Johan Martens is Research Coordinator of the Group Science & Technology (University of Leuven) and Head of the R&D Division Catalysis at Leuven University. His expertise lies in the domain of porous materials for catalysis, molecular separation and controlled release and the introduction of concepts of catalysis in other disciplines and areas of application. His focus on innovation is evident from dozens of patent applications in the last ten years and the creation of three spin-offs (AQUA4C NV, FORMAC Pharmaceuticals NV and Magnetics for Emulsions, M4E NV).
Johan Martens is the Belgian Representative with the European Federation of Catalysis Societies and Coordinator of the extracurricular and interdisciplinary research programme Think Tank, an honour students programme of the University of Leuven and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
Johan Martens holds a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences (University of Leuven).