Invited Lectures

Plenary Speakers


Ir. Arifin Tasrif (The Republic of Indonesia (RI) Ambassador to Japan)

Ir. Arifin Tasrif is an Indonesian professional. He earned his degree in Chemical Engineering from Technology Institute of Bandung in 1977. Ir. Arifin Tasrif served the Director of Business of PT Rekayasa Industri from 1995 to 2001 and President Director PT Petrokimia Gresik from 2001 to 2010. Since August 10, 2010, He served as President Director of PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) (also known as, PT Pupuk Indonesia Holding Company and PT Pupuk Sriwidjaja (Persero)). In 2011, he received the Honorary Fellowship Award from AFEO (ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization), for his contribution to the world of professionalism as an engineer in Indonesia and ASEAN region. He was officially appointed as Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Japan by President Joko Widodo on March 13, 2017. Ambassador Ir. Arifin Tasrif has handed over his credentials to Emperor Akihito at the Tokyo Imperial Palace on June 22, 2017


Professor. Akhisa Matsuno (Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University)

Prof. Akihisa Matsuno graduated from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and Graduate School of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, majoring Indonesian Studies. His research interest is in international politics, Conflict Studies and Peace-building (East Timor, West Papua, etc.). He studied about how individual people think and act in light of their geographical, historical, political, economic, and religious background and conditions.



Invited Speakers

Dr. Ambara Rachmat Pradipta (RIKEN)

Dr. Ambara Rachmat Pradipta graduated BSc from Padjadjaran University, Indonesia; then he moved to Japan to pursue his Master (M.Sc) and doctor (Ph.D.) in Osaka University Japan. He is an Indonesian chemist at RIKEN, Japan. His current research focuses are on Bioscience organic chemistry; Reaction based chemical biology; Organic synthesis; Natural product chemistry and Organic analytical chemistry.


Dr. Sastia Prama Putri (Osaka University)

Dr. Sastia Prama Putri is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University. She earned her Ph.D. from International Center for Biotechnology, Osaka University. She is currently working on “JST-NSF: Metabolomics for low carbon society” project, focusing on the application of metabolomics technology for optimization of various higher alcohols for use as biofuels.


Dr. Satria Zulkarnaen Bisri (RIKEN)

Dr. Satria Zulkarnaen Bisri was graduated from a graduate school of Science, Tohoku University in physics. Since 2011 until 2014, he moved to Netherlands for a postdoctoral position at Photophysics and Optoelectronics Group, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen. Now, he is a research scientist in at Emergent Device Research Team, Supramolecular Chemistry Division, RIKEN-Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Japan. His current research interests are on The Nature of Electronic Transport in The Array of Colloidal Quantum Dots, Electronic Transport in Networks of Carbon Nanotubes, Organic Semiconductor Laser, Ambipolar Light-Emitting Transistors of Organic Single Crystals and The Fundamental Nature of Electronic Transport in Organic Single Crystal Transistors


Professor Stefano Tsukamoto (Osaka University)

Prof. Stefano Tsukamoto is a leader of Osaka University satellite project on disaster management and humanitarian action at Gadjah  Mada University, Indonesia. He has been very productive in the partnership of Universitas Gadjah Mada and Osaka University RESPECT Program especially for  Community Development Program, consists of Database Development and Student Community Service; Networking and Academic Exchange; and Multi-Languages Wide View Disaster Information System. He has also been working in ADRA Japan, Habitat for Humanity in Japan and serving as a lecturer in Japan.

Dr. Wirawan Dony Dahan (Osaka University)

Dr. Wirawan Dony Dahana was graduated from Faculty of Economics, Tohoku University and continued to Tohoku University Graduate School, Division of Economics and received Ph.D. in 2006. Since 2006 he moved to Osaka University as a lecturer until 2013. Now, he is an associate professor at Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University and his current research is Modelling and analyzing consumer behavior to improve the performance of various marketing activities. Commerce-related