Dr Martin van Nierop
Dr Martin van Nierop obtained a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in 2002. Martin became involved in a number of large research projects for the University. In 2003, Martin managed the Cape Town Brown Haze Study, which was conducted by the Climatology Research Group at the University under the leadership of Prof Stuart Piketh. A year later Martin and Stuart formed Gondwana Environmental Solutions. Since Gondwana opened their doors in 2004, over 400 projects have been completed. Martin has been involved in all type of projects conducted by Gondwana at various levels over the years. Martin was instrumental in Gondwana becoming an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 SANAS Accredited Testing Laboratory in Environmental Analysis in February 2015. Martin is married and is a father of 5, in his spare time he is an enthusiastic numismatist and philatelist.