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 three hundred research papers, nine
high profile researchoriented books and edited eight books on contemporary issues in applied mathematics. He has advised forty PhD
students and twenty seven postdoctoral
researchers. He has one hundred sixty coauthors, originally from thirty six different countries.
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. Since 2021, he has been also fellow of
the American
Mathematical Society (2022 Class) and the Academia Europaea . He is 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
 Mathematical fundamentals for metamaterials and
topological properties at subwavelength scales
 Superresolution imaging
 Hybrid medical imaging
 Mathematics for bioinspired imaging and perception
Graduate Teaching at ETH
Prizes, honors, and Awards
Recent Honors Awarded to Associated People
 Erik O. Hiltunen
 Thea Kosche
 ETH Medal for an outstanding Master thesis, 2022.
 Bryn Davies
 Marie Curie fellowship, Imperial College London, 08.2022.072024.
 Florian Feppon
 Prix Paul Caseau 2020 from the French Academy of Technologies and EDF in the domain of numerical modeling and simulation.
 ECCOMAS PhD Award for the best PhD theses of 2019 on Computational Methods in Applied Science and Engineering.
Recent Invitations
 Recent Trends in Applied Mathematics and Machine Learning, Jilin, July 2024.
 HKIAS International Conference on Mathematical Analysis and its Applications, Hong Kong, April 2024.
 International Workshop on Computational Mathematics, Hangzhu, October 2023.
 ENUMATH 2023, Lisbon, September 2023.
 The Second HKSIAM Biennial Conference, Hong Kong, August 2023.
 NeumannPoincaré Operator, Layer Potential Theory, Plasmonics and Related Topics, Tokyo, August 2023.
 Mathematical Aspects of Condensed Matter Physics, Zürich, July 2023.
Recent Talks
Publications
Authored Books
 (with H. Kang)
Reconstruction
of Small Inhomogeneities from Boundary Measurements, Lecture Notes
in Mathematics, Volume 1846, SpringerVerlag, Berlin 2004.
Citations.
 (with H. Kang) Polarization
and Moment Tensors: with Applications to Inverse Problems and Effective
Medium Theory. Applied Mathematical Sciences Series, Volume 162,
SpringerVerlag, New York, 2007.
Citations.
 An
Introduction to Mathematics of Emerging Biomedical Imaging.
Mathématiques et Applications, Volume 62, SpringerVerlag, Berlin,
2008. Citations.
 (with H. Kang and H. Lee) Layer
Potential Techniques in Spectral Analysis. Mathematical Surveys and
Monographs, Volume 153, American Mathematical Society, Providence, 2009. Citations.
 (with J. Garnier, W. Jing, H. Kang, M. Lim, K. Solna, and H. Wang)
Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Multistatic Imaging.
Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Volume 2098, SpringerVerlag, Cham,
2013. Citations.
 (with E. Bretin, J. Garnier, H. Kang, H. Lee, and A. Wahab)
Mathematical Methods in Elasticity Imaging. Princeton Series in Applied
Mathematics, Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 2015. Citations.
 (with J. Garnier, H. Kang, L. Nguyen, and L. Seppecher) MultiWave Medical Imaging.
Modelling and Simulation in Medical Imaging, Volume 2, World Scientific, London, 2017, 666 pages. Citations.
 (with B. Fitzpatrick, H. Kang, M. Ruiz, S. Yu, and H. Zhang) Mathematical and Computational
Methods in Photonics and Phononics.
Mathematical Surveys and
Monographs, Volume 235, American Mathematical Society, Providence, 2018, 509 pages.
Citations.
 (with B. Davies) Metamaterial Analysis and Design.
De Gruyter Series in Applied and Numerical Mathematics, volume 9, 2023.
Edited Books
 (with H. Kang) Inverse
Problems, MultiScale Analysis, and Homogenization. Contemporary
Mathematics, Volume 408, American Mathematical Society, Providence,
2006.
 Modeling
and Computations in Electromagnetics: A Volume Dedicated to JeanClaude
Nédélec. Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering,
Volume 59, SpringerVerlag, Berlin 2007.
 (with H. Kang) Imaging
Microstructures: Mathematical and Computational Challenges.
Contemporary Mathematics, Volume 494, American Mathematical Society,
Providence, 2009.
 Mathematical
Modeling in Biomedical Imaging I: Electrical and Ultrasound
Tomographies, Anomaly Detection, and Brain Imaging. Lecture Notes
in Mathematics: Mathematical Biosciences Subseries, Volume 1983,
SpringerVerlag, Berlin, 2009.
 (with J. Garnier, H. Kang, and K. Solna) Mathematical
and Statistical Methods for Imaging. Contemporary Mathematics,
Volume 548, American Mathematical Society, Providence, 2011.
 Mathematical
Modeling in Biomedical Imaging II: Optical, Ultrasound, and
OptoAcoustic Tomographies. Lecture Notes in Mathematics:
Mathematical Biosciences Subseries, Volume 2035, SpringerVerlag,
Berlin, 2011.
