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Mª Jesús Esteban

Date of appointment: 26 july 2016.

By proposal of: Centre Board of the Faculty of Mathematics.

Date of investiture: 17 may 2017.

Sponsor: Prof. Dra. Olga Gil Medrano i Prof. Dra. Rosa Donat Beneito.

Biographical outline:

María Jesús Esteban Galarza (Alonsotegi, Biscay, 1965) works as an exceptional class research director of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in the CEREMADE of the Université Paris-Dauphine and as the president of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

She holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of the Basque Country and a doctorate from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). Her research activity is mainly focused on mathematical modelling of physics and quantum chemistry problems and the interaction between fluids and solids.

María Jesús Esteban is member of the scientific committee of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and president of the scientific committees of Basque Center for Applied Mathematics and the Indo-French Centre for Applied Mathematics. She is an academic of Jakiunde, the basque academy of science, arts and letters. She co-directs the journal Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré - Analyse non-linéaire and is a member of editorial councils of different scientific publications as well as committees of different international institutions. She is the former President of the Societé de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles and also of the committee of Applied Mathematics of the European Mathematical Society. She has been a member of the Abel awards selection, the most internationally prestigious mathematics awards.

Her intense activity has been recognised with the distinction Chevalière de l’Ordre national du Mérite of France with the Doctorate ‘Honoris Causa’ by the University of the Basque Country with her designation as Honour Partner of the Royal Spanish Mathematics Society.

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