Speakers bio
Dimitrios V. Lyridis

Dimitrios V. Lyridis is an Associate Professor in the area of Maritime Transport in the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NA&ME) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He is currently Head of the Laboratory for Maritime Transport (LMT) of NTUA. He has a Diploma (1987) in NA&ME from NTUA (1987), an M.S. (1990) in NA&ME (Marine Systems Management) from the University of Michigan (UM), an M.S.E. (1990) in Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) from UM, and a Ph.D. (1990) in NA&ME from UM as well. His main scientific areas of interest are maritime economics and logistics, shipping finance, maritime transportation and energy. He has undertaken a large number of research projects in maritime transport, shipping finance, and energy (including cost benefit analyses for investment projects) and he has been involved in applied commercial projects in the areas of ship investment, restructuring, marketing, business and operational planning (including feasibility studies and business plans) for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in the EU and in developing countries.