Ambassador Scientists

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Ambassador Scientists disseminate information about Germany as a research location at universities and research institutions at home and abroad, focussing particularly on the Foundation’s sponsorship programmes and international network. They work for the Foundation in an honorary capacity as alumni, hosts or reviewers.

Abroad the Ambassador Scientists also advise the Humboldt Foundation and other German funding organisations on local programme promotion and networking. They are points of contact for Humboldt alumni and Humboldt associations. Currently 47 Ambassador Scientists in 33 countries are supporting the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Country Name
Research area
Home institution,
Place
Email
Argentina

Chicote, Prof. Dr. Gloria

Romance Literature

Universidad Nacional de La Plata,
La Plata
gchicote(at)conicet.gov.ar
Pungitore, Dr. Carlos Rodolfo

Natural Product Chemistry
Universidad Nacional de San Luis,
San Luis
carlos.pungitore(at)conicet.gov.ar
Brazil de Araujo, Prof. Dr. Marcelo

Practical Philosophy
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ),
Rio de Janeiro
 dodeskadan(at)yahoo.co.uk
Hübner Mendes, Prof. Dr. Dr. Conrado 

National law, constitutional law
Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP),
Sao Paulo
conrado(at)hubner.org.br
Martins, Prof. Dr. Leonardo

General Public Law, Administrative Law
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN),
Natal
leonardomartins1(at)yahoo.de
Bulgaria Bacvarov, Dr. Krum Ernstov
 
Prehistory  
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia krum.bacvarov(at)gmail.com
Cameroon Kouam, Prof. Dr. Simeon Fogue

Natural products chemistry
Universite de Yaounde I,
Yaounde
 kfogue(at)yahoo.com
Simo, Prof. Dr. David
 
Modern German literature
Universite de Yaounde I,
Yaounde
simobiegain20(at)yahoo.fr
Canada Grondin, Prof. Dr. Jean
 
Philosophy
Université de Montréal jean.grondin(at)umontreal.ca
Orvig, Prof. Dr. Chris

Molecular chemistry, complex chemistry
University of British Columbia, Vancouver orvig(at)chem.ubc.ca
Chile N.N.    
China, PR Zhao, Prof. Dr. Leilian

Modern German Literature
Renmin University of China, Peking leiliantieshan(at)hotmail.com
Zou, Prof. Dr. Aihua
 
Physical chemistry
East China University of Science and Technology,
Shanghai
aihuazou(at)ecust.edu.cn
Columbia Uribe, Prof. Dr. Bernardo 
 
Geometry, Topology
Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla bjongbloed(at)uninorte.edu.co
Veloza Salcedo, Prof. Dr. Luz Stella 
 
Radiotherapy and Radiobiology
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota Lsvelozas(at)unal.edu.co
Egypt Hanafy, Dr. Moemen Sayed 

Pure research in plant biology
National Research Center, Cairo mshanafy(at)yahoo.com
Ethiopia Mekonnen, Prof. Dr. Yalemtsehay

Physiology
Addis Ababa University,
Addis Ababa
yalemtmek55(at)gmail.com
France Defrance, Prof. Dr. Corine
 
Modern history
Universite de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne),
Paris
corine.defrance(at)wanadoo.fr
India Pandurang, Prof. Dr. Mala
 
Other Regional Studies, Languages and Cultures
Dr. B.M.N. College of Home Science
Mumbai   
mpandu(at)bmncollege.com
Janardhana Raju, Prof. Dr. Nandimandalam
 
Geochemistry (Inorganic, Organic, Biological)
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi
rajunj7(at)gmail.com
Sen Gupta, Prof. Dr. Sayam

Inorganic Molecular Chemistry
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata sayam.sengupta(at)iiserkol.ac.in
Roy, Dr. Nirupam
 
Astronomy
Indian Institute of Science
Bengaluru
nroy(at)iisc.ac.in
Iran Balalaie, Prof. Dr. Saeed

Organic chemistry
K. N. Toossi University of Technology, Teheran balalaie(at)kntu.ac.ir
Israel Lipschits, Prof. Dr. Oded

Biblical archaeology
Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv
 lipschit(at)post.tau.ac.il
Italy Foschi Albert, Prof. Dr. Marina 

German language and literature, German philology
Universita di Pisa,
Pisa
 m.foschi(at)ling.unipi.it
Japan Takayama, Prof. Dr. h.c. Kanako
 
General criminal law
Kyoto University
 
takayama(at)law.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Jordan Hayajneh, Prof. Dr. Hani 
 
Semitic studies
Yarmouk University, Irbid hani.hayajneh(at)googlemail.com
Kenya Matasyoh, Prof. Dr. Josphat 
 
Natural products chemistry
Egerton University, Egerton josphat2001(at)yahoo.com
Korea Tsche, Prof. Dr. Kwang-Jun

General Private Law
Kyung Hee University,
Seoul
asgard(at)khu.ac.kr
Malaysia Pradhan, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Biswajeet

Geodesy
University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur biswajeet24(at)gmail.com
Mexiko Castro-Obregon, Prof. Dr. Susana

Animal Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico scastro(at)ifc.unam.mx
Saldana, Dr. Juan Munoz

Materials Engineering
Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV),
Queretaro
jmunoz(at)cinvestav.mx
Morocco Lahkim Bennani, Prof. Dr. Azelarabe 

Philosophy
Universite Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fes
 
Lazelarabe(at)hotmail.com
Nepal Bhattarai, Prof. Dr. Tribikram

Plant Physiology
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu
drtbb(at)mail.com.np
Nigeria Adebooye, Prof. Dr. Odunayo C.

Plant physiology
Osun State University,
Osogbo
 ocadebooye(at)daad-alumni.de
Pakistan Mehnaz, Prof. Dr. Samina 

Microbiology
Forman Christian College, Lahore saminamehnaz(at)gmail.com
Poland Marciniak, Prof. Dr. Katarzyna

Classical philology
University of Warsaw,
Warsaw
 kamar(at)al.uw.edu.pl
Romania Babes, Prof. Dr. Alexandru 

Cellular Neuroscience 
University of Bucharest,
Bucharest
alexandrubabes(at)hotmail.com
Russian Federation Yurkovskaya, Alexandra V., Prof. Dr.
 
Physical chemistry
Russian Academy of Sciences,
Novosibirsk
yurk(at)tomo.nsc.ru
Tishkov, Prof. Dr. Vladimir I. 

Biochemistry
Moscow M.V. Lomonosov State University,
Moscow
vitishkov(at)gmail.com

Polubojarinowa, Prof. Dr. Larissa


General and Comparative Literature
St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg larpolub(at)hotmail.com
South Africa Van Otterlo, Prof. Dr. Willem A. L.

Organic Molecular Chemistry
University of Stellenbosch,
Stellenbosch
wvo(at)sun.ac.za
Rautenbach, Prof. Dr. Christa

Constitutional Law
North West University (Potchefstroom Campus) christa.rautenbach(at)nwu.ac.za
Taiwan Chang, Prof. Dr. Ku-ming 
 
History of science
Academia Sinica, Taipei City kchang(at)sinica.edu.tw
Tunisia Bouaziz, Dr. Moncef

Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics, Cartography Kartographie
University of Sfax,
Sfax
moncef.bouaziz(at)gmail.com
Turkey Arkin Olgar, Prof. Dr. Handan

Statistical Physics, Soft Matter, Biological Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics
Ankara University,
Ankara
 holgar(at)eng.ankara.edu.tr
USA Humboldtians on Campus
 
 
Washington, D.C.  
Uzbekistan Mirzaev, Prof. Dr. Sirojiddin
 
Physics
Academy of Sciences, Tashkent mirzaev(at)web.de
Vietnam Hoang, Prof. Dr. Anh Tuan
 
Early Modern History
Vietnam National University (VNU), Hanoi tuan(at)ussh.edu.vn