Alejandro Aceves obtained his B.S. degree in physics at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, in 1981, his M.S. degree in applied mathematics at the California Institute of Technology, in 1983, and his Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics at the University of Arizona, in 1988. His area of expertise is in modeling of nonlinear optics phenomena including the study of spatial and temporal soliton dynamics in fibers, waveguides, and photonic structures. Some of his most significant accomplishments include the formulation of nonlinear Snell's laws for spatial soliton transmission and reflection at an interface betweek nonlinear media (with A.C. Newell and J.V. Moloney), the modeling of multidimensional solitons in fiber arrays (with C. DeAngelis, S. Rubenchick, and S. Turitsyn), and the theoretical discovery of temporal solitary wave solutions of the equations modeling pulse propagation in fiber bragg gratings (with S. Wabnitz). Aceves has been at the University of New Mexico since 1989, where he is currently a Full Professor of Mathematics and of the Optical Science and Engineering Program. He has held visiting positions at Heriot-Watt University in the UK and in Brown University. In 2005-2006, he was Chair of the Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures activity group of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and is currently an editor of the SIAM Book series Mathematical modeling and Computation.
Biography Updated on 14 June 2007