Karel Vlaeminck graduated in 2016 at Ghent University as Master in Bioscience Engineering with a specialization in Environmental Technology.

After graduating, he quickly became involved in a project with ARCHE Consulting and the University of Ghent regarding the development of population models (IBMs) for the risk assessment of metals. Currently, he is doing a PhD in collaboration with the Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology (University of Ghent). The focus of his PhD is the development and application of population models in the risk assessment of chemical mixtures. In addition, he is also involved in various projects promoting the use of ecological models in risk assessment.