Sergio Curilef has been a full professor in the Physics Department, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile, since 1998. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the Brazilian Center for Research in Physics (CBPF)-RJ, Brazil, in July 1997. His main research interests are statistical physics and quantum mechanics of systems with long-range interactions, particles in magnetic fields, and nonlinear phenomena. He has recently developed research on complex systems and applications to science and engineering. He is the principal investigator in several research projects, and he did a sabbatical year at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2007. He has also created the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Physics at his university, where he is currently director of the Physics Department.