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Eftihia G. Nathanail is Professor of Transportation Systems Design and Evaluation, Director of the TTLog Laboratory and Vice Chair of the 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
  • 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

  1. 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,
  2. 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.
  3. Adamos, G. & Nathanail, E.. “How attractive are public transport interchanges to sustainable mobility users?”. Transactions on Transport Sciences, International Scientific Journal for Transport Sciences, in press.
  4. 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:
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 2020.