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Retno Kusumaningrum

Research Associate of Materials for Sustainable Environment Group Research


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Retno Kusumaningrum graduated from Diponegoro University in 2012 with Bachelor of Science in chemistry. After college, she joined a master's program at Gadjah Mada University in 2016. She has joined NCIRI since 2017 and focused to develop the Sumbawa manganese ore processing into their derivative products such as manganese sulphate, nanoparticles of Mn3O4 and manganese ferrite as paint pigment for military equipment. Currently, she was granted a research award from the Ministry of Research and Technology, Indonesia by INSINAS program to develop polylactic acid using manganese derivative catalyst.


Kurniawan Eko Saputro Z.

Researcher of Materials for Sustainable Environment Group Research



Kurniawan Eko Saputro is a Research Associate on the Sustainable Materials and Technology team. He’s responsible for the development of new technological processes to recycle, safe-to-dispose and environmentally-friendly material. He graduated from Brawijaya University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Agroindustrial Technology. After college, Kurniawan joined Dr. Nurul Taufiqu Rochman’s lab as a Research Associate in the Material Processing Department at the Indonesia Institute of Science to develop a promising pathway of vegetable oil waste recycling effort for 6 months. Afterwards, he worked as Project Researcher in the Industrial Engineering Department at the UNUSIA for nearly 2 years where he successfully recycled dust collector waste to be used as reinforcing filler in tires and other rubber products.

Fiqhi Fauzi

Researcher of Advanced Ceramics Group Research



Fiqhi earned his degree as Bachelor of Science in Physic from the University of North Sumatra in 2018. His thesis work was understanding physical and mechanical properties of natural fibers from palm tree stem fibers. During his study, he was keen on research in material science, even got runner up awards for scientific paper competition of Pekan Ilmiah Mahasiswa Pertanian Indonesia. After completion, he joined Nano Center Indonesia Research Institute for the development of advanced ceramics research group. Currently, Fiqhi is interested in developing ceramic materials to produce preferable and valuable products.

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