Martin J. Hoeijmakers was born in Geertruidenberg, The Netherlands in 1956. He received the M.Sc. and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands in 1980 and 1984, respectively.
From 1984 to 1991, he was an assistant/associate professor with Eindhoven University of Technology, and from 1991 to 2011, he was a (full-time, later part-time) associate professor with Delft University of Technology.
He was a consultant for the Netherlands Energy Research Foudation (ECN) and for NedWind Rhenen. From 1989 to 1991, he worked part-time at the Netherlands Energy Research Foudation. Since 1999, he is a self-employed consultant with EMechForce, an engineering company that specializes in electromechanics and electrical drive systems. He is technical expert with (Electric Variable Transmission B.V..
Dr. Hoeijmakers received the Hidde Nyland Award in 1996 for his contribution to education in electrical power engineering and the IEEE Industry Applications Society Prize Paper Award (First Prize) for the paper entitled “The Electric Variable Transmission” as published in the IEEE Transactions on Industry Application, July/August 2006.
Dr. Hoeijmakers acts as an advisor within EMechForce.