Noureddine Zettili

PhD in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, MIT, USA, 1986. 



Dr. Zettili is an Associate Professor of Physics at Jacksonville State University, Alabama, USA.

His research interests are in the areas of nuclear theory, many-body problem, mathematical physics, and quantum mechanics. He has carried out pioneering work in developing the nuclear Born-Oppenheimer method, a quantum mechanical theory designed to study nuclear collective motion. In addition to his works in the field of nuclear structure and collective motion, he has also worked on the development of a number of simple many-body models that can be solved exactly. He has published over 40 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and has presented about 20 talks at international conferences and institutes.

In 2001, Dr. Zettili published a textbook on quantum mechanics entitled "Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications." (John Wiley & Sons.) This book has been highly praised by reviewers and is being adopted as a textbook in a number of universities in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. As one reviewer puts it:

"I had the chance to read and practice at least eleven QM books on theory and exercises [!] but none gave me the opportunity to understand concepts in such an easy and useful way. If you're looking for theory, easy-level examples for gettin' started, solved exercises to better understand and unsolved problems to master the toppings ...well don't look any further!"

Dr. Zettili has been also active in helping improve the education of physics at the high school level in Northeast Alabama. As such,

  1. he has been awarded an Eisenhower Grant during the 2002-2003 years, and

  2. has organized a Professional Summer Institute from June 03 to 14, 2002,  that offered an intensive training for about 30 high school physics teachers from various parts of Alabama.

  3. He is also the principal investigator and grant writer of a $ 2.6 million grant with NSF.

In 2003, Dr. Zettili received:

  1. the Distinguished Research Award for Arts and Sciences at the annual Award Ceremony of the Department of Physical and Earth Sciences, JSU.

  2. He also won the Faculty Scholar Research Award from Jacksonville State University.