Affiliated Faculty

Maria Boilé, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Maritime Studies
University of Piraeus

Dr. Maria Boile is associate professor of Port and Inland Terminal Policy and Management at the University of Piraeus, Department of Maritime Studies, and head of unit on Transport Economics and Environment, Maritime, and Air Transport at the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). She was elected and served as Research Director at CERTH/HIT, in the field of analysis and operations of freight transport and logistics systems and applications of ICT.

Before her current position, Boilé was an associate professor of transportation in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Rutgers and served as the co-director of the Freight and Maritime Program (FMP) at CAIT. While at Rutgers, Boilé also was an academic fellow with the Center for Supply Chain Management at the Rutgers School of Business and an assistant professor of transportation at Lafayette College.

Her research interests and expertise are in the areas of passenger and freight intermodal transport system modeling, freight and maritime logistics, and port and inland terminal operations and management. She has participated in over 70 sponsored research projects in the United States, Europe, and Latin America; she served as principal investigator on more than half of them.

Boilé has developed graduate and undergraduate curricula at three academic institutions and she has taught graduate and undergraduate transportation and logistics courses, short courses and seminars at several institutions in Europe, United States, Asia, and Africa. She has authored and co-authored over 170 technical articles and 12 book chapters.

Her teaching and research work has received several awards, including a Best Paper Award (2000), a Transportation Engineering Education Award (2009), an Award for Excellence as a Distinguished Educator (2006-2007), and the prestigious Partnerships for Innovation award through the National Science Foundation, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships.

Boilé has a diploma in civil (transportation) engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1990), M.Sc. in civil and environmental engineering from Rutgers University, USA (1992), and Ph.D. in transportation engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA (1995).