Patricio Felmer is a professor at University of Chile. He is a Mathematical Engineer from the University of Chile and he holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He has been Director of the Mathematical Engineering Department (1999-2001), Member of Fondecyt Science Superior Council (2002-2005) and he is a Corresponding Member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences. Professor Felmer has made important scientific contributions in the area of Partial Differential Equations and Nonlinear Analysis. Along his career he has directed more than 10 theses in Mathematics, both graduate and undergraduate. During the last 10 years Professor Felmer has devoted important efforts to the improvement of the education in Chile, focusing on the formation of mathematics teachers at elementary and secondary level. He was distinguished with the TWAS-ROLAC Prize in Science Education (2011), the TWAS Prize in Mathematics (2011) and the National Prize in Exact Sciences of Chile (2011).