Jonas Danvind

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In 1999, I graduated from the Master Programme in Mechanical Engineering at Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden. In 2005, I received my doctorate in Wood Physics from the same university on the Skellefteå campus. I conducted my thesis project at Forest Research in Rotorua, New Zealand where I developed a measuring system for 3D deformation measurements. Following this, I was employed as a development engineer at Graninge Skog och Trä, where I combined my job with my role as externally employed doctoral student at LTU. In 2000, I moved to the Valutec AB company – one of Europe’s leading suppliers of facilities for drying and sawing timber products, and I continued to work on my doctoral thesis at LTU.

During my time as a doctoral student, I developed experimental measurement methods that use CT scanning and digital speckle photography to measure and analyse the flow of moisture and deformation in three dimensions when drying timber. The Siemens SOMATOM CT scanner was used to collect measurements in combination with digital cameras, and a specially constructed drying facility using convection drying. Matlab software was used to collate measurements and for developing algorithms to calculate diffusion characteristics of water in timber. The main purpose was to improve methods for creating prediction models for drying timber.

Between 2000 and 2008 whilst continuing my doctoral studies, I worked in research and development at Valutec AB, in addition to customer support and training. Towards the end of my time in Skellefteå, I worked with SP Trätek and Luleå University of Technology. In 2009, I began working at Mid Sweden University, where I have been senior lecturer in sport technology since 2011. The lectureship is combined with research and project management.

In addition to my job at Mid Sweden University, I have my own business in connection with a forest property and consultancy work in R&D. For several years, I have had the regular task of supporting Parasport Sweden in their cooperation with research and higher education institutions.

Area of interest

My research areas focus on sports technology, applied biomechanics and additive manufacturing.

Current research

I currently work with colleagues in a study on downhill running, and I am an assistant supervisor for two doctoral students in applied biomechanics and additive manufacturing. Together with Marie Ohlson (Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre) we run the “Parasport pilot study” and “Long-term parasport development”, in which we contribute to the development of classifications within para canoeing and para-alpine skiing. I am also involved in several other projects and applications.

Teaching and tutoring

I teach on the Sports Technology – Mechanical Engineering within Innovative Product Development programme, and Mechanical Engineering - Product Development. I am the course coordinator and teacher for Applied Biomechanics, Computer Aided Engineering and Mechanics II. David Sundström and I have developed the Analysis and Stimulation course, where I am also an active teacher. I also act as an examiner for other courses (e.g., Mechanics and Introduction to Sports Technology), and supervise engineering students at first and second-cycle levels.


Articles in journals

Hofmann, K. B. , Ohlsson, M. L. , Höök, M. , Danvind, J. & Kersting, U. G. (2016). The influence of sitting posture on mechanics and metabolic energy requirements during sit-skiing : a case report. Sports Engineering, vol. 19: 3, pp. 213-218.  

Elmer, S. , Danvind, J. & Holmberg, H. (2013). Development of a novel eccentric arm cycle ergometer for training the upper body. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, vol. 45: 1, pp. 206-211.  

Holmberg, L. J. , Ohlsson, M. & Danvind, J. (2012). Musculoskeletal simulations : a complementary tool for classification of athletes with physical impairments. Prosthetics and orthotics international, vol. 36: 3, pp. 396-397.  

Conference papers

Roos, S. , Rännar, L. , Koptioug, A. & Danvind, J. (2017). Characterization of 316ln lattice structures fabricated via electron beam melting. In Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2017, MS and T 2017.. pp. 336--343.  

Lund Ohlsson, M. , Danvind, J. & Holmberg, L. J. (2017). LUMBAR SPINE REACTION FORCES IN SEATED PARA-SPORT: CROSS-COUNTRY SIT-SKIING. In Brisbane 2017 : Abstract book.  

Bäckström, M. , Carlsson, P. , Danvind, J. , Koptioug, A. , Sundström, D. & Tinnsten, M. (2016). A New Wind Tunnel Facility Dedicated to Sports Technology Research and Development. In Procedia Engineering. (Procedia Engineering). pp. 62--67.    

Lund Ohlsson, M. , Danvind, J. & Holmberg, J. (2013). Can Simulations Assist in Classification Development?. In Equipment and Technology in Paralympic Sports.

Skoglund, P. , Lund Ohlsson, M. & Danvind, J. (2013). Lower Leg Prosthesis for Cross-Country Skiing Classical Technique. Paper presented at the International Paralympic Committee VISTA2013 Scientific Conference, Bonn, 2013, Equipment & Technology in Paralympic Sports  

Bäckström, M. , Tinnsten, M. , Koptyug, A. , Rännar, L. , Carlsson, P. , Danvind, J. & Wiklund, H. (2013). Sports Technology Education at Mid Sweden University. In 6TH ASIA-PACIFIC CONGRESS ON SPORTS TECHNOLOGY (APCST). (Procedia Engineering). pp. 214--219.    

Lund Ohlsson, M. , Stöggl, T. & Danvind, J. (2012). Asymmetry case study during skiing in the diagonal stride using a lower leg prosthesis. Paper presented at the 2nd International Congress on Science and Nordic Skiing, Vuokatti, Finland, May 28-31, 2012

Swarén, M. , Danvind, J. & Holmberg, H. (2010). Acceleration of the head during alpine skiing. In Proceedings for the fifth international conference on Science and Skiing. Salzburg : . pp. 82-