Roeland De Meulenaere obtained his Master in Chemistry from the Katholieke Universteit Leuven (KUL) in 2005 and received a postgraduate in Energy technics in buildings at the Universiteit Gent (UG) in 2007.

Until the end of 2018 he was working as a project engineer in Thermodynamics (Process Performance) at Laborelec, the research centre of Engie. In this role, he was occupied with the performance of power plants (CCGT, CHP, CFPP, biomass, nuclear power plants, hydro, … in Europe, Asia, Oceania and South America). 

Since 2018, Roeland De Meulenaere is a researcher and PhD student at VUB. Under supervision of Pr. Blondeau, he was working on the simulations and the modelling for the Arbaheat project. In 2022, he joined the BEST project to study the emissions from power plants feed by e-fuels during transient periods.