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PhD student, Australian German College of Climate and Energy Transitions, The University of Melbourne

Dimitri is from the Netherlands, but has been living in Australia for the last 6 years. He graduated from the University of Utrecht with an MSc in geology/geophysics and has been working as a geoscientist for Shell for 11 years in the Netherlands and Australia. He now returns to academic life in pursuit of a PhD researching the climate impact of fugitive emissions of the fossil fuel industry, and unconventional gas in particular.

In his free time he can be seen cycling in the Dandenongs


  • 2014–present
    PhD Student, University of Melbourne
  • 2013–2013
    Geophyscical advisor, NICTA
  • 2004–2012
    Geoscientist, Shell
  • 2001–2004
    Geoscientist, ARGO