John A. Paravantis is a Associate Professor in the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus. He holds a 5-year Civil Engineering-Transportation diploma from the National Technical University of Athens as well as a M.Sc. in Transportation and a Ph.D. in Energy and Environment both from Northwestern University. In his research, which has drawn over 500 citations, Dr. Paravantis uses advanced quantitative techniques (including multivariate statistics, econometric modeling, time series forecasting, game theory and computer simulation) in order to analyze the global impacts of energy systems (such as these in the transportation and building sector) on the natural and man-made environment, especially in regards to transnational cooperation and competition. In addition, Dr. Paravantis is a regular reviewer of many energy, environmental and transportation journals. Some of the research and development projects that Dr. Paravantis has participated in, address: Green Transport in Islands (GreTIA), Innovative Action in Transport (ΕΝΤΙ), mobility in the Adriatic Corridor (FINESTRA, RECITE II), graduate studies in Transportation Economics (TRANSECO, ERASMUS) as well as the transportation of dangerous goods and hazardous materials (DRIVE II, FINESTRA). Finally, Dr. Paravantis has supervised the drafting of over 40 Environmental Impact Statements, mostly of large transportation and engineering works, and was a member of the project management team for the renovation and electrification of the infrastructure of the Hellenic Railways Organization.