Jensen Tissue Engineering Award

TERMIS-AM is excited to announce the establishment of the Jensen Tissue Engineering Award - a gift from Dr. Ole T. Jensen, a world-renowned oral surgeon and innovative businessman. The Jensen Tissue Engineering Award has been established “to recognize an individual (anywhere in the world) for sustained scientific contributions, translational impact towards clinical realization and professional distinction in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.” Anyone from the scientific community can be nominated, but, in order to be awarded with this prize, that person must become a member of TERMIS and be nominated by a TERMIS member.  

The award will be issued annually during a TERMIS conference (Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe or World Congress).  The location of the award issuance will be dependent on the location in which the award recipient resides. The award recipient is expected to give a presentation and must attend the TERMIS Chapter or World Congress conference to be presented with the award.

During the respective Chapter Conference (AM, AP or EU) or World Congress, the recipient of the Jensen Tissue Engineering Award will be presented with a silver medallion and a monetary award of $25,000 USD.

Nomination Package Requirements

The nominator should provide:

  • a summary of the nominee’s achievement(s) in the field of TERM (1-2 pages total), including how these accomplishments fulfil the Jensen award criteria,
  • plus the nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  • An individual cannot apply for the award. 

Submission Deadline: 


Please send any questions you may have regarding the Jensen Tissue Engineering Award to the Executive Administrator.  Submissions are due by .

Ole T. Jensen Biography

Ole T. Jensen is an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon who sub-specialized in bone graft reconstruction for the maxillofacial region. He published 6 books on dental implants and bone grafting including the Sinus Bone Graft, Alveolar Distraction Osteogenesis and The Osteoperiostial Flap.

He was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Craniofacial Tissue Engineering. He is section editor of Tissue Engineering in the Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Implants. He is the 2016 recipient of the Branemark Award of the Academy of Osseointegration. He is founding surgeon of Clearchoice Dental Implant Centers. He is Chairman of the Board of Ditron Dental Implants and Vice-Chairman of He and his wife, Marty endowed the chair of Craniofacial Tissue Engineering at the University of Utah School of Dentistry. He and Marty have three children, Sverre, Autumn and Trygve, and 15 grandchildren.

Jensen Tissue Engineering Award Recipients

2024 Recipient: Gordana Vunjak-Novokovic, PhD


2023 Recipient: Atonios G. Mikos, PhD


2022 Recipient: Stephen F. Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD