TRA VISIONS 2018

Results: 2016 EU Champions of Research Competition

TRAVISIONS 2016 RESULTS

Researchers involved in EU-funded projects from 12 countries and 28 different universities and research centers participated in the 2016 competition. Winners were able to showcase their work on an international stage at the 2016 Transport Research Arena in Warsaw, Poland, thus contributing to building a vibrant community of transport researchers working in different modes in Europe. Awards were presented by Magda Kopczynska, Director, European Commission, DG Mobility and Transport.

The evaluation was a three-stage process. Firstly, all entries were reviewed for content, eligibility and relevance. Then the remaining submissions were assessed by two independent evaluators against the following selection criteria: scientific impact, policy development, public outreach and economic impact. A shortlist was produced for each transport mode. The shortlisted entries were reviewed by an expert panel on the basis of the scientific and public impact of their EU funded research in order to identify a winner for each mode (road, rail, waterborne and cross-modality).

DOWNLOAD TRAVISIONS 2016 CONTEST BOOK

The book includes the abstracts of all the project ideas submitted for evaluation to TRAVISIONS 2016 competitions. It was prepared by TRAVISIONS 2016 Consortium and was designed and directed by Prof. Ezio Spessa, Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Ms. Micol Biscotto, research fellow at the same university and by Mr. George Smyrnakis, Secretary General of WEGEMT.

ROAD AWARD WINNERS

1ST

Ionic Liquid-based Hybrid Power Supercapacitors (ILHYPOS)

Italian National Agency for New Technologies (ENEA) (Italy)

Mario Conte

2ND

Picav car-sharing systems - simulation model for urban environments

UNIVERSITÀ DI PISA (ITALY)

Phd Elvezia Cepolina

3RD

InSAR study of a landslide affecting a transportation infrastructure in el Portalet

ALTAMIRA INFORMATION (SPAIN)

Javier García Robles

4.

Automating the revolution of urban transport
Alessandrini, Adriano
Sapienza Università di Roma (ITA)

5.

School pedestrian crossing Mirna Peč - from theory to practice
Brumec, Uroš
DRI Investment Management, Company for Development of Infrastructure, Ltd. (SVN)

5.

An innovative bridge made of FRP composites
Żach, Juliusz
Mostostal Warszawa S.A. (POL)

6.

Human Factors of Vehicle Automation
Natasha Merat
University of Leeds (UK)

6.

A set of tools for making urban transport more sustainable
Malasek, Jacek
Road & Bridge Research Institute (POL)


RAIL AWARD WINNERS

1ST

Crashworthy joints in aluminium rail vehicles

D'APPOLONIA (ITALY)

Donato Zangani

2ND

Maintenance analysis and modelling for enhanced railway infrastructure capacity

LULEA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (SWEDEN)

Stephen Famurewa

3RD

The interaction of urban freight and intermodal transport

CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (SWEDEN)

Phd Sönke Behrends


WATERBORNE AWARD WINNERS

1ST

Project HORIZON

SOLENT UNIVERSITY (UNITED KINGDOM)

Michael Barnett

2ND

The hercules projects

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (GREECE)

Prof. Nikolaos Kyrtatos

3RD

Tank inspection by cost effective rail based robots

BALANCE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING GMBH (GERMANY)

Dr. Reinhard Ahlers

4.

Ships made of Light - The Success of Laser Welding in European Shipbuilding
Roland, Frank
Center of Maritime Technologies e.V. (DEU)

5.

Stabilisation of vessels with support of balloons
Ahlers, Reinhard
BALance Technology Consulting GmbH (DEU)

6.

LIGHTNING PROTECTION OF SHIPS
Prousalidis, John
National Technical University of Athens (GRC)

6.

GreenShipping
Kontovas, Christos A.,
Technical University of Denmark (DKN)

7.

The integration of human factors into preliminary risk-based ship design
Andrews, David
University College London (UK)


CROSSMODALITY AWARD WINNERS

1ST

INTEGRITY - Intermodal Global Door-to-Door Container Supply Chain Visibility

ISL INSTITUTE OF SHIPPING ECONOMICS AND LOGISTIC (GERMANY)

Nils Meyer-Larsen

2ND

Performance assessment of green corridors

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK (DENMARK)

Georgios Panagakos

3RD

Cofret - carbon footprint of freight transport

DLR INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT RESEARCH (GERMANY)

Dr.-Ing. Verena Charlotte Ehrler

4.

Green Transport Logistics
Psaraftis, Harilaos
Technical University of Denmark (DKN)

5.

Collaboration concepts for co-modality
Rossi Tafuri, Silvia
Cranfield University (UK)

6.

Cross-modality application
Laefer, Debra
University College Dublin (IRL)

7.

An Innovation carrying Globalization
Laufer, Yves
Groupement Européen du Transport Combiné (GETC) (FRA)

8.

TransNet Transportation Network System
Gaviraghi, Giorgio
Unispace-EC (ITA)

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the 2016 competition download
the Contest book or the flyer with the results
of the TRAVISIONS 2016 competitions
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SENIOR RESEARCHER COMPETITION

A competition aimed at senior researchers involved in EU-funded projects,
which will identify and acknowledge leaders that generate impactful
research in transport across the European Union (EU).
Winners will receive awards from EC representatives and
have the opportunity to present their work
on an international stage.