Dipl. Ing., Mechanical Engineering, Technical Univeristy Munich, Germany
B.Sc., Industrial- and Mechanical Engineering, University of Iceland
Maria has a Dipl.Ing. degree (equivalent to M.Sc. degree) in Mechanical Engineering. Parallel to her employment at UNU-GTP she is working on her Ph.D. project in Geothermal Reservoir Engineering at University of Iceland and Reykjavik University where she is also a part time teacher in Engineering.
Prior to her employment at UNU-GTP she was working in an engineering consulting company in Iceland where she took part in various geothermal projects both in Iceland and abroad. Her main tasks were design of geothermal power plants and installation and commission of geothermal power units.