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association leader , Biomechanics scientist

Paavo Vilho Komi, Finnish biomechanics scientist, association leader. Recipient Alumni Fellow award, Pennsylvania State University, 1987, Distinguished Service award, American Academy Physical Education, 1992.

Background

Komi, Paavo Vilho was born on December 3, 1939 in Kauhajoki, Finland. Son of Vilho and Saara Edith (Kallionpä+206) Komi.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Helsinki, Finland, 1964. Master of Science, University Jyvâskylä, Finland, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1969.

Doctor honoris causa, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, 1992. Doctor honoris causa, Hungarian University Physical Education, 1992.

Career

Research and teaching assistant, U. Jyväskylä, 1966; research assistant, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1969; associate professor anatomy and kinesiology, U. Jyväskylä, 1979; professor physiology of exercise, U. Jyväskylä, 1980-1990; professor biomechanics, U. Jyväskylä, since 1990; head department biology of physical activity, U. Jyväskylä, since 1979.

Membership

Fellow American College Sport Medicine. Member International Society Biomechanics (president 1981-1983), International Olympic Committee Medical Commission, International Council Sport Science and Physical Education (honorary member since 1996, president 1991-1996, Philip Noel Baker Research award 1997), European College Sport Science (president since 1997).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, tennis, literature, hiking.

Connections

Married Raija Anneli Salminen, January 5, 1963. Children: Kirsi, Olli-Pekka, Paula.

father:
Vilho Komi

mother:
Saara Edith (Kallionpää) Komi

spouse:
Raija Anneli Salminen

child:
Paula Komi

child:
Olli-Pekka Komi

child:
Kirsi Komi