 - 1/31/2008).
  13. Olson,Larry Wood * Brown,Albert Frederick . Effectiveness of Microbe Application to Petroleum Spills. NORMAN WEISS ASSOCIATES, INC (5/1/2006 - 4/30/2008).
  14. Olson,Larry Wood * Gordon,Richard S Hild,Nicholas R . Expanded Assessment for Naco, Arizona USA. NACO FIRE DISTRICT (10/1/2004 - 12/31/2007).
  15. 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).
  16. Olson,Larry Wood * Berkowitz,Harold L . LABORATORY TRAINING TO MEET 29 CFR 1910, 1450. DOI-BIA (1/10/2002 - 2/28/2002).
  17. Olson,Larry Wood * Hild,Nicholas R . NEPA STREAMLINE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCESS. HHS-IHS (6/19/2001 - 12/31/2002).
  18. Olson,Larry Wood * . IMPROVEMENT IN CHEMICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN PERFORMANCE. HADCO (6/1/2000 - 8/15/2000).
  19. 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).
  20. 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).

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