Vesa Linnamo


Contact information:


Vesa Linnamo, Ph.D.

Professor, Sports Technology

Neuromuscular Research Center

Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

P.O.Box 35 , FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä , Finland

Tel: +358 40 5044800




I received my Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland in 2002. My research interests involve motor control and neuromuscular adaptation along with sports biomechanics, especially in Nordic winter sports. I have worked in different positions in University of Jyväskylä since 1992. In addition, I have almost 30 years of experience in basketball, including 8 years in top league player and over 20 years as a coach in different adult and junior series. I am currently working in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences (Biology of Physical Activity), University of Jyväskylä as a professor in Sports Technology in Vuokatti, Finland.


Publications, International Experience and Project Management

90 peer reviewed international original articles

41 international book chapters or editor of books

47 invited international lectures and 161 Congress abstracts

Chair or co-chair in 10 international congresses or seminars

Project manager/Principal investigator in over 30 projects

Achieved research grants and external project funding over 13 million euros

Main co-operation international Universities at present:

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Mid Sweden University

University of Salzburg, Austria