ITB – On Monday (21/12/2015), at ITB East CC Auditorium, Materials Research Society of Indonesia (MRS-ID), ITB FMIPA, ITB Electronics Materials Physics Research Group, and The Research Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechonology worked together to organize the 2015 Materials One Day Seminar. The seminar focused on three latest topics: research potential in Indonesia, advanced materials research, and electronics materials role for industries in Indonesia. The talks were presented by Prof. Mikrajuddin Abdullah, Prof. Khairurrijal, Prof. Toto Winata, Pepen Arifin, Ph. D, Dr. Satria Z. Bisri, and Dr. Ferry Iskandar. Unfortunately, Dr. Yudi Darma couldn’t make it to the event.
In the opening, Dr. Ferry Iskandar, the event chairman mentioned that there were 150 people who registered as participants, which exceeded the room’s capacity. The participants would be taking a part to judge the displayed 15 posters. He made a little narration on the speakers’ backgrounds whom almost all were from ITB Physics, one of them was Dr. Satria Z. Bisri who is currently working at RIKEN, Japan. The event is also designed as a platform of blending between scientists and public in general. He hoped that participants would gain more insights and electronics materials research community could flourish.
Prof. Mikrajuddin Abdullah, the president of MRS-ID expressed deep gratitude for the committee members who had worked hard to prepare the event for the last 2 weeks. He especially remarked that as long as the hard work is done, any will could be achieved. He also encouraged students who study electronics materials to keep their heads pointed towards the sun. The research group will hand out free directory book of the group’s achievements to the public. Prof. Dr. Edy Tri Baskoro, M.Sc as the dean officially commenced the seminar, hoping that the presented papers will inspire new inovations.
The first speaker, Prof. Mikrajuddin Abdullah gave a speech titled “Shame-Driven Work”. He elaborated on the consequences of the many different motivations of doing research. He made three classifications of the motivations: credit count to pursue a promotion, research funds, and the pure love of doing research.
Prof. Khairurrijal as the second speaker described electrospinning as generator of nanofiber for various applications. He described that the nanofiber in certain materials has more flexibility to withhold and yield substances, which is a virtue in the world of pharmacy.
Prof. Toto Winata discussed his research on Silicon, Carbon, and Germanium which is based on the growth of thin semiconductor film that can be applied on optoelectronics devices. He manipulated a new optical structure property, then specified how the property will be of use to the existing industry. The manipulation itself is based on the material band gap manipulation. The materials were carefully chosen so a better quality of material can be produced. The growth can be cultivated with unspecified gases which were still difficult to obtain due to them having to be imported. He also made a little disclosure about his development of the multi chamber system.
Soon after, Pepen Arifin Ph.D talked about his development on semiconductor using GaN with different treatment, which can be applied on optic fiber communication. The last speaker Dr. Satria Z. Bisri gave a little illustration about RIKEN which is now cultivating the cutting-edge materials in Japan. He added that LIPI (Indonesian Institute of Sciences) and RIKEN are not that different. Dr. Ferry Iskandar gave the closure by explaining the research that he does on perovskite, photocatalyst and many more. (tr:Florentin)