Dr. James G. Bentsen is a Senior Research Specialist in 3M's Corporate Research Laboratories.Jim received a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University in 1981 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from MIT in 1986.He
was then accepted as an American Cancer Society Post-Doctoral Fellow at MIT
in 1987.In 1990, Jim joined 3M, where he championed the development of a continuous blood gas monitoring system now used universally in open-heart surgery.In 1995, he was named Group Leader for 3M's Biological and Industrial Sensors Group, developing the world's first plastic microfluidic chip and championing the creation of 3M's Biotechnology business unit that made some of the first products used to sequence the human genome.
More recently, Jim
has led technical teams that developed covert marking technologies for brand protection and passport authentication, electro-active materials for next generation computer screens, and new pharmaceutical leads that are showing promise for oncology and hepatitis.Jim
has published 15 research papers, 25 issued patents, 12 pending patent applications, and 67 3M internal publications.He is a member of Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi, and has twice received the 3M Circle of Technical Excellence Award.Jim
, Laurie and their three sons Gregory, Bradley, and Geoffrey have lived in North St. Paul since 1991, and are active in youth sports community theatre, and music.