Eftihia G. Nathanail is TTLog’s Director and Associate Professor in Transportation Systems Design and Evaluation, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly. She acts as Dangerous Goods Expert to the Transport Group Inland Surface Transport, NATO, and as Committee Member of Hazardous Material Transportation (AT040) of TRB since 2009. She is the national representative of the European Initiatives COST-TU1004 (Modelling Public Transport Passenger Flows in the Era of Intelligent Transport Systems), and COST-TU1305 (Social networks and travel behavior”, European Cooperation in Science and Technology). She was member in the board of experts in ECOMOBILITY, ECOCITY, RESTRAIL and MIND-SETS. She served as national representative in the Support Framework Business program 2000-2006 and Foresight Technology, Greece and the European Thematic Network ROSEBUD. Her fields of research are transportation planning, transportation system design, intelligent transportation systems, behavioral modeling, intermodal transportation, logistics, multicriteria evaluation and optimization. She has participated in various European and National projects as scientific project manager. In her recent research, she assessed the impact of smart solutions on transportation, studied systems interconnecting long and short distance transportation for passengers and freight (CLOSER), analysed the effect of collaborative schemes and information distributed systems on urban and interurban networks (STRAIGHTSOL*, NOVELOG*), evaluated efficiency of urban public transportation interchanges on travelers and society (CITY-HUB*), coordinated the development and implementation of an educational curriculum for sustainable transport interchanges (ALLIANCE*). She has done extensive research on behavior modeling and road safety and she has led one National and five local traffic safety campaigns (CAST*).
*: European funded research projects