Morten Ølgaard Jegstrup Jensen

Curriculum Vitae


Born May 22nd, 1973
Danish Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card)

Phone (DK): +45 3695 9795
Phone (US):  512 377 6991
E-mail: http://mailto:morten.jensen@ki.au.dk

 

EDUCATION

Nov. 2008:  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                  School of Medicine / Faculty of Health Sciences
                  The University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

May 2000:   Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering (GPA: top 10%)
                  Georgia Institute of Technology / Emory University School of Medicine
                  Atlanta, GA, USA

July 1997:   Bachelor of Science in Engineering with honors
                  Electrical and Computer Engineering
                  The Engineering College of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark


EXPERIENCE

The Scandinavian School of Cardiovascular Technology [Oct. ´09 - present]
- Director of Research

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Engineering College of Aarhus, Aarhus, DK [Oct. ‘07 - present]
- Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
- Board of Directors at the Danish Society for Biomedical Engineering (DMTS)
- Board of Advisors for the Danish Cardiovascular Research Academy
- Appointed to the Danish Academy of Engineers

Dept. of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, The University Hospital of Aarhus, DK [Oct. ‘05 - present]
- Experimental cardiac surgery research project supported by the Danish Heart Foundation
- Research concentration: "Mitral Valve Force Balance: The Left Ventricular Tug of War"
- Development of flexible mitral heart valve annuloplasty ring to increase durability of valve repair surgery

Worldwide Business Development Group, National Instruments, Austin, TX, USA [June ‘00-Aug. ‘05]
- Managing company's image acquisition and motion control Applications Engineering group
- Consulting services, design original integrated systems, and develop subsystem level proof of concepts
- Teach theory and hands-on courses to key customers in the US and overseas and present advanced topics to R&D engineers at corporate headquarters and sales/application engineers worldwide
- Certified Professional Instructor: LabVIEW, Data Acquisition (DAQ), Signal Conditioning, IMAQ Machine Vision & Image Processing, Motion Control, Simulation, System Identification, Control Design, TestStand
- Driving marketing conventions for focus segments such as biomedical, vision analysis, data-acquisition, control design. Show-captain for conferences such as Medical Device & Manufacturing
- Engineering Leadership Program Recruiting Manager for Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Graduate Research Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology / Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA [Sep. ‘97 - May ‘00]
- Research concentration / thesis topic: "Stentless Mitral Valve Fixation: Impact on Hemodynamic Performance"
- Original design and improvements of mechanical and tissue engineered bioprosthetic heart valves. Developed a complete model of the left heart for evaluating and thoroughly testing these designs
- Flow visualization, pressure drop, and other FDA required device testing measurements on both mechanical and bioprosthetic mitral and aortic heart valves

Visiting Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA [Jan. ‘97 - July ‘97]
- Completed undergraduate final project: "Measurement, Analysis, and Presentation of Turbulent Blood Flow Distal to Artificial Aortic Valves"

Internship, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, The University Hospital of Aarhus, DK [Sep. '96 - Dec. ‘96]
- Medical Imaging quality assurance (MRI, CT, X-Ray) and development of intra-operative heart surgery monitoring system.

Danish Army Corps of Engineers, Communications Unit, Denmark [Aug. '92 - Jun. ‘93]


Awards / Nominations
- Young Investigator, Leducq MITRAL Transatlantic Network, May 2010
- The Danish Engineering Service Award, June 2009
- The Danish Engineering Service Award, January 2009
- The Danish Society of Engineers Honorary Award of Excellence, May 2008
- Faculty of Health Sciences 1st Prize Award for Excellent Scientific Contribution at the University of Aarhus Graduate School of Health Sciences Annual PhD Day, January 2008, Aarhus, Denmark
- C. Walton Lillehei / St. Jude Medical Young Investigators Award Presentation Finalist, Fourth Biennial Meeting of the Society for Heart Valve Disease, June 17th 2007, New York, NY, USA
- 1st Prize for Excellent Scientific Contribution at the University of Aarhus Graduate School of Health Sciences Annual PhD Day, January 2006, Aarhus, Denmark
- Award Presentation 1st Prize, 25th Danish Annual Congress in Biomedical Engineering, September 19th 2007, Brædstrup, Denmark
- Young Investigators Award 2nd Place: The Scandinavian Society for Research in CardioThoracic Surgery, 16th Annual Meeting, February 2006, Geilo, Norway
- PhD level Paper Competition Finalist, The Bioengineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, June 2008, Marco Island, Florida, USA
- Award Presentation 3rd prize, 26th Danish Annual Congress in Biomedical Engineering, September 17th, 2008, Brædstrup, Denmark

 

Research Grants
- The Danish Heart Association
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
- The A.P. Møller Foundation for the Advancement of Medical Science
- The Danish Medical Association Research Fund

 

Patents
- Jensen, Gadgaard, Hoest, Madsen, Rasmussen: “Expandable Diffuser”, International Patent Filed on June 25, 2009 under No.: PA 2009 00787, Published Internationally on December 29th, 2010 (WO/2010/149168A1)
- Jensen MO, Balent, JS. Signal Analysis Using Image Processing Techniques, U.S. patent pending, Serial No. 10/365,568 (http://portal.uspto.gov/external/portal/pair), www.freepatentsonline.com/20030165259.html); US Patent Publication # 2003-0165259 A1, Patents Official Gazette, September 04,2003

 

Reviewer/Journal Referee
- Circulation Heart Failure (AHA)
- Journal of Heart Valve Disease
- Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
- International Journal of Artificial Organs
- Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
- Annals of Thoracic Surgery
- Hult International Business School

 

Conference Chairman / Moderator
- 19th World Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 4th – 6th, 2009
- 59th Scandinavian Conference in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oslo, Norway, 26 - 28 Aug 2010
- PhD-day, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, January 15th, 2010
- Award Presentation Session, 28th Danish Annual Congress in Biomedical Engineering, September 17th, 2009, Brædstrup, Denmark
- Award Presentation Session, 27th Danish Annual Congress in Biomedical Engineering, September 22nd, 2010, Brædstrup, Denmark

 

Conference Organizing / Scientific Committee
- 27th National Meeting at the Danish Society for Biomedical Engineering, September 22nd - 24rd , 2009, Braedstrup, Denmark
- 28th National Meeting at the Danish Society for Biomedical Engineering, September 21st - 23rd , 2010 Braedstrup, Denmark
- 15th Nordic – Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, June 14th - 17th, 2011, Aalborg, Denmark
- 29th National Meeting at the Danish Society for Biomedical Engineering, June 14th - 17th, 2011, Aalborg, Denmark

 

Memberships/Appointments
- Appointed to the Danish Academy of Engineers
- Board of Directors at the Danish Society for Biomedical Engineering (DMTS)
- The Danish Accreditation Council
- Board of Advisors for the Danish Cardiovascular Research Academy
- Board of Directors for the Cardiovascular PhD Education, School of Medicine, University of Aarhus

 

Memberships
- Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
- The Danish Society of Engineers (IDA)
- Danish Society for Biomedical Engineering (DMTS)
- Danish Cardiovascular Research Academy (DaCRA)
- The Scandinavian Society for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery (SSRCTS)
- The Danish Heart Foundation
- Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet)
- American Heart Association (AHA)
- The Society for Heart Valve Disease (SHVD)

 

Publications:
- 26 Peer Reviewed Publications
- 48Oral Presentations
- 29 Poster Presentations
- 17 Magazine Articles
- 24 Seminars / Guest Lectures
- 4 Books / Book Chapters
- 57 Public News Media Appearances  

 

Courses Taught

- Hemodynamics
- Biofluids
- Cardiovascular Modelling
- Biomechanics
- Physics
- Medical Instrumentation
- Advanced Graphical Programming in LabVIEW
- Virtual Instrumentation, Data Acquisition (DAQ)
- Signal Conditioning
- Machine Vision & Image Processing
- Motion Control
- System Identification and Simulation
- Control Design
- LabVIEW TestStand