 (with Y. Capdeboscq and H. Kang)
Multiscale and HighContrast Partial Differential Equations.
Contemporary Mathematics, Volume 577, American Mathematical Society,
Providence, 2012.
 (with J. Garnier) Inverse Problems and Imaging.
Panoramas et synthèses, Volume 44, Société Mathématique de France, 2015.
 (with Y. Capdeboscq, H. Kang, and I. Sim)
Imaging, MultiScale and High Contrast PDE.
Contemporary Mathematics, Volume 660, American Mathematical Society,
Providence, 2016.
Former PhD Students
 Natacha VialleBéreux
(supervised with J.C. Nédélec), Resonances for Maxwell's
Equations, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, December 1998
(Reviewers: M. Costabel and P. Joly).
 Chiraz Latiri (supervised with J.C. Nédélec), Approximate Boundary
Conditions in Electromagnetics, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique,
November 1999 (Reviewers: G. Bao and P. Monk).
 Abdessatar Khelifi, Electromagnetic Scattering From Small Dielectric
Inhomogeneities, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, February 2002
(Reviewers: O.
Bruno and M. Yamamoto); HDR 2012.
 Faouzi Triki,
Asymptotics of Resonant Frequencies in Electromagnetics, PhD
Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, December 2002 (Reviewers: G. Bouchitté
and F. Santosa); HDR 2015.
 Karim Touibi, Imaging Microstructures, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, April 2004 (Reviewers: E.
Beretta and H. Tuong).
 Sofiane Soussi ,
Mathematical Modeling in Optics, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, September 2004 (Reviewers: D. Dobson and E. Bonnetier).
 Ekaterina Iakovleva (supervised with
D. Lesselier), Inverse Scattering from Small Inclusions, PhD
Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, November 2004 (Reviewers: J. Blum and M. Vogelius).
 Habib Zribi, Layer
Potential Techniques for Sensitivity Analysis, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, December 2005 (Reviewers: G. Dassios and L.
Greengard); HDR 2012.
 Kaouthar Louati, Mathematical Modeling for Corrosion Detection in
Pipelines, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, December 2006
(Reviewers: I. Ionescu and B. Maury).
 Anael Dossevi (supervised with L. Garnero), Methods of
Reconstruction of Functional Networks from Cortical Sources Dynamics in
Electro and Magnetoencephalography, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, December 2007 (Reviewers: H. Benali and J.
Garnier).
 Anastasia Kozhemyak, Mathematical Models and Reconstruction Methods for
Emerging Biomedical Imaging, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, June
2008 (Reviewers: M. Asch and V. Komornik).
 WonKwang Park
(supervised with D. Lesselier), Inverse Scattering from
TwoDimensional Thin Inclusions and Cracks, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, February 2009 (Reviewers: E.
Beretta and O. Dorn).
 Pierre Garapon,
Multiscale Elasticity Imaging, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique,
June 2009 (Reviewers: L.
Greengard and G.
Uhlmann); Best Thesis Prize.
 Sheraz Khan
(supervised with S. Baillet), MEG Source Imaging and Dynamic
Characterization, PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, January 2010
(Reviewers: A. Djaffari and J. Garnier).
 Lili Guadarrama Bustos, Transient Wave Imaging, PhD Thesis,
Ecole Polytechnique, June 2010 (Reviewers: Y. Capdeboscq and K. Solna).
 JeanBaptiste
Bellet (supervised with G. Berginc), Mathematical and Numerical
Methods for Skin Imaging with Polarized Light, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, December 2010 (Reviewers: D. Auroux and D. Fedbacq).
 Vincent
Jugnon, Modelling
and Simulation in Photoacoustics, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, December 2010 (Reviewers: M. Hanke, J. Schotland, and H.
Zhao); Best Thesis Prize.
 Abdul Wahab,
Modeling and
Imaging of Attenuation in Biological Media, PhD Thesis, Ecole
Polytechnique, November 2011 (Reviewers: M. Bergounioux and O.
Scherzer).
 Thomas Boulier
(supervised with J. Garnier), Electrosensing
for Weakly Electric Fish , PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique, June
2013 (Reviewers: O. Bruno, J.K. Seo, and H. Zhao).
 Laure Giovangigli (supervised with J. Garnier), Mathematical Modeling for Cell
Membrane Imaging, PhD Thesis, University of Paris VII, June
2014 (Reviewers: D. Auroux and J. Schotland).
 Laurent
Seppecher (supervised with J. Garnier), Mathematical Modeling of Biomedical Imaging by Mechanical Perturbations, PhD Thesis, University of Paris VI, June
2014 (Reviewers: O. Scherzer and J. Schotland).
 Pierre Millien (supervised with J. Garnier),
Mathematical Modelling of Hybrid and Nanoparticle
Imaging, PhD Thesis, Ecole Normale Supérieure, June
2015 (Reviewers: S. Arridge, M. Burger, and M. Lassas).
 Timothée Wintz,
SuperResolution in Wave Imaging, PhD Thesis, Ecole Normale Supérieure, June
2017 (Reviewers: M. Lim and C. Schonlieb).
 Wenlong Zhang (supervised with Z. Chen),
Forward and Inverse Problems Under Uncertaintly, PhD Thesis,
Ecole Normale Supérieure, June
2017 (Reviewers: L. Borcea and J. Garnier).
 Matias Ruiz,
Mathematical Analysis of Plasmonic Resonances for Nanoparticles and Applications, PhD Thesis, Ecole Normale Supérieure, June
2017 (Reviewers: O. Bruno and G. Lebeau).
 Brian Fitzpatrick, Mathematical Analysis of Minnaert Resonances for
Acoustic Metamaterials, PhD Thesis, ETH Zürich, June
2018 (Reviewers: R. Craster and G. Lebeau).
 Wei Wu, Mathematical and numerical frameworks
for metamaterials and metasurfaces, PhD Thesis, ETH Zürich, July
2018 (Reviewers: P. Li and H. Liu).
 Francisco Romero,
Mathematics of Medical Imaging with Dynamic Data,
PhD Thesis, ETH Zürich, July
2018 (Reviewers: J. Garnier and K. Solna).
 Alexander Dabrowski,
Perturbation of eigenvalues and scattering resonances
with applications in imaging, ETH Zürich, December
2018 (Reviewer: N. Nigam).
 Lorenzo Baldassari,
Mathematical models for bioinspired imaging
and plasmonics, PhD Thesis, ETH Zürich, May
2021 (Reviewer: E. Francini).
 Andrea Scapin,
Mathematics of biomimetics for active echo and
electrosensing, PhD Thesis, ETH Zürich, May
2021 (Reviewer: E. Beretta).
 Khtim Imeri, Focusing of Acoustic and Electromagnetic Waves: A Mathematical
Analysis, PhD Thesis, ETH Zürich, May
2021 (Reviewer: H. Zhang).
 Bryn Davies,
Mathematical analysis of subwavelengthmetamaterials: sensors, waveguides, and
biomimicry, PhD Thesis, ETH Zürich, May
2021 (Reviewer: O. Bruno).
 Erik Orvehed Hiltunen,
Asymptotic analysis of highcontrast subwavelength resonator structures, PhD Thesis, ETH Zürich, May
2021 (Reviewer: L. Greengard).
Current PhD Students
Konstantinos Alexopoulos,
Silvio Barandun, Jinghao Cao,
Thea Kosche, Liora Rueff, Alexander Uhlmann.
Former PostDocs
Giovanni Alberti, Elie Bretin,
Giulio Ciraolo, Youjun
Deng, Florian Feppon, Souhir Gdoura, David Gontier,
JeanPhilippe
Groby,
Wenjia Jing, Kostis Kalimeris, Eunjoo Kim, Mikyoung
Lim, Hyundae Lee, Clair
Poignard, Loc Hoang Nguyen,
Anna Rozanova, Minh Phuong Tran,
Alice Vanel, Han Wang,
Alden Waters, Thomas Widlak,
Sanghyeon Yu, Hai Zhang,
GuangHui Zheng.
Current PostDocs
Selected Recent Synergetic Activities
 Member of the European Research Council Starting Grant Panel (PE1),
20132019 and Expert for Synergy Calls (2019).
 Member of the Scientific Review Panel, Hong Kong Laureate Forum 2021.
 Member of the editorial board of SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics,
SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal de l'Ecole
Polytechnique (20132023),
Mathematical
Methods in the Applied Sciences (20072022),
Inverse Problems and Imaging,
Journal of Inverse and Illposed Problems, SN Partial Differential Equations and Applications (20182022),
Journal of Computational
Mathematics,
Modelling and
Simulation in Medical Imaging, and Zürich Lectures in Advanced Mathematics.
 Member of the Cancer Plan Panel of the French National Institute of
Health and Medical Research, 20112014 and 2016.
 Member of the evaluation committee of the Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille, 2016.
 Member of the evaluation panel of INRIA, 2018.
 Coorganizer of CISM Course, Metamaterials in acoustics, electrodynamics and
electromagnetism, Udine,
2021 , CIMEEMS Summer School in Applied Mathematics, Cetraro, 2019
,
Optical Imaging and Inverse Problems, IMA, Minneapolis, 2017, Novel Optical Materials, IMA, Minneapolis, 2017,
OSA 2016 Mathematics in Imaging,
ICM 2014 Satellite Conference on Imaging, MultiScale and High Contrast PDE, CIMPA
School 2013 on Mathematical and Statistical Tools for Imaging,
and Summer School 2012 on Mathematical
and Statistical Methods for Imaging, Chinese Academy of Science.
 Member of the scientific committees of the Applied and Inverse Problems Conferences 2013, 2017, and 2019;
member of the Calderon Prize Committee 2013.
 Member of the Peter Henrici Prize Committee 2019.
