Maria Boile, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Maritime Studies
University of Piraeus
Maria Boile is Professor of “Port and Inland Terminal Policy and Management”, Director of the MSc in Shipping and Director of the Quantitative Analysis in Shipping Laboratory at the University of Piraeus, Department of Maritime Studies. She is the Coordinator of the European Waterborne Technology Platform, which is managing the private side of the Co-Programmed Partnership on Zero-Emission Waterborne Transport in the framework of Horizon Europe. She is heading the Research Sector on Transport Economics and Environment, Maritime and Air Transport, at the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). She is an Affiliated Faculty with the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers University, US. She has served as Research Director at CERTH/HIT, in the field of “Analysis and Operations of Freight Transport, Logistics Systems and Applications of ICT”; Associate Professor of Transportation in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Rutgers University, U.S.; co-Director of the Freight and Maritime Program (FMP) at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT); and Assistant Professor of Transportation at Lafayette College.
Her research interest and expertise is in the areas of passenger and freight intermodal transport system modeling, freight and maritime logistics, port and inland terminal operations, policy and management. She has participated in over 70 sponsored research projects in the U.S. and Europe, as a principal investigator in over half of them. She has developed graduate and undergraduate curricula at three Academic Institutions and she has taught graduate and undergraduate transportation and logistics courses, short courses and executive seminars at several Institutions in Europe, U.S., Asia and Africa.
She has authored and co-authored over 170 technical articles,12 book chapters and two books. 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.