Martin Roach


Martin Roach obtained a Bachelor of Science in International Economics alongside a French language degree from the University of St. Thomas in 2012 in St. Paul, MN, U.S.A. With a keen interest in researching and understanding energy issues from a holistic – economic, environmental, and social – standpoint, he continued to broaden his knowledge thanks to an Erasmus Mundus program. He participated in the Economics and Management of Network Industries master’s program, an interdisciplinary pathway focusing on the Electric Power Industry at Comillas University in Spain and the Digital Economy at Paris Sud VI in France.
Upon reception of the master’s degrees, he returned to the United States to gain experience as a business analyst for an IT platform provider and an energy and sustainability management company.
He enthusiastically joined the Energy Centre of Vlerick Business School first as a researcher in the fall of 2016 to uncover key insights where Energy meets Digital. Now a doctoral researcher, he contributes to the Fluxys Chair on the future role of gas and studies the sector convergence of energy markets.


Job Title : Doctoral Researcher in Business Economics

Management Domain


Expert in
Energy Market Design
Digital Strategy
Distributed Energy Resources
Advanced Distribution Management Systems
Ecodevelopment and Energy Access