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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 Energiepodium.nl (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 2018

Blok-denken drukt tempo energietransitie en stuwt kosten op

Visser, M. 20 Sep 2018

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Open Access

Energieopwek.nl: version 2.0

van Someren, C. & Visser, M. 2018

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Lessen uit Scandinavië: we hebben een zesde klimaattafel nodig

Visser, M. 13 Jun 2018

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Mik bij jacht op CO2 megatonnen óók op Petajoules

Visser, M. 7 Feb 2018

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Activities 2014 2017

  • 11 Oral presentation
  • 5 Invited talk
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Participation in conference

De actuele toestand op de Nederlandse energiemarkt

Visser, M. (Speaker)
28 Sep 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

De rol van biomassa in de energietransitie

Martijn Katan (Speaker), Nap, J. P. (Speaker), Visser, M. (Speaker)
22 Nov 2017

Activity: Invited talk

Samen maken we Nederland aardgasvrij

Visser, M. (Speaker)
28 Sep 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

Sustainable heat for buildings

Visser, M. (Speaker)
21 Sep 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

Naar een CO2-arm Groningen in 2035

Visser, M. (Speaker)
9 Mar 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

Press / Media

Wij krijgen het groenste kabinet ooit

Martien Visser


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment