Mario Primicerio was born in Rome, Italy, November 13, 1940. He is married with 1 son. He works as a Full Professor since 1975 at Faculty of Sciences, University of Firenze. He served as Dean of the Faculty, Adjoint of the Rector for International Relations, Chairman of the Graduate School of Mathematics, Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and Accademia della Colombaria, and Vice President of the Italian Commission for UNESCO. Primicerio has been Sécrétaire Général Adjoint des Colloques Méditerranéens de Florence; Mayor of the city of Florence from 1995 to 1999. His research is in the area of applied mathematics and in particular modelization of phenomena and processes in industry. Among his main achievements are the results on free boundary problems for evolution PDE’s. He has been among the founders of European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI), has been the Leader of several research projects at international level, is member of the governing boards of scientific societies, and of editorial committees of scientific journals. He is Past President of the Italian Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIMAI), Chair of the Applied Mathematics Committee of the European Mathematical Society (EMS), and Officer of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM). He has chaired the ESF Forward Look project “Mathematics and Industry” and is Member of the Panel “Mathematics” for the Starting Grants of the European Research Council. He founded and chaired I2T3 (Industrial Innovation Through Technological Transfer), an agency of the University of Firenze for the collaboration between academia and companies. He authored about 150 research papers published on international journals, some volumes and textbooks and gave courses and invited talks in Europe, USA, Latin America, China, and Japan. He is Christensen Fellow at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, UK.
Biography Updated on 24 April 2012