Timo Jämsä




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Timo Jämsä
PhD, Professor in Medical Technology
Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology (MIPT)
University of Oulu
timo.jamsa(at)oulu.fi
+358 29 448 6001


Present positions

  • Professor in Medical Technology, Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
  • Consultant, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland

Current main research interests

  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics, especially risk factors for falls and hip fractures
  • Health technology solutions for health promotion and healthy aging

Previous working experience

  • Senior Research Fellow (research leave, Academy of Finland), 2009-2010
  • Acting Professor in Medical Technology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, 2001-2002
  • Chief Engineer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, 2000-2002
  • Laboratory Manager, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, 1981-1999
  • Part-time Lecturer, University of Oulu, 1981-2003
  • Teaching Assistant in Medical Physics, University of Oulu, 1981

Education

  • Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Biomedical Engineering, University of Oulu, 2000
  • Ph.D., Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, 1998
  • Lic.Tech. in Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, 1995
  • M.Sc.(Eng.) in Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, 1981

PhD supervision

  • 8 completed PhD theses as principal supervisor (Janne Koivumäki 2013, Mikko Määttä 2013, Maarit Kangas 2011, Hanna Tölli 2011, Jérôme Thevenot 2011, Riikka Ahola 2010, Pasi Pulkkinen 2009, Aki Vainionpää 2007)
  • 6 completed PhD theses as secondary supervisor (Henri Isojärvi 2018, Peter Panjan 2018, Heidi Similä 2017, Päivi Toljamo 2015, Mikko Finnilä 2014, Teemu Karjalainen 2012)
  • 12 PhD theses as supervisor/co-supervisor in progress (Vahid Farrahi, Robel Gebre, Sanaul Haque, Milla Immonen, Niina Keränen, Shahab Khakpour, Anna-Maiju Leinonen, Maisa Niemelä, Riitta Pyky, Carolin Schanner, Petra Tjurin, Jaakko Tornberg)

Academic expert positions

  • Opponent of 7 PhD dissertations
  • Pre-examiner of 9 PhD theses
  • Expert in the nomination of 4 academic positions (Aalto University, Tallinn University of Technology, University of Saskachewan)
  • Reviewer for 7 titles of Docent
  • Grant reviewer for several international foundations
  • Peer reviewer for 25 international journals and conference proceedings
  • Director of the iBioMEP Doctoral Programme, 2011-2015
  • Member of several national and international committees and projects for promoting education in biomedical engineering and medical technology (e.g. IUPESM, CB-BME-AAU, BIOMEDEA, CRH-BME)
  • Reviewer of four academic educational programmes
  • Member of the Council of Societies and the Administrative Council of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), 2016 – 2021
  • Member of the Administrative Council of the International Union of Physics and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM), 2018 – 2021
  • President Elect, European Alliance for Medical & Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES), 2018 – 2020
  • Chair of the board for the Centre for Health & Technology (CHT), 2011 – 2014
  • Member of program committee, review board and awards committee as well as session chair of numerous scientific conferences

Awards and honoraria

  • Best sports and exercise medicine study of the year 2017, Finnish Society of Sports Sciences
  • EAMBES Fellow, 2016
  • Best bone study of the year 2014, Finnish Bone Society
  • Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland, 2011
  • Best clinical bone study of the year 2007, Finnish Bone Society
  • Best clinical bone study of the year 2006, Finnish Bone Society
  • Clinical Biomechanics Award, European Society of Biomechanics, 2004

Scientific publications