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Engineering educator

Sven Kinnunen was Swedish structural engineering educator. Achievements include research on structural design of reinforced concrete structures, especially slabs supported on columns. Active Committee Euro-International du Béton (CEB), 1965-1998; head Swedish National Delegation in CEB, 1991-1998. Member Swedish Concrete Association (Gold medal 1998), Swedish Association Civil Engineers.

Background

Kinnunen, Sven was born on February 23, 1930 in Tallinn, Estonia. Arrived in Sweden, 1944. Son of Joonas and Helmi (Keller) Kinnunen.

Education

Master of Science in Civil Engrnig., Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1955. Licence in Structural Mechanics & Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Mechanics & Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1963.

Career

Part-time assistant department structural mechanics and engineering Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1955-1963. Part-time structural engineer Nylanders Konstruktionsbyrå AB, 1955-1963. Chief structural engineer Nylander & Hernelind Konstruktionsbyrå AB, 1963-1964.

Senior lecturer structural mechanics and engineering Royal Institute of Technology, 1964-1970, professor structural mechanics and engineering, 1971-1996, professor emeritus, since 1996, head department structural engineering, 1979-1980, 84, 1992-1995, dean School Civil Engineering, 1984-1987.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on structural design of reinforced concrete structures, especially slabs supported on columns.

Membership

Active Committee Euro-International du Béton (CEB), 1965-1998. Head Swedish National Delegation in CEB, 1991-1998. Member Swedish Concrete Association (Gold medal 1998), Swedish Association Civil Engineers.

Connections

Married Kai Pürkop, April 13, 1963. Children: Hannes, Peeter.

father:
Joonas Kinnunen

mother:
Helmi (Keller) Kinnunen

spouse:
Kai Pürkop

children:
Hannes Kinnunen

Peeter Kinnunen