People

Group members:
Idil Gaziulusoy (group leader)
Mikko Jalas
Cindy Kohtala
Mika Kuisma
Michael Lettenmeier
Tatu Marttila
Pekka Murto
Alastair Fuad-Luke (mentoring professor)

Group alumni:
Yuri Na (Group member in 2011, defended in 2012)
Hesam Pakbeen (Research Assistant in Innovations and Networks project, 2012-2014)
Susu Nousala (Research Fellow, 2013-2015)
Tiina Härkäsalmi (Group Leader, 2011-2015)
Kirsi Niinimäki (2011-2013, defended in 2011)
Malin Bäckman
Anja-Lisa Hirscher

NODUS works closely also with Creative Sustainability Master’s programme.

Mikko Jalas

Mikko Jalas

Mikko Jalas holds a PhD in Organization and Management from the Aalto University School of Business and currently holds a position of a Senior Lecturer at Aalto  University School of Arts, design and architecture. He has worked on sustainable consumption, time use, energy consumption as well as on time use rebound-effects. More recently he has worked on renewable energy investments, the local embedding of energy technologies, self-building...

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Michael Lettenmeier

Michael Lettenmeier

Michael Lettenmeier (M.Sc.) is a researcher, consultant and trainer in the fields of sustainable natural resource use, material footprint calculation and sustainable lifestyles. During the recent years, he has set a focus on sustainable lifestyles and developed the 8 tonnes resource cap for sustainable lifestyles. He is consulting and training the implications of the 8 tonnes concept for business, design and different organizations. Michael is...

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İdil Gaziulusoy

İdil Gaziulusoy

Idil has undertaken the new role of Professor of Sustainable Design at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland in mid-2016. She is developing a teaching and research portfolio for imagining sustainable, equitable and resilient future systems through various approaches in design research and developing interventions to achieve these proposals. Her work is concerned with socio-technical and socio-ecological systems with a particular focus on...

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Cindy Kohtala

Cindy Kohtala

Cindy Kohtala (D.A.) is a design-for-sustainability researcher, educator and writer with expertise in product-service systems and sustainable consumption and production. Her doctoral research topic focused on grassroots digital fabrication communities and their potential role in transforming negative consumption and production patterns through shifts in meaning and values (‘Making Sustainability’: How Fab Labs Address Environmental...

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Mika Kuisma

Mika Kuisma

Mika Kuisma (Dr. Econ.) has been a member of the Corporate Environmental and Social Research (CESR) Group of Aalto University School of Business since 1995. The focus of his research has been on corporate responsibility performance and impact assessment, as well as innovative and eco-efficient business models and practices, for example in packaging design. He has collaborated with several European research institutes and corporations in...

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Tatu Marttila

Tatu Marttila

Tatu Marttila (M.A.) has a degree in industrial design and background in new media design. His research studies inter-professional design education. It focuses to understand the tools, processes and communication related to issues of sustainability in multidisciplinary collaboration, and to gather information on how design education can better prepare students to tackle transdisciplinary problem solving in the context of sustainable...

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Pekka Murto

Pekka Murto

Pekka Murto is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Design in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland and a student of the Advanced Materials and Processes Doctoral School of Aalto School of Chemical Technology. His doctoral research focuses on understanding the role and integration of design in networked development of complex products and systems, with a specific focus on shipbuilding as the context of study. In...

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Alastair Fuad-Luke (group mentor)

Alastair Fuad-Luke is Professor of Practice, Emerging Design Practices with a focus on positive societal impacts. He is a design thinker, facilitator, enabler, writer and activist contributing to the international debate about how design can encourage co-futuring. He is author of Design Activism (Earthscan, 2009) and is enquiring as to the role of design by consensus, agonism and antagonism. He is an advocate of diverse polydisciplinary design...

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