Miami Herald “Movers” Section Features Dr. Larry Olsen

New director of research at City Labs”

January 11, 2011

Dr Larry Olsen Sitting at His Desk Larry Olsen has been named director of research at City Labs, a maker of batteries for microelectronics in Homestead. Olsen, a seminal pioneer of betavoltaic technology, has been working with City Labs as a consultant since 2009. He led the team that developed the first betavoltaic nuclear batteries for cardiac pacemakers at Douglas Laboratories in the 1960s. Before joining City Labs, he was a research scientist with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he developed programs in photovoltaics, thermoelectric energy conversion and radiation detectors.