M.Sc., Engineering Physics, Technical University of Lund (Sweden)
Lúdvík S. Georgsson was born in Iceland 1949. In 2013 he became the Director of the United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP), Orkustofnun – National Energy Authority, in Reykjavik.
Prior to that from 1990-2013, he was the Deputy Director of the UNU-GTP, with the main responsibilities of planning, academic and financial management of the 6-month training.
From 1975-1990 he served as a geophysicist at the Geothermal Division of Orkustofnun, with responsibilities in the exploration of geothermal systems, both of low-enthalpy and high-enthalpy type and was manager of many exploration projects.
He has been the editor of the UNU-GTP annual yearbook, Geothermal Training in Iceland, from its first publication in 1994 (ISSN 1670-7400). Mr. Georgsson also serves as project leader of annual short courses on geothermal exploration and development, held both in Kenya and in El Salvador, which have been Iceland’s contribution to the UN Millennium Development Goals. He undertakes missions and site visits for the UNU-GTP to many countries of Africa, Asia, Central America, and Eastern Europe.