Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2017)
B.S., Haverford College (2012)

Teaching Interests

I teach courses in introductory chemistry and physical chemistry.


Research Interests
Olshansky Lab Website
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Selected Publications

  • Olshansky, J. H.; Zhang, J.; Krzyaniak, M. D.; Lorenzo, E. R.; Wasielewski, M. R.;
    “Selectively Addressable Photogenerated Spin Qubit Pairs in DNA Hairpins.” J. Am.
    Chem. Soc. 2020,142, 3346-3350. 
  • Olshansky, J. H.; Young, R. M.; Wasielewski, M. R.; “Charge Separation and
    Recombination Pathways in Diblock DNA Hairpins.” J. Phys. Chem. B 2019, 123, 1545-
  • Olshansky, J. H.; Krzyaniak, M. D.; Young, R. M.; Wasielewski, M. R.; “Photogenerated
    Spin-Entangled Qubit (Radical) Pairs in DNA Hairpins: Observation of Spin
    Delocalization and Coherence.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 2152-2160.
  • Balan, A. D.; Olshansky, J. H.; Horowitz, Y.; Han, H. L.; O’Brien, E. A.; Tang, L.;
    Somorjai, G. A.; Alivisatos, A. P.; “Unsaturated Ligands Seed and Order to Disorder
    Transition in Mixed Ligand Shells of CdSe/CdS Quantum Dots.” ACS Nano 2019, 13,
  • Olshansky, J. H.; Balan, A. D.; Fu, X.; Ding, T. X.; Lee, Y. V.; Leone, S. R.; Alivisatos,
    A. P.; “Temperature Dependence of Hole transfer from Photoexcited Quantum Dots:
    Evidence for Trap-Mediated Transfer.” ACS Nano 2017, 11, 8346-8355.
  • Olshansky, J. H.; Ding, T. X.; Lee, Y. V.; Leone, S. R.; Alivisatos, A. P.; “Hole Transfer
    from Photoexcited Quantum Dots: The Relationship Between Driving Force and
    Rate.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 15567-15575.
  • Ding, T. X.; Olshansky, J. H.; Leone, S. R.; Alivisatos, A. P.; “Efficiency of Hole Transfer
    from Photoexcited Quantum Dots to Molecular Species.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 2021-2029.
  • Olshansky, J. H.; Wiener, K. J.; Smith, M. D.; Nourmahnad, A.; Charles, M. J.; Zeller,
    M.; Schrier, J.; Norquist, A. J.; “Formation Principles of Vanadium Selenites: The Role
    of pH on Product Composition.” Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 12027–12035.
  • Olshansky, J. H.; Tran, T. T.; Hernandez, K. J.; Zeller, M.; Halasyamani, P. S.; Schrier,
    J.; Norquist, A. J.; “Role of Hydrogen-Bonding in the Formation of Polar Achiral and
    Nonpolar Chiral Vanadium Selenite Frameworks.” Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 11040-11048.
  • Olshansky, J. H.; Blau, S. M.; Zeller, M.; Schrier, J.; Norquist, A. J.; “Understanding an
    Order-Disorder Phase Transition in Ionothermally Synthesized Gallium
    Phosphates.” Cryst. Growth Des. 2011, 11, 3065-3071.