Ioannis Psaras was born in Amarousio, Greece, in 1977. He studied at the National Technical University of Athens (Diploma of Civil Engineering 2000, MSc in Civil Engineering 2005). During his graduate studies he joined Ergon Analysis as a structural and hydraulics engineer, having participated in most of its consulting and design projects. In parallel, he has been involved in several research programs at N.T.U.A.