Dr. Stratos Papadimitriou is a Professor of Transportation Systems at the Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus and former Chairman of the Department. He is also the director of the Transportation Systems Laboratory that has established over a decade ago. His subject areas of expertise are Transportation Systems, Ports, Logistics and Sustainability in Transport. He has also extensive administrative experience in the field of Transport. From July 2010 till October 2012 he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Athens International Airport and from July 1997 till July 2002 he served as CEO of the Athens Urban Transport Organization. Furthermore, he has acted as an expert and adviser to Ministers of Transport and Economy, the European Union, the EESC, OECD, on a variety of issues ranging from transport development, financing and transport policy formulation issues.
He has been an evaluator for research and infrastructure projects for the EU. He has been involved in various research projects regarding transport systems and logistics. He has written over 80 academic articles on transport and logistics issues and his work has been cited over 1800 times. A indicative list of Research Projects that he has been involved in, in the past five years follows: CONTAIN: CONtainer securiTy Advanced Information Networking, eMar - e-Maritime Strategic Framework and Simulation based Validation, Transport Learning : TRANSPORT LEARNING - Empowerment of practitioners to achieve energy savings in transport , E-Freight: European e-Freight capabilities for Co-modal transport, Support: Security UPgrade for PORTs, 7th Framework Programme, ELTISplus - Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP), Intelligent Energy - Europe, HERMES Project, Interconnectivity and Intermodality Barriers of Passenger Transport, PROPS: Promotional Platform for Short-Sea Shipping and Intermodality, 7th Framework Programme, EU - DG TREN), SKEMA: Successful knowledge platform in Maritime and Logistics, 7th Framework Programm.