(5/6) The Faculty of Engineering Undip officially dispatched the Antawirya team to take part in this year’s eco-friendly car competitions. The launching ceremony was held in the Dekanat Building 1st Floor and was attended by representatives from the Department of Mechanical Engineering Undip, the Faculty of Engineering Undip, and the Directorate of Academic, Students, and Alumni Affairs Undip.
Antawirya is a research team under the student executive board of mechanical engineering (Himpunan Mahasiswa Mesin/HMM Undip) that focused on eco-friendly car research. Antawirya planned to participate in two major competitions, named Shell Eco-Marathon 2023 which will be held at Mandalika International Circuit on 4-9 July 2023, and Kontes Mobil Hemat Energi 2023 (Energy-Efficient Car Contest 2023) organized by Pusat Prestasi Nasional (Puspresnas, National Achievement Center) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (MoECRT) on 11-18 October 2023.
Vinsensius Farel, the General Manager of Antawirya explained that there are two prototypes developed by the Antawirya team, named Gentayu and Rondhan. Gentayu is an eco-friendly gasoline-fueled car that uses a modified engine with a capacity of 125 cc and is able to accelerate up to 75 km/h. Meanwhile, Rondhan is an electric car that uses a BLDC Motor system and weighs 25 kg. These two prototypes had previously won many awards, including winning 4th place in Urban Internal Combustion Engine category for Asia Region in Shell Eco-Marathon 2022.
The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D, is fully supporting the Antawirya team. He said that the Faculty of Engineering is ready to facilitate all the needs of the students who want to conduct research, especially those related to the development of eco-friendly technology. He hoped that the Antawirya team can achieve satisfactory results, “I hoped that they (Antawirya) can get the best results,” he said.
Hanifa M. Denny, S.KM, MPH, Ph.D, the Director of Academic, Students, and Alumni Affairs Undip, also gave her support to the Antawirya team. According to her, what the Antawirya team has done will not only make Undip or the Faculty of Engineering proud but also make Indonesian proud at the International level. “From here we prove that Indonesia has pride, Indonesia has integrity,” she said.
(1/6) The Department of URP organized an online seminar entitled “International Lecture Series: Community Climate Change Resilience”. This seminar is the third series of the Urban and Regional Scientific Forum (USRF) which was previously held on 5 May. USRF is a discussion forum held by the Department of URP to improve the academic atmosphere at the international level especially those related to regional and urban issues
At this event, the Department of URP invited Assistant Professor from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur, Jenia Mukherjee, Ph.D, as the invited lecturer. In addition, Dr. Ir. Artiningsih, M.Si was also assigned as the speaker from the Department of URP Undip. While Mada Sophianingrum, S.T, M.T, M.Sc was chosen as the moderator in this discussion.
Community resilience in facing climate change was chosen as the main topic because it is related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in which the Department of URP Undip is one of the institutions that consistently supports the implementation of these goals. In this discussion, Ms. Jenia presented a topic about community empowerment in Sundarban which is located in the transboundary area of India and Bangladesh. While Bu Artiningsih presented a topic on adaptation done by the community in the coastal areas of Central Java.
Jenia Mukherjee, Ph.D, as one of the speakers, expressed her gratitude for the existence of this forum. For her, this event is important as a forum to share knowledge and ideas related to urban issues such as resilience efforts in facing the climate change. “I would like to give thank for the offer that the University (Undip) had given to me. Thank you for organizing this event,” she said.
Prof. Dr-Ing. Wiwandari Handayani, S.T, M.T, MPS, the Head of the Department of URP, also thanked the organizers for holding this discussion. She hoped that after this online seminar, there will be some interesting researches emerges that related to the subject discussed in this event. “I would like to express my gratitude to Ms Jenia and the organizers for organizing this event well. And I am looking forward for some interesting researches related to this subject after this event,” said Prof. Wiwandari.
(31/5) PT Pertamina Hulu Energi (PHE) in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering Undip held a workshop and kick-off meeting in Engineering Hall, Dekanat Building 5th Floor. This event is a follow-up to the collaborative actions between PT Pertamina Hulu Energi and the Faculty of Engineering Undip in exploring and developing the potential of new mining sites in Kutai and Tarakan Basin.
