Scientific curriculum vitae

Personal data

Name: Bart Rogiers
Date of Birth: 04 August 1986
Nationality: Belgian
Marital status and family: Married, one son

ORCID: 0000-0002-8836-0988
Academic Titles: PhD, MSc, BSc
Current affiliation:
Performance Assessments
Institute for Environment, Health & Safety
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN)


PhD in Geology ▾

(23 Nov 2009 - 22 Nov 2013; graduated on 27/11/2013)
Mol, Belgium


Conditional Stochastic Simulation of Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport in a Sandy Aquifer at Mol/Dessel.

Supervisory committee

Prof. Dr. O. Batelaan; Dr. Ir. D. Mallants; Dr. M. Gedeon; Prof. Dr. Ir. M. Huysmans; Prof. Dr. Ir. Alain Dassargues

Additional members of the jury

Prof. Dr. N. Vandenberghe; Prof. Dr. R. Swennen; Prof. Dr. Ir. J. Vanderborght; Prof. Dr. P. Dietrich

Followed courses

Internship ▾

(Sep 2008 - Mar 2009)
Operational Water Management,
Groundwater Management
Brussels, Belgium



J. Lermytte

Master of Science in Geology ▾

(magna cum laude; Sep 2007 - Jun 2009; graduated on 02/07/2009)
Leuven, Belgium



Prof. Dr. N. Vandenberghe; Dr. M. Huysmans

Bachelor of Science in Geology ▾

(Major Subject: Option Physics)
(cum laude; Sep 2004 - Jun 2007; graduated on 05/07/2007)
Leuven, Belgium



Prof. Dr. N. Vandenberghe; Dr. M. Huysmans


Scientific researcher ▾

(01 Dec 2013 - present)
Mol, Belgium

Project involvement
(including those contributed to during my PhD)

  • Regionale grondwatermodellering van gespannen grondwaterlagen: Modellering van de gespannen delen van het Oligoceen, het Ledo Paniseliaan Brusseliaan aquifersysteem en de Ieperiaan aquifer, 2015 (for the Flemish Environment Agency)
  • Dewatering of the building excavation for MYRRHA: Preliminary assessment of the aquifer’s response, 2014 (internal project)
  • Front end engineering design MYRRHA, 2013-2014 (internal project)
  • Research on the geological disposal of B&C waste (for ONDRAF/NIRAS)
    • An assessment of dilution tests and ambient temperature logging for quantifying groundwater flow in the Neogene aquifer, 2014-2015
    • Regional Hydrogeological Modelling of the Mol Site: Transient model of the confined aquifers below the Boom Clay: 2011 update, 2011-2012
  • Near surface disposal of category A waste at Dessel (for ONDRAF/NIRAS)
    • Quantification of the groundwater table dynamics at the category A site, 2015
    • Technical review of hydrogeological model calculations in the framework of the category A license application, 2012
    • Hydrogeological modelling of the Dessel site: overview report, 2011
    • Data collection forms for long-term safety assessment, 2011
    • Geological, hydrogeological and hydrological data for the Dessel disposal site: site characterization report, 2010
  • Radiological characterization of building elements
    • MetroDecom: Metrology for decommissioning nuclear facilities, 2015 (EURAMET Joint Research Project)
    • Determination of Cs-137 contamination depth distribution in building structures using geostatistical modelling of ISOCS measurements, 2010-2013 (internal project)

Followed courses

Teaching experience ▾

  • Practical introduction to groundwater modelling. - Marijke Huysmans & Bart Rogiers, IAH Belgium short course, February 18, 25 and March 3, Brussels.
  • Hydrogeology teaching assistant, KU Leuven (2010 - 2013)

