Skip to main content
Dr. Alejandro Aceves

Dr. Alejandro Aceves

  • Email:
  • Website
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Math,
  • Will Mentor: Doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Applied Mathematics,

Research Interests

Nonlinear waves, nonlinear optics, climate modeling


Alejandro Aceves has a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Arizona. Before moving to Southern Methodist University in 2008, he spent 19 years as a faculty member of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico. The last four years he served as Department Chair. He has worked primarily in the modeling of nonlinear optics, including pulse propagation in optical fibers, laser filamenation and light localization in photonic arrays. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Departments of Defense and Energy. More recently he supervised a PhD project on the dynamics of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and implications on climate. Professor Aceves has mentored 8 PhD students and several postdoctoral fellows. He was elected a 2016 Fellow of the Optical Society of America.