Habib Ammari  

Professor of Applied Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
ETH Zürich

Email: habib.ammari@math.ethz.ch
Phone: +41 44 633 8031, Fax: +41 44 632 1104

Postal address:
Departement of Mathematics
Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich

Biographical Sketch (Cv in pdf ; Inaugural lecture at ETH )

    Habib Ammari is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at ETH Zürich. Before moving to ETH, he was a Director of Research at the Department of Mathematics and Applications at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He received a Bachelor's degree in 1992, a Master's degree in 1993, and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics in 1995, all from the Ecole Polytechnique, France. Following this, he received a Habilitation degree in Mathematics from the University of Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris three years later. Habib Ammari is a world leading expert in wave propagation phenomena in complex media, mathematical modelling in photonics and phononics, and mathematical biomedical imaging. He has published more than two hundred research papers, eight high profile research-oriented books and edited eight books on contemporary issues in applied mathematics. He has advised thirty four PhD students and twenty three postdoctoral researchers. Habib Ammari was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant in 2010 in recognition of the excellence of his achievements and his outstanding research program in mathematical imaging. He was named the 2013 winner of the Kuwait Prize in Basic Sciences and received this prestigious prize from His Highness the Emir of Kuwait. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Khwarizmi International Award in Basic Sciences, which is the highest honor accorded by His Excellency the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran for intellectual achievement. Habib Ammari has been a fellow of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts since 2015 and of the European Academy of Sciences since 2018. He is also listed as an ISI highly cited researcher.

Visiting Professorships

MSRI, UC Berkeley, IPAM, UCLA, Seoul National University, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Yonsei University.

Current Research Interests

Graduate Teaching at ETH

Prizes and Awards

  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences, 2018-.
  • Highly Cited Researcher in Mathematics by Clarivate Analytics, 2016.
  • Member of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts, 2015-.
  • Khwarizmi International Award 2015 in Basic Sciences.
  • Kuwait Prize 2013 in Basic Sciences.
  • European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant 2010-2016.

Recent Talks


  • Publication Citations at MathSciNet (4128 Sum of Times Cited by 1232 Authors), GoogleScholar (10830 Sum of Times Cited; h-index: 52), and ISI Knowledge (4405 Sum of Times Cited; h-index: 35).
  • Reprints
  • Preprints

Authored Books

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Edited Books

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Former PhD Students

Current PhD Students

    L. Baldassari, B. Davies, K. Imeri, E. Orvehed Hiltunen, A. Scapin.

Former Post-Docs

Current Post-Docs

Selected Recent Synergetic Activities