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General director of the Innovation Centre of Iceland

Professor of Physics at the University of Iceland

General information

Leading scientist's research interests: Research and development for implementation of hydrogen energy in Iceland, weakening hydrogen bonds in water under microwave electromagnetic radiation, research of geothermal deposits for producing electricity and heat, development of alternative power sources

Quote by the head of the laboratory: I would like to help with search for entrepreneurs who have understanding of ways to increase the share of the innovative component in this field. We need to think about future scenarios in which it will become hard to use carbon fuel sources.

Scientific recognition

Awards and achievements:

2007 – Global Energy Prize (project   «Research and development to implement hydrogen energy generation in Iceland».).

1988 – Nordic Technology Prize.

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