In this event, a research team from Geological Engineering Undip led by Dr. Ir. Andang Bachtiar, M.Sc presented their findings in front of the team from PT PHE. Exploration Director of PT PHE, Muharram Jaya Panguriseng, stated that this workshop is useful for the development of new mining sites that are largely unexplored in several areas in Indonesia, one of which is in Tarakan and Kutai blocks. According to him, oil and gas exploration is important because this sector is the main sector that must be fulfilled immediately, so meetings with the educational institution are important as an effort to fulfill the needs, “National demand on energy must be fulfilled immediately so that the exploration of new oil and gas mining sources are important,” he said.
The effort of PT PHE to collaborate with the Faculty of Engineering Undip in researching the Tarakan and Kutai basins was welcomed by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.Dd. He showed his gratitude towards PT PHE for inviting the Geological Engineering Undip as their main partner in this project. As one of the leading Geological Engineering in Indonesia, the quality of the Geological Engineering Undip is very suitable in fulfilling the need of studies from PT PHE. “Geological Engineering has received an A (Excellent) and International accreditation, so please do not hesitate to work together with us,” he said.
In this workshop and kick-off meeting, the team from Geological Engineering Undip presented their findings titled “Kutai & Tarakan Basin Petroleum Geology Insight and New Opportunity.” Prof. Agung hoped that this event can provide benefits for the academicians of the Faculty of Engineering and also can be the beginning of further collaborations between the industry and the Faculty of Engineering in the future, “Thank you for this collaboration. May it be useful, and may it be blessed by God,” he said.
(31/5) The Faculty of Engineering entered into a collaboration with PT Pertamina Hulu Energi (PHE). The signing ceremony was held in the Engineering Hall, Dekanat Building 5th Floor. At this event, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Undip, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D, also present with the Senior Manager for East Area Asset Exploration of PT PHE, Arie Naskawan.
The signing of this collaboration is the result of the previous collaboration between Geological Engineering Undip and PT PHE, in which Geological Engineering Undip had the opportunity to do research regarding the development of a new oil and gas mining block in Tarakan and Kutai. This collaboration pact is intended as a legalization effort for the collaboration that not only includes research but also other fields such as educational cooperation and community service.
The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D, warmly appreciated this collaboration. For him, this collaboration is in line with the vision and the mission of the Faculty of Engineering Undip as an excellent research-based campus with international standards. As an international-level corporation, PT PHE is one of the leading partners working that collaborates with the Faculty of Engineering.” The signing of this collaboration is in line with our vision and mission as an excellent research-based and internationally standardized campus. As an international corporation, PT PHE is a suitable partner for us,” said Prof. Agung.
He hoped that this collaboration between PT PHE and the Faculty of Engineering Undip will not only focus on research related to the development of the mining sites in Tarakan and Kutai Basin but also continue in other fields, especially those related to education and the needs of the academicians in the Faculty of Engineering, such as internship using MBKM (Merdeka Belajar-Kampus Merdeka, MBKM, is a program where students can take courses in the form of internship and other forms) scheme. ”I hope that this collaboration is able to enrich the knowledge of the lecturers so that their work will improve, their knowledge will be enhanced, and their students can upgrade their knowledge,” he said.
(30/5) The Department of Computer Engineering (Departemen Teknik Komputer, DTK, or DCE) Undip organized a visiting lecture entitled “Virtual Citizenship” in the Theatre Room, Dekanat Building 4th Floor. In this public lecture, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muzaffar Hamzah from the Faculty of Computer and Informatics Universiti Malaysia Sabah (FCI UMS) was appointed as the main speaker. Rinta Kridalukmana, S.Kom, M.T, Ph.D from DCE Undip was chosen as the moderator for this event.
This visiting lecture event is the result of the cooperation between the Faculty of Engineering Undip and the Faculty of Computer and Informatics UMS which began in 2022. Last year, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muzaffar Hamzah was also invited to give a public lecture in the Department of Computer Engineering. Where in this previous lecture, he presented material together with Dr. Ir. Melinda Nurdin, M.Sc from Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK) about the role of computer technology for mental health in the 5.0 era.
Dr. Adian Fatchur Rochim, S.T., M.T. SMIEEE, Head of the Department of Computer Engineering, stated that this visiting lecture is part of a series of collaborations being built by the Department of Computer Engineering and FCI UMS. He also explained that there are four other collaborations that are in process with UMS parties, such as visiting lecture, guest lecture, joint supervision program, and student exchange. “Earlier we (DTK and FCI UMS parties) had agreed on four collaboration agreements before we came into this event. Hopefully, it will be useful for the students and other academicians,” he said.
This visiting lecture event took place with a discussion about what virtual citizenship is and how it is relevant and challenging in this digital era. Hopefully, students will be able to update their knowledge from this visiting lecture.