Member Profile
Name: Joseph Jolson
Country: USA
City: Pittsburgh
State/Province: PA
ACS Member: Member
Local Section: L321,Pittsburgh
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ACS Activities: Future of Energy Symposium co-chair, Job Searching for Chemical Professionals Workshop co-chair
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Career Stage: Professional
Research and Special Interests: In 2004, Dr. Joseph D. Jolson founded Custom Client Solutions (CCS). CCS provides product development, product support, litigation, subrogation, and intellectual property services to clients in the battery, gas detection, and respiratory protection areas. More information on CCS can be found at From 2000 -; 2004, as technical director of CSE Corporation, Dr. Jolson oversaw the development of emergency-breathing devices & air quality monitors. Dr. Jolson improved product quality, solved manufacturing problems, and reduced costs; enabling CSE's sales to grow from $6.8 to $13 million/year. From 1996 -; 2000, as trace gas analysis marketing and applications laboratory manager of the Mine Safety Appliances Company, Inc., Dr. Jolson was responsible for business development and product management. He analyzed detection technologies for anesthetic agents, chemical warfare agents, explosives, illicit drugs, pesticides, and VOCs. He oversaw qualification testing and applications support for a $100 million/year division. From 1989 -; 1996, Dr. Jolson held several R&D management positions. His teams developed over a dozen commercially successful catalytic combustible and electrochemical gas sensors, and several prototype gas detection instruments. Dr. Jolson invented the lithium-silver oxide battery and commercialized improved lithium-iodine and thermally activated batteries. He developed an OSHA compliant laboratory safety program and MSDSs. From 1985 -; 1988, Dr. Jolson set up and operated a facility to produce specialty batteries for the U.S. Government. Dr. Jolson has ten U.S. Patents, 13 publications, and 21 presentations. He earned a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He became a member of the ACS -; Pittsburgh Section professional relations committee in 2000. Since becoming committee chairperson, in 2004, he coordinated changes to the Job Searching for Chemical Professionals workshop that increased job seeker participation from 15 to 73. Currently, he is secretary of the ACS -Pittsburgh Section.
Area of Expertise: battery, carbon monoxide, chemical warfare agent, gas detection equipment, gas properties, gas monitor, gas sensor, gas toxicology, industrial hygiene & safety, methane, MSDS, oxygen, product development, product testing, product qualification, respiratory protection, self-contained self-rescuer
Years of Expertise: 26 or more
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