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My research explores the interactions between people, cities and transport aiming to inform human-centered, environmentally and socially sustainable planning policies. My latest research focuses on the social acceptance and long-term societal implications of emerging mobility technologies (e.g. automated vehicles, vehicle sharing, MaaS and Hyperloop) for accessibility, spatial structure, social inclusion, public health, planning and mobility governance. I am also interested in human perceptions and preferences of travel (e.g. travel time, accessibility) and their integration into urban and transport planning. I have a strong interest in developing theory and concepts in those fields and empirically explore them using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

I have acted as principal investigator, international expert advisor, management committee member, or research associate in Greek, Dutch, German and EU-funded projects on acceptance and implications of emerging mobility technologies, land use and transport interactions, and cycling mobility (e.g. NewCompactism, WISE-ACT, AV scenarios for the Netherlands, SELF-DRIVEN Areas, DRIVERS, AutomoVer, UrMo-Digital). I am frequently invited to present my work on emerging mobility technologies to international audiences. I have been the guest-editor of the Transport Reviews (2019, Taylor and Francis) Special Issue on long-term implications of automated vehicles and I am the lead-editor of a new Book Volume (2020, Elsevier) on policy implications of automated vehicles.

Since November 2018, I am leading the ‘Automated driving and new mobility concepts’ research group at the Institute of Transport Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin. I have previously conducted research and/or taught at the Technical University of Munich (August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professor), Delft University of Technology (Assistant Professor and Marie Curie Global Research Fellow), UC Berkeley (Marie Curie Global Research Fellow), University of Patras (Adjunct Lecturer), National Technical University of Athens (Post-doctoral Researcher).
 
2019
August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professor
Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE), Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

2018-today
Head of the Research Group 'Automated driving and new mobility concepts'
Institute of Transport Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Berlin, Germany
 
2015-2018
Assistant Professor
Department of Transport and Planning, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 

2014-2015
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Transport and Planning, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 

2013-2014
Marie Curie Research Fellow | Global Fellowships
Transport and Logistics Group (TLO), Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

2012-2013
Marie Curie Research Fellow | Global Fellowships
Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD), University of California, Berkeley

2008-2012
Adjunct Lecturer
Departmentof Architecture, University of Patras, Greece

2007-2012
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Sustainable Mobility Unit (SMU), Department of Geography and Regional Planning, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

2002-2006
Ph.D. in Urban and Transport Planning
Department of Geography and Regional Planning, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

1995-2001
Diploma – M.Eng. Degree (5-year course) in Surveying Engineering (Transportation Specialization)

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My August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship at TUM