Academic coordinators

Alfredo Bermúdez de Castro López-Varela

Affiliated Researcher of ITMATI and Promoter of this Centre.Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Santiago de Compostela and coordinator of the research group in "Mathematical Engineering" (mat+i), obtained his PhD in Mathematics by the same university in 1974. He has directed or co-directed 29 doctoral theses and published over a hundred articles in journals of impact in his field (171 entries in MathScinet). He has been the PI in 40 research projects and more than 100 technology transfer contracts. From September 2006 to October 2010 he was the Coordinator of the Technology Transfer area at the National Agency of Evaluation and Prospective (ANEP). He held the position of vice-rector at the University of Santiago de Compostela from 1994-1990. He currently is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences and in 1997 he was awarded its annual prize. Since August 2012, he is co-chair of the Scientific Committee of the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM). In 2019 he obtained the Enrique Vidal Abascal Medal from the Royal Galician Academy of Sciences corresponding to the section of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Sciences, for his recognition by the international scientific community as a key figure in the development of its discipline in Spain , and his pioneering role in bridging mathematics and industry.


José Francisco Higuera Antón

PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) in 1985. Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Higher Technical School of Aeronautical and Space Engineering of the UPM since 2005. Research on combustion, heat and mass transport, interactive boundary layer, and electrohydrodynamics.