People


WDRG is a unique research group with multidisciplinary approach. Our research group is a combination of professors, post-docs and doctoral students with various backgrounds. For more information and detailed publication list, please click the personal links in People page and visit Aalto People site.

Research group leaders:


Post-doctoral researchers:


Doctoral students:


WDRG Master thesis workers


  • Nguyen Thu Ha: “The impacts of environmental and political events on food security, case study of rice production in Vietnam”
  • Veli-Pekka Toiviainen: “Foreign land acquisitions and deforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa”
  • Vili Virkki: “Effects of spatial uncertainty in a river runoff model on water scarcity in Southeast Asia”
  • Eero Hallikainen: “Life-cycle assessment of vertical farming”
  • Erik Salminen: “The Role of Hydro-diplomacy in Future Conflict Prevention”

WDRG Alumni


  • Juho Haapala, DSc student -2018
  • Timo Räsänen, DSc student, postdoc fellow -2017
  • Miina Porkka, DSc student -2017
  • Mirja Kattelus, DSc student -2017
  • Aura Salmivaara, DSc student -2015
  • Shokhrukh Jalilov, postdoc fellow -2015
  • Muhammad Mizanur Rahaman, DSc student , postdoc fellow -2013
  • Virpi Stucki, DSc student -2011
  • Ulla Heinonen, DSc student -2009