Dr. Lars Olson

Lars Olson
Dr. Lars OlsonMarquette University

Olin Engineering, 206

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3529ResearchGate Profile

Associate Professor

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Professional Preparation

  • Ph.D., 1993, Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University 
  • M.S., 1989, Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • B.S., 1987, Electrical Engineering, Tulane University

Courses Taught

BIEN 1120 Computing for Biomedical EngineersIntroductory hands-on experience in computer programming, MATLAB, and Solid Modeling and CAD for biomedical engineers

BIEN 2300 Biomedical Circuits & ElectronicsAn experience in electrical circuits, electronic devices bridges, digital circuits and Boolean implementation, logic, and memories

BIEN 3310 Control Systems for Biomedical Engineering—An introduction to the principles of control systems theory for biomedical engineers

BIEN 4380 Bioelectronics Design Lab 1—Understanding the principles of operation, safe operating procedures, and methods of medical instrument selection along with designing experiments to measure physiological parameters

BIEN 4400/5400 Transport PhenomenaAn introduction to Fluid Mechanics and its applications in Biomedical Engineering




Research Interests

  • Mathematical modeling
  • Biomedical instrumentation and optics
  • Cell engineering/cardiopulmonary physiology
  • Computing
  • Biological fluid and mass transport

Selected Publications

CJ Hallberg, MT Lysaught, CE Zmudka, WK Kopesky, and LE Olson, (2014) “Characterization of a human powered nebulizer compressor for resource poor settings BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2014, 13:77.

CJ Hallberg, MT Lysaught, RA Najarro, FC Gil, C Villatoro, AC Diaz de Uriarte & LE Olson (2014), “Treatment of asthma exacerbations with the human-powered nebulizer: a randomized parallel-group clinical trial,” Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 24: 14016.

LaDisa J.F. Jr., Olson, L.E., Douglas H.A., Warltier D.C., Kersten J.R., and Pagel P.S. Alterations in regional vascular geometry produced by theoretical stent implantation influence distributions of wall shear stress: analysis of a curved coronary artery using 3D computational fluid dynamics modeling. Biomedical Engineering Online. 5:40, 2006.

LaDisa J.F. Jr., Olson, L.E., Hettrick D.A., Warltier D.C., Kersten J.R., and Pagel P.S. Axial stent strut angle influences wall shear stress after stent implantation: analysis using 3D computational fluid dynamics models of stent foreshortening. Biomedical Engineering Online. 4:59, 2005.

Ladisa, J.F. Jr., Olson, L.E., Ropella, K.M., Molthen, R.C., Haworth S.T., Kersten, J.R., Warltier, D.C., Pagel, P.S. Microfocal X-Ray computed tomography post-processing operations for optimizing reconstruction volumes of stented arteries during 3D computational fluid dynamics modeling. Comput. Methods Programs Biomed. 79(2):121134, 2005.

Recent Grants

  • Olson, Lars E. (Principal Investigator); Bozdag, Serdar (Co-Investigator); Worthey, Elizabeth; Anderson, Matt; Trapp-Stamborski, Valerie; Shimoyama, Mary; Bellissimo, Dan; Udani, Rupa; Prasad, Dash Durga; Pietz, Brad; "Toward a bioinformatics and bioengineering core for Southeastern Wisconsin: Internship Program." Sponsored by CTSI (June 2015June 2016).
  • Olson, Lars E. (Team Leader); "Non-Electric Oxygen Concentrator for Developing Countries: Ghana." Strategic Innovation Fund Award, Marquette University (July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016).

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