technical resume

Janet Cooke Hansen

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professional profile
 

Interdisciplinary scientist/engineer/entrepreneur with deep artistic interests; pioneer in the field of wearable technology, particularly lighted clothing.

 
engineering education & experience
  • includes broad range of mechanical, electrical, materials science, computer and systems engineering
  • doctoral research in field of molecular-level biomechanics
artistic experience
  • fashion design, pattern making, advanced sewing skills, upholstery
  • painting, sculpture, mold-making & casting
extensive experience with design and fabrication of illuminated clothing
  • clubwear, formalwear, costumes for gymnasts and performance artists
  • dresses, shirts, ties, light-up buttons, suits, jackets, vests, pants, shorts, skirts, bras, bikinis, gloves, shoes, hats, belts, skirts, wristbands, helmets, capes, wigs
  • motion-reactive, sound-reactive, and color-changing designs
  • light elements include LEDs, electroluminescent (EL) wire and panels, used in conjunction with a variety of optically transmissive and reflective elements
  • US Patent #6,474,830: “Multi-purpose illumination device adaptable for use as a button fastener”
 
professional experience
 
1998-present
Owner/Founder, Enlighted Designs Inc., Encinitas, CA.
Chief designer of illuminated clothing and accessories with
integrated electronic lights.

1995-Feb 2000
Project Engineer, Structural Dynamics Research Corporation,
Advanced Test and Analysis Division, San Diego, CA.
Applied mechanical engineering finite element methods to static, dynamic, and thermal analysis of aerospace and industrial structures.
http://www.ata-engineering.com

1990-1996
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Bioengineering,
University of California, San Diego.
Conducted interdisciplinary research in the fields of mechanical
bioengineering and molecular biology.
http://www-bioeng.ucsd.edu

 
education
 
Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences/Bioengineering, UC San Diego, 1996.
M.S. in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences/Bioengineering, UC San Diego, 1991.
Awarded graduate fellowships by the National Science Foundation and American Heart Association.
http://www-bioeng.ucsd.edu

B.S. in Engineering, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont CA, 1990.
Graduated with High Distinction, Honors in Engineering.
http://www.hmc.edu/

 
selected publications
 

M. Baker, J.C. Hansen, and F.M. Payne. Impact of Dynamics on the Design of the RL10B-2 Extendible Carbon-Carbon Exit Cone. AIAA 98: 2013, 39th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference.

J.C. Hansen, R. Skalak, S. Chien, and A. Hoger. Spectrin properties and the elasticity of the red blood cell membrane skeleton. Biorheology. 1997 34(4-5):327-48. link to abstract

J.C. Hansen, R. Skalak, S. Chien, and A. Hoger. Influence of network topology on the elasticity of the red blood cell membrane skeleton. Biophys. J. 1997 72: 2369-2381.
http://www.biophysj.org/cgi/content/abstract/72/5/2369

J.C. Hansen, R. Skalak, S. Chien, and A. Hoger. An elastic network model based on the structure of the red blood cell membrane skeleton. Biophys. J. 1996 70: 146-166.
http://www.biophysj.org/cgi/content/abstract/70/1/146

 

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