Research Projects and Publications

Geothermal Engineering and Exploration : Technical and Feasibility Study for the San Vicente Geothermal Power Plant Project in El Salvador, Central America

Author: Angel Fernando Monroy Parada
Year: 2022
Supervisors: Dr. William Scott Harvey, Dr. Páll Jensson

Geothermal Engineering and Exploration : 3D Conceptual and TOUGH2 Modelling of the Waiotapu Geothermal Field, New Zealand

Author:  Irfan Narendrotomo
Year: 2021
Supervisors:  Juliet Ann Newson, Chelsea Arlette M. Cervantes

Geothermal Engineering and Exploration : Thermo-economic Optimization of Slim Power Cycles: A Case of Ngozi Geothermal Project-Tanzania

Author:  John Joseph Lubuva
Year: 2021
Supervisors:  Guðrún Arnbjörg Sævarsdóttir, Vijay Chauhan

Geothermal Engineering and Exploration : CFD Analysis of Heat Storage and Recovery from Geothermal Water Exiting the Space Heating Radiator Using Phase Change Material

Author:  Daiki Masumoto
Year: 2021
Supervisors: María Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir, Guðrún Arnbjörg Sævarsdóttir, Vijay Chauhan

Power Systems and Smart Grids : Reconfiguration of Distribution Systems to Reduce Power Loss using Ant Colony Optimization and Simulated Annealing

Author: Daniel Barrios Castilla
Year: 2021
Supervisors:  Eliahu August, Kári Hreinsson, Laurentiu Anton

: Analysis and Comparison of Energy Consumption and Energy Simulation in Rimaskóli Primary School

Author:  Tenley Propst
Year: 2021
Supervisors: Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson, Þórhildur Fjóla Kristjánsdóttir

Economics, Policy and Business : Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Hydrogen Production via Electrolysis in Austria and Iceland

Author:  Kristján Valur Vilbergsson
Year: 2021
Supervisors: Einar Jón Ásbjörnsson, David C. Finger

Wind Energy Research : Airfoil Selection for a Small-Scale Vertical Axis Wind Turbine; A Numerical Study

Author: Babak Ranjbaran
Year: 2021
Supervisor: Ármann Gylfason

Economics, Policy and Business : Material Flow Analysis of Plastic in Iceland - Moving Towards a Circular Economy

Author:  Emilie Desjardins
Year:  2021
Supervisors:  Einar Jón Ásbjörnsson, Hlynur Stefánsson

Geothermal Engineering and Exploration : Effect of Wellbore Scaling on Exergy in a Geothermal Fluid - A Computational Fluid Dynamic Wellbore Model Estimate

Author:  Ilham Narendrodhipo
Year: 2021
Supervisors: Guðrún Arnbjörg Sævarsdóttir, Vijay Chauhan

: Modeling the Ambient Airflow in an Aluminum Electrolysis Cell Superstructure

Author:  Sarah Elizabeth DiBenedetto
Year: 2021
Supervisors: Guðrún Arnbjörg Sævarsdóttir, María Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir, Yonatan A. Tesfahunegn

Geothermal Engineering and Exploration : Modelling the La Soufrière Hydrothermal System, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Author:  Arthurton Bellot
Year: 2021
Supervisors:  Juliet Ann Newson, Chelsea Arlette M. Cervantes

Geothermal Engineering and Exploration Orkuveita Reykjavíkur : Feasibility of the Application of the CarbFix Method to Geothermal Power Plants Globally

Author: Agla Sól Pétursdóttir
Year: 2021
Supervisors: Guðrún Arnbjörg Sævarsdóttir, María Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir

Power Systems and Smart Grids : Evaluation of Power Loss from Corona Discharge on an ACSR ZEBRA 220 kV Conductor

Author: Trung Anh Tran
Year: 2021
Supervisors: Ragnar Kristjánsson, Laurentiu Anton

Economics, Policy and Business Landsvirkjun : Techno-Economic Analysis of Green Ammonia Production using Offshore Wind Farms

Author: Mariana Maia
Year: 2021
Supervisors: Guðrún Sævarsdóttir, Henrik Frandsen, Alessandro Singlitico

Landsvirkjun Power Systems and Smart Grids : Computer Simulations of Ionic Diffusion in MAPI Perovskite

Author: Rachel Brophy
Year: 2021
Supervisors: Andrei Manolescu, Halldór Guðfinnur Svavarsson

