SEMA Prize to Young Researchers

In 1998, SeMA instituted the SeMA young Researcher Award in order to promote excellence in original mathematical work with a strong applied component. Since 2013, this award received the name Antonio Valle Young Researcher Award in recognition of the efforts dedicated by Antonio Valle, first president of SeMA, to the promotion of Young researchers in the field of Applied Mathematics.

The award was established in order to provide recognition to a Young researcher, under the age of 33 and working at a Spanish institution that has demonstrated an independent, creative and highly valued activity in the field of Applied Mathematics as a post-doctoral researcher. The prize intends also to contribute to advance its professional career in Applied Mathematics both at the national and international levels.

The award involves 1500 Euros, a diploma, and two years of honorary membership to SeMA



The SeMA 2022 "Antonio Valle" Prize for young researchers was awarded to David Gómez Castro and Marc Jornet Sanz

The selection Committee of the Applied Mathematics Spanish Society (SeMA) has awarded with the “Antonio Valle” Prize for the Young Researcher 2022 to David Gómez Castro (Complutense University of Madrid) and Marc Jornet Sanz (University of Valencia).

The Committee highlights all the candidatures presented due to the high quality of the applicants' work, encouraging them to present their candidacy again in future editions.

The winners will collect the accrediting Diploma during the celebration of the CEDYA 2022 congress, which will be held in Zaragoza from July, 18th to 22nd.

Research profile of David Gómez Castro

David Gómez Castro got the Degree on Mathematics by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 2013 and finished the Master in Advanced Mathematics by the same University in 2014. In 2017 he finished his PhD Thesis in the Engineering Mathematics, Statistics and Research of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid PhD Program, with the Thesis entitled "Homogenization and Shape Differentiation of Quasilinear Elliptic Equations" directed by Jesús Ildefonso Díaz.

Since November 2018 David Gómez is Assistant Professor in the Mathematical Analysis and Applied Mathematics of the  Universidad Complutense of Madrid.

David Gómez has a outstanding postdoc experience that started with his colaboration with Prof. Juan Luiz Vázquez in problems of fractional diffusion. Since October 2020, is taking up an Associated Research Posdoc position in the Mathematics Institute of the Oxford University covered by a ERC grant supported by José Antonio Carrillo.

David Gómez was awarded in 2018 with the Vicent Caselles prize awarded by the Spnaish Royal Mathematical Society and the BBVA Foundation.

David Gómez has publish up to now one book and more than 30 papers in first line research Journals in the areas of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics. Examples of these journals are J. de Math. Pures et Appliquées, J. of Functional Analysis, Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré C, Calc. Var. and PDEs, Adv. In Nonlinear Analysis, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis, Nonlinear Analysis, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications.

The work of David Gómez is related to PDEs, from his first studies in his PhD thesis about semilinear reaction-diffusion equations in bounded domains, focusing in homogeneization problems. He has also worked on the study of the behaviour of solutions under domain deformation and singular equations of Schödinger, until the recent studies about aggregation-diffusion problems with J.A. Carrillo. He has also worked on fractional diffusion problems, lithium-ion bacterias models, statistical mechanics and tumor models. It is worthy the diversity of techniques applied in his works.

The combination of analytical contributions and advanced mathematical modelling shows David's wide interests fields and his scientific relevance.


Research profile of Marc Jornet Sanz