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Education Background

Undergraduate, Fisika/FMIPA, UGM, Indonesia, 08/1990 – Present Thesis : Quantum Tunneling and Imaginary Time Path

Master, Fisika/FMIPA, ITB, Indonesia, 08/1996 – Present Thesis : Dynamical System Solution of the Non-Linear Schrodinger Equation

Master, Applied Physics/Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan, 04/2000 – 03/2002 Thesis : Prewavy Instability in Nematic Liquid Crystal

Doctor, Applied Physics/Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan, 04/2002 – 03/2005 Thesis : Swelling Dynamics and Electromechanical Effects of Liquid Crystal Elastomers as Artificial Muscles

Research Interest

Soft matters (liquid crystal, gel), Liquid crystal elastomers, Sensor and actuator

Research Cluster/Group


Glenn H. Brown Prize, International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS), 2006


JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – Japan, 2005

Work Experience

Lecturer of Physics Department, 03/1998 – Present, FMIPA UGM

Trainee in Training and Course

Trainner in Training

Participant in Scientific Activities

Kyushu University, 3rd Soft Matter Physics Seminar, Fukuoka, Japan, 01/

ITB, International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Science, Bandung, ITB, 10/2008

ILCS, 22st International Liquid Crystal Conference, Jeju, Korea, 07/2008

Kyoto University, International Symposium on Non-Equilibrium Soft Matter, Kyoto, Japan, 06/2008

UGM, 2nd Jogja International Physics Conference, Jogja, Indonesia, 09/2007

ILCS, 21st International Liquid Crystal Conference, Colorado, USA, 07/2006

Hokkaido University-AIST, The Third Conference on Artificial Muscles, Collaboration with Nanotechnology and Biology, Tokyo, Japan, 05/2006

AIST, The international Symposium of Artificial Muscles and Actuators, Tokyo, Japan, 04/2006

University of Cambridge, 3rd International Conference on Liquid Crystal Elastomers, Cambridge, UK, 09/2005

AIST, The Second Conference on Artificial Muscles, Biomimetic System Engineering, Osaka, Japan, 05/2004

Kyoto University, Soft Matter Physics 2003, Kyoto, Japan, 08/2

Society Membership

Himpunan Fisikawan Indonesia (HFI), National, 1999

International Liquid Crystal Society (ICLS), International, 2006

Course Subject

Elementary Physics, 2 credit(s), Undergraduate

Waves, 3 credit(s), Undergraduate

Crystal Physics, 3 credit(s), Undergraduate

Mathematical Physics, 3 credit(s), Master

Physics of Liquid Crystals, 3 credit(s), Master

Physics of Liquid Crystals, 3 credit(s), Doctor

Fisika Material, 2 credit(s), Doctor

Research Grant

DP2M-DIKTI, Kajian Efek-Efek Mekanik dan Optik dari Main Chain Liquid Crystal Elastomers, 05/2008 – 12/2008

UGM, Sistem Monitoring Cerdas Proses Fermentasi Berbasis Sistem Olfaktori Elektronik untuk Kendali Mutu Teh Hitam (ENABLUE-02), /2008 – Present

Community Service

Industrial Project