Research in Renewable Energy
RES students are required to complete a research project as part of their degree requirements. This they do during the third and last trimester, from the middle of October to the middle of February or for 15 weeks (90 ECTS). Each student has a Project Advisor(s) and is also assisted by the RES Specialization Coordinator(s). Students do their research projects either at RES in Akureyri, or at our many partner research institutions in Iceland such as the University of Akureyri, the Iceland‘s Innovation Center, University of Iceland, energy and engineering firms and laboratories such as ISOR, Mannvit Engineering, Landsvirkjun Power, Nordurorka, Reykjavik Geothermal, VERKIS Engineering, and Carbon Recycling International (CRI), to name a few. Some students work on their research outside Iceland, in the laboratories of our foreign partner universities. RES is very fortunate to have a solid partnership with leading researchers at some of best research institutions and technical universities in the world. So far RES students have done their thesis research at the following laboratories abroad: Institute Superior Tecnico (IST) of the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal; Dept. Of Furnaces & Heat Techniques of the Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia; Dept. Of Geology of the Temple University, Philadelphia, US; Institute of Applied Geosciences of Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany; Fuel Cell System Research Unit at the Ford Motor Company, Michigan, US; Colorado Fuel Cell Center of the Colorado School of Mines, Golden US; Dept. Of Industrial Engineering at the University of Perugia, Italy; Process & Research Optimization Unit of the Malardalen University, Sweden; Energy Research Group of Toyota Motor Europe in Brussels, Belgium; Engineering Research Group at Smith College, Massachusetts, US; Hydrogen Production & Utilization Laboratory at the University of California Davis, US; Industrial Energy Systems Laboratory (LENI) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland; Power Systems Unit of the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Porto, Portugal; PLANET Gbr and Julich Research Center, Julich, Germany; The Global Fuel Cell Center at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, US; University of Minnesota, Morris, US; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico; University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, US.