Rolf Dollevoet studied Mechanical Engineering at TU Eindhoven. He developed an R&D department at Bosch Rexroth Hydraudyne, where he also designed several test machines for hydraulic cylinders and systems. He continued his research work in the railway sector at ProRail. He was awarded his PhD in 2010 at the University of Twente for his rail research on Rolling Contact Fatigue.

In addition to his appointment at TU Delft, Rolf also works at ProRail as a Railway System Expert. In this role, he is responsible for all the scientific research and innovation for the civil engineering division of ProRail Asset Management.

He has worked in close cooperation on various projects with other technical universities in the Netherlands in addition to the Railway Engineering group.

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Professor of Railway Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology
Railway System Expert, ProRail


PhD, CTW, Tribologie, Twente University
MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology


Civil Engineering and Geosciences


Recent publications:

  • Robust optimisation of railway crossing geometry - February 17, 2016 by Chang Wan, Valeri Markine , Rolf Dollevoet
  • Automatic Detection of Squats in Railway Infrastructure - January 1, 2016 by Maria Molodova, Zili Li , Alfredo Núñez, [...]
  • Validation of a finite element model for axle box acceleration at squats in the high frequency range - January 1, 2016 by Maria Molodova , Zili Li , Alfredo Núñez, [...]
  • Parameter study of the axle box acceleration at squats - December 1, 2015 by Maria Molodova, Zili Li , Alfredo Núñez, [...]
  • Experimental investigation into the condition of insulated rail joints by impact excitation - December 1, 2015 by Maider Oregui, Maria Molodova , Alfredo Núñez, [...]

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