Michel Théra  has taught at the University of Limoges since 1968, was appointed full professor in 1990 and  became professor emeritus there in 2012.  He is concurrently appointed as an adjunct research professor at Federation University Australia.   He obtained his Phd degree  in Mathematics at the University of Pau, France in 1978 and his Doctorat es Sciences Mathématiques from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne  in 1988.

He  has been the founder of the research group on optimisation at Limoges and stayed in charge of it until he became  Vice-President  of the university of Limoges.  He  has served first as Vice President and then  elected President of the French Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SMAI). He has also served in the International Committee for Developing Countries from the European Mathematical Society and is still associate to this committee.

During his career, he has been invited to numerous scientific meetings in various parts of the world and has held positions as visiting professor and researcher in California, Spain, Italy and Chile.

He has  served on the editorial boards of numerous international journal in optimization and applied analysis and continues to do so for some  major journals.

Michel ’s  research activity   focusses mainly on nonlinear functional analysis and optimization and  his research grew to well over a hundred and has been published in the major journals.
Michel  is visiting Federation University for research collaboration with CIAO researcher Prof Alexander Kruger with whom he shares an ARC grant.




VIC, France

Fields of Research

Mathematical Sciences

University or Institution of affiliation

University of Limoges and Federation University Australia, Ballarat

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