Luc Martens received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Ghent University, Belgium in July 1986. From September 1986 to December 1990 he was a research assistant at the Department of Information Technology (INTEC) of the same university. During this period, his scientific work was focused on the physical aspects of hyperthermic cancer therapy. His research work dealt with electromagnetic and thermal modelling and with the development of measurement systems for that application. This work led to the Ph.D. degree in December 1990.
Since 1991, he manages the wireless & cable research group at INTEC. This group is since 2004 part of the iMinds institute and since April 1993 he is Professor at Ghent University.
His experience and current interests are in modelling and measurement of electromagnetic channels, of electromagnetic exposure e.g. around telecommunication networks and systems such as cellular base station antennas, and of energy consumption in wireless networks.
He is author or co-author of more than 300 publications in the domain of electromagnetic channel predictions, dosimetry, exposure systems and health and wireless communications.