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Juergen Kolb

  • Juergen Kolb
  • Assistant Professor
  • Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics
  • 4211 Monarch Way Suite 300
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-2414
  • jkolb@odu.edu
  • Dr. Kolb graduated with the first state exam in mathematics and physics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 1995. He received a Dr. rer. nat. degree in physics at the same University in 1999. As a postdoctoral research associate at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt he continued to work on the interaction of heavy ion beams with plasmas until he switched into the higher education school service to pursue a teaching degree for mathematics and physics from 2000 till 2002. He maintains a strong interest in the didactic of these subjects. After his graduation with the second state exam, he accepted a position as postdoctoral research assistant at the Physical Electronics Research Institute at Old Dominion University, then transitioned to the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics. In 2004, he was hired as Research Assistant Professor, and in 2006 accepted an Assistant Professorship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University. His research at the Center for Bioelectrics relates to the effects of pulsed electric fields in biological, medical and environmental applications. The immediate physical response to an electric stimulus, in particular, the charging behaviour of cells and tissues, is currently the main focus of his work. Other research activities in which he is engaged include the generation, diagnostic and applications of gas discharge plasmas and the physics and technologies of pulsed power systems.
  • Education

    , 2002
    Major: Mathematics and Physics
    Degree: 2nd State Examination in Mathematics and Physics
    Universityersitat Erlangen - Nurnberg, 1999
    Major: Physics
    Degree: Ph. D.
    , 1995
    Major: Mathematics and Physics
    Degree: 1st State Examination in Mathematics and Physics
  • Research Interests

    -Energy storage and electrical breakdown in liquid dielectrics -Response of mammalian cells to pulsed electric fields -Pulsed power applications for medical and environmental applications -High pressure glow discharges and their applications in medicine and surface processing -Micro discharges and their applications as ultraviolet light sources and lasers
  • 2008: Nomination for the College of Engineering and Technology Excellence in Teaching Award, ODU BCET
  • 2007: Recipient Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, ODU ECE Dept
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Cell Death Induction by High-Voltage Nanosecond-Duration Pulses
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Date: July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2012
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.; Pakhomov, A.
    Rat studies, task 7
    Sponsoring Organization: Cellutions, Inc.
    Date: October 15, 2008 - October 31, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.; Beebe, S.; Hargrave, B.
    Zucker rat studies
    Sponsoring Organization: Cellutions, Inc.
    Date: August 15, 2008 - October 27, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.; Beebe, S.; Hargrave, B.
    Pulse Generator Design for Generation of Arc Discharge in Tissue
    Sponsoring Organization: Cellutions, Inc.
    Date: June 1, 2008 - September 1, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.
    Mechanical Distortions in Tissue Due to Pulsed Electric Fields
    Sponsoring Organization: Cellutions, Inc.
    Date: March 1, 2008 - September 1, 2008
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.
    Development of a Single Needle Delivery System for the Application of Nanosecond High Voltage Pulses to Adipose Tissue
    Sponsoring Organization: Cellutions, Inc.
    Date: January 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.; Schoenbach, K.; Beebe, S.
    Disease Specific Trapping of Human Cancer Cells
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University – Office of Research
    Date: December 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.; Beskok, A.; Joshi, R.; Beebe, S.
    Design and Construction of Nanosecond Pulse Generator plus Delivery System
    Sponsoring Organization: Sponsor requires confidentiality of this award.
    Date: January 1, 2008 - March 31, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.; Schoenbach, K.
    Basic Effects of Picosecond Pulsed Electric Fields on Biological Cells
    Sponsoring Organization: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
    Date: January 1, 2007 - December 14, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.; Schoenbach, K.; Beebe, S.; Buescher, S.; Weaver, J.
    Diagnostic of Nanoplasma Generator
    Sponsoring Organization: Marley Engineered Products
    Date: February 21, 2007 - March 28, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.
    Nanosecond Pulse Generators for Cancer Studies – Dual Options
    Sponsoring Organization: Univ. Missouri
    Date: November 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.
    Atmospheric Cold Plasma Jet
    Sponsoring Organization: EAI Corporation
    Date: November 1, 2006 - November 30, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.
    Ultrawideband Antenna for Near-Field Operation in Tissue
    Sponsoring Organization: BioElectrics, Inc.
    Date: September 1, 2005 - August 31, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.; Schoenbach, K.
    Experimental Studies on the Effect of Electrical Pulses on Adipose Tissue
    Sponsoring Organization: Cellutions, Inc.
    Date: September 16, 2004 - January 15, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Kolb, J. F.; Schoenbach, K.; Beebe, S.
  • Intellectual Property

    Delivery Device, System, and Method for Delivering Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Kolb, J. F.
    Schoenbach, K.
    Beebe, S.
    Heren, T.
    Xiao, S.
    Cold Air Atmospheric Pressure Micro Plasma Jet – Application, Method and Device
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Kolb, J. F.
    Price, R.
    Chiavarini, R.
    Schoenbach, K.
    Application of a Cold Air Atmospheric Pressure Micro Plasma Jet on Living Tissue such as Skin
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Kolb, J. F.
    Price, R.
    Chiavarini, R.
    Schoenbach, K.
    Modulation of Neuromuscular Functions with Ultrashort Pulses
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Kolb, J. F.
    Pakhomov, A.
    Joshi, R.
    Schoenbach, K.
    Method and Device for Creating a Microplasma Jet
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Kolb, J. F.
    Mohamed, A.
    Schoenbach, K.