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ISE students speak on their research and network with academic & industry experts
STANFORD, February 13-15 - ISE graduate students Dagur Helgason and Keith Smithson along with ISE PhD student Cari Covell and PhD & Associate Professor María Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir attend the 42nd annual Stanford Geothermal Workshop. In this exclusive interview, Cari, Dagur & Keith share their experiences at the workshop, discuss the work they presented and what they got out of the event.Read more
Eight ISE graduate students sit in this morning on industry talks about the future of Iceland's energy markets.
REYKJAVIK, March 7 – Alexander Moses, Andrea Morgan, Berit Hanna Czock, Dwina Soerono, Enzo Diependaal, Gaynor McIlraith, Laurentiu Anton and Marie Lovise Ve arrive at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica intent on learning more about current topics and issues in the Icelandic energy sector. Held by Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland, the conference brought together industry professionals, ministry officials and academics alike to talk about what the future of Iceland's energy markets might look like.Read more
MSc Thesis: Small Scale Electricity Production From Low Temperature Geothermal Resources Using Organic Rankine Cycle
Emilía Valdimarsdóttir successfully defends her master's thesis
REYKJAVIK, January 18 – Starting off the morning strong, Emilía Valdimarsdóttir delivers her MSc thesis project. Emilía, earning a degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering, focused on the feasibility of low temperature binary cycle geothermal ORC unit for electricity production in Icelandic greenhouses. Her work was supervised by María Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir and Jón Matthíasson.Read more
Felix Michel successfully defends his master's thesis
REYKJAVIK, January 12 – Master's candidate of Sustainable Energy Sciences, Felix Michel, has just successfully delivered his master's thesis project. Supervised by Ewa Lazarczyk-Carlson and Samuel Perkin, Felix's research was centered on the impacts of the forecast error of wind power on the balance requirements in the Icelandic power grid.Read more
Dagur Helgason successfully defends his master's thesis
REYKJAVIK, January 11 - Dagur Helgason, first in the new year, successfully defends his master's thesis project today. Dagur, a Sustainable Energy Engineering student, has developed an algorithm for determining the optimal placement of a well in geothermally active areas. On this project, he worked hand in hand with a research group, Operations Research for Subsurface Modelling, as part of a collaborative effort between Reykjavik University, University of Iceland and Landsvirkjun.Read more
Lilian Aketch Okwiri successfully defends her final thesis project
Iceland has some of the best geothermal resources worldwide.
I had the opportunity to get involved with professionals from leading Icelandic companies.
The emphasis on interdisciplinary learning is invaluable in an increasingly complex and connected world.
I am now well prepared to work in an international, multicultural environment.
I had the unique opportunity to combine economics, technology, engineering and science into one comprehensive degree.
Iceland has to be one of the best places, if not the best, to study sustainable energy.
The fieldwork, experienced teachers, and industry collaboration make ISE the perfect place to further my studies of geothermal energy.
I am very pleased with the curriculum, freedom of research and academic quality of the program and love living in Iceland.
The one of the reasons I chose ISE, is Iceland's involvement and experience in the field of geothermal energy.