Jensen Elected to AIAA Board of Directors
Jensen, BS 88, began his term May 7, and represents Region 3, covering Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Jensen is currently the Head of Engineering for Services at Rolls-Royce Corporation in Indianapolis. He is responsible for leading an Engineering function that includes Service Engineering, Life Cycle Engineering, Maintenance and Overhaul Engineering, Repair Engineering, Configuration Management and Strategic Engineering Sourcing Services.
Jensen has held positions in aircraft performance (Swissair); aircraft aerodynamics, stability and control, and propulsion installation (Boeing); and aircraft engine controls, mechanical design, Product Lifecycle Management and engineering management (Rolls-Royce). In 1999, he became the first American to be named Technical Assistant to the Director - Engineering and Technology for Rolls-Royce plc.
Jensen is a Lifetime AIAA Associate Fellow, former AIAA Indiana Section Chair, and currently serves as Chair of the AIAA Emerging Technologies Committee as well as a member of the AIAA Public Policy Committee and Gas Turbine Engines Technical Committee.
He holds two patents and has authored and co-authored a number of technical papers. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from AE at Illinois in 2013.
In addition to his AE degree, Jensen holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame (1990) and a Master in Project Management from Pennsylvania State University (2008).