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. I am a professor in sports technology and currently working as the head of the Vuokatti Sports Technology Unit, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä. Finland. My current research interests are mostly related to 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. 


Publications, International Experience and Project Management

102 peer reviewed international original articles

43 chapters in books and editor of books/special issues

49 invited international and 28 national lectures

Chair or co-chair in 11 international congresses or seminars

Project manager/Principal investigator in over 30 projects

Achieved research grants and external project funding over 15 million euros

Supervised 11 Ph.D students and 5 are ongoing

Main co-operation international Universities at present:

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Mid Sweden University

Balgrist University Hospital, Switzwerland

Current projects

CEMIS-UDDA (EAKR), INSHAPE (EU), SUTKI (EAKR), Elite Sport Data Strategy) EP2 (OKM), SmarTrack (EAKR), Biathlon Shooting containers (EAKR), Research Infrastructure (OKM), Improvement of training and research environment (OKM)