Prof. Dr. Pall Valdimarsson

Prof. Dr. Pall Valdimarsson

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Pall Valdimarsson is a mechanical engineer with degrees from Iceland and Germany, and a Dr.Scient.Ing. degree from the University of Iceland.  He was a full professor at the University of Iceland from 1996 to 2012, with reduced duties since 2005, after becoming director R&D for Enex hf in Iceland. He has three decades of experience in geothermal utilization, both for production of electricity as well as district heating, and has been a lecturer at the United Nations University Geothermal Training Program since 1986.

Pall Valdimarsson has done consulting and lecturing for various European Universities, the World Bank and energy companies such as NUON of Holland and Norsk Hydro. Other activities have included work in the field of internal combustion engines, hydrogen projects and aircraft propulsion.  He has been the president of the Icelandic Council of Standardization, member of the Icelandic Aircraft Accident Investigation Board as well as member of scientific councils within the Nordic Energy Research Program (NEFP). He is now manager R&D at Atlas Copco Gas and Process Division Geothermal Competence Center, Cologne/Reykjavik in addition to being adjunct professor at Reykjavik University.

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