Dr. Thalis Zis is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Management Engineering, at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Prior to joining DTU, Thalis graduated with a Ph.D. in the Port Operations Research and Technology Centre (PORTeC) at Centre for Transport Studies in Imperial College London. His subject was on the identification of the environmental impact of container ports and on ways to reduce the emissions associated with the port's operation. Thalis also holds a Dipl. Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and an MSc in Transport from Imperial College London. His research interests include Maritime Logistics, Operations Research, emissions modelling and Fluid Mechanics. Thalis has received awards and scholarships in recognition of academic excellence at each university level.