Ernestos Tzannatos is a Professor at the Dept. of Maritime Studies of the University of Piraeus and the Dean of School of Maritime and Industrial Studies since November 2013.

He is a graduate (B.Sc.) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture of the University of Portsmouth – U.K. (1982) and obtained his M.Sc. in Marine Engineering at University College London (1983). He completed his Ph.D. research at Cranfield University – U.K. in the area of Turbomachinery in 1986.

Prior to his employment at the University of Piraeus, he worked for two years (1986-1988) as a post-doc researcher at Imperial College London in the area of marine diesel engine turbocharging and as a Visiting Lecturer at the Hellenic Naval Academy in Greece during 1989-1990.

He is a faculty member of the Dept. of Maritime Studies of the University of Piraeus since 1991 and currently a Professor of Marine Technology. His research interests are focussed on ship technology management for the promotion of productivity, safety (incl. security) and environmental protection in shipping, with indicative research reference to human-technology interaction, "clean” fuels and alternative energy, exhaust emissions and analysis, assessment and techno-economic control of accidental risks. His published research work appears in numerous papers of international leading journals and conferences, whilst he has been involved in various research projects and studies as a scientific coordinator, principal investigator and research member.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and a Member of UK’s Engineering Council (CEng) and of the Technical Chamber of Greece.