May, 9th, 2024

 Jesús Ildefonso DÍAZ

 Date and place of birth: December 11, 1950, Toledo, Spain

 Nationality: Spaniard citizen

 married, two children

 Office: #416, Departamento de Análisis Matemático y Matemática Aplicada, Facultad de Matemáticas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain,

Telephone, 34-91-3944452, fax: 34-91-3944607, e-mail

Researcher unique identifier(s): Research ID L-6827-2014


1968-1973 studies of mathematics (Licenciatura) at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid

1973 degree of Licenciatura at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid

1976 Thesis in Mathematics, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Advisers: A.Dou and H. Brezis

Academic Positions

Emeritus Professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, since September 1 2021 to  present

Full Professor in Applied Mathematics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, from September 1983 to August 31, 2021.

Founder and Director of the Instituto de Matemática Interdisciplinar (IMI) of the UCM, from June 2006 to October 2008 and from April 2012 up to December 2016.

Full Professor in Mathematical Analysis, Univ. de Santander, from June de 1980 until October 1982.

Associate Professor in Mathematical Analysis, Univ. Complutense de Madrid, from May 1978 until June 1980.

Foreign positions

Honorary Member of the Mathematics Research Center, University of  Wisconsin-Madison, USA, September and October 1981.

Profesore Visitatori del Consiglio Nacionale delle Ricerche, Italy, (Universities of Roma II and L’Aquila). November 1983.

Professeur de première classe,Université de Toulouse, France, February 1988.

Professeur de première classe, Université de Nancy, Francia, May1988.

Professeur de première classe, Université de Pau, France, November, 1988.

Professeur de première classe, Université de Metz, France, November, 1989.

Professeur de première classe, Université de Tours, France, December, 1990.

Professeur de première classe, Université de Poitiers, France, March, 1993.

Professeur de première classe, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France, February, 2004.

Professeur de première classe, Université de Montpellier, France, June, 2005.

Awards and Honors

Member of the European Academy of Sciences, since January 23, 2017.

Grand Prix Jacques-Louis Lions de Mathematique Apliquée of the Acadèmie des Sciences (France), Octuber 13,  2015.

Doctor Honoris Causa by the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France (March 1996)

Académico Numerario of the Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales of Spain since November 1997.

Académico Correspondiente Nacional of the Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales of Spain, from June 1990 until November 1997

Académico Correspondiente de la Academia Canaria de Ciencias,since February 1991.

Prize of Mathematics of the Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales of Spain, 1980.

Prize of the Academia Canaria de Ciencias, 1989.

Publications (May 2024)

Research papers in journals: 282, Research papers in books: 149

Books: Research 8, Editor: 20, Divulgation 2.

Dissemination papers in journals: 47, Dissemination papers in books: 19.

Total (publications here mentioned): 527.

Member of editorial boards:

Advances in Mathematical Science and Applications since January 1991.

Revista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales de Madrid, and RACSAM (Serie A: Matemáticas) since May 1996 and 2001 respectively.

Electronic Differential Equations Journal, since January 2001.

Differential and Integral Equations, since October 2001.

The Annals of the University of Craiova – Mathematics and Computer Science since June 2006

Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, since January 2010.

Differential Equations and Applications  (DEA), since January 2011.

Abstract and Applied Analysis, since July 2012.

Revista de la Real Academia Canaria de Ciencias, since March 201

Advances in Nonlinear Analysis, since January 2019.

Opuscula Mathematica, since January 2019.

Mathematical and Computational Applications, since June 2019.

 Retired from

Revista Matematica de la Univ. Complutense, 1987-1995.

La Gaceta de la Real Sociedad Matemática Española,1998-2002.

Interfaces and free boundaries: Modelling, Analysis and Computation, April 1997-December 2003.

Annales de la Faculté des Sciences de Toulouse,  July 1991-June 2003.

Matemáticas Aplicadas, September 1987-December 2005.

Main Editor of RACSAM (Serie A: Matemáticas)  March 2001-March 2005.

Publicacions Matematiques de l’Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona , September 1987-October 2008.

Nonlinear Analysis: Theory and Applications (Series A: Theory and Methods), May 2002-January 2010.

Journal of the European Mathematical Society, September 2003-December 2016

Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics, February 2016-January 2020

Committees (a selection)

Committee on Atmosphere, Ocean and Environment of the International Mathematical Union,  June 1995- January 2004 (other members: C. Conca, J. Bona, M. Mimura and A.J. Majda (Chairman)).

Prix Fermat Committee (Toulouse), April 1997.

Scientífique Committee on Mathematiques et Environment of the Societé Mathématique Européenne (jointly with M. Kean, A. Quarteroni and O. Talagrand), June 1996-December 2002.

Scientific Committee of the third European Congress of Mathematics (Barcelona 2000) of the European Mathematical Society (other members: V. Arnold, Sir Michael Atiyah (Cheirman) and 8 additional persons)

Committee TC7 (Working group WG7.2) of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), since November 1998.

Comité Español para el Año Mundial de las Matemáticas (CEAM) y Comite de la Comunidad de Madrid (M2000M)

Committee of Great Events of the European Mathematical Society (President J.P. Bourguignon), (February 2000-December 2004).

Comisión de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Fundación Española de Ciencia y Tecnología, April 2005, (January 2006-December 2017)


Adviser of 21 Ph. D. Thesis

Co-founder and President of the Sociedad Española de Matemática Aplicada (SEMA)

Initial Coordinator (jointly with J.F.Rodrigues) of the Scientific Programme on «Mathematical Treatment of Free Boundary Problems» of the European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, 1992-1997 (budget of more than 900.000 euros)

Spanish responsible of the Research Training Networks of the European Commission (contract HPRN-CT-2002-00274) “Nonlinear partial differential equations describing front propagation and other singular phenomena”,1.500.000 Euros,  June-2002, May 2006.

European Coordinator of the Initial Training Networks of the European Commission (Grant Agreement Number 238702), SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME, PEOPLE Work Programme 2008” FIRST “Fronts and Interfaces in Science and Technology” PITN-GA-2009-238702: 3,974,552.00,   January 2010 to December a 2013.