Angel Sánchez received a B. Sc. in Physics in 1985 and an M. Sc. in Fundamental Physics in 1987 at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he also was awarded a Ph. D. degree with honors in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics in 1991. In 1993-1994 he was a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. In 1995 he was appointed Associate Professor at the Departamento de Matemáticas de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where since 2009 is Full Professor of Applied Mathematicas. He is also associated as an external researcher with the Instituto de Biocomputación y Física de Sistemas Complejos at Universidad de Zaragoza since 2004. In 2012 he received a "Salvador de Madariaga" fellowship for a three-month stay at the Department of Economics of the University of Cambridge, UK.
His research takes place within the Grupo Interdisciplinar de Sistemas Complejos (GISC), founded in 1996 by him and his co-author Francisco Domínguez-Adame (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), that today includes more than 20 tenured researchers from different institutions in Madrid. He has worked on partial differential equations with solitons and their applications (1988-2007), in transport in one-dimensional classical and quantum systems (1991-1997). Since 1992, his principal research line is the study of complex systems, applying tools from statistical mechanics and nonlinear dynamics to biological and socioeconomic systems. He has been PI of 16 research grants, supported by the Spanish Government, the Madrid Regional Government, NATO and ESF, and he works with firms such as Repsol or everis (NTT Data). He is currently coordinating an H2020 FET Open Research and Innovation action entitled "Bridging the gap: from Individual Behavior to the Socio-tEchnical MaN (IBSEN)", involving teams from Oxford, Cambridge, Amsterdam, Aalto, Zaragoza and València. Since February 2012 he is reponsible for the science section in the most visited blog about economics in Spanish "Nada es Gratis".