Nassos joined the Institute of Geography at CAU in February 2008 and is leading the CRSLR Research Group. He has a background in Surveying Engineering and received his MEng at the National Technical University of Athens. He went on to complete an MSc in Physical Geography at the University of London (King's College) where he specialised in Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing. After a one-year break working as a consultant in the industy, he returned to Kingís College where he obtained his PhD degree in Physical Geography. He then moved to the Flood Hazard Research Centre (Middlesex University) where he worked on the DINAS-Coast and Atlantis research projects. Before he joined CAU he was a visiting researcher at the University of the Aegean (Greece) and at the University of Southampton (UK).

Nassos has participated as a principal investigator in a number of collaborative research projects. He has co-authored peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and scientific reports and has also contributed to the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and to the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC WGII.

His teaching includes modules on “Climate Change”, “Coastal Zone Dynamics”, “Applications of GIS in coastal regions” and “Coasts of the World”.