Born in 1958, in Tetuan (Morocco), Luis Manuel Sánchez Ruiz earned his MSc in Mathematics at Universidad de Valencia (UV), Spain, in 1980, and his PhD in Mathematics (UV) in 1988. His current research interests include Engineering Education as well as Functional Analysis from theoretical and applied points of view. His supervised dissertations comprise: “Study of some barrelledness conditions in locally convex spaces” (2002); “Analysis, proposal and development of some objective measure in 123/-mIBG scientigraphies for neuroblastoma patients” (2016) and “Computational assessing model based on performance and dynamic assignment of curriculum contents” (2016). Lastly, he is working on an ongoing dissertation on “STEM subjects face the haptic generation.”
Luis Manuel Sánchez Ruiz has been employed by Technical University of Valencia (UPV, Spain), since 1980 where he became Full Professor in 2000. He had been a Visiting Professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA on several occasions between 1992 and 1999. He has worked with electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and industrial design engineering students. Since 2005, his lecturing has addressed Aerospace Engineering. He has published over 10 textbooks for engineering students and over 150 papers in papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings, including a research monograph in Longman (1995), and achieving competence-based curriculum in engineering education in Spain, proceedings of IEEE 97, 10 (2009), 1727-1736. He has full language competence in English and Spanish, can communicate in Italian and French, and can follow Portuguese.
He is also a Former Director of the UPV Programs Office with USA/Canada and Asia/Pacific and Academic Coordinator at the Mediterranean University of Science and Technology, Member of the Board of Directors (Administrative Council) of SEFI since 2012 and Vice Dean and Head of International Relations at ETSID (UPV). Furthermore, he is responsible for several research projects granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education. He has been Academic Coordinator of several transnational programs at UPV, such as the European Commission funded Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Programme, Innovation and Design for Euro-Asian Scholars (IDEAS), which involves universities from India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Bhutan and Nepal and a triple degree program between the UPV, the University of Parma and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He has been working for IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Program Committees.
He is currently involved in two EACEA projects: ACADEMICA, meant to harmonize and update higher education in Central Asia (Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan), and THINKING SMART associated with Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialization (RIS3). He has participated in several World Engineering Education Forums (WEEF), ASEF events such as Asia-Europe Education Workshops and ECED European Convention for Engineering Deans, organized jointly by SEFI and CESAER, being co-Chair of the one organized in Valencia 2015.
He is currently Vice President of the European Association for Engineering Education (SEFI), UPV Director Research and Innovation Programs Area, member of the Editorial Board of Scientiae Mathematicae Japonicae, and Coordinator of the Group of Innovative Methodologies and Assessment for Engineering Education (GRIM4E) at UPV.