Master's Theses: Students Present Updates on Research


Master's Theses: Students Present Updates on Research

Throughout the past week, students in the Iceland School of Energy have been giving presentations about their progress in their master's thesis research. Many students are taking what they have learned throughout their time in the programme and are translating their work further in thesis studies.

A presentation of a master's theses at Iceland School of Energy

Sigrún Sverrisdóttir, MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering '16, has been working for ISOR over the past year and is now doing her thesis on tracer tests in the Svartsengi power plant. Her goals are to obtain “a better understanding of how the geothermal fluid flows in the system and how the reinjection wells are connected to the production wells. I would also like to be able to predict cooling in the field if reinjection is kept at the same rate or higher for better understanding on how to manage the geothermal field”.

Ximena Guardia Muguruza, MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering '16, is working in collaboration with the university's Geothermal Research Group and Landsvirkjun. She plans to create a geologically consistent natural state model of the Hágöngur reservoir in central Iceland. Ximena says her goals are to, “first understand the reservoir in order to analyze different production strategies for future electricity generation. I hope my work is useful for Landsvirkjun in the following years”.

More student updates will be presented on September 17, with final defenses nearing graduation in January 2016.

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