Short biographical note
Francisco (Paco) Esquembre (born 1963) received the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics in June 1991, from the University of Murcia, Spain, where he works since 1986, holding a permanent job as 'Profesor Titular' (Associate Professor) since 1994. His academic expertise includes Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and Numerical Analysis.
Paco has participated in numerous international, national, and regional projects, both in the field of Mathematics, and, more recently, in the use of the computer as a tool to improve the teaching and learning of science.
From 1995 until 1999, Paco held a position at the Regional Ministry of Education of the Region of Murcia, where he was General Director for Universities and Research. As such, he participated in the steering committee of Essimur, an Information Society project for the Region of Murcia, and was responsible for a Regional Innovation and Technology Transfer Strategy (RITTS) project for Murcia. Both were sponsored by the European Union. Paco also helped shape and directed the Fundación Séneca, what is now the Regional Agency of Research of the Region of Murcia.
From 2002 to 2006, Paco was Director of the Office for Transfer Research of the University of Murcia, where he was responsible for increasing the number of applied projects between the University researchers and the industry. He also coordinated the participation of the University in the regional Science Fairs during these years.
He currently teaches at the University of Murcia and his research includes computer assisted teaching and learning as well as modeling and simulation of scientific processes for didactical purposes. Since June 2009, he is the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics.
Paco is a member of the CoLoS Group since 1989 and its current president, and participates actively in the Open Source Physics project. Paco was elected member of the board of the Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning international group in 2006 and second president of this board in 2010.
Paco can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com.