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Eftihia G. Nathanail is a Professor of Transportation Systems Design and Evaluation, founder and director of the Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Laboratory (TTLog) and Rector of the School of Engineering of the University of Thessaly, visiting professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in USA and Transporta un sakaru institūts, in Latvia. She acted as vice-chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, Director of its Division of Transportation, Infrastructure and Environmental Management and member of the Research Committee of the University of Thessaly from 2019 till 2023. She participates as Dangerous Goods Expert in the Transport Group Inland Surface Transport, NATO, and was Committee Member of Hazardous Material Transportation (AT040) of TRB till 2021. She acted as 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 is a member of the Committees of Sustainable Urban Mobility in Volos and the National Driver Training and Examination of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation. Her fields of research are sustainable 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. She has acted as principal investigator in more than 20 European and national research projects and 10 engineering studies, as a project manager in 15 projects and as a team member in more than 30 projects and 40 transportation studies. 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*). For five years, she directed the internship program for Civil Engineering students. Moreover, she is one of the founding members of 4 graduate programs, taught in 3 more and organized 13 training programs for university students, professionals and specific organizations. She has supervised 8 PhD Dissertations (7 completed), 29 graduate and 80 undergraduate theses and serves as committee member in more. She published more than 95 papers in journals, more than 190 in indexed conference proceedings and chapters in 8 books. She is associate editor in De Gruyter and editor in Springer, Elsevier and MDPI.

*: European funded research projects

Undergraduate Courses
  • Transportation Planning
  • Road Safety
  • Design and Evaluation of Transportation Systems
Graduate Courses

Office Hours
Tuesday 1-3 pm, Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm and upon appointment.




  •   PhD, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaloniki
  • Master of Science in Transportation Engineering (MSCE), Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Integrated Master in Surveying Engineering, Department of Surveying Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Recent Publications
Kokkinos K., Nathanail E. (2023). A Fuzzy Cognitive Map and PESTEL-Based Approach to Mitigate CO2 Urban Mobility: The Case of Larissa, Greece. Sustainability 15(16):12390.

Konstantinos Kokkinos, Eftihia Nathanail, Vassilis Gerogiannis, Konstantinos Moustakas, Vayos Karayannis, Hydrogen storage station location selection in sustainable freight transportation via intuitionistic hesitant decision support system, Energy, 2022, 125008, ISSN

Zaitouny, A.; Fragkou, A.D.; Stemler, T.; Walker, D.M.; Sun, Y.; Karakasidis, T.; Nathanail, E.; Small, M. Multiple Sensors Data Integration for Traffic Incident Detection Using the Quadrant Scan. Sensors 2022, 22, 2933.,3390/s2082933.

Karakikes, I.; Nathanail, E., Assessing the Impacts of Crowdshipping Using Public Transport: A Case Study in a Middle-Sized Greek City. Future Transp. 2022, 2, 55–83.

Kokkinos, K., Karayannis, V., Nathanail, E. Moustakas, K., (2021). “A comparative analysis of Statistical and Computational Intelligence methodologies for the prediction of traffic-induced fine particulate matter and NO2”. Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 328, 15 December 2021, 129500, ISSN 0959-6526,

Nathanail, E., Karakikes, I., Mitropoulos, L. & Adamos, G., (2021). “A sustainability cross-case assessment of city logistics solutions”. Case Studies on Transport Policy, Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2021, Pages 219-240.

Adamos, G. & Nathanail, E.. “How attractive are public transport interchanges to sustainable mobility users?”. Transactions on Transport Sciences, International Scientific Journal for Transport Sciences.

Karatsoli, M. & Nathanail, E., (2021). “Social Influence and Impact of Social Media on Users’ Mobility Decisions”. Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics, Vol 6 No 1. DOI:

Nathanail, E. & Karakikes, I., (2021). “How accurately do experts perceive the effectiveness of Urban Freight Transport solution in medium sized cities”, Int. J. Logistics Systems and Management, Vol. 39, No. 4.

Adamos, G., Nathanail, E., Theodoridou, P. & Tsolaki, Th., 2021. “Investigating the effects of active travel in health and quality of life”. Transport and Telecommunication Journal 21(3), Sciendo, De Gruyter.

Ntasiou, N., Adamos, G. & Nathanail, E. 2021. “Exploring the effects of psychological factors on the use of navigation systems while drivingTransport and Telecommunication Journal, vol.22, no.1, 2021, pp.109-115., I. & Nathanail, E (2020). “Using the Delphi Method to Evaluate the Appropriateness of Urban Freight Transport Solutions”. Smart Cities 2020, 3, 1428-1447 doi:3390/smartcities3040068.

Karatsoli, M., & Nathanail, E. (2020). “Examining gender differences of social media use for activity planning and travel choices”. European Transport Research Review 12(1), DOI:10.1186/s12544-020-00436-4.

Nathanail Eftihia, Adamos Giannis, Mitropoulos Lambros, Karakikes Ioannis, Yatskiv Irina (2020). “How efficiently educational programs prepare professionals to meet current and future challenges of transport interchanges”, European Transport, vo. 79, Giordano Editore, September 202

Karakikes, I. & Nathanail, E (2020). “Using the Delphi Method to Evaluate the Appropriateness of Urban Freight Transport Solutions”. Smart Cities 2020, 3, 1428-1447 doi:3390/smartcities3040068.