Lars E. Olson, PH.D.

Lars Olson

Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor
of Biomedical Engineering
Olin Engineering 206
(414) 288-3529
Complete CV
Human Powered Nebulizer Program

Research interests

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

Professional preparation

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

Selected recent 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 doi:10.1186/1475-925X-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 nebuliser: a randomized parallel-group clinical trial,” Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 24: 14016; doi:10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.16.

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):121-134, 2005.

Recent Grants

Bozdag, Serdar (Co-Investigator), Olson, Lars Erik (Principal), 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 2015 - June 2016).

Olson, Lars E (Team Leader), "Non-Electric Oxygen Concentrator for Developing Countries: Ghana," 2015 Strategic Innovation Fund Award, Marquette University, (7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016).

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