Diploma in engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, 1950. Doctor Examination, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, 1960. Master of Science, Stanford University, 1956.
Member of the Eduskunta, since 1983. Member. State Finance Committee and Economic Committee, Eduskunta. Member. Finnish Delegation, Council of Europe. Substitute, Parliamentary Assembly, the Council of Europe, since 1989. Chairman, Education and Science Section, The State Finance Committee, since 1991. Research engineer, State Technical Research Centre, 1950-1961.
Visiting professor, Ohio State University, 1961-1962. Radio technology professor, Helsinki Technical University, 1962-1990. Research professor, Finnish Academy, 1970-1975.
Member Finn delegate Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, 1989-2003. Chairman committee for Future at Parliament of Finland, 1996-2003. Sergeant infantry Finn military, 1944.
Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member International Academy Astronautics, Finnish Academy Technology Science (honorary), Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Association Electronics Engineers Finland (honorary).
Married Eila Orvokki Suvanto, December 10, 1917. Children: Ulpu, Markku, Seija.