Professor emeritus George Giannopoulos
Corresponding Member , Academy of Athens
Prof. George A. Giannopoulos is transportation planner, Professor emeritus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and corresponding member of the Academy of Athens. He is the immediate past Director of the Hellenic Institute of Transport, the National Transport research Organisation of Greece, which he founded and chaired for 15 years. He is currently advisory Professor at the Beijing Jiaotong University. He has extensive experience in Transportation Planning and Policy issues as well as on ITS, urban mobility plans, freight transport and distribution. For six years he was co-chair of the TRB International Cooperation Committee working on international research governance and cooperation issues as well as on research implementation.
For more than 11 years he was member and chair (for 7 years) of the Transport Advisory Group of the European Commission (EC) and he has served on many other Committees and working Groups of the EC. He has participated in more than 200 studies or research projects, over the past 35 years, in most of them as coordinator. He has published some 260 scientific papers and articles in scientific magazines and Conferences, as well as 12 books, four of which in English. His two most recent books, are: “Publicly funded Transport research in the P.R. China, Japan and Korea”, published by Springer (2018), and “The accelerating Transport Innovation revolution: A global case study based analysis of current trends and experience”, published by Elsevier (2019).