Earlier this year, GEG welcomed an expert team of Research Assistants from a local university to officially join our team and take part in our geothermal energy projects
19 July 2022 — GEG would like to welcome our new Research Assistants to the team, who are all Master’s students from Reykjavik University (Háskólinn í Reykjavík). They are a part of the university’s Iceland School of Energy graduate program and will be completing their MSc. thesis projects with us here at our headquarters in Iceland. GEG’s Research Assistants will work alongside the rest of the team on the company’s actual, in-progress geothermal projects as a part of the company focus on R&D.
Alfonso Mohor Alarcón, from Concepción, Chile, will be working alongside our team on his research into his home country. His thesis topic is a a Technical, Economic, Social, and Environmental Assessment of Geothermal Resources in Chile. Alfonso is a professional geologist with a Bachelor’s in Geology from the University of Chile (Universidad de Chile). He has recently been awarded a graduate scholarship from Geothermal Rising for this research.
“I’m very excited to start working along with the GEG team, I’ve found a group of people with whom we share our perspective regarding the importance of geothermal energy and the possibilities it represents. I’ll be looking forward to making the most of this great opportunity I’ve been given!”
Jennifer Jolliffe is from Campbell River, Canada and will be working on her thesis project concerning Geothermal Energy Utilization with a Value-Added Lithium Extraction Component. Jen is a professional geologist with over 15 years of experience and a BScH in Geological Sciences from Queen’s University.
“I am very passionate about my thesis project, because lithium is one of the main strategic elements in the green energy transition. I believe that anyone who is able to help develop our low carbon future should do so and I am so excited to partner with GEG to accomplish my research goals and to give me valuable work experience in this field.”
Laura Constanza Bocanegra Rodríguez, from Bogota, Colombia, will be working with our team on our early-stages Ecuador project. Her MSc. project is on Re-purposing Oil and Gas Wells for Geothermal Energy Use in Ecuador. Laura is a professional geologist with over 8 years of experience and a Bachelor’s in geology from the National University of Colombia (Universidad Nacional de Colombia).
“I’m excited to be a part of this amazing team, where the same passion in geothermal and social responsibility will help me to grow as a professional in the geothermal industry. I’m looking forward to start this incredible opportunity!”
We are thrilled to have these three MSc. students joining us as official members of the GEG team, and are excited to see where their projects will go and what new discoveries within the geothermal field can be made here at our Iceland office!
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