2nd MRS-Id Meeting 2016, “Materials Research to Create a Bright Future of Technology in Indonesia”
The 2nd International Conference of Materials Research Society of Indonesia (MRS-ID Meeting 2016) was successfully held at Grand Royal Panghegar Hotel, Bandung on October 24 - October 26, 2016. The major theme for MRS-ID Meeting 2016 was "Materials Research to Create a Bright Future of Technology in Indonesia". A welcome speech from Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Partnership of Institut Teknologi Bandung (WRRIM) Prof.Dr.Ir. Bambang Riyanto Trilaksono marked the start of this biannual conference.
Approximately 180 participants from various backgrounds such as scientist, engineers, academic, technical expert, and university student have attended the meeting. There are 6 Plenary Speakers, 26 Keynote Speakers, and 121 Contributed Speakers were participate in this meeting. This meeting also attracted international scientists from 9 other countries which are France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, UK and USA. This MRS-Id Meeting consists of 10 symposia that cover the broad spectrum of materials science and technology. A young Indonesian scientist from IBM T.J Watson Research Center, USA Dr. Oki Gunawan started the plenary session on the first day with his presentation entitled "Development of World-record Earth Abundant Kesterite (CZTS) Solar Cell: Current Status".
To warmth the connection between all participants, the MRS-Id Meeting committee arranged a Gala Dinner on the first day of the conference. The Gala Dinner was livened up by a traditional dance performance from Unit Kebudayaan Aceh ITB (UKA-ITB) and traditional music performance from Keluarga Paduan Angklung ITB. This year MRS-Id award winners were announced also in this pleasant Gala Dinner. Here are the winners of this year awards,
- Lifetime Research Achievement Awards 2016 winner: Prof.Dr.Ir. Rochim Suratman
- Barmawi Awards 2016 winner: Prof. Dr. Ir. Heru Setyawan, M.Eng
- Indonesian Young Materials Scientist Awards (IYMSA) 2016 winner: Dr. Satria Zulkarnaen Bisri
Besides all the conference agenda, the committee has arranged an excursion to PT. Dirgantara Indonesia, one of the indigenous aerospace companies in Asia and also to Asian-African Museum in Bandung. The excursion brings participant to know more about Bandung and it's heritages.
We thank all the participants, plenary speakers and keynote speakers who joined the MRS-Id Meeting 2016. There is clearly a tremendous amount of enthusiasm to address current developments and important issues in materials science and technology among the participants. We also thank Institut Teknologi Bandung especially to Institute for Research and Community Services (LPPM), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) and Research Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology for their support to MRS-Id Meeting 2016. Thanks to our Conference Sponsors! PT. Unitama Analitika Perkasa, PT. Horiba Indonesia, KGC Saintifik. We greatly appreciate the support of the sponsors in making the MRS-Id Meeting 2016 a success. The 3rd MRS-Id Meeting 2018 is planned to hold in Lombok, Indonesia. Hope to see you all again in Lombok, 2018.
Last but not least, here are some documentations from MRS-Id Meeting 2016.