Dr. Mokhtar Kirane received a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, France in 1983, and a Habilitation to conduct research from the University of Picardie, France, in 2000. He spent one year, 1987-1988, as a post-doc at the Istituto Aldo Moro of the CNR, Roma, and two years, 1992-1994, as a research fellow at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. He became assistant then associate professor in the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Annaba, 1988-1992. He served as the director of the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Annaba, 1990-1992. From 1994 to 2001, he worked at the University of Picardie as an associate professor. In 2001, he joined La Rochelle University, France, as Professor.
Dr. Kirane is Editor in Chief of Fractional Differential Calculus and editor of Fractional Differential Calculus and Applied Analysis, Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, and the Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics.