Student profiles

A few of ISE's students answer some questions about their study experience and living in Iceland.

Enzo Diependaal, NL - ISE Internships

Originally from the Netherlands, Enzo entered the Sustainable Energy Engineerings masters program in 2016. With a bachelors in Aerospace Science and Technology, Enzo decided to transition into the energy sector, finding interest in various forms of energy generation. Since his start, he has attended extracurricular programs both in Svalbard, Norway and St. Petersburg in Russia and completed a managerial internship with Landsvirkjun, The National Power Company of Iceland.

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Jóhann Mar Ólafsson, IS - ISE Internships

A former student of geology and local Icelander, Jóhann Mar Ólafsson joined the Iceland School of Energy in 2016. Since then Jóhann has been an active member of the student body, leading and coordinating Meet the Industry events and taking on an ISE internship. Utilizing to his expertise, Jóhann researched the potential use of drones for future geological research projects within the school. He has taken this ISE internship and continued researching the topic for his masters thesis project.

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Gaynor McIlraith, Canada - ISE Internships

After finishing her undergrad at Queen's University in Environmental and Geological Sciences, Gaynor decided to take her education to the next level by pursuing a graduate degree in Sustainable Energy here at ISE. Midway through her first year, Gaynor attained an internship with Landsvirkjun, The National Power Company of Iceland, where she completed an intensive study of Iceland's offshore wind potential. She has since expanded this into her thesis research.

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Dwina Soerono, Indonesia - ISE Internships

Originating from Jakarta, Dwina completed her undergraduate degree in Economics at McGill University in Canada. Shortly after, Dwina joined ISE here in Iceland to study Sustainable Energy. Attracted to holistic approaches, Dwina has since completed an internship with Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland, where she was tasked to conduct research on the Social Progress Index and it's applications within Landsvirkjun and the energy sector.

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Marie Lovise Ve, ISE

Marie Lovise Ve, Norway - ISE Internships

Since the start of her undergraduate degree, Marie knew she wanted to get into the energy sector. Entering her masters degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering, Marie showed great interest in wind energy, after having completed her B.Sc. thesis on wind. Since then Marie secured and completed an internship with Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland, looking at Iceland's offshore wind potential. Marie is now looking into wind energy for her thesis work.

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Fritz being super comfortable infront of a loud turbine that sounds like it might explode at any second

Fritz Steingrube, Germany - ISE Internships

Fritz came to ISE in 2015 from Greifswald, Germany, with a background in European Public Administration. Since then he has been studying Sustainable Energy and sought to combine his two passions with an internship with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in Germany. Fritz has since completed his studies at ISE and wrote his thesis researching electric vehicle participation in the Icelandic balancing market.

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About Iceland School of Energy

By bringing together the best from industry and academia, Iceland School of Energy provides a unique, and comprehensive training for its students. A wide range of courses taught by the very best in their field open a broad spectrum of possibilities for students and allow for individual study designs. Focus is put on close collaboration with industry experts while maintaining high academic quality of the work.

Iceland School of Energy is part of and accredited by the School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University in Iceland.

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