Professor Markowich elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics

By David Murphy

KAUST Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Dr. Peter Markowich has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP). FInstP is the highest membership level attainable within the Institute of Physics (IOP).

According to the IOP, the honor is reserved for those “
with a degree in physics or related subject (or equivalent knowledge gained in the workplace) and who have made a significant impact on their sector.

The IOP is an international society that fosters the advancement of knowledge, community, career development, and professional recognition for its members. It aims to bring together, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all those who share a passion for physics.

Markowich’s research applies differential equations to physics, artificial intelligence, biology and engineering. In particular, he focuses on deepening the understanding of the mathematical and numerical analysis of partial differential equations (PDEs) and their application in the aforementioned disciplines.


The Austrian-Italian researcher, who joined KAUST in 2011, is a prolific researcher and author, with nearly 14,000 citations and more than 200 scientific papers in top international journals.

He has been honored with numerous prestigious awards and recognitions throughout his career, including the
Wittgenstein Prize from the Austrian Science Fund, the Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society and the Humboldt Research Award. Markowich is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, the American Mathematical Society and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He is also a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and a Foreign Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.