Dan Jensen, Ph.D.

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Winter Hall 327

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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.


   Guinto, J., Lush, J., Jensen, D., Reich, G., Increased Understanding of the Digital vs. Physical Prototyping: Tradeoffs through Development and Assessment of Design Process & Heuristics, ASME IMECHE, Poster, Columbus, OH, Nov. 2022.

   Jensen,D., Jensen, L., Allison, W., Estrada-Lopez, J., Assessing Distinctives of the New Westmont Engineering Program in Terms of Their Impact on Recruitment, Student Satisfaction and Employment Potential, Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, June 2022.

   J. Avilés-Viñas, R. Carrasco-Alvarez, J. Vázquez-Castillo, J. Ortegón-Aguilar, J. Estrada-López, Daniel D. Jensen, R. Peón-Escalante, A. Castillo-Atoche, An Accurate UAV Ground Landing Station System based on BLE-RSSI and Maximum Likelihood Target Position Estimation, Applied Sciences, June 2022.

   McIntire, J., Harlow, F., May, E., Wilson, C., Jensen, D., “Health and Safety Innovations to Reduce the Spread of Contagious Disease”, IEEE 2021 International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), Nov 2021.

   Venkatesh, A., Wood, K., Jensen, D., Collopy, A., Loo, G., Sng, K., “Knowing the Unknowable: Understanding and Measuring Design Impact across Disciplines and Scale”,  Proceedings of the ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2021, August 17-20, 2021, Virtual, Online.

   Venkatesh, A., Wood, K., Jensen, D., “Measuring Design Impact across Disciplines, Industries and Scale”, SUBMITTED Design Studies, July, 2021.

   Dongwook, H., Camburn, B., Perez, B., Anderson, D., Wood, K., Jensen, D., Design Principles for Additive Manufacturing: Leveraging Crowdsourced Design Repositories, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, MD-20-1656, 2021.