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Jesper Christensen started his “mechanical engineering” activities as an engine fitter apprentice working on large marine propulsion systems; a 3 year degree. After completion he enrolled at University studying “Industrial Engineering”; and was awarded a BSc in 2007. Following this he completed his MSc in “Design of Mechanical Systems” in 2010. During his studies he undertook several industrial based projects focused on optimisation; e.g. the development of an antivibration mount to improve fatigue life for a 250kg sewage pump in collaboration with Grundfoss. Before completing his MSc he also undertook a 4 month placement at Jaguar Land Rover focusing on FE correlation of foam material models for automotive seating. Since joining Coventry University Jesper’s work has primarily focused on the development and implementation of optimisation algorithms for lightweighting applications, and has led to several invited presentations; for example to the German Association for Computational Mechanics, Dresden, 2012 and at in the House of Commons at the Set For Britain event in 2013. He was awarded his PhD on the topic of “Topology Optimisation of Structures Exposed to Large (non-linear) Deformations” in September 2015. Jesper is an active member of the IMeche and the STEM network.
Area of Expertise:
Optimisation algorithm development and implementation with an emphasis on topology optimisation
I am fascinated by optimisation principles and the enormous potential they hold for dramatically changing the future of almost all engineering disciplines. This potential is expanded on a daily basis e.g. with the increased utilisation of composite materials, innovate manufacturing methods, more demanding structural performance requirements and improved simulation capabilities; most structural optimisation algorithms and techniques are however in their infancy. With an emphasis on structural optimisation it is my aim to develop significant optimisation tools for the future of (virtual) engineering.
Doctorate, Topology Optimisation of Structures Exposed to Large (non-linear) Deformations, Coventry University
Award Date: 3 Sept 2015
Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate with Distinction in Higher Education Professional Practice
Award Date: 12 Oct 2012
MSc, Modelling of Airbag Pad Cover Using Plate Theory, Aalborg University
Award Date: 1 Feb 2010
Degree, Stress and Deformation Analysis of Link Arm, Aalborg University
Award Date: 16 Jan 2008
Peer review college associate, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
1 Oct 2016 → …
Congress Convenor, Engineering Professors' Council (EPC)
1 Sept 2016 → …
Hon. Secretary Birmingham Area Committee, Institute of mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
1 Sept 2013 → …
STEM Ambassador, STEMNET
1 Jul 2013 → …
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Christensen, J. & Wilson, A.
1/11/19 → 31/07/20
Project: Internally funded project
1/03/19 → 31/08/20
An Extended Plant Circadian Clock Model for Characterising Flowering Time under Different Light Quality ConditionsPay, M. L., Christensen, J., He, F., Roden, L., Ahmed, H. & Foo, M., 9 Jan 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) 2022 22nd International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems. IEEE, p. 1848-1853 6 p. (International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems; vol. 2022-November).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference proceeding › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile25 Downloads (Pure)
Christensen, J., Wilson, A., Bastien, C. & Kayvantash, K., 3 Sept 2023, In: International Journal of Crashworthiness. 28, 5, p. 629-648 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
How autonomous vehicles can contribute to emission reductions, fuel economy improvements and safety?Vincent, K., Bouali, F., Haas, O., Christensen, J., Bastien, C., Davies, H., Taghavifar, H., Diederich, A. & Harrison, A., 18 Aug 2022, Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance (Second Edition): Towards Zero Carbon Transportation. Folkson, R. & Sapsford, S. (eds.). 2 ed. United States, United Kingdom: Woodhead Publishing, p. 711-741 31 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Improving Correlation Accuracy of Crashworthiness Applications by Combining the CORA and MADM MethodsBastien, C., Diederich, A., Christensen, J. & Ghaleb, S., Dec 2022, In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. 236, 14, p. 3192-3200 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile84 Downloads (Pure)
Bastien, C. & Christensen, J., 28 Jan 2022
Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual Research › Software
22 Jun 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
9 Apr 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
A New Correlation Method to Analyse the Accuracy of CAE models in Force Displacement Response Scenarios –Application to a HBM Thorax Impact18 Oct 2018
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Christensen, J., 2015
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › PhD by PublicationFile