Manuel de León is a Research Professor at CSIC, his work has been mainly devoted to the study of Differential Geometry and its applications to Mechanics and Mathematical Physics (more than 300 papers and 5 monographs). He has been the director of 12 PhD students, and is currently a member of several Editorial Boards and Scientific Committees and Director and Founder of the Journal of Geometric Mechanics (AIMS).

He was Head of the Department of Mathematics (CSIC), 2000-2007; and also Vice-Director of the Institute of Mathematics and Fundamental Physics (IMAFF-CSIC), 1992-1998. He has been Founder and Director of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (ICMAT) which has been selected as one of the Centres of Excellence in Spain (Severo Ochoa Programme).

He is also a member of the Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales de España (of which he is Academic Treasurer and Director of ESTALMAT), of the Real Academia Canaria de Ciencias and of the Real Academia Galega de Ciencias .

He founded the congress series International Fall Workshop on Geometry and Physics and Iberoamerican Meeting on Geometry, Mechanics and Control. He was founder and vice-president of the Real Sociedad Matemática Española (RSME), and director of La Gaceta de la RSME (1998-2004). Coordinator of the Spanish Committee of the World Mathematical Year 2000, President of the Spanish Committee of Mathematics (CEMAT), 2004-2007, President of the International Congress of Mathematicians ICM2006-Madrid, member of the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union, IMU (2007-2014) and of the Executive Board of the International Council for Science, ICSU, now International Science Council, ISC (2014-2018). He is Coordinator of the Spanish Committee for the ISC and President of the International Relations Commission of the Royal Academy of Sciences.

He is very active in outreach work, with 10 books published, numerous articles in the media and lectures at schools and museums. He publishes the blog Matemáticas y sus fronteras en Madrimasd, which has been awarded twice.

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