Team

The Atmonia Team

Guðbjörg Rist

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 

Egill Skúlason

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

Arnar Sveinbjörnsson

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

Product 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

Camila Pía Canales

Research Scientist

Camila is a researcher at the University of Iceland. Her expertise is related to the study of carbon-based electro-catalysts and their performance.  Her current work involves the electrochemical analysis of the Atmonia catalyst. 

Camila has a PhD in Chemistry from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Younes Abghoui

Research Scientist

Younes is a research assistant professor at the Science Institute of the University of Iceland. He did his PhD as a part of the research project that led to Atmonia, and is working on further research on the Atmonia catalysts.

Younes has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Iceland

Fatemeh
Hanifpour

PHD student

Fatemeh is currently a PhD student at the University of Iceland, working on further research on the Atmonia catalyst.

Fatemeh has a MSc in Nuclear Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran

Naseeb Nisar Pookkat

PHD Student

Naseeb is currently a PhD student at the University of Iceland, working on further research on the Atmonia catalyst. 

Naseeb has a MSc in Physics from the National Institute of Technology in India