• Rolf Hut

      I am a scientist at Delft University of Technology. I solve my problems using a MacGyver attitude. I build measurement devices using scavanged parts from consumer-electronics. I connect existing online data sources to answer relevant scientific questions. I encourage my students to learn by discovering, building and doing.

      [UPDATE] I am of of three finalists for the Dutch "Engineer of 2017" award of the Royal Institute for Engineers. You can vote for me by clicking here until april 16th. [END UPDATE]

      I am a restless jack of all trades that likes to organize  and run events. I am a public speaker on science and technology. I write a monthly column in the Dutch national newspaper "De Volkskrant". I host workshops for audiences ranging from festival-goers to primary school kids. My workshops show, hands-on, that technology is fun and that technology is for everyone, not only for beta-nerds. I am, most of all, endlessly curious. 

      On this website I post blogs and news related to my work. If I do not own my own work, I will provide a link to it. Science related blogs on this site are aimed at a general audience. For my scientific publications, please follow me on researchgate or look at my TU Delft page.

      If you want to book me for a lecture, public event or workshop, please email me at rolf@rolfhut.nl or contact me on twitter: @rolfhut

    • Recent blogs and news

      Full Stack Engineering

      March 11, 2017

      BANG I swivel my head from the javascript on my screen to the diesel engine in the back of the boat just in time to see pieces of rubber flying around. Our boatsman quickly shuts down his engine and uses our momentum to get us to the shore of the Irrawaddy river (Myanmar) that we have been [...]

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      I raised an eyebrow. Wahid Palash, a Bangladeshi phd student, explained to me how he could better predict when river Ganges might flood. Strikingly, he used only information from the inflow point into Bangladesh. Frowning I ask him why he doesn’t just use the information on river Ganges from [...]

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