Professional Career

2008 - present:

Center leader and Research Scientist at Nordic Volcanological Center, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, Iceland

Main research areas:

  • FEM modeling
  • Subsurface rheological structures
  • Crustal deformation observations, modeling and interpretation
  • Subsurface mass movements
  • Joint inversion of InSAR and GPS data

May 2008 - Oct 2008:

Advisor at Rannís (The Icelandic Centre for Research) Reykjavik, Iceland

Main responsibilities: National Contact Person for the FP7 Environment (including Climate Changes) Program, Responsible for administration of two national funds (research student fund, the student innovation fund), Icelandic ECORD consil representative

2004 – 2008:

Post doc. at Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland

2000 – 2002

Research Fellow at Nordic Volcanological Institute, Reykjavik, Iceland


2002 - 2004          University of Iceland          Reykjavik, Iceland

Ph. D. in Geophysics: Crustal Deformation Associated with the June, 2004, Earthquakes in Southern Iceland and Repeated Magmatic Intrusion in the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, 1994 and 1999 – Observed by Satellite Radar Interferometry

1993 - 1999          Aarhus University                     Aarhus, Denmark

Cand. Scient in Geology: The Porto Novo lavas, Santo Antão, Cape Verde – A petrographical and geochemical characterization of two nephelinites (in Danish)