Minna is a Full Professor at the Division of Geology and Geotechnics, research group Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. The focus of her research is the complex rate-dependent stress-strain behavior of soft natural clays. Soft clays cover large areas of Northern Hemisphere and form a major challenge in infrastructure construction, as well as a natural hazard. Minnas research encompasses constitutive model development, implementation in numerical codes and application in practical context, supported by experimental testing and field scale validation. Furthermore, Minna is interested in further development and modelling of ground improvement methods.