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21.5.2020 : 2020 Geothermal Design Challenge

ISE students Nicholas Fry and Benjamin Smith secure third place in US Department of Energy contest

REYKJAVIK, May 22 - This year the 2020 Geothermal Design Challenge™: GIS Mapping Student Competition was hosted by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Iceland School of Energy is proud to have students Nicholas Fry and Benjamin Smith (2021) compete in this challenge. The pair was asked to work as a team to formulate an informative poster that highlighted the geothermal potential of a region in the US. Their hard work paid off as they were one of the finalists selected by a panel of judges, finishing third. 

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17.3.2020 : MSc Thesis: Conversion of oil and gas wells to geothermal re-injection

REYKJAVIK, June 06 - MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering candidate, Vedran Zikovic, successfully defended his master's thesis where he investigated the conversion of oil and gas wells for geothermal re-injection. Vedran's research was supervised by Juliet Newson from Reykjavik University, and Sverrir Þórhallsson from the Icelandic GeoSurvey.

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16.3.2020 : ISE Bulletin on COVID19

A Letter from our Director

REYKJAVIK, March 16 - As of today, a country-wide ban on gatherings of over 100 people has been put into effect for a minimum of four weeks by Icelandic authorities with the intention of slowing the spread of COVID-19. All universities and junior colleges will be closed to students during this period. In response, Reykjavik University has announced that all teaching during this period will be moved online. RU has provided a clear COVID-19 response strategy during this time period, which extends to ISE students.

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5.3.2020 : MSc Thesis: A comparative analysis of the magnetic anomalies associated with the geothermal systems on Reykjanes peninsula

REYKJAVIK, September 11 - MSc in Sustainable Energy candidate, Jillian Mary Verbeurgt, successfully defended her master's thesis where she performed a comparative analysis of the magnetic anomalies associated with the geothermal systems on the Reykjanes peninsula. Jillian's research was supervised by Haraldur Auðunsson from Reykjavik University.

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26.2.2020 : MSc Thesis: An environmental and economic evaluation of construction & demolition waste based wood-composite pallets and virgin wood pallets

REYKJAVIK, June 05 - MSc in Sustainable Energy candidate, Elizabeth Ellen Ernst, successfully defended her master's thesis where she performed an environmental and economic evaluation of the construction and demolition waste based wood-composite pallets and virgin wood pallets. Elizabeth's research was supervised by Juliet Newson from Reykjavik University, as well as Mika Horttanainen, Kaisa Grönman, and Miia Liikanen from Lappeenranta University of Technology.

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26.2.2020 : MSc Thesis: Evaluation study for an ammonia-fed and solid-oxide fuel cell powered trailing suction hopper dredger for Van Oord Offshore Contractors

REYKJAVIK, June 07 - MSc in Sustainable Energy candidate, Thomas Cornelis, successfully defends his master's thesis where he performed an evaluation study for an ammonia-fed and solid-oxide fuel cell powered trailing suction hopper dredger for Van Oord Offshore Contractors. Thomas' research was supervised by Hlynur Stefánsson from Reykjavik University.

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Testimonials

Lindsay Allen

Iceland has some of the best geothermal resources worldwide.

Nina

I had the opportunity to get involved with professionals from leading Icelandic companies.

Samuel Perkin

The emphasis on interdisciplinary learning is invaluable in an increasingly complex and connected world.

Máté Osvald

Mate Osvald

I am now well prepared to work in an international, multicultural environment.

Almar Barja

I had the unique opportunity to combine economics, technology, engineering and science into one comprehensive degree.

Carlos Atli

Iceland has to be one of the best places, if not the best, to study sustainable energy.

Lindsay Allen

The fieldwork, experienced teachers, and industry collaboration make ISE the perfect place to further my studies of geothermal energy.

Nina

Studying at Reykjavik University gave me the chance to learn from the very best.

maria

Maria Carmela Marino

I am very pleased with the curriculum, freedom of research and academic quality of the program and love living in Iceland.

Carlos Atli Cordóva Geirdal

The one of the reasons I chose ISE, is Iceland's involvement and experience in the field of geothermal energy.


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