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Morten Olgaard Jensen

Morten Olgaard Jensen

Associate Professor

Arkansas Research Alliance Scholar


(BMEG)-Biomedical Engineering

Phone: 479-575-4216

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Cardiovascular Biomechanics Lab Website

Understanding etymology of disease while creating solutions and dedicated devices is the primary focus of biomedical engineering.  The Cardiovascular Biomechanics Laboratory (CB Lab) is an interdisciplinary environment that focuses on building the bridge between the clinical and engineering worlds with an innovative approach to solving critical problems. Using modalities such as ultrasound and MRI combined with research techniques for measuring biomechanical parameters in soft tissue, the results from this work has been adopted by the NIH guidelines for designing certain repair devices for heart surgery. The lab employs both in vivo and in vitro techniques to deliver the best possible solutions that will eventually benefit patients. Our team has more than 20 years of combined academic, clinical and industry experience, providing the optimal balance for surgical technique and device development for cardiovascular intervention.

Specific research interests are:

  • Experimental cardiac surgery 
  • Virtual bioinstrumentation
  • Medical device design and development
  • Cardiovascular fluid and tissue mechanics
  • In vitro modeling of the heart
  • Boundary conditions and validation of computational biomechanical models 
  • Dr.Med.: Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
  • Ph.D. (Medicine): Aarhus University, Denmark
  • M.S. (BME): Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • B.S. (EE/CE): Engineering College of Aarhus, Denmark

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers:

See Complete List of Published Work in NIH MyBibliography

Patents / IP Publications:

  1. Maigaard, T, Jensen, M: “A device for indicating contamination of the abdominal cavity or the like” Ref. ID# PA2011 702452457DK00. Priority Date May 18th, 2011

  2. 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)

  3. Balent, JS.; Jensen MO: “Signal Analysis Using Image Processing Techniques”,  U.S. provisional application Serial No. 60/357,691, U.S. utility application Serial No. 10/365,568; U.S. Patent Publications #2003-0165259 A1, Patents Official Gazette, September 04, 2003

Books / Book Chapters:

  1. Sasa Grbic, Thomas F. Easley, Tommaso Mansi, Charles H. Bloodworth, Eric L. Pierce, Ingmar Voigt, Dominik Neumann, Julian Krebs, David D. Yuh, Morten O. Jensen, Dorin Comaniciu, Ajit P. Yoganathan: “Multi-modal Validation Framework of Mitral Valve Geometry and Functional Computational Models” Statistical Atlases and Computational Models of the Heart - Imaging and Modeling Challenges 2015, pp 239-248

  2. Dremstrup, Kim; Rees, Steve; Jensen, Morten Ølgaard (Eds.): “15th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics”, 1st Edition., 2011, XVI, 280 p. 245 illus. (Springer eBook link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21683-1)

  3. Jensen, Morten: “Ensemble Averaging of Physiologic Signals: A LabVIEW based Software Package Assisting the Analysis of Cyclic Data”, Book Chapter in “Virtual Bio-Instrumentation” by Jon B. Olansen and Eric Rosow, Prentice Hall 2002

  4. Jensen Morten: “Stentless Mitral Valve Fixation: Impact on Hemodynamic Performance”, Master’s Thesis 2000

  5. Jensen Morten: “Mitral Valve Force Balance: The Left Ventricular Tug of War”, Ph.D. Thesis 2008

  6. Jensen Morten: “Biomechanical Aspects of Mitral Valve Function and Repair”, Dr.Med. Thesis 2015

  • Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA (Aug. 2015 - present)
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology / Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA (Feb. 2014 - Aug. 2015)
  • The Heart Hospital, University College London, London, UK (April 2013 - Feb. 2014)
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, London, UK (Apr. 2013 - Feb. 2014)
  • The Scandinavian School of Cardiovascular Technology (Oct. 2009 - Aug. 2015)
  • Department of Cardiothoracic Surg., The University Hospital of Aarhus, DK (Oct. 2005 - Dec 2013, Adjunct Jan 2014 - present)
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering, Engineering College of Aarhus, Aarhus, DK (Oct. 2007 - Jun. 2012)
  • Worldwide Business Development Group, National Instruments, Austin, TX, USA (June 2000 - Aug. 2005)
  • Arkansas Research Alliance Scholar, August 2015
  • Honorary Clinical Fellow, Cardiology, The Heart Hospital Specialist Board, UCLH
  • Young Investigator Award, 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 (Elektroprisen), May 2008
  • Faculty of Health Sciences 1st Prize Award for Excellent Scientific Contribution at the University of Aarhus Graduate School of Health Sciences, January 2008, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Paper Competition Finalist, The Bioengineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, June 2008, Marco Island, Florida, USA
  • C. Walton Lillehei / St. Jude Medical Young Investigators Award Presentation Finalist, Fourth Biennial Meeting of the Society for Heart Valve Disease, June 2007, New York, NY, USA
  • 1st Prize, Award Presentation Session, 25th Danish Annual Congress in Biomedical Engineering, September 2007, Brædstrup, Denmark
  • 1st Prize for Excellent Scientific Contribution at the University of Aarhus Graduate School of Health Sciences, January 2006, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Young Investigators Award 2nd Place: The Scandinavian Society for Research in CardioThoracic Surgery, 16th Annual Meeting, February 2006, Geilo, Norway