Curriculum Vitae

Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson
Professor of Geophysics
Head, Faculty of Earth Sciences
University of Iceland
Askja, Sturlugata 7, IS-101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Janúar 2021


Origin

Born on 8 May 1961 in Reykjavík. 
Spouse: Anna Líndal, artist.
Children: Rögnvaldur (b. 1989) and Katla Sigríður (b. 1993).

Education

1986-1990 University College London, graduate studies in geophysics. Ph.D. in geophysics 1992. Title of thesis: Crustal structure of the subglacial Grímsvötn volcano, Vatnajökull, Iceland, from multiparameter geophysical surveys.
1982-1986 University of Iceland - B.S. in geophysics.


Employment

2008- Professor of Geophysics at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland.
2002-2007 Professor of Geophysics at the Department of Physics, University of Iceland.
1995-2001 Associate Professor of Geophysics at the Department of Physics, University of Iceland.
1991-1994 Reasearch associate at the Science Institute, Unversity of Iceland.
1985-1986 Reasearch assistant at the Science Institute, Unversity of Iceland.
1985-1986 Reasearch assistant at the National Energy Authority, Iceland.

 


Publications (see publication list at: http://www.hi.is/~mtg/MTG-ritskra.htm)

Summary:
1. Author and coauthor of about 100 reviewed papers in scientific journals and books.
2. Author and coauthor of about 40 lightly or non-reviewed popular articles on scientific matters.
3. Author and coauthor of about 30 scientific reports.
4. Author of text in four photographic books on Iceland.

 

Administration

2016-2020      Head, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Univ. Iceland
2014-present  Faculty Selection Committee
2008-2014      Head, Faculty of Earth Sciences 
2008-2013      Board, University of Iceland University Park, Univ. Iceland
2008-2012      
Director, Institute of Earth Sciences
2007-2008      Institute of Earth Sciences, Executive Committee
2005-2007      Department Chair, Department of Physics, University of Iceland
1996-present  Science Advisory Board, Civil Protection Department of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police
1998-present  President, Iceland Glaciological Society
2009-present  NORDFORSK  -  Panel on Researcher network and Research training courses.
2009             Ex Officio Chair, Commission on Volcano-Ice Interactions
2008             IAVCEI General Assembly, local organizing committee
2008             Chair, joint IAVCEI and IACS Commission on Volcano-Ice Interactions
2006-2007     IAVCEI Working Group on Volcano-Ice Interactions.  2007:  Vice-Chair; 2006: Secretary


 

Editorial experience

1. Journal of Glaciology, Scientific Editor, 2005 - 2008
2. Annals of Glaciology, 48, 2008. Associate Editor.
3. Journal of Geodynamics, 43 (1), 2007. Special Issue: Hotspot Iceland. (with W. Jacoby).
4. Hættumat vegna eldgosa og hlaupa frá vestanverðum Mýrdalsjökli og Eyjafjallajökli (in Icelandic: Eruptions in the western part of Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull: a risk assessment)(with Á.G. Gylfason). The Icelandic Police Commissioner and the University of Iceland Press. 210 pages. 2005.

 

Professional societies

Iceland Glaciological Society (JÖRFI)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Geoscience Society of Iceland (JFI)
International Glaciological Society (IGS)

IAVCEI-International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior
Societas Scientarium Islandica

President of the Iceland Glaciological Society 1998-.
Member of the board of the Iceland Glaciological Society 1996-1998.
Member of the board of the Geoscience Society of Iceland 1994-1998.




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