Kostas Tassis obtained his BSc in Physics at the University of Thessaloniki in 1999 and his PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA) in 2005. His academic geneaology tree is here.
He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Chicago (2005 - 2008) and at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (a NASA lab run by Caltech) (2008-2011). He was elected as an Assistant Professor at the University of Crete in 2011, and he joined the Department of Physics in the fall of 2012. Between 2011 and 2012 he was a Visiting Scientist at the Max-Planck Institute for Radioastronomy in Bonn, Germany. He was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2018 and the same year he was awarded an ERC consolidator grant entitled "Polar-Areas Stellar-Imaging in Polarization High-Accuracy Experiment - PASIPHAE". In 2023 he was promoted to Professor.
Star formation in the Galaxy and the Universe, interstellar medium physics, MHD simulations of astrophysical systems, interstellar chemistry.