Athanassios Akylas received his B.Sc. in Physics in 1999, his M.Sc. in Astronomy Astrophysics and Mechanics in 2002 and his PhD in X-ray Astronomy in 2006 from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He was Research Associate at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the National Observatory of Athens in the Scientific Program X-ray Astronomy with XMM-Newton (2002-2005). In 2005 he joined the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing as a Scientific Staff. In March 2017 he was promoted to Senior Scientist. He is also Scientific Editor in A. G. Pnevmatikos Scientific Publications Company.
Observational Astronomy with emphasis in the study of extragalactic populations, data reduction and analysis techniques from current X-ray missions (e.g. XMM-Newton, Chandra, SWIFT), study of the obscuration in the AGN population, X-ray background synthesis models and unification models of AGN.