Evangelia Gaitanidou has a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where she also obtained her MSc on “Planning, Organization and Management of Transportation Systems” and is currently a PhD Candidate in Road Safety. She works in the Hellenic Institute of Transport since 2004, as a Researcher, head of the Vehicle Safety laboratory (2009-2012), the Clean Vehicles laboratory (2012-2014) and the Road Safety and Security laboratory (2014-present). She has so far participated in more than 20 EU funded projects in FP6 (IN-SAFETY, ASK-IT, AIDE, PReVENT, SUPREME, HUMABIO, RIPCORD-ISEREST, PEPPER, DRUID), FP7 (TeleFOT, ACCESS2ALL, 2DECIDE, BESTPOINT, FOTsis, VERITAS, REMOTE, SOLUTIONS) and in Horizon 2020 (SocialCar, RESOLUTE, AUTOPILOT) in most of which holding a significant role (assistant Coordinator/Technical Manager, Quality Manager, WP/Task leader). She has also had an active role in several National projects, such as “ERMIS” National Level Action (2011-2013) and KRHPIS (2013-2015), within the framework of the Operational Program “Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship” of the Ministry of Education and Lifelong learning, “Development of training curriculum and material for Road Safety Auditors training in Greece” as well as the “Development and operation of Electronic Driving Academy – eDrive Academy”of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks (2014-2015).
She has about 30 publications in National and International peer reviewed Conferences and Journals, while, additionally, she is co-Editor of a book and co-author in 10 chapters in books.
She has acted as Assistant Editor in the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) Journal (2009 – 2013) in which she still acts as a reviewer.
She is rapporteur in 2 ECTRI Working Groups (Safety and Security).
In 2018 she was also elected Vice-President of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers, for the period 2018-2020.
She is fluent in English and French and speaks good Italian.
Her main fields of interest lie in the areas of: Road Safety, Automated Driving, Resilience, Clean Vehicles, Sustainable Transport, ITS, Transportation of Ε&D, Mobility for All.
MSc in Civil-Transport Engineering
6th Km. Charilaou - Thermi