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Associate Professor

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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

Undergraduate Courses
Roadway Safety
Transportation Planning
Design and Evaluation of Transportation Systems

Graduate Courses
Freight Transport and Logistics 

Office Hours

Thursday 9:00-11:00 
Friday 9:00-11:00




  PhD (1996)

  Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaloniki


Master of Science in Transportation Engineering (MSCE) (1991)

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida


5-YEAR DIPLOMA in Surveying Engineering (1987)

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Recent Publications

1.Nathanail E.G., Prevedouros P.D., Mintu Miah M., De Melo Barros R. (2019) Predicting the Impact of Text-Reading Using Decision Trees. In: Moura Oliveira P., Novais P., Reis L. (eds) Progress in Artificial Intelligence. EPIA 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11804. Springer, Cham.
2.Giannis Adamos and Eftihia Nathanail. Testing the Effectiveness of Objective and Subjective Predictors of Driving Behavior under Fatigue. Transportation research Record I-10, National Academy of Sciences: Transportation Research Board 2019, DOI: 10.1177/
3.Eftihia Nathanail, Lambros Mitropoulos, Ioannis Karakikes and Giannis Adamos. Sustainability Framework for Assessing Urban Freight Transportation Measures. Logistics & Sustainable Transport, Volume/Issue: Volume 9: Issue 2, First Online: 29 Oct 2018, Page Count: 16–36, DOI:
4.Yatskiv (Jackiva), I., Nathanail, E., Savrasovs, M., Adamos, G., & Mitropoulos, L. (2018). Assessing knowledge level of stakeholders on transport interchange design and operation. Transport, 33(3), 793-800.
5.Papoutsis Konstantinos, Wouter Dewulf, Thierry Vanelslander, Eftihia Nathanail, 2018. “Sustainability assessment of retail logistics solutions using external costs analysis: a case-study for the city of Antwerp”, European Transport Research Review 10:34,
6.Nathanail E. (2018) A multistakeholders multicriteria decision support platform for assessing urban freight transport measures. In: Kabashkin I., Yatskiv I., Prentkovskis O. (eds) Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication. RelStat 2017. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 36. Springer, Cham,
7.Karatsoli M., Nathanail E. (2018) A thorough review of big data sources and sets used in transportation research. In: Kabashkin I., Yatskiv I., Prentkovskis O. (eds) Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication. RelStat 2017. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 36. Springer, Cham,
8.Jackiva, I., Nathanail, E. & Richter, K. (2018). Special Issue Introduction: Research in sustainable transport interchanges. Transport and Telecommunication Journal, 19(3), pp. 179-182. Retrieved 28 Jun. 2018, from doi:10.2478/ttj-2018-0014
9.Tsami, M., Adamos, G., Nathanail, E., et al. (2018). A decision tree approach for achieving high customer satisfaction at urban interchanges. Transport and Telecommunication Journal, 19(3), pp. 194-202. Retrieved 28 Jun. 2018, from doi:10.2478/ttj-2018-0016
10.Nathanail, E., Adamos, G., Tsami, M., et al. (2018). Green urban interchanges: stakeholder and user perspectives. Transport and Telecommunication Journal, 19(3), pp. 183-193. Retrieved 28 Jun. 2018, from doi:10.2478/ttj-2018-0015
11.Magginas, V., Nathanail, E., Manoli, S., et al. (2018). A multi-agent approach towards designing a city port business model. Transport and Telecommunication Journal, 19(3), pp. 213-223. Retrieved 24 Jul. 2018, from doi:10.2478/ttj-2018-0018
12. Fragkou A. D., Karakasidis T. E. and Nathanail E. (2018). Detection of traffic incidents using nonlinear time series analysis. Chaos 28, 063108 (2018);