Alexandre Anahory

Alexandre Anahory was born in Lisbon, Portugal. He has developed an interest in science and technology from an early age and he was always curious to understand the mysteries of the universe. So, it was a natural step to start his studies in Physics at the University of Lisbon. By the time Alexandre obtained his B.Sc., he had already developed his interest in the mathematical models explaining physical phenomena. Therefore, he obtained his M.Sc. in Mathematics at the University of Lisbon before moving to Madrid and completing his Ph.D. studies in Mathematics at ICMAT.

After completing his Ph.D., he moved to the Center for Automation and Robotics also in Madrid after a short post-doc at ICMAT, where he had the opportunity to apply his research to problems in robotics as, for instance, the development of efficient algorithms for unmanned aerial vehicles.

His research covers many fields in STEM, lying at the intersection of mathematics, physics and engineering. He has applied techniques from modern mathematics to the numerical simulation of physical systems with many applications to engineering problems. As a result, he has been publishing in many top-tier journals in applied mathematics such as Proceedings of the Royal Society AJournal of Nonlinear Science or Numerische Mathematik. He has also organized scientific conferences such as the XXX International Fall workshop on Geometry and Physics and participated in outreach activities as the European Researchers’ Night.

Alexandre joined IE committed to fulfill his lifelong passion, teaching, and resume its research line in a unique atmosphere that fosters the generation of useful knowledge, ready to be transferred to society.


• Assistant Professor of Mathematics, IE University, Spain, 2022 – Present

• Post-doc Researcher at Center for Automation and Control (CSIC), Spain, 2022 – 2022

• Post-doc Researcher at Institute for Mathematical Sciences (CSIC), Spain, 2021 – 2022


• Ph.D. in Mathematics, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, 2021

• M. Sc. In Mathematics, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2016

• B. Sc. in Physics, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2014


• Anahory Simoes, A., Marrero, J.C., Martin de Diego, D. (2022). “Exact discrete Lagrangian mechanics for nonholonomic mechanics.” Numerische Mathematik, Vol. 151 (1): 49 – 98

 Anahory Simoes, A., Marrero, J.C., Martín de Diego, D. (2022). Jacobi fields in nonholonomic mechanics. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, Vol. 55 (4): 045202

 Anahory Simoes, A., Marrero, J.C., Martín de Diego, D. (2021). “Radial kinetic nonholonomic trajectories are Riemannian geodesics!” Analysis and Mathematical Physics, Vol. 11 (4): 1 – 28

 Anahory Simoes, A., Martín de Diego, D., Lainz Valcázar, M., de León, M. (2021). “On the geometry of discrete contact mechanics”. Journal of Nonlinear Science, Vol. 31 (3): 1 – 30

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