Personal profile

Personal profile

In 1985 Martien graduated at the University of Eindhoven on fluid flow and mass transfer. Het started his career at Holland Windturbine BV. Later he switched to Energy and in 1987, he became international researcher at the International Flame Research Foundation. In his spare time, het wrote his PhD on Mathematical Modeling of Pulverised Swirling Coal Flames. In 1992, he switched to Gasunie were he became senior researcher with repsect to energy conservation and clean combustion of natural gas. In 1996, he became economist at Gasunie followed by a position as group leader in gas market research. Later, he worked for (nowadays) GasTerra and in 2006, he became senior economist of Gasunie. In 2009, Martien became manager of the department of Network optimisation and Development. Since 2013, Martien is manager (long term) strategy at Gasunie. Meanwhile, since 2012, Martien became part-time professor at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the field of Energy Transition. Since 2004, Martien is Fellow at the Clingendael International Energy Programme, a think tank about energy policy in The Hague. In 2004, Martien was co-author of a policy report from CDA (Christian Democratic Party of The Netherlands) how to speed up energy transition. Since 2016, Martien is an invited monthly columnist as (in Dutch).

At the centre of expertise, Martien is involved in the field of (electricity) network design, solar panels, heat networks and energy data.


Martien is professor in the European Master in Sustainable Energy and System Management and teaches the subjects of

  • Technology, Plants and Integration
  • Interaction between sustainable and fossil
  • Reliability of Energy Systems


Research Interests

Education / Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes, Master in Science, Eindhoven University of Technology

External positions

Fellow, Clingendael International Energy Programme

2004 → …

current: Manager Strategy, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie

1992 → …


  • TP Chemical technology

Projects 2016 2016

Low Sun Irradiation of Solar Panels

Vogelzang, B., van Weerden, H. & Visser, M.

12/12/16 → …

Project: ResearchPractical Project

Research Output 2013 2017

Arme warmtenetten

Visser, M. 9 Feb 2017

Research output: Other research outputWeb publication/site

Open Access

De trias energetica is harder nodig dan ooit

Visser, M. 9 Jan 2017

Research output: Other research outputWeb publication/site

Open Access

Informateur, maak wat moois van de energietransitie! Vijf adviezen die het verschil kunnen maken

Visser, M. 24 Mar 2017

Research output: Other research outputWeb publication/site

Open Access

Aandeel ‘overheid’ op energierekening zal vermoedelijk stijgen

Visser, M. 14 Jul 2016

Research output: Other research outputWeb publication/site

Open Access

Activities 2014 2017

  • 7 Oral presentation
  • 4 Invited talk
  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Naar een CO2-arm Groningen in 2035

Visser, M. (Speaker)
9 Mar 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

Methane emissions & climate policies

Visser, M. (Speaker)
27 Sep 2016

Activity: Oral presentation

We krijgen het groenste kabinet ooit

Visser, M. (Speaker)
6 Dec 2016

Activity: Invited talk

Press / Media

Wij krijgen het groenste kabinet ooit

Martien Visser


1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Expert Comment