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George Nassos

Academic Degrees

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University
MBA, Finance and Operations, Northwesterin University
MS, Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


George Nassos' academic teaching experience started as an adjunct professor at Loyola University in the operations research department of the business school from 1972 to 1976. He resumed being an academic in 1997 as an industry associate professor and the director of the MS in Environmental Management and Sustainability program at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s graduate business school until 2011. Nassos also taught a sustainability capstone course which resulted in writing the textbook “Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage,” published by John Wiley and Son.

Prior to academia, Nassos worked 15 years for Chemical Waste Management, the hazardous waste subsidiary of Waste Management, developing unique treatment and disposal technologies including fuel pellets from non-recyclable waste, and 16 years for International Minerals & Chemical Corp. in various managerial positions, the last four years as managing
director of the company’s German and Dutch subsidiaries.

Nassos has always been very active and formed George P. Nassos and Associates, a firm dedicated to consulting in environmental and social sustainability and renewable energy. He is also president of Sustainable Energy Systems, LLC, a firm that markets and sells onsite waste-to-energy technology, and in develops large-scale waste-to-energy projects.

Other environmental activities include being a member of the Energy, Environment and Economics subcommittee of the Archdiocesan Advisory Committee for Science and Technology, an advisory committee to the Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of America. In June 2012, he participated in the Halki Summit in Turkey, one of 45 participants invited by His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew, also known as the “Green Patriarch.”