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Oliver Jensen


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Sir Horace Lamb Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester, 2012 to present;  Head of Department 2018-2021

Professor of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, 2000-2012; Head of School 2005-2009

Assistant Director of Research, DAMTP and Fellow & Director of Studies, Gonville & Caius College; University of Cambridge, 1996-2000

Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University, 1992-1996

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1990-1992

PhD, University of Cambridge, 1991

Research interests

My research interests span continuum mechanics, transport processes, multiscale methods and mathematical modelling in medicine and biology.  I apply these techniques in studies of cell, tissue and organ biomechanics, with applications ranging from the human respiratory and cardiovascular systems to plant growth and development.  For further information see here.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Advanced Materials in Medicine
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


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