Maarten Verkerk retired in December 2019 as an affiliate Professor in Christian Philosophy and Ethics at the Maastricht University and Technical University of Eindhoven. Presently, he is an independent consultant in the field of innovation, sustainability, and meaning of life.
Maarten Verkerk studied chemistry, theoretical physics, and philosophy at the University of Utrecht. In 1982 he got his PhD in Material Science at the Technical University Twente in Enschede with the thesis Electrical Conductivity and Interface Properties of Oxygen Ion Conducting Materials. In 2004 he defended a second thesis on the crossing point of organization science, technology, and philosophy: Trust and Power on the Shop Floor. An Ethnographical, Ethical, and Philosophical Study on Responsible Behavior in Industrial Organisations.