Faculty and Industry Experts

Seasoned industry experts from various disciplines in the energy sector and academic staff at Reykjavik University provide students with a rich and diverse learning environment.

Faculty and industry experts teaching at ISE


Ágúst Valfells


Subject field: Vacuum electronics, energy affairs.


Guðrún Sævarsdóttir

Dean School of Science and Engineering

Subject field: Thermodynamics, process engineering, heat transport, thermal plasmas, and electric arcs.


Einar Jón Ásbjörnsson

Assistant Professor

Hjalti Franzson

Hjalti Franzson

Chief Geologist at ÍSOR

Subject field: Geothermal reservoir geology

Hlynur Stefansson

Hlynur Stefánsson

Associate Professor

Subject field: Models for optimisation of strategies for sustainable utilization of geothermal resources.


María Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir

Assistant Professor

Subject field: Power plant engineering, reservoir engineering


Friðrik Már Baldursson


Subject field: Energy Economics and energy markets

Páll Jensson

Professor, Department Head


Páll Valdimarsson

Adjunct Professor

Subject field: Thermal engineering and thermoeconomics, especially in geothermal flash and binary plant process and cycle design.  Waste heat recovery and process integration.  District heating and cogeneration of heat and power.

Ragnar Kristjansson


Subject field: Electrical Engineering, Power Systems and Smart Grids
Svanbjörg Helga Harðardóttir

Svanbjörg Helga Haraldsdóttir

Geophysicist at ÍSOR

Subject field:  Borehole geophysics and Reservoir engineering

Vigdís Harðardóttir

Vigdís Hardardóttir

Geochemist at ÍSOR

Subject field: Downole chemistry and geochemistry in general

William Harvey

William Harvey

Visiting Professor

Subject field: Geothermal flash and binary plant design.  Non-condensable gas handling and treatment systems. Power project execution in the developing world.


David C. Finger

Assistant Professor

Subject field: Environmental Resources, Impacts and Engineering.
Jon Ormur Halldorsson

Jon Ormur Halldórsson

Associate Professor

Subject field: International relations, economics and energy markets.

Eduardo G. Pereira

Visiting Professor

Subject field: Mineral and natural resource law.

Ewa L. Carlson

Assistant Professor

Subject field: Energy Markets, specifically in the Nordics
Samuel Perkins

Samuel Perkin

PhD student

Subject field: Power Systems, Smart grids and

evolutionary algorithms

Jonas Hlynur Hallgrimsson

Visting Lecturer

Subject field: Energy Economics.
Guðni Axelsson

Guðni Axelsson

Director Geothermal Training at ÍSOR

Subject field: Geothermal exploration.

More on Guðni at ÍSOR
Benedikt Steingrímsson

Benedikt Steingrímsson

Deputy Director and Director Geothermal Energy at ÍSOR


Ármann Gylfason

Associate Professor, Department Head

Subject field: Wind Power and Aerospace engineering and modelling.
Halla Hrund Logadóttir

Halla Hrund Logadottir



Dr. William Moomaw

Visting Professor

Subject field: Climate policy, diplomacy and negotiation.

Fanney Rós Þorsteinsdóttir


Subject field: Energy Law.


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