Christophe Martinsons received a Ph.D in Physics from the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne in 1998. Up to 2000, he held a research scientist position at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).
From 2000 to 2007, he worked in the field of home automation for the HAGER Group. In 2007, he joined CSTB to head the Lighting, Electricity and Electromagnetism division.
He currently conducts research and consultancy work in the field of combined daylighting and artificial lighting in order to promote energy-efficiency in buildings while providing the best visual comfort conditions for users. His approach to lighting is put forward in the new Frenchbuilding energy code (RT 2012).
For the past four years, Christophe Martinsons has been leading laboratory measurement campaigns for French governmental agencies while working on independent studies concerning health and environmental aspects of solid-state lighting and LEDs.