Rolf Dollevoet studied Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. He developed a R&D department at Bosch Rexroth Hydraudyne, where he also designed several test rigs for hydraulic cylinders, seals, and systems. He continued his research work in the railway sector at the Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail. In addition to his appointment at TU Delft, Dollevoet also works at ProRail as a Railway System Expert. In this role, he is responsible for all the scientific research and innovation for especially the civil engineering division of ProRail Asset Management. In the past, Dollevoet has worked in close cooperation on various projects with other technical universities in the Netherlands in addition to the Railway Engineering group and has excellent contacts with staff, PhD candidates and students.