Panos is a Chemical Engineer Ph.D., and Senior Staff Officer at the General Secretariat for Civil Protection (GSCP)/Greece since 2000. Since then, he is continuously involved in the UCPM dealing with full scale exercises and being an UCPM expert responding to several missions. He is main author of the first Civil Protection Exercises Manual in Greece (National Printing House, 2009) and a Lecturer at Disaster Management M.Sc. Programs in Greek Universities.
In EU MODEX he is active as trainer and Quality Assurance Manager since 2015.