Harilaos N. Psaraftis is a Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Technology, Management and Economics. He holds a diploma from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) (1974), two M.Sc. degrees (1977) and a Ph.D. (1979) from MIT, USA. He was an Assistant and Associate Professor at MIT from 1979 to 1989 and a Professor at NTUA from 1989 to 2013.
He led some 55 research projects, 25 of which from the EU. He coordinated three EU projects including project SuperGreen on European green corridors (2010-2013).
Professor Psaraftis has been a member and chairman of various groups at the IMO and has also served as CEO of the Piraeus Port Authority (1996 -2002). He has published extensively and has received several academic and industry awards. His latest book is entitled “Sustainable Shipping: A Cross Disciplinary View” (Springer, 2019).