Tamara Olson's home page 

I am an Associate Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. My address, phone number, and fax number are shown below.

The best way to reach me is to send email to trolson.
Or you could check my Google calendar and stop by during office hours once the semester is under way.


Current Classes, Spring 2018 

Office Hours Spring 2018: Tu/Th 10:00 - 11:30 am and 1:30-3:00 pm

Mathematical Interests 

I am interested in mathematics applied to the behavior of inhomogeneous materials, in the form of bounds and approximations which take into account statistical descriptions of the microstructure.

Materials include polycrystals, composites, laminates, and materials containing inclusions or voids. 

Physical phenomena of interest include linear behaviors (thermal and electrical conductivity, dielectricity, elasticity, piezoelectricity, etc.) and nonlinear behaviors (plasticity, elasticity, yield). 

Mathematical tools include PDE's, variational principles, Fourier analysis, calculus of variations . . . 

Click here for a list of my online preprints and abstracts 

Other Interests 


I also like to tie-dye.

I am a MOM.
Archer Robert Olson was born Friday, May 14, 2004 at 7:30 am and measured 19 inches, 7 pounds 5 ounces.
Samantha Nicole Olson was born Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 5:32 pm and measured 18 3/4 inches, 6 pounds 15 ounces.


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Dr. Tamara Olson

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295


Telephone: (906) 487-2191
Fax: (906) 487-3133