Christiaan holds a B.Eng and a M.Eng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the North-West University. During his Masters (2011-2012) at HySA Infrastructure he worked on a project entitled: “Characterisation of a PEM electrolyser using the current interrupt method”, where the current interrupt method was utilised to electrochemically characterise a PEM electrolyser by means of an equivalent electric circuit. He is currently pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering and worked as a software engineer at Openserve. He rejoined HySA Infrastructure in 2018 and is currently employed as a research engineer. His field of expertise, include: Hydrogen production & utilisation technologies; modelling of energy systems; automation, control & data analysis of experimental systems; cross-platform desktop & mobile software development.
M.Eng Electrical & Electronic Engineering, North-West University, Potchefstroom, 2013
B.Eng Electrical & Electronic Engineering, North-West University, Potchefstroom, 2011
Buitendach, H. P. C., Gouws, R., Martinson, C. A., Minnaar, C., & Bessarabov, D. (2021). Effect of a ripple current on the efficiency of a PEM electrolyser. In Results in Engineering (Vol. 10, p. 100216). Elsevier BV.
Townsend, A., Martinson, C., Gouws, R., & Bessarabov, D. (2021). Effect of supercapacitors on the operation of an air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell. In Heliyon (Vol. 7, Issue 3, p. e06569). Elsevier BV.
A Townsend, IN Jiya, C Martinson, D Bessarabov, R Gouws. A comprehensive review of energy sources for unmanned aerial vehicles, their shortfalls and opportunities for improvements. Heliyon 6 (11).
CA Martinson, G van Schoor, KR Uren, D Bessarabov. Characterisation of a PEM electrolyser using the current interrupt method. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39 (36), 20865-20878.
C Martinson, G Van Schoor, K Uren, D Bessarabov. Equivalent electrical circuit modelling of a Proton Exchange Membrane electrolyser based on current interruption. 2013 IEEE ICIT, 716-721.