CEO – Guðbjörg joined the Atmonia team in 2018, fist focusing on business development. She has previously worked in multiple sectors ranging from manufacturing to banking, concentrating on business- and product development.
Guðbjörg has a MSc in Production Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.
Chairman of the board, CSO & Co-Founder – Egill is a professor at the department of Engineering at the University of Iceland. His research projects at the university led to the founding of Atmonia, and is the university still an important player in the company’s research efforts.
Egill has a PhD in Engineering Physics from the Technical University of Denmark.
Helga Dögg Flosadóttir
CRO & Co-Founder –
Helga led the experimental part of the research project that finally led to the foundation of Atmonia in late 2016. She has previously served as the Head of R&D of Chemical Analysis Department at Innovation Center Iceland, as well as a project manager for environmental monitoring.
Helga has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Iceland.
CTO & CO-founder – Arnar designed the experimental setup used to test the Atmonia catalysts for nitrogen reduction, when working on his MSc thesis. He had previously worked at the Innovation Center Iceland performing chemical analysis.
Arnar has a MSc in Engineering Physics from the University of Iceland.
Hákon Örn Birgisson
CBO – Hakon joined Atmonia in 2019 to carry out business development activities for the company. His previous positions include business development, marketing and sales, mergers & acquisitions, investment banking and scientific research.
Hakon has a PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Lund, Sweden and an Executive MBA from Reykjavik University.
Magnús Már Guðnason
Development Engineer –
Magnús joined the Atmonia team in 2018, focusing on product development and prototyping. He has previously worked as development engineer on electrochemical cells and equipment.
Magnús has a MSc in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark.
Biotech Research Technician –
James is carrying out trials on the Atmonia fertilizer in vertical horticulture as well as developing of Atmonia’s nitrification system. He specializes in sustainable production and emerging technologies, with previous projects on the subject in China, USA and Iceland.
James studied Horticulture at the Agricultural University of Iceland.
Chemical Engineering – Fatemeh has a PhD from the University of Iceland in chemical engineering, working on research for the Atmonia catalyst.
Fatemeh also has a MSc in Nuclear Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran.
Microbiologist – Amanda joined Atmonia in 2020 and is involved in process and technology development and integration. She has expertise in resource recovery and environmental microbial technologies.
Amanda has a PhD in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University in the United States, and experience in post-doctoral research in bio-electrochemical technologies at Ghent University in Belgium.
PhD student – Jinchao is currently a PhD student at the University of Iceland, engaged in research on electrocatalytic ammonia synthesis.
Jinchao earned his Msc in chemical engineering from Zhejiang University of Technology in China.
Anna B. Gunnarsdóttir
Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Iceland – Anna is working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Iceland.
Anna obtained her PhD in Chemistry from University of Cambridge in 2020, developing in situ NMR techniques to study lithium metal batteries.