The PhD Candidate of the Department of TPE of NTUA, Mr. George Kasselouris, received the 1st Prize in the Annual Panhellenic Competition of the Hellenic Chambers Transport Association (HCTA) “Dimitrios Tsamboulas 2019, on the subject of: “Prospect of developing combined intermodal national and international freight transport in Greece – Obstacles, challenges, suggestions”.
Announcements for Scholarships for Postgraduate Transport Studies in Greece and abroad are presented below. These Scholarships concern both MSc and PhD Programmes. Students are solicited to apply directly to the Universities announcing these scholarships, whereas they can always discuss them with the Professors of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering.
The examination of the Diploma Theses of the undergraduate students of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering took place with great success on Wednesday, October 23rd 2019 and on Tuesday, October 29th 2019 at Railways Amphitheatre and on Friday, November 1st 2019 at teaching room 109.
The Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering participates in the organisation of the International Conference on the Future of Combined Transport LOGI.C 2019.
During the conference the award ceremony of the Hellenic Chambers Transport Association (EESYM) Annual Prize “Dimitrios Tsamboulas” for 2019 will be held.
The event will take place on Saturday, November 9th 2019, at the Central Conference Room LOBBY METROPOLITAN EXPO, at Athens International Airport “El. Venizelos”, at Spata Attica.
The Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering was present at the established pan-European celebration of research and science “Researcher Night”, which took place with great success on September 27th 2019 at the Averof building of the historical Patision complex of the National Technical University of Athens.
PhD student Konstantinos Gkyrtis and his supervisor Prof. Andreas Loizos participated in the 8th International Transportation Ph.D. Student Symposium on Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure Materials Technology, that was held at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, on September 12-13, 2019. PhD students (and their supervisors) from worldwide leading universities participated in the symposium with the aim of disseminating results from their research activities. At the end of the symposium, awards were given to the best participants and one of them was given to Konstantinos Gkyrtis for his work entitled “Challenges towards structural condition assessment of asphalt pavements” in the framework of his research under the scope of his PhD dissertation.
During the International Conference on Airfield & Highway Pavements 2019 that was held in Chicago (USA) on 21-24 July 2019, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) awarded Dr. Lily Elefteriadou, Ph.D., M.ASCE with the prestigious Harland Bartholomew Award. She was awarded by the Co-chair of the Conference Andreas Loizos, Professor of NTUA, in the presence of Muhammad Amer, M. ASCE – Director, T&DI.
The examination of the Diploma Theses of the undergraduate students of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering took place with great success on July 12th 2019 at Railways Amphitheatre.
Professor Andreas Loizos, the Director of the Laboratory of Pavement Engineering is a co-chair of the conference: International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference that will be held on July 21–24 2019 in Chicago Illinois which is supported by the Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) of ASCE.
Bradley Cliatt, Apostolos Ziakopoulos, Akis Theofilatos, Emmanouil Barmpounakis, Ioanna Pagoni, Dimosthenis Pavlou, Maria Pomoni, Dimitris Tselentis, Konstantinos Gkyrtis, Eleni Mantouka and Foteini Orfanou PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of NTUA were awarded with the NTUA Thomaidion Award for outstanding publications in scientific journals or conferences proceedings for the year 2017.
The examination of the Diploma Theses of the undergraduate students of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering took place with great success on March 15th, 18th and 21st 2019 at Railways Amphitheater.
NTUA Professor George Yannis was recently awarded the prestigious Francqui Chair 2019, as proposed by Hasselt University. The Francqui Chair is awarded every year by the Francqui Foundation to eminent academics which are promoting the development of higher education and scientific research in Belgium.
Assistant Professor Eleni Vlahogianni have been elected as an IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) BOG member for the period 2019-2021.
Eleni Papazatzikou has successfully defended her PhD dissertation titled: “Traffic Control under Dynamic Loading Conditions with Risk Analysis Methods”, on Monday February 4th 2018, at multimedia room 038 of the Network Management Center of NTUA. This PhD thesis was carried out at the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens under the supervision of Emeritus Professor A. Stathopoulos.
The Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens contributed actively with several innovative scientific papers and presentations at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), which took place in Washington DC on 13-17 January 2019 under the theme: Transportation for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future.
Road Safety Research at the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA is ranked 2nd in Europe and 6th worldwide according to a recent study published at the leading safety Scientific Journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. Moreover, NTUA Prof. George Yannis appears between the most productive scientific authors worldwide in the field of road safety. This ranking is based on a systematic analysis of all road safety studies published on Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) between 2000 and 2018.
Vasileios Kyriakopoulos student of the School of Civil Engineering NTUA, has been awarded with “Apostolos Chr. Yotis” Award, for the highest average grade at the mandatory courses Geometric Design of Roads (5th semester), Road Construction (6th semester) and at the mandatory of cycle course Design of Road and Airfield Pavements (7th semester), during the academic year 2017-2018.