He was born in 1975 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied at the Department of Agriculture (Plant production) at the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece, graduating in 1999. During the 1999-2000 academic year he undertook the MSc course in Environmental Remote Sensing at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, obtaining that title in 2000. In October of the same year he initiated his PhD studies at the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences of the Manchester Metropolitan University in England. He was officially awarded the doctorate degree in 2005 after successfully defending his thesis on estimation of canopy biochemicals with remote sensing. He has been employed as a research fellow in the Department of Environmental Management of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), since April 2007. From March 2012 he has been working as the Research and Studies Coordinator of the Geoinformation in Environmental Management programme, of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania.
His research interest include the use of remote sensing for monitoring of vegetation and agricultural crops, primarily through field spectroscopy, unmanned airborne systems and satellite images. He has supervised more than 30 MSc student theses and is currently supervising 2 PhD students.