José Luis López Fernández obtains his PhD in 1999 with a doctoral thesis focused on the kinetic and quantum theory of particles from the perspective of partial differential equations, carried out at the University of Granada under the supervision of Prof. Juan Soler. Today, he continues to play his educational and research work in Granada, of which university he is an Associate Professor attached to the Department of Applied Mathematics since 2001.
He is the author of about thirty scientific papers published in specialized journals, such as Journal of Differential Equations, Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics or Physical Review E, as well as of several academic articles in science communication, and of the book La cuadratura del celuloide. His research fields of interest are mainly related to kinetic (asymptotic and hydrodynamic limits of kinetic equations) and quantum (Schrödinger and Wigner type equations, open systems and quantum dissipation/diffusion) theories. He has been a member of numerous both national and international research projects, highlighting those funded by the European Union.
His teaching has mainly developed under the Degrees in Mathematics and in Biology, as well as under the University Master in Physica and Mathematics (FISYMAT). To date, he has directed more than a dozen end-of-cycle evaluations (among Degree and Master Final Projects), as well as two PhD thesis.