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research interests

  • Differential geometry
  • Symplectic geometry
  • Poisson manifolds
  • Cosserat media
  • Nonholonomic mechanics
  • Geometric integrators
  • Optimal control theory

research projects

  • Métodos Geométricos y Numéricos en Mecánica Clásica y Cuántica: Teoría y Aplicaciones (2007-2009), founded by Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain (MTM2007-62478). Principal investigator: M. de León.
  • Mecánica Geométrica y Control (2004-2006), founded by Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Spain). Principal investigator: M. de León.
  • Consolider Ingenio Mathematica (2006-2011), founded by Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Spain). Member of the steering commitee and in charge of the ICMAT node. Principal investigator: Enrique Zuazua.
  • SIMUMAT (2006-2009), founded by Regional Government of Madrid (Spain). Principal investigator: E. Zuazua, UAM. In charge of the CSIC node: M. de León, IMAFF.
  • Mechanics on Lie algebroids (2007-2008). Joint project between the Spanish National Research Council, CSIC, and the Polish Academy of Sciences, PAN. Principal investigators of the project: M. de León, IMAFF (CSIC), and J. Grabowski, Institute of Mathematics (PAN).

research group

Permanent Staff
  • Manuel de León
  • David Martín de Diego
Lecturers and Research Fellows
  • David Iglesias Ponte
  • Sebastián Ferraro
  • Cédric M. Campos
Research Collaborators
  • Hernán Cendra (Univ. Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
  • Marcelo Epstein (Univ. Calgary, Canada)
  • Ping Xu (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • J.C. Marrero, E. Padrón (Univ. La Laguna, Spain)
  • M. Muñoz-Lecanda, N. Román-Roy (UPC, Spain)
  • J.F. Cariñena, E. Martínez (Univ. Zaragoza, Spain)
  • F. Cantrijn, Joris Vankerschaver (Ghent Univ., Belgium)
  • Jorge Cortés, Sonia Martínez (University of California, USA)


  • Geometry, Mechanis and Control Network. Principal investigator: J. C. Marrero, ULL.
  • Geometry and Physics. Principal investigator: Oscar García-Prada.