Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory
Dr. Olsen has been a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty since August 2006.
He was a Research Scientist at the CSU Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory for six years, carrying out research and development primarily on large bore natural gas engines used for natural gas compression.
Olsen worked in industry as a design engineer for six years; his responsibilities as a design engineer included development of cryocoolers for space applications and design of centrifugal pumps.
His research group carries out research and development on industrial engine systems for applications such as power generation and gas compression.
- Ph.D. 1999, Colorado State University—Mechanical Engineering
- M.S. 1990, Oregon State University—Mechanical Engineering
- B.S. 1987, Eastern Oregon State College—Physics
Internal Combustion Engines
Honors and Awards
- 2013 – Certificate of Appreciation, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- 2012 – Certificate of Appreciation, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Country: United States of America
Contact: Pipeline Research Council International, Industry Collaboration: US, Canada, Europe
- Country: Spain
Contact: Guascor, Research for industrial engine development and sabbatical host
- Country: France
Contact: French Institute of Pure Vegetable Oils, Research on straight vegetable oils in engines