faculty

Dan Jensen, Ph.D.


Biography/Details

Dr. Jensen received a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the founding professor for the Westmont College Engineering Program. He was a Professor of Engineering Mechanics at the US Air Force Academy for 21 years (now retired) where he ran the mechanical design program. He is a Scholar in Residence at the University of Colorado in Denver and a Fellow at the International Design Center which is the largest design research center in the world. This center is located at both the Singapore University of Technology and Design and at MIT. He also runs an engineering consulting company that specializes in training in engineering design. Dr Jensen regularly teaches courses in “Innovation in Product/Systems Design” at the SUTD/MIT Academy and in other venues. He has trained hundreds of design teams in “Innovation in Design of Products, Processes, and Services” and has overseen the creation of dozens of patents. He has written over 135 peer-reviewed papers and has secured grants for over $4 million in research and consulting funding.