Prof. Dr. Paavo V. Komi

Created: Sunday, 18 December 2011

Paavo V. Komi- Professor, Exercise Physiology 1980-1990. Biomechanics 1990-2004 Director of the Neuromuscular Research Center 1997- 40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Employment
Jan. 1971 - Dec. 1979 Associate Professor of Anatomy and Kinesiology (with tenure), University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Jan. 1, 1979 ? Dec. 31, 2004 Head of the Department of Biology of Physical Activity, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Jan. 1980 - Jan. 1990 Professor of Physiology of Exercise, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Feb. 1, 1990 ? Dec. 31, 2004 Professor of Biomechanics, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Oct. 21, 1997- Dec. 31. 2007 Director, Neuromuscular Research Center, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Visiting professorships
Penn State University (USA) 1977
University of Copenhagen (DK) 1977
ETH, Zürich (SUI) 1977
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg (DE) 1983-84
University of California (USA) 1984

Honorary Doctorships
Doctor Honoris Causa, Universite Joseph Fourier, Faculté de Médicine, Grenoble 1992
Doctor Honoris Causa, Hungarian University of Physical Education, Budapest 1992
Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, University of Waterloo (Canada), 2002
Doctor Honoris Causa, Free University of Brussels, 2002
Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Osaka, 2004

Awards
ASLA - Fulbright scholarship to the University of Iowa (Prof. Charles M. Tipton), 1966 - 1967
Corresponding Fellow, American Academy of Physical Education, 1986
Alumni Fellow Award, Pennsylvania State University, 1987
Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Physical Education, 1992
The Philip Noel Baker- Research Award (ICSSPE), 1998
Citation Award, American College of Sports Medicine, USA, 1999
Muybridge Research Award, International Society of Biomechanics, 1999
Olympic Order Award, International Olympic Committee, 2001
Honorary Member Award, International Society of Biomechanics, 2005

Relevant Memberships in International Scientific Organizations
International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Member 1963 -
Secretary General 1977 - 1981
President 1981 - 1983
Past President 1983 ? 1985
Honorary Member 2005 -
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Member 1976 - 1983
Fellow 1983 -
New York Academy of Sciences Member 1976
International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology Member 1968 -
World Commission of Sports Biomechanics President 1983 - 1989
IOC Medical Commission Member 1983 - 2003
International Council of Sport Science and President 1991 - 1996 Physical Education (ICSSPE)
European College of Sport Science (ECSS)
President elect 1995 - 1997
President 1997 - 1999
Past President 1999 - 2001
IOC Sport for All Commission Member 2000 -

Major Research Interest
Neuromuscular function of exercise, Muscle fatigue, Biomechanics.
Directs one of the most advanced biomechanics laboratories in Europe.

Editorial Responsibilities in Refereed Scientific Journals
Member of the Editorial Board - Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology -2001
Foreign Consulting Editor - Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Member of the Editorial Board - International Journal of Sports Medicine, 1980-1991
Section editor (Physiology and - Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science Biomechanics) and/or a member - in Sports, 1991-
of the editorial board
Editor-in-Chief - Scandinavian Journal of Sports Sciences, 1979-1990
Member of the Editorial - Board International Journal of Sport Biomechanics, 1984-1987
Member of the Editorial - Board Sportsmedicine (New Zealand)
Member of the Editorial - Board National Strength & Conditioning Association Journal, 1990-1996
Editorial Consultant - Journal of Biomechanics, 1985-1989
Member of the Editorial - Board Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Sportmedizin
International Consultant - Revista Brasileira de Biomecânica
Foreign Editor - Revista Brasileira de Ci?ncia e Movimento
Editorial Board Member - Journal of Sport Medicine and Physical Fitness
Coeditor-in-chief - European Journal of Sport Science

International Scientific Congresses Organized
President, Vth International Congress of Biomechanics, Jyväskylä, Finland, June - July 1975.
President, International Symposium on Sport Biology, Vierumäki, Finland, October 1979.
President, XVth International Congress of Biomechanics, Jyväskylä, Finland, July 1995.
President, Vth Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), Jyväskylä, Finland, July 2000.
President, International Congress on Science and Nordic Skiing, Vuokatti, Finland, June 2006.
President, XIIth Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), Jyväskylä, Finland, July 2007
Chairman of the Congress Programme Committee of the World Sport of All Congresses (Punta del Este 1994, Seoul 1996, Barcelona 1998, Quebec City 2000, Arnhem 2002, Rome 2004, Havana 2006).

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