Framhaldsnemar / Current research students

Magnús Tumi Guđmundsson
Professor of Geophysics
University of Iceland

Janúar 2020
Ph.D Students

Sara Sayadi, Ph.D project on "Structure of Surtsey volcanic island from multi-disciplinary geophysical modelling".
Started 2017. University of Iceland.  (Supervisor).


Arnar Már Vilhjálmsson, Ph.D project on "Resistivity survey of Grímsvötn".
Started 2009.  University of Iceland. (Advisor/committee member).

Masoud Allahbakhshi, Ph.D project on "High resolution deformation at fumaroles and geyser investigated by non-intrusive technologies".
Started July 2016. University of Potsdam.
(Advisor/committee member).


MS Students

Einar Sindri Ólafsson, MS project on the Surtsey 1963-64 eruption plume. 
Started september 2016. University of Iceland. (Supervisor).



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Previous research students

Ph.D Supervisor

Hannah Reynolds, Ph.D thesis on "Subglacial volcanic and geothermal activity. Measurement and modelling of heat flow". University of Iceland, Faculty of Earth Sciences. 18 December 2017. 94 pp.

Björn Oddsson, Ph.D thesis on "Natural heat loss of geothermal areas and heat extraction from hot rocks and magma".  University of Iceland, Faculty of Earth Sciences. 16 June 2016. 106 pp.

Alexander Jarosch, Ph.D. thesis on "Full Stokes Ice Models and Subglacial Heat Sources. Numerical Simulations of Volcano-Ice Interaction" (pdf 6.2 MB). University of Iceland, Faculty of Science. 25 May 2007. 89 pp.


Ph.D Advisor/Committee member

Carolyn Gorny
, Ph.D-thesis:  Emplacement setting and dynamics of widespread hyaloclastite-lava sheets, Snaebylisheidi Formation, south Iceland. University of Otago. Spring 2015.


Tanya Jude-Eton, Ph.D thesis on "Eruption dynamics in subglacial emergent phreatomagmatic eruptions: A case study of the 2004 eruption at the Grímsvötn volcano, Iceland". University of Edinburgh. 2011.

Mary Chapman, Ph.D. thesis on "Possible Icelandic Analogues for Valles Marineris Interior Layered Deposits and Associated Outflow Channels on Mars". Keele University, UK. 2005.

Svanbjörg Helga Haraldsdóttir, Ph.D. thesis on "Snow, snowdrift and avalanche hazard in a windy climate". University of Iceland, Faculty of Science. 28 June 2004. 125 pp.



MS Supervisor

Sigrún Sif Sigurđardóttir, MS-thesis: "The Eldgjá lava flow beneath Mýrdalssandur, S-Iceland, mapping with magnetic measurements". University of Iceland. October 2014.  51  pp.


Tinna Jónsdóttir, MS-thesis: "Grain size distribution and characteristics of the tephra from the Vatnaöldur AD 871±2 and Katla 1918 eruptions, Iceland"
. University of Iceland.  January 2015.  140 pp. 

Jeanne Marie Guniaux, MS thesis: "Gravity studies of the structure of the Vatnaöldur and Veiđivötn crater rows, South Central Iceland(pdf 7 MB). University of Iceland, Faculty of Earth Sciences. June 2013. 82 pp.

Jorge Eduardo Montalvo Morales,  MPaed: "Hazard Assessment and Risk Mitigation for Tourists at Hekla Volcano, South Iceland" (pdf 7.2 MB). University of Iceland, Faculty of Earth Sciences. July 2010. 70 pp.

Birgir Vilhelm Óskarsson
, MS thesis: "The Skerin ridge on Eyjafjallajökull, south Iceland: Morphology and magma-ice interaction in an ice-confined silicic fissure eruption"
University of Iceland, Faculty of Earth Sciences. September 2009. 111 pp.

Ţorbjörg ÁgústsdóttirMS thesis: "On the Dynamics of Rhyolite Dome Emplacement: Densities and Deformation Fields". University of Iceland, Faculty of Earth Sciences. September 2009. 118 pp.

Björn OddssonMS thesis: "The Grímsvötn eruption in 2004: Dispersal and Total Mass of Tephra and Comparison with Plume Transport Models" (pdf 8.5 MB). University of Iceland, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. October 2007. 112 pp.

Arnar Már Vilhjálmsson
MS thesis: "A gravity study of hyaloclastite formations and lava fields around Kleifarvatn, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland" (pdf 14 MB). University of Iceland, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Physics. October 2006. 88 pp.

Kirsty Langley
MS thesis: "A morphological investigation of volcanic activity beneath Vatnajökull, Iceland, interpreted from radio echo sounding data". University of Iceland, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Physics. June 2000. 129 pp. 


MS Advisor/Committee member

Einar Ragnar Sigurđsson, MS project on "Paleomagnetic studies of hyaloclastite mountains, indications of duration of buildup". University of Iceland, Faculty of Earth Sciences. October 2019. 167 pp

Bergur Einarsson
MS thesis on "Jökulhlaups in Skaftá: A study of a jökulhlaup from the Western Skaftá cauldron in the Vatnajökull ice cap, Iceland" (pdf 5.4 MB). University of Iceland, Faculty of Earth Sciences. January 2009. 74 pp.

Eyjólfur Magnússon, MS thesis on "Airborne SAR data from S-Iceland: analyses, DEM improvements and glaciological applications" (pdf 22 MB). University of Iceland, Faculty of Natural Sciences. October 2003. 130 pp.


Arnar Hjartarson
MS thesis on "Analysis of Reservoir Data collected during Reinjection into the Laugaland Geothermal System in Eyjafjörđur, N-Iceland". University of Iceland, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Physics. June 1999. 107 pp.




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