Johan Martens is full professor at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at KU Leuven and head of the Surface Chemistry and Catalysis Department and of the R&D Division Catalysis. His expertise lies in the field of porous materials for catalysis, molecular separations and controlled release and introducing concepts from catalysis in other disciplines and application areas such as renewable energy, water and human health. His focus on innovation is evidenced by dozens of patent applications and the establishment 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.
Johan Martens holds a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences (KU Leuven).