Dan Jensen AIAA Speaker (2024-2027); Senior Engineering Manager Rolls-Royce


Dan Jensen has been a member of AIAA for 38 years, beginning as a college student in 1985.  Over the years, he has been active in a student branch, professional section, technical committees and standing committees.  He has served as Chair of the Indiana Section, Chair of the Emerging Technologies Committee, Director of Region III, Chief of the Regional Engagement Activities Division and a member of the Council of Directors.  He has authored and presented a number of AIAA papers and is an AIAA Journal co-author.  He is an Associate Fellow and a life member.

Dan is currently a senior engineering manager at Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis and has held engineering leadership roles there since 1999.  Prior to that, he held engineering roles at Rolls-Royce since 1995 after beginning his career at Boeing in 1989.  During his career, he has worked in aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, propulsion installation analysis, engine control systems, project management, technology development, product definition and in-service support.

He received a NASA “Turning Goals Into Reality” Award in 2005, Special Service Citations from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2006 and 2019, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois Aerospace Engineering Department in 2013 and the Jeffery W. Moss Outstanding Leadership Coach Award from the Illinois Leadership Center in 2016.