Plenary Speaker

Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Muhammad Nurhuda

Universitas Brawijaya

He is  a professor on computational physics, Physics Department, Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia. He received his Dr.rer.nat degree in physics from Universitas Bielefeld, Germany (1997) and obtained his B.Sc (1989) in physics from Universitas Gadjah Mada. He has been also known as an excellent professor and innovator with 16 patents. Inspired to help families who were struggling to find kerosene or afford the soaring price of LPG, he drew on his background in theoretical physics and research into renewable energy to design a fuel-efficient cookstove using waste-based fuel. His research earnt him several awards and the opportunity to showcase his innovation to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2009. Now, more than 4000 stoves has been produced and distributed to Timor-Leste and to five different locations throughout Indonesia: Punden, Klaten, Bojonegoro, West Nusa Tenggara, and the surrounding area of Mt. Merapi in Yogyakarta.


Prof. Dr. Jasper Knoester* (in confirmation)

University of Groningen

He received his Ph.D in Theoretical Physics in 1987 at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. From 1987 to 1989, he was postdoc at the University of Rochester, NY, USA. In 1989, he received a Huygens Fellowship from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and he started his own line of research at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, in the Department of Chemical Physics. In 1993 he was appointed as full professor of Theory of Condensed Matter Physics at this university, a position he still holds.  In 2001 and 2002, Knoester was visiting professor at the Chemistry Department of MIT. From 2003 to 2009, he was Director of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials at the University of Groningen. This institute has been a national center of excellence since 1999 and is a globally top-10 ranked center for materials science. Since 2010, he has been Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Groningen.  He has (co)authored over 160 peer reviewed publications, with a total of more than 4200 citations and an h-index of 36. Since 2008, he has held a guest professorship at Jilin University in Changchun, China.


Prof. Hideyo Kunieda
Nagoya University

He is Vice President in charge of research and student support at Nagoya University, where he is Professor at the Department of Physics, School of Science. He graduated from Nagoya University in 1975, and holds a Ph. D. in physics (1982) from the same university. He joined the faculty of the Department of Physics, Nagoya University, first as a research associate (1979-1993), and then as an associate professor (1993-1999). He became Professor at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Kanagawa, Japan (1999-2005), and then joined Nagoya University as Professor in 2005. In 2009-2012, he was the Dean of the School of Science, Nagoya University. Professor Kunieda serves as a committee member of the International Astronomical Union Division IX from 2005, and was the President of the Astronomical Society of Japan (2010-2011). He is also an associate member of the Science Council of Japan (2011-2017). He has been involved in many X-ray Astronomy missions by developing X-ray telescopes. Major targets are active galactic nuclei which may harbor massive black holes. He has published 126 refereed papers (including 12 Nature papers) and a comparable number of non-refereed papers and proceedings.


Dr. François Beauducel, (Physicist) 

Insitut de Physique du Globe de Paris

He is a Physicist researcher permanent position at Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Seismology lab. In 2011. Physicist (Physicien) is a french State function belonging to the Astronoms & Physicists Corpus. This is equivalent to University Professor status. He received Baccalauréat C (Mathematics & Physics), from Academy of Paris.-Versailles in 1986. In 1989, he obtained Candidate Industrial Engineer (B.Sc. equivalent),from École Centrale des Arts et Métiers, Brussels, with honors “avec distinction. He also received his Industrial Engineer (M.Sc. equivalent) in Electricity option Electronics, from École Centrale des Arts et Métiers, Brussels, with honors “avec distinction”. . His postgraduate (DEA) was obtained from Internal Geophysics,  Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris - Univ. Paris 7 and in 1998 he obtained his Ph.D from Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (Rock Mechanics Laboratory) - University Paris 7. He has been invited as plenary speaker in many conferences as well as his field experiences. His expertise in the field of geophysics was known as he has done many projects especially in Indonesia Volcanoes. His project in 2013 was entitled DOMERAPI (ANR ISTERRE/ISTO/LMV/IPGP/CVGHM/IRD) : Dynamics of an arc volcano with extruding lava domes, Merapi (Indonesia): from the magma reservoir to eruptive processes. He also published many peer reviewed papers and books from his research.