Rebecca Peer

Senior LecturerRebecca Peer

Civil Systems Engineering
Internal Phone: 90913


Research Interests

My research is focused on infrastructure systems, in particular energy. A majority of my work focuses on the relationship between energy and natural systems (e.g., water, land, climate) for current, planned, and future energy pathways. This includes assessments like carbon accounting, water footprinting, multi-criteria optimisation, and more. I often use computational modelling, data analysis, and statistics in my work.

Currently, I seeking applications for:
- 1 PhD position focusing on modelling Aotearoa New Zealand's future energy system with large-scale hydrogen geostorage.

For other information about my work and student opportunities, please see my personal website:

Recent Publications

  • Tarroja B., Peer R. and Grubert E. (2023) Assessing how non-carbon co-priorities affect zero-carbon electricity system development in California under current policies. Journal of Cleaner Production 403
  • Titus KA., Dempsey DE. and Peer RAM. (2023) Carbon negative geothermal: Theoretical efficiency and sequestration potential of geothermal-BECCS energy cycles. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 122
  • Chini CM., Nugent J., Stillwell AS. and Peer RAM. (2022) A critical review on the accounting of energy in virtual water trade. Journal of Cleaner Production 379
  • Titus K., Dempsey D. and Peer R. (2022) Carbon Negative Geothermal: Theoretical Combined Geothermal-BECCS Injection Cycle. In University of Auckland.
  • Chini CM. and Peer RAM. (2021) The traded water footprint of global energy from 2010 to 2018. Scientific Data 8(1)