UCL Energy Institute

Prof Maria Kamargianni

Prof Maria Kamargianni

Professor of Transport Systems Innovation and Sustainability

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
16th Sep 2013

Research summary

  • New mobility services
  • Mobility as a Service
  • Autonomous vehicles 
  • Urban air mobility (drones)
  • Passengers and freight transport
  • Discrete choice models
  • Econometrics
  • Travel behaviour modelling
  • Survey design and market research
  • Data handling

Teaching summary

Research Concepts module (BENV0010), MSc Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment (EPEE), Energy Institute


University of the Aegean
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2014
University of the Aegean
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2009
University of Macedonia
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Economics) | 2007


Dr. Kamargianni is a Professor of Transport Systems Innovation and Sustainability, and the Head of MaaSLab. Her areas of research include travel behaviour, new mobility services and technologies, Mobility-as-a-Service, transportation modelling, transportation systems analysis, market research and econometrics. She has extensive experience in survey design, data handling, and behavioural demand modelling.

She has widely published in the academic literature and she is the co-Editor of the Elsevier Book Volume “Preparing for the New Era of Transport Policies: Learning from Experience”. She is the Principal Investigator of several large-scale projects, such as the H2020 funded projects MaaS4EU and GECKO, as well as the co-ordinator of the 7.7 million HARMONY project.

She has received several awards for her research and the methodologies she developed, such as: 

  • the 2013 TRB Ryuichi Kitamura Best Paper Award - Awarded by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine – Transportation Research Board; Washington DC, 2014.
  • the Best Student Paper Award in Choice Modelling - Awarded by the Elsevier Journal of Choice Modelling; Sydney, 2013.
  • the Bronze Medal in YEAR2010, the pan-European contest for young researchers - Awarded by the Transport Research Arena; Brussels, 2010.
  • included in the list with the top 10 influencers on MaaS worldwide. Being one of the two women included in this list; the only academic and the youngest influencer.

Dr. Kamargianni is a member in several conference standing committees. She is a board member at the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), TravelSpirit and the UCL Transport Institute.

She works closely with public authorities and the industry to transfer her research outputs to the real world, while she has been a consultant to several public authorities and companies.