Professor of Engineering Practice
Dr. Jensen earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University (BYU) and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue in 1993.
Prior to coming to Purdue, Dr. Jensen was a BYU faculty member in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. He has mentored and chaired 68 graduate students to completion, secured and directed more than $10M in sponsored research, authored and co-authored more than 120-peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and has been the principle inventor on more than 60 patents. He has been a guest lecturer at more than 50 universities around the world and has received several honors and awards, including being named Pratt & Whitney’s first Engineering Fellow for Model Based Engineering/Design.
Dr. Jensen has taught and conducted research in the following areas: mechanical engineering design and manufacturing; global collaborative engineering design education (GM/PACE and Boeing/AerosPACE); direct and curvature matched 5-axis machining; optimized, robust, CAD-centric parametric design (MBE, MBD, MBSE); and next generation collaborative multi-user, multi-disciplinary CAx tools and methods.