Martin takes a holistic approach to studying energy issues for his doctoral research.
Martin Roach has a keen interest in researching and understanding energy issues from economic, environmental and social perspectives. He’s passionate about how companies can engage with civil society, policymakers and other businesses to make the most of win-win opportunities for all stakeholders. And he’s keen to explore disruptive technologies and innovative business models such as Web3 and energy storage.
In 2016, Martin joined the Vlerick Energy Centre as a researcher. Now he’s carrying out doctoral research on how the gas industry will evolve alongside the wider energy system to meet ambitious climate, energy and economic objectives. He’s also designed an economic equilibrium model to address research questions in light of technological, policy and regulatory changes. Martin’s work contributes to the Fluxys Chair on the future role of gas in a decarbonised energy system.
Before starting his academic career, Martin worked in the USA. He was a business analyst for a digital platform provider and worked as a deregulated market analyst for an energy and sustainability management company.