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Prof. Ricardo Carretero-Gonzalez

Nonlinear dynamical system group

University of San Diego, USA


Ricardo Carretero-González was born in Mexico city where he graduated with a summa cum laude in
physics from the Mexican National Autonomous University (UNAM) in 1992. He obtained his PhD in
Computational Mathematics from Queen Mary University of London, UK, in 1997. He was a postdoctoral
Research Fellow at the Center of Nonlinear Dynamics and its Applications, University College London, UK,
from 1997-1999 and he undertook a PIMS postdoctoral fellowship at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver,
Canada from 1999-2001.

Prof Carretero has been at San Diego University, USA, where he co-created and co-directs the Nonlinear
Dynamical System (NLDS) Group, Department of Mathematics and statistics since 2002. He was promoted to
Associate Professor in 2006 and then to Full Professor in 2009 where he is currently associate chair of the

His main research interests within Applied and Computational Mathematics revolve around low-dimensional
dynamical systems, spatio-temporal systems, nonlinear lattices, nonlinear PDEs, superfluids, Bose-Einstein
condensates, nonlinear optics, solitons, vortices, vortex filaments/rings, Numerical methods for PDEs, and
the dynamical reduction of coherent structures. He is currently advising half a dozen graduate students and
a handful of undergraduate research students. Prof. Carretero is an active advocate for the dissemination of
science and routinely gives talks and hand-on presentations in science fairs and high schools and has help
designed interactive museum exhibits.


Prof. Carretero’s publications include more that 125 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 2 books, and 2 edited volumes
which have received is excess of 4600 citations, his h-index is 37 and his i10-index is 90 according to Google Scholars.