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Dr Luk Peeters has over 15 years of research experience in risk and impact analysis and water resources management, with an emphasis on conceptualisation, numerical modelling & uncertainty analysis, geostatistics and machine learning. He obtained his PhD in geology from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and joined CSIRO Land and Water in 2010 as research scientist.

Dr Peeters leads the risk and impact analysis in the Geological Bioregional Assessments project, which evaluates potential impact of unconventional gas resource development in the Cooper and Beetaloo basins. He also supervises and mentors a team of 8 post-doctoral researchers in CSIRO’s Deep Earth Imaging Future Science Platform, advancing how we improve geological conceptualisation through big data and machine learning.

He authored over 70 peer reviewed international journal papers and reports, including the Australian Groundwater Modelling Guidelines and the IESC Explanatory Note on Uncertainty Analysis in Groundwater Modelling.

Current Roles

  • Theme Leader System Conceptualisation
    Deep Earth Imaging Future Science Platform

  • Discipline Leader Impact Analysis
    Geological and Bioregional Assessments

Academic Qualifications

  • 2001

    Bachelor in Geology
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

  • 2003

    Master in Geology
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

  • 2010

    PhD in Hydrogeology
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Professional Experiences

  • 2017-2023

    Adjunct Senior Lecturer
    Flinders University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2018-2018

    Chairman's Medal for seminal contribution to the Bioregional Assessment Programme

  • 2016-2016

    Impact from Science Medal for the development of AWRA with BoM under WIRADA


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