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The Workshop on Non-Linear Analysis and Control Theory in honor of Prof. Enrique Zuazua

In honor of Prof. Enrique Zuazua

A group of colleagues and friends of Professor Enrique Zuazua is organizing an International Workshop on Non-Linear Analysis and Control Theory to commemorate his 60th birthday. This Workshop will be held (online) on November 3, 4, and 5, 2021.

Professor Zuazua has contributed to this interesting subject, with many fundamental ideas, techniques and fruitful collaborations with colleagues from all over the world.

Scientific Committee

  • Grégoire Allaire
    Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, France
  • Carlos Conca (Chair)
    Universidad de Chile, Chile
  • Luz de Teresa
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México
  • Sergio Gutiérrez
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Alberto Mercado
    Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
  • Marius Tucsnak
    Université de Bordeaux, France
  • Mahamadi Warma
    George Mason University, USA

Organizing Committee

  • Fagner Araruna
    Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
  • Rodrigo Lecaros (Chair)
    Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
  • Rajesh Mahavedan
    Universidad de Concepción, Chile
  • Gino Montecinos
    Universidad de Aysén, Chile
  • Jaime Ortega
    Universidad de Chile, Chile
  • Mauricio Sepúlveda
    Universidad de Concepción, Chile
  • Sebastián Zamorano
    Universidad de Santiago, Chile
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Enrique Zuazua

Enrique Zuazua (Iriondo, second family name) is the Head of the Chair for Dynamics, Control and Numerics – FAU DCN-AvH (Alexander von Humboldt Professorship) at the University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (FAU).

He is also Distinguished Research Professor and the Director of the Chair of Computational Mathematics of DeustoTech Research Center of the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain and Professor of Applied Mathematics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).

Enrique Zuazua

Enrique Zuazua


September 28, 1961 (age 60)
Eibar, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain

  • Alexander von Humboldt Professor at the Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg (2015).
  • Ambassador of Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg (2015).
  • Member of Academia Europaea (2015)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Université de Lorraine, France (2014)
  • Humboldt Research Award (2013)
  • National Research Award / Premio Nacional de Investigación Julio Rey Pastor in Mathematics and Information Technologies and Communications Spain (2007).
  • Euskadi Research Award in Science and Technology, Basque Country (2006).

DeustoTech in the Universidad de Deusto, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg.


Born in Eibar (Gipuzkoa-Basque Country-Spain) in 1961, after completing his primary studies at Ikastola (Basque School) and secondary studies at La Salle School in Eibar, he completed his baccalaureate at the Universidad Laboral de Eibar in this city. In 1984 he graduated in Mathematics from the University of the Basque Country-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV-EHU) and in 1987 he received his doctorate from this university, receiving the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievements for both. In 1988 he obtained his PhD degree at the Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, funded by a doctoral fellowship from the Basque Government and a research grant from the Jacques Louis Lions Chair of the Collège de France.


His domains of expertise in Applied Mathematics include Partial Differential Equations, Control Theory and Numerical Analysis. These subjects are interrelated with the ultimate goal of modeling, analyzing, computationally simulating and finally contributing to the control and design of the most diverse natural phenomena and all fields of R&D&i.

Twenty four PhD students got the degree under his advice and they now occupy positions in centres throughout the world: Brazil, Chile, China, Mexico, Romania, Spain, etc. He has developed intensive international work having led co-operation programmes with various Latin American countries, as well as with Portugal, the Maghreb, China and Iran, amongst others.

Prizes and awards

His work has had significant impact. He was recognised as a “highly cited researcher,” by the ISI Institute (Thompson) in 2004. He received the 2006 Euskadi Prize for Science and Technology. In 2007 he was awarded the Julio Rey Pastor National Prize for “Mathematics, Information and Communications Technology,” the highest national award in these disciplines. He received his award from His Majesty, the King on 15 January 2008 along with other four 2007 prize-winners.

In 2014 he got the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Université de Lorraine in France and in 2015 he became a member of Academia Europaea. In 2019 he received an Alexander von Humboldt Professor for a Chair in “Applied Analysis” at the Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg.

“We understand Applied Mathematics both as a way of getting into the depth of mathematics and also of interacting with all other scientists and R&D agents.”

Enrique Zuazua in 2008

Dissemination activities

He has written several popular science works, for which he has twice been awarded the Sociedad Española de Matematica Applicada (SEMA Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics) Prize for Popularising Mathematics.

He has hosted or collaborated in radio and television programs on various topics related to Mathematics, Higher Education and Research, and has also written columns for Basque newspapers.

Further information

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