Fujitsu Scholar on the 2018 Spring Course
M. Ikhlasul Amal obtained his Ph. D degree in Material Science and Engineering from Yeungnam University, South Korea, M.Sc in Material Science from University of Indonesia, and B. Sc in Chemistry in Bandung Institute of Technology. He was a post-doctoral researcher in Yeungnam University before returned to his home country and was appointed as a Dean of Faculty of Engineering at Sumbawa University of Technology for a short term.
Currently he is working as a researcher in Research Center for Metallurgy and Material, Indonesian Institute of Sciences. His field is advanced materials and nanotechnology. Dr. Amal is active in writing both national and international academic publications as well as become a speaker in national and international events. He is an ad-interim member in ASEAN Young Scientists network and ASEAN Science Diplomats 2019, ASEAN Science & Technology Fellow (2019/2020) in addition to several scientific community members such as Indonesian Society for Nano and Material Research Society – Indonesia. He is also an expert assistant for Advanced Materials Technical Commission, National Research Council.
Social Issue Theme(s)
I am working as researcher at Research Center for Metallurgy and Materials, Indonesian Institute of Sciences. My research field is related to the nanomaterial synthesis and its application. My routines are dominantly research and preparing science and technology policy statement/recommendation. As a part of scientific communities, I have a position as one of chairman in Indonesian Society for Nano (nano.or.id). We have been a consultative partner of (nano)technology development policy for many government bodies such as Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Agriculture, National Standardization Body, Provincial government etc. Our main objective is to increase public awareness of nanotechnology through socialization (giving lectures, holding seminars, media promotion, etc), supporting technological advancement for industry, policy paper recommendation, curriculum preparation and building networking between researchers. Related to education, I was appointed as team leader to prepare nanotechnology curriculum for a high school, aside from actively giving lecture and speech in universities. I also have been a resource person for Ministry of Education and Culture related to nanotechnology field in many occasions.
I am also get involved in a Start-up Company based on research results. Through a research foundation called Nanocenter (center.nano.or.id), I and my colleagues established a platform for incubation process of research products. Some of our activities are developing unsophisticated and applicable technology to support small-medium entrepreneurship. We hope we can inspire a success story in social innovation that helps us to build sustain technopreneurship which gives economic impact.
I am also active in scientific community both domestic and regional. For instance, I am one of Indonesian representative in ASEAN Young Scientists Network, a platform for young scientists in region to share contribution beyond country’s border.
2019/20 – ASEAN Science & Technology Fellow
2019 – ASEAN Outstanding Science Diplomat
2018 – Fujitsu-JAIMS Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge Fellow
2017/18 – ASEAN Science Leadership Fellow
2016 – NRF Korean – Indonesian Researcher Exchange
2016 – Immersion Program of Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education
2015 – 108 Innovator Indonesia
49 International Publications
10 National Publications
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Scopus ID: 55351328000
Capstone Project at JAIMS / Current Project(s)
My project is about education. I am currently advising a Start-up Company for education of technology, called Nanoedu (edu.nano.or.id). In a country with low interest in science, we try to provide alternative approach to educate society in term of science, technology, and innovation. We aim to increase the awareness of society for the importance to develop skills such as critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning. Quality education will lead to empowering people and thus improving the economy of the nation.