The company

The Innovation Center Iceland (ICI), plays a central role within the Icelandic innovation support system for SMEs. The organisation has a nation-wide commitment to work in their respective fields to support SMEs, sustaining a long term presence and impact. The key objective of the ICI is to contribute to increased competitiveness and innovative capacity of SMEs in Iceland and the European Community. By promoting all forms of innovation, the ICI supports and strengthens innovative ability and competitiveness of the Community as a whole.

 

Role in the project

In MEET, ICI will provide a testing site in volcanic/hydrothermal setting for testing the ORC power production modules.

Dagur Ingi Ólafsson (born 1992) gained his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Iceland and finished his M.S in Aalto University in Finland in 2017. During his studies in Finland he focused on solid-state welding methods, specifically friction stir welding of bimetallic components such as aluminum-copper bus bars. In 2018, after having continued working on friction stir welding research in Finland, he began his work in geothermal research for Innovation Center Iceland. His research focuses on material science and durability of materials, geothermal energy and corrosion of metals in difficult environments.

Helen Ósk Haraldsdóttir, received her Master diploma from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iceland in the field of geothermal corrosion (2018). Her M.Sc. project was carried out in collaboration with ICI where she has continued to work within the department of Materials, Energy and Biotechnology, on projects relating to geothermal energy and material testing for geothermal applications. Helen also worked at Gerosion, a consulting firm in Iceland, as a researcher and project manager in the field of geothermal energy. Her projects have included research on the IDDP-1 well, failure analysis of geothermal power plant components in addition to testing and analysis of materials for use in geothermal applications.

Andri Isak Thorhallsson gained his B.Sc. in chemical engineering from University of Iceland and M.Sc. in chemical engineering and chemistry from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. During his M.Sc. studies, he focused on reaction engineering and catalytic mechanism of water gas shift reaction. After his M.Sc., he worked in the aluminium smelting industry as a process engineer and as a technical manager of reduction in total of 8 years. Since 2016, he has been doing Ph.D. studies in Mechanical engineering with a focus on corrosion of materials in high temperature deep geothermal environment. In 2019, he started working in Innovation Center Iceland with a focus on material science and chemical processes.

Svava Davíðsdóttir received her B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from University of Iceland (HÍ) 2007 and M.Sc. in mechanical engineer with extra credits in Innovation and technical at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) 2010. The studies were heavily focused on practical aspect of corrosion and surface technology. During her master studies, she worked on the side, with numerical analysis of SEM and TEM images using Matlab1. Her PhD project was on characterization of photocatalytic PVD coatings where she adapted/created electrochemical test method which was presented and won the best presentation award 2012 at Electrochemical Science and Technology organized by the Danish Electrochemical Society2. Furthermore, her PhD work resulted in 5 journal publication with the doctoral degree in 2014. After academia she worked 5 years with Hempel within innovation and technology focusing on steel protections and its monitoring. February 2020 she stared at Innovation centre of Iceland focusing on material sciences.