Luuk Rietveld is professor of Urban Water Cycle Technology at Delft University of Technology. After finalizing his studies in Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology in 1987, he worked, until 1991, as lecturer/researcher in Sanitary Engineering at the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique. Between 1991 and 1994, he was employed at the Management Centre for International Co-operation, and since 1994 he has had an appointment at the Department of Water Management of Delft University of Technology. In 2005, he defended his PhD thesis entitled "Improving Operation of Drinking Water Treatment through Modelling".
Luuk Rietveld’s main research interests are modelling and optimisation of processes in the urban water cycle, and technological innovations in drinking water treatment and water reclamation for industrial purposes. In addition, he has extensive experience in education, in various cultural contexts, and is interested to explore the use of new ways of teaching through activated and blended learning and MOOCs.