Oyvind Nilsen

Teaching Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Oyvind NilsenDr. Oyvind Nilsen grew up in T√łnsberg, Norway. He has extensive background as an engineer, scientist, and educator, with interests in product development and innovation. He earned his PhD from University of Colorado in Mechanical Engineering, and also has a mechanical engineering degree from his home country of Norway. His research experience includes mechanics of materials, optics, sensors, physical modelling and MEMS and microfluidics.

He was recently the Director of Manufacturing and Co-founder of BiOptix Diagnostics Inc. in Boulder, Co, as well as an adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in the Mechanical Engineering Department. During his time at BiOptix he took a technology developed earlier in graduate school and developed it into a commercial product, an optical biosensor system. His key expertise is in design, manufacturing, advanced system integration, thermal and fluidic system design and optics and sensors. In addition to the professional experience at BiOptix, Dr. Nilsen has industrial experience from Norway, working mainly designing tools for the oil industry, as well as time as a Naval Officer.


Brown Hall W410G

Recent Courses

  • Thermodynamics
  • Manufacturing Processes