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Persoonlijk profiel

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

Martien's research interests are related to lowering the costs of energy transition, increasing the social acceptibility and making fast progress towards a low carbon society. 

Opleiding / Academische kwalificatie

Doctor of Engineering, Delft University of Technology

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

Externe posities

Fellow, Clingendael International Energy Programme

2004 → …

current: Manager Strategy, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie

1992 → …


  • TP Chemical technology
  • Energy Business Models
  • energy transition
  • Energy Planning
  • Business Model Design
  • Scenario Planning

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Websites Engineering & Materials Science
Natural gas vehicles Engineering & Materials Science
Electric vehicles Engineering & Materials Science
Fossil fuels Engineering & Materials Science
Railroad cars Engineering & Materials Science
Energy utilization Engineering & Materials Science

Projecten 2016 2016

Low Sun Irradiation of Solar Panels

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

12/12/16 → …

Project: Research

Onderzoeksoutput 2013 2019

Maak Rekenkamer proactief

Visser, M., 16 jan 2019

Onderzoeksoutput: Web publication/siteProfessional

Open Access

Vertrouw niet naïef op de markt, neem maatregelen!

Visser, M., 11 feb 2019

Onderzoeksoutput: Web publication/siteProfessional

Open Access

Afval voorkomen is voor klimaat beter dan afval verbranden

Visser, M., 18 dec 2018

Onderzoeksoutput: Web publication/siteProfessional

Blok-denken drukt tempo energietransitie en stuwt kosten op

Visser, M., 20 sep 2018

Onderzoeksoutput: Web publication/siteProfessional

Open Access

Activiteiten 2014 2018

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

Why green molecules?

Martien Visser (Speaker)
13 jun 2018

Activiteit: Oral presentation

Energietransitie en de onmisbare rol van het onderwijs

Martien Visser (Speaker)
11 feb 2018

Activiteit: Oral presentation

Geothermie en gebouwde omgeving

Martien Visser (Speaker)
21 jun 2018

Activiteit: Oral presentation

Domineren kosten infrastructuur de factuur van de toekomst?

Martien Visser (Speaker)
22 nov 2018

Activiteit: Oral presentation

De energietransitie in internationaal perspectief

Martien Visser (Speaker)
29 nov 2018

Activiteit: Invited talk


Wij krijgen het groenste kabinet ooit

Martien Visser


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