Thesis seminar of MSc and PhD Fellows

8 March 2023

A presentation seminar of the theses by the MSc Fellows graduating this year and two PhD Fellows will be held at GTP, Urdarhvarf 8, 203 Kópavogur on Tuesday 21 March from 13:00-16:30

Each presentation is 20 min. with approx. with 10 minutes allowed for questions and discussions after each one.

The schedule is as follows:


Idil Souleiman Bouraleh from Djibouti, MSc Chemistry at University of Iceland:
"Scaling Potential During the Utilization of the High Temperature Saline Fluids in Assal Geothermal Area (Djibouti)"

Supervisors: Iwona Monika Galeczka at ISOR; Halldór Ármannsson at ISOR (retired); and
Daniel Villarroel PhD student at GRÓ GTP (advisor)


Damaris Wacera Njoroge from Kenya, MSc Sustainable Energy at Reykjavík University:
"Feasibility of energy extraction from brine of Geothermal 5 MW Wellhead plant"

Supervisor: Einar Jón Ásbjörnsson, specialist at Landsvirkjun; and Hlynur Stefánsson, Associate Professor at RU

14:00 Jeffrey Andal from the Philppines, MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering at Reykjavík University:
"Analysis on the field test data and numerical modelling to improve the performance of Geoejector at Theistareykir Geothermal Power Plant"

Supervisors: María Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir, Associate Professor at RU; Guðrún Sævarsdóttir, Professor at RU; and Egill Juliusson, Chief Technology Officer at Arctic Green Energy Corporation

Sadock Zakaria from Tanzania, MSc Chemistry at University of Iceland:
"Major and Trace Elements Geochemistry of Geothermal and Non-thermal Waters in Meru, Tanzania"

Supervisors: Andri Stefánsson, Professor at UI; and Finnbogi Óskarsson, Chemist at ÍSOR


Zelalem Abebe Mekasha from Ethiopia, MSc Geology at University of Iceland
"Sub-Surface Characterization of Geology and Hydrothermal System in Tulu Moye Geothermal Field, Ethiopia" 

Supervisors: Eniko Bali, Associate Professor at UI; and Anette Kærgaard Mortensen, Operation and resource – Specialist at Landsvirkjun


Kunzes Dolma from India, PhD Energy Engineering at Reykjavík University:
"Energy security in the Himalayan region with a focus on Ladakh"

Supervisors: Juliet Newson, Director of Iceland school of energy at RUGudni Axelsson, Director of GRÓ GTP; Dr Sunetro Ghosal, Editor Stawa, visiting faculty at Norwegian University of Life Sciences and St Xavier's Autonomous College, Mumbai; and Árni Ragnarsson, Senior Engineer (retired from ISOR)


Makoye Mabula Didas from Tanzania, PhD Geophysics at University of Iceland:
"Regional Thermal Anomalies in Tanzania and an Improved Geothermal Conceptual Model of the Ngozi Prospect in SW Tanzania Based on Results from Resistivity and Potential Field Studies"

Supervisors: Gylfi Páll Hersir, Geophysicist (retired from ISOR); Egidio Armadillo, Professor at Universita’ di Genova, Italy; William Cumming, Geophysicist at Cumming Geoscience; Ásdís Benediktsdóttir, Geophysicist at Reykjavík Energy; and Halldór Geirsson, Associate Professor at University of Iceland

The seminar is open to all and we strongly encourage everyone interested in the world's geothermal development to attend!