Student supervision ▾

  • Cas Neyens. Analysis of pumping tests in a sandy aquifer in Northern Belgium. MSc thesis, Faculty of Science, KU Leuven, 163 pp. - (University promoter: Huysmans M; Supervisors: Gedeon M, Laloy E, Rogiers B)
  • Laura Janssens. 2015. Omzetting van digitale foto’s van ontsluitingen in hydraulische conductiviteit, met behulp van beeldanalyse en luchtpermeameter datasets. Unpublished BSc thesis, Faculty of Science, KU Leuven, 38 pp. - (University promoter: Huysmans M; Supervisor: Rogiers B)
  • Tijs Hoedemakers. 2015. Pomp- en dilutietesten in de Neogene aquifer, in en rond de nucleaire zone te Mol-Dessel- Geel. Unpublished BSc thesis, Faculty of Science, KU Leuven, 42 pp. - (University promoter: Huysmans M; Supervisors: Rogiers B, Gedeon M)
  • Bennett G. 2014. Integration of detailed borehole core measurements and pump test data from the aquifers below the Boom Clay in a groundwater flow model. Unpublished MSc thesis, Faculty of Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 78 pp. - (University promoter: Huysmans M; Supervisors: Rogiers B, Vandersteen K)
  • Potums L. 2014. Gedetailleerde karakterisatie van boorkernen uit de diepe aquifers rond de Boomse klei, met behulp van een luchtpermeameter. Unpublished BSc thesis, Faculty of Science, KU Leuven, 51 pp. - (University promoter: Huysmans M; Supervisor: Rogiers B)
  • Winters P. 2012. Haalbaarheidsstudie voor de gedetailleerde opmeting van de hydraulische conductiviteit op boorkernen, met behulp van een luchtpermeameter. Unpublished BSc thesis, Faculty of Science, KU Leuven, 40 pp. - (University promoter: Huysmans M; Supervisor: Rogiers B)

Examination committees ▾

  • Nhu Viet Ha, Spatio-temporal prediction of land subsidence using GIS-based 3D geological, geotechnical and groundwater flow models in Hanoi city (Vietnam). PhD thesis, Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. February 2016.
  • Nafyad Serre Kawo, Model Based Evaluation of the Protection Zones around the WaterGroep Public Drinking Water Well Field in Huiskens (Korbeek-Lo), Belgium. Interuniversity programme: Master of Science in Physical Land Resources, Universiteit Gent - Vrije Universiteit Brussel. September 2013.

Peer reviewing ▾

  • Toxics, 2016
  • Earth Science Informatics, 2015
  • Hydrogeology Journal, 2015 (II)
  • Mathematical Geosciences, 2014
  • Advances in Water Resources, 2014
  • Water Resources Research, 2014, 2015
  • Journal of African Earth Sciences, 2014
  • Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology, 2014
  • Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 2013
  • Journal of Hydroinformatics, 2011
See also my Elsevier Reviews and Publons profiles.

Stays abroad

  • Scientific visit to CSIRO Land & Water and Flinders University, Adelaide. May 22 – June 15, 2013.


Grants and Awards

  • SCK•CEN PhD scholarship 2009-2013

Other skills and qualifications

Languages ▾

  • Dutch: Mother tongue
  • English: Fluent
  • French: Basic

Software ▾

  • Expert: R packages RMODFLOW*, RMT3DMS, and my other packages on GitHub or Bitbucket
  • Advanced: R packages gstat, ggplot2*, ggmap*; RStudio*; MODFLOW*; MT3DMS; SGeMS*; GIMP; Microsoft Powerpoint; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook
  • Intermediate: R packages AMORE, devtools, directlabels, bfast, akima, knitr*, lubridate, OpenStreetMap, raster, RandomFields, readr, readxl*, reshape2*, rgdal, rgl, roxygen2, sp; Quantum GIS*; Processing Shemat; LaTeX*; TopoDrive*; ParticleFlow*; Diver-Office*; Levelogger*; Model Viewer; ModelMuse; ModelMate*; UCODE*; GMS; Rosetta; HYDRUS-1D; Ref-ET; Mendeley Desktop; Grapher; Surfer; Microsoft Access; Inkscape; Adobe Photoshop; ImageMagick; Git; MODPATH
  • Beginner: R packages forecast, coda, DEoptim, hydroPSO, magrittr, DBI, RPostgreSQL, RODBC; SAGA GIS; Weka 3

* Also used for educative purposes

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