- Staða nánarExperimental physics, electronics and measurement theory
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Experimental physics. Solid state physics. Electronics and measurement theory. Tourism.
B.Sc. degree in Solid State Physics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, UK 1967 Ph. D. degree from the same University in 1971. Research work was concerned with the magnetic properties of superconductors. 1971-1973 Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The work was involved with tunneling between superconductors and normal metals.
2006- Advisor to the rector of the University of Iceland, Kristín Ingólfsdóttir. 2003- Director and chairman of the board of the Institute of Regional Research Centres of the University of Iceland 1997-2000 In charge of developing distance education at the University of Iceland. 1997- Associate professor in experimental physics at the University of Iceland. 1994-1997 Councillor of science and education at the Icelandic mission to the European Communities in Brussels. For the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. 1993-1994 Visiting scientist at the Danish Fisheries Research Institute (FF, Fiskeiministeriets Forskningslaboratorium) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Work there involved research and development of instruments and data systems for the fish industry. 1992-1993 Chairman of Tæknigarður hf. 1987-1992 Part time manager of Tæknigarður hf. which built and owns Tæknigarður, the Technological Development Centre at the University of Iceland. This is a so called incubator centre where new companies, particularly high technology companies originating in the University rent accommodation during their first years. Tæknigarður was opened in November 1988. 1986-1992 Part time manager of Tækniþróun hf. which is a development company owned jointly by the University of Iceland and industrial interests. Tækniþróun hf finds and supports research projects with the aim of taking useful projects to the development stage. Tækniþróun hf. also runs Tæknigarður, the Technological Development Centre at the University of Iceland. 1986-1993 Associate professor in experimental physics at the University of Iceland. 1983-1986 Technical director of Marel hf. The firm produces electronic scales, graders, and data collection equipment for ships, fish factories, and other food processing plants. 1981-1982 Visiting scientist at the Norwegian Fisheries Research Institute (FTFI, Fiskeriteknologisk Forskningsinstitutt) in Trondheim, Norway. Work there involved research and development of instruments and data systems for the fish industry. 1977-1983 Associate professor in experimental physics at the University of Iceland. Started and managed the development of electronic scales and data systems for fish processing plants. This project became in 1983 the firm Marel hf. that now produces these instruments and sells them world-wide. 1973-1977 Research fellow at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland. Design of various measurement and data collection systems. For example for measuring temperature and water level in boreholes and rivers, automatic counters for counting vehicles, and various instruments for collecting geophysical and environmental data.