Martin appeared at UDSU first as an Erasmus+ student in 2015 and stayed for one semester. After another semester spent as an exchange student in Seoul, South Korea, still as a student of Czech Technical University in Prague, he started MSc in Urban Design at the University of Strathclyde in 2016. He later graduated with distinction and started his PhD in October 2017.

His research focuses on quantitative analysis of urban form, developing a measuring framework to enhance the possibilities to ‘read the city’ via measuring its characteristics. He is aiming to make the steps towards the development of The Urban Atlas, an atlas of urban tissues seen through the perspective of the evolution of urban form.