Maria J. Esteban is a CNRS senior researcher in mathematics working at the University ParisDauphine. She is currently the president of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) and member of Jakiunde, the Basque Academy of Sciences and Letters.
Her research is mostly concerned with the study of nonlinear partial differential equations and the use of variational methods to study problems in relativistic quantum mechanics and quantum chemistry. She has also made contributions to the study of fluidstructure interaction problems and is recently interested in the understanding of symmetry and symmetry breaking phenomena in the framework of functional inequalities.
She is coeditor in chief of the Annales de l′Institut Henri Poincaré (Analyse non linéaire) and editor of several other mathematical journals. She was plenary speaker at the International Congress of Mathematical Physics in 2000, invited speaker at the European Congress of Mathematics in 2008 and at the International Congress of Mathematics in 2018. She has got a Honorary doctorate at the Universities of the Basque Country and of Valencia.
