Dr. Juliet Newson is the new Director of Iceland School of Energy
The Iceland School of Energy, a part of Reykjavik University offering a set of master's degrees in sustainable energy and engineering, is proud to announce that Dr. Juliet Newson has joined its team as the School's new Director.
Since 2011 Juliet worked at Contact Energy Ltd., as a geothermal reservoir modeling engineer, working in close co-operation with reservoir modeling researchers at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to 2011 she was the original co-organizer of the Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology for the University of Auckland. She has managed and delivered many other geothermal courses, including the Short Courses for the International Geothermal Association, at the World Geothermal Congress in 2015. She has also been involved in many other aspects of the geothermal industry, including geology, geothermal surface feature mapping, monitoring and modeling, reservoir and wellbore simulation, geological modeling and resource evaluation.
Juliet served as a Board member of the International Geothermal Association; where she was Chair of the Education Committee from 2010 to 2013, before taking on the current role of President for the 2013 to 2016 Board term. During this time she developed an interest in the broader topic of the international transition to renewable energy and how this can be facilitated by the involvement of the tertiary education sector.
ISE and RU are delighted to have to such an experienced professional with a vast international network to join the team in Iceland.