Power Systems and Smart Grids : Electric Vehicle Load Impact on 400 V Distribution System – Monte Carlo Simulation

Author: Róbert Bjarnar Ólafsson
Year: 2021
Supervisors: Laurentiu Anton, Kári Hreinsson

Wind Energy Research : Futureproof Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations – Reducing LCOE and Environmental Impacts through Repowering Focused Selection

Author: Mary Boylan Hassan
Year: 2020
Supervisors: Ármann Gylfason, Elsa Joao, Edward Hart, and Rebecca Hall

Economics, Policy and Business : Minimising Cost of Algae Production by Optimizing the Lighting Arrangement

Author: Jessica Nicole Ritchie
Supervisors: Ari Ingimundarsson and Hlynur Stefansson

Power Systems and Smart Grids : New Digital Substation at Sundahofn, System Modeling Design and Operation

Author: Ninoslav Vujisic
Year: 2020
Supervisor: Ragnar Kristjánsson

Geothermal Engineering and Exploration Landsvirkjun : 3D conceptual model Hvíthólar sub-area, Krafla Geothermal Field Iceland

Author: Nataly Castillo Ruiz
Year: 2019
Supervisors: Juliet Newson, Egill Júlíusson, Anette Kaergaard Mortensen

: Acid mine drainage as a domestic feedstock for rare earth element production

Author: Haley Hoover
Year: 2019
Supervisor: Einar Jón Ásbjörnsson 

Geothermal Engineering and Exploration ÍSOR : Conversion of oil and gas wells to geothermal reinjection

Author: Vedran Zikovik
Year: 2019
Supervisors: Sverrir Þórhallsson, Juliet Ann Newson

Economics, Policy and Business : An environmental and economic evaluation of construction & demolition waste based wood-composite pallets and virgin wood pallets

Author: Elizabeth Ellen Ernst
Year: 2019
Supervisors: Juliet Newson, Mika Horttanainen, Kaisa Grönman, Miia Liikanen

Geothermal Engineering and Exploration : The dynamic evolution of geothermal system in Lahendong, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Author: Lily Suherlina
Year: 2019
Supervisors: Maren Brehme, Juliet Newson, Yustin Kamah

Geothermal Engineering and Exploration : Combined conceptual and supercritical numerical model of the Reykjanes peninsula

Author: Sam Alexander Barton
Year: 2019
Supervisors: John O'Sullivan, Juliet Newsson

Geothermal Engineering and Exploration Orkuveita Reykjavíkur : Numerical modelling of the Hveragerði high temperature field

Author: Ragna Björk Bragadóttir
Year: 2019
Supervisors: Gunnar Gunnarsson, Einar Jón Ásbjörnsson

: Improving current efficiency in low-temperature aluminum electrolysis with vertical inert electrodes

Author: Caroline Mary Medino
Year: 2019
Supervisors: Guðrún Arnbjörg Sævarsdóttir, Halldór Guðfinnur Svavarsson, Guðmundur Gunnarsson 

Economics, Policy and Business Landsvirkjun Power Systems and Smart Grids Wind Energy Research : Multi-criteria wind energy siting assessment - A case study in the West Fjords

Author: Renata Bade Barajas
Year: 2019
Supervisors: Ármann Gylfason, Samuel Perkin, and Stefán Kári Sveinbjörnsson

Power Systems and Smart Grids : An analysis of potential connection points for Hvalárvirkjun in the Westfjords

Author: Kieran Stewart Read
Year: 2019
Supervisors: Ragnar Kristjánsson, Samuel Perkin, Arndís Magnúsdóttir

Power Systems and Smart Grids : Predicting weather-related transmission line failures using machine learning

Author: Roddy Akeel
Year: 2019
Supervisors: Samuel Perkin, Ragnar Kristjánsson

Geothermal Engineering and Exploration : 3D Modelling of faulting and intrusion of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, Colombia

Author: Chelsea Arlette Magpantay Cervantes
Year: 2019
Supervisors: Daniela Blessent, Juliet A. Newson

: Alternative Heating Systems for Northern Remote Communities

Author: Evelyn Gunawan
Year: 2019
Supervisors: Jasmin Raymond, Nicolò Giordano, Juliet A. Newson, Páll Jensson

: UAV geothermal mapping in Austurengjar

Author: Jóhann Mar Ólafsson
Year: 2018
Supervisors: Juliet Newson, Victor Madrigal, and Daniel Ben-Yehoshua