Dr. E. Bekiaris, PhD on Mechanical Engineering NTUA, has been elected as Researcher of the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) in 2001; and elected as its Director General as of 2016. Since 1992 he has participated in 105 research projects, in 42 of which at the role of Coordinator.
He is member of the National Council for Research and Innovation (N.C.R.I.) since 2019, National Representative in the European Commission Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission Board of Horizon Europe (HE) since 2020, the National representative of Greece in the H2020 Transport Committee since 2014 and President of the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) and the European Rail Research Network of Excellence (EURNEX) since 2019. In the past he’s also been the President of the European Associations FERSI (on Road Safety) and HUMANIST (on Human Factors in Transport).