Scholarships for Transport Studies, 2018

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. Read more

17th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART2018), Athens, 2018

The Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the chair of Transportation System Engineering of the Technical University of Munich (TUM)  are co-organising the 7th Symposium of the European Association for Research in  Transportation (hEART) in September 5-7 2018 in Athens.

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Members of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering participated to the 97th TRB Annual Meeting, Washington January 2018

Members of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering participated to the Transportation Research Board (TRB)  97th Annual Meeting that held with great success in Washington, D.C., on 7-11 January 2018. The meeting program covered all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops focused on the spotlight theme for the 2018 meeting: Transportation: Moving the Economy of the Future

Diploma Theses Exams, November 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 November 1st and November 3rd 2017.

The students which defended their theses are as follows:

 Adamidis Filippos, Impact investigation of driving behaviour profiles on traffic flow properties and emissions of air pollutants, (Supervisor: Ε. Vlahogianni).
 Efthymiou Alexandros, Transportation mode detection on data collected from smartphoes with the use of machine learning algorithms, (Supervisor: Ε. Vlahogianni).
 Kalogeraki Efthymia, Investigation of the use of bicycle as access mode to the suburban railway, (Supervisor: Α. Ballis).
 Kontaxi Armira, The impact of nighttime driving to driver behavior and safety in cities with the use of driving simulator, (Supervisor: G. Yannis).
 Κyriakouli Εleftheria, Analysis of the impact of nighttime driving to young drivers’ behavior and safety in rural roads with the use of driving simulator, (Supervisor: G. Yannis).
 Batsos Christos, Analysis of the effect of economic recession on road safety in Greece, (Supervisor: G. Yannis).
 Bellos Vasileios ,Investigation of the effect of tourism on road accidents, (Supervisor: G. Yannis).
 Panagiotou Alkiviadis, Investigation of parameters of pavement Life Cycle Assesment (LCA), (Supervisor: C. Plati).
 Sourelli Anna-Maria, Analysis of the impact of weather conditions on the behaviour and safety of young drivers on rural roads with the use of driving simulator, (Supervisor: G. Yannis).
 Triantafyllou Panagiota, Development of an Algorithm for Asphalt Concrete Modulus Correction to a Refeernce Temperature, (Supervisor: C. Plati).
 Farantos Paraskevas, The effect of moisture on the resilient modulus of unbound paving materials, (Supervisor: C. Plati).
 Chaireti Maria, Investigation of the impact of weather conditions to young drivers’ behavior and safety in cities with the use of driving simulator, (Supervisor: G. Yannis).

A. Varela, V. Drosou and A. Batala students of the School of Civil Engineering awarded with “Apostolos Chr. Yotis” Award, November 2017

Akrivi Varela, Vaia Drossou and Alkistis-Irini Batala, students of the School of Civil Engineering NTUA, have been awarded with “Apostolos Chr. Yotis” Award, for the highest average grade at the mandatory courses Highway Engineering I (5th semester), Highway Engineering II (6th semester) and at the mandatory of cycle course Pavements (8th semester), during the academic year 2016-2017.

School of Civil Engineering, NTUA Hosts Greek Diaspora Fellowship, July 2017

The School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) was selected among 13 Greek Universities to host a Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program Project entitled “Collaborative Research in Smart and Shared Mobility: Grow Research Capacity and Mentor Graduate Students in Transportation Planning and Engineering”.

Assistant Professor Eleni I. Vlahogianni led the project, together with Associate Professor, Konstantina “Nadia” Gkritza, a Fellow from Purdue University, Indiana US.

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New International Master of Science in Environmental Engineering in Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM)

New International Master of Science in Environmental Engineering totally taught in English in now available in Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM).

The MS course aims to train engineers capable of dealing with complex problems and design conventional and innovative solutions related to environmental and territorial issues such as water resources, soil conservation, pollution control, energy resources and environment and land protection.

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Diploma Theses Exams, July 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 July, 21st, 2017.

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Emmanouil (Manos) Barmpounakis defended his PhD dissertation on the decision-making process of drivers during overtaking by Powered Two Wheelers, July 2017

Emmanouil (Manos) Barmpounakis has successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled: “Investigating the decision-making process of drivers during overtaking by Powered Two Wheelers”, on July 13th 2017. 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 Prof. John Golias.

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Konstantinos Gkiotsalitis defended his PhD dissertation on Dynamic destination and transport mode estimation for interdependent trips under spatio-temporal variations, July 2017

Konstantinos Gkiotsalitis defended his PhD dissertation titled: “Dynamic destination and transport mode estimation for interdependent trips under spatio-temporal variations”, on July 12th 2017. 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 Antony Stathopoulos.

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10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, June 2017

The 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, took place with great success in Athens at Divani Caravel Hotel, from June 28th to June 30th 2017, co-organised by the Laboratory of Pavement Engineering of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering – NTUA, the University of Illinois and TU DELFT.

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NTUA – PostDoc Marie Curie Individual Fellowships 2017

NTUA is inviting experienced researchers established outside Greece, who would like to pursue a PostDoc research programme at the NTUA Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, to apply for European or Global Fellowships of the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships Programme of the European Commission (deadline: September 14th, 2017). Read more

Presentation of the Department to the Civil Engineering School students, May 2017

On Tuesday 23 May 2016, Professor George Yannis of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of NTUA, presented the transportation engineering courses cycle to the Civil Engineering undergraduate students of the 6th semester, within the framework of the information event for the courses’ cycles organized by the School of Civil Engineering.

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NTUA – The Future of Road Safety Research Workshop, May 2017

NTUA within the framework of the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week organised with great success a Workshop titled “The Future of Road Safety Research” on 15 May 2017 at the NTUA Campus in Athens.  Read more

Diploma Theses Exams, March 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, 21st, 2017.

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Ioanna Pagoni defended her PhD dissertation on Passenger travel choices and airline responses under market-based environmental policies, February 2017

Ioanna Pagoni has successfully defended, on February 21st 2017, her PhD dissertation titled: “Passenger travel choices and airline responses under market-based environmental policies using discrete choice modeling and game theory”.

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Emeritus Professor John Frantzeskakis, 1930 – 2017

John Frantzeskakis, Emeritus Professor of the School of Civil Engineering NTUA and Chairman of the School, Director of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering and of the Traffic Engineering Laboratory,  passed away on February 12th 2017.

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Apostolos Chr. Yotis Award to the students of the School of Civil Engineering

The National Technical University of Athens introduces the “Apostolos Chr. Yotis” Award, to honour the late Emeritus Professor Apostolos Yotis, upon recommendation of his family.

The award will be given to the student who will gather the highest average grade at the mandatory courses Highway Engineering I (5th semester), Highway Engineering II (6th semester) and at the mandatory of cycle course Pavements (8th semester), according to the current Undergraduate Studies Program of the School of Civil Engineering.

The award is accompanied by a prize of  1.000€  annually for the first two years and of at least 500€ in the next years.

 

New Year Event at the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, February 2017

The New Year Event of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering took place with great success on Friday, February 3rd , 2017, at 15:30, at the Amphitheater of Railways and Transport with the participation of more than 60 members and students of the Department and the School of Civil Engineering.

Transport Conferences, 2018

Announcements for key Transport Conferences and Workshops in Greece, in Europe and worldwide are presented below, which might be of interest for the undergraduate and graduate students of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of NTUA.

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