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prof. dr. G.B. (George) Huitema

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George Huitema is Professor of  Telematics (Telecommunication and Information Services, ICT and Management) at the University of Groningen. After receiving a PhD Degree in mathematics also from the University of Groningen in 1988 he joined KPN Research (TNO, 2003 - 2022). From 2001 Huitema has a position at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen.

Domain of Interest

His main research interest is Service Development, Management and Operations. That is, businesses, delivering innovative products/services face the challenge to set-up appropriate service management processes, systems and organization that meet demand for superior customer service, interworks in complex business eco-systems and deals with strong competition. The current application domain of the chair is digitalisation of the energy system and energy system integration. In the transition to a sustainable energy system with the uptake to higher TRL levels more and more focus will be needed for well thought Service Development.


2003 - 2022 Senior Research Scientist TNO (Technical Sciences and Energy Transition)

2001 - now Professor of Telematics, University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business  

1998 - 2002 Senior scientific consultant, KPN Research 

1994 - 1998 Senior R&D project manager, KPN Research 

1989 - 1994 Senior R&D projectleader, PTT Research Tele-Informatica 

1988 - 1989 R&D employee, PTT Research Telematica Laboratorium  

1982 - 1988 Ph. D. Student, University of Groningen 

1981             Research Assistant Dynamical Systems, University of Groningen 

1980 - 1981 Part time student assistant, University of Groningen



1982 - 1988 Ph.D Dynamical Systems at University of Groningen.

Thesis: Unfoldings of quasi-periodic tori, supervised by H.W.Broer and B.L.J. Braaksma(Funded by the Netherlands Organisation for the Advancement of Scientific Research (ZWO).) 

1975 – 1981 Mathematics, University of Groningen

1978             Bachelor (Cum Laude); specialisation: Linguistic Theory

1981             Master (Cum Laude); 1st degree qualification to teach

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