Empowering Education and Innovation: Exploring ‘Simultaneous DSC-TGA in Nanomaterials Research’ through Webinar

In a bid to foster quality education and innovation, the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA), Gadjah Mada University (UGM), hosted a webinar on February 6, 2024. Titled “Simultaneous DSC-TGA in Nanomaterials Research,” the event aimed to delve into cutting-edge techniques applicable to nanomaterial studies. Spearheaded by Rizki Ardiarto, S.Si, Product Manager Instrument at PT Spektris, the webinar attracted a diverse audience of 131 participants, ranging from students to seasoned researchers.

(Rizki Ardiarto, S.Si, delivering the presentation during the webinar)

During the webinar, Rizki Ardiarto shed light on the Simultaneous DSC-TGA technique, a fusion of Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA). This method facilitates a comprehensive analysis of nanomaterials by concurrently examining their thermal properties and composition. With its ability to discern crucial attributes such as melting points, crystallization points, and compositional elements, the technique holds immense promise for advancing nanomaterial research.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Karna Wijaya, M.Eng, emphasized the webinar’s alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure). He underscored the pivotal role of educational initiatives and technological advancements in driving sustainable development agendas forward.

Participants engaged in a lively exchange with the speaker, posing insightful questions and sharing perspectives on the implications of Simultaneous DSC-TGA in their respective fields of study. The interactive nature of the session underscored the significance of knowledge-sharing platforms in fostering a vibrant academic community.

Rizