Rebecca Peer

Researching energy and the environment.

November 3, 2021

Dr. Peer featured in Physics World

Physics World published an article on open-access publications in academia and the new SciNotes journal featuring interviews with Dr. Peer (Executive Editorial Board member) and collaborator Dr. Grubert (Editorial Board member).

May 27, 2021

Keynote at 3rd WEF Nexus Workshop

Dr Peer. delivered a keynote talk the 3rd Water-Energy-Food Nexus Workshop, hosted by the Public University of Navarre's Institute for Innovation and Sustainable Development in the Food Chain (ISFOOD) and the Institute for Advanced Research in Business and Economics (INARBE).

May 4, 2021

Dr. Peer on SciNotes Executive Editorial Board

Dr Peer. was recruited to serve on the first Executive Editorial Board of the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing's new journal SciNotes.

May 3, 2021

K. Titus Joins Research Group

New PhD Student Karan Titus joins the team, co-supervised by Dr. Dempsey (University of Canterbury). Karan will be working on assessing the feasibility of carbon-negative geothermal energy in New Zealand.

July 16, 2021

New Paper in ERIS

Dr Peer. and collaborator Dr. Chini (Air Force Institute of Technology) published paper in Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability analysing the water and carbon footprint of global electricity over the past 30 years.

January 11, 2021

New Paper in Scientific Data

Dr Peer. and collaborator Dr. Chini (Air Force Institute of Technology) published a methodology paper in Scientific Data with a describing the creation of their global water footprint for electricity database.

December 15, 2020

New Paper in Applied Energy

A collaborative paper led by Dr. Henry (RTI International) with partners at the Carnegie Institution for Science, University of Canterbury, Columbia University, North Carolina State University, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy investigated the replicability of capacity expansion models via a community benchmarking exercise across four models.

December 2, 2020

Civil Systems Paper is Editor's Choice

Our recently published forum in the Journal of Infrastructure Systems on the role of civil systems engineers in society has been chosen by the chief editor to be featured in the Editor's Choice slection.

September 25, 2020

New Publication in ERL

Dr Peer. and collaborator Dr. Chini (Air Force Institute of Technology) published a research paper in Environmental Research Letters with an integrated account of the water embedded in our global energy trade network.

August 22, 2020

New Publication in JIS

Dr. Peer and colleague Dr. Logan (University of Canterbury) published a forum in the Journal of Infrastructure Systems discussing the role of civil systems engineers in today's and tomorrow's complex challenges.

June 4, 2020

Dr. Peer Joins University of Canterbury

Dr. Peer officially joins the faculty in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury as a Lecturer in Civil Systems Engineering.