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 45 Ambassador Scientists in 34 countries are supporting the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Country Name
Research area
Home institution,
Place
Email
Argentina Natale, Dr. Sonia

Algebra
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Cordoba
sonia_natale(at)yahoo.com.ar
Ruiz, Dr. Jimena Alicia

Bacteriology
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, CONICET
Buenos Aires
jimena(at)qb.fcen.uba.ar
Australia N.N.    
Bangladesh N.N.    
Brazil Santos de Freitas, Prof. Dr. Monica

Biochemistry
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ),
Rio de Janeiro
 msfreitas(at)bioqmed.ufrj.br
Hübner Mendes, Prof. Dr. Dr. Conrado 

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

Electron and quantum optics
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE),
Recife
lmenezes(at)df.ufpe.br
Bulgaria Taseva, Prof. Dr. Lora
 
Slavic and Balkan studies
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Sofia
lemtaseva(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 Decker, Dr. Jennifer E. 

Optics
National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa
 
Jennifer.decker(at)nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Torrie, Prof. Dr. Julia
 
West European history
St. Thomas University
Fredericton
jtorrie(at)stu.ca
Orvig, Prof. Dr. Chris

Molecular chemistry, complex chemistry
University of British Columbia, Vancouver orvig(at)chem.ubc.ca
Chile Sanhueza, Prof. Dr. Carlos

Latin American history
Universidad de Chile,
Santiago
 carlos.sanhueza(at)u.uchile.cl
China, PR Zou, Prof. Dr. Aihua
 
Physical chemistry
East China University of Science and Technology,
Shanghai
aihuazou(at)ecust.edu.cn
Wang, Prof. Shizhou
 
Criminal law
Peking University, Law School,
Beijing

wanginfreiburg(at)aliyun.com

Colombia Lopez Diaz, Dr. Claudia

Criminal law
Universidad Sergio Arboleda,
Bogota
lopezclaudia.kolumbien(at)gmail.com
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
Finland N.N.    
France Defrance, Prof. Dr. Corine
 
Modern history
Universite de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne),
Paris
corine.defrance(at)wanadoo.fr
Georgia N.N.    
Ghana Obeng-Ofori, Prof. Dr. Daniel 

Agriculture, agricultural science
 
University of Energy and Natural Resources, UENR, Sunyani
 
provc(at)uenr.edu.gh
India Vaidya Rajan, Prof. Dr. Rekha
 
Modern German literature
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi
germanrekha(at)gmail.com
Kulkarni, Dr. Amol A.
 
Chemical process engineering
National Chemical Laboratory,
Pune
aa.kulkarni(at)ncl.res.in
Indonesia Limantara, Prof. Dr. Leenawaty

Biochemistry
Universitas Pembangunan Jaya,
Tangerang Selatan
leenawaty.limantara(at)upj.ac.id
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 Ida, Prof. Dr. Makoto
 
Criminal law
Keio University
Tokyo
VZQ07715(at)nifty.com
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 Kim, Prof. Dr. Kang-Sik

Personnel management
Korea Aerospace University,
Seoul
kskim(at)kau.ac.kr
Malaysia Pradhan, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Biswajeet

Geodesy
University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur biswajeet24(at)gmail.com
Mexico Trevino, Dr. Claudia A.
 
Cell biology
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Cuernavaca ctrevino(at)ibt.unam.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
Peru Giusti Hundskopf, Prof. Dr. Miguel A.

Ethics
Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima mgiusti(at)pucp.edu.pe
Poland Marciniak, Prof. Dr. Katarzyna

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

Comparative linguistics 
University of Bucharest
Bucharest
ruxandracosma(at)gmail.com
ruxandra.cosma(at)g.unibuc.ro
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
Singapore N.N.    
South Africa Marco, Dr. Heather G.

Zoology
University of Cape Town,
Rondebosch
heather.marco(at)uct.ac.za
Mzilikazi, Dr. Nomakwezi
 
Animal physiology
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,
Port Elizabeth
hstrydom(at)uj.ac.za
Rautenbach, Prof. Dr. Christa

National law, constitutional law
North West University (Potchefstroom Campus), Potchefstroom christa.rautenbach(at)nwu.ac.za
Spain N.N.    
Taiwan Chang, Prof. Dr. Ku-ming 
 
History of science
Academia Sinica, Taipei City kchang(at)sinica.edu.tw
Thailand N.N.    
Turkey Göztepe-Celebi, Prof. Dr. Ece

National law, constitutional law
Bilkent University,
Ankara
 goztepe(at)bilkent.edu.tr
Ukraine N.N.
 
   
USA Humboldtians on Campus
 
 
Washington, D.C.  
Uzbekistan Mirzaev, Prof. Dr. Sirojiddin
 
Physics
Academy of Sciences, Tashkent mirzaev(at)web.de
Vietnam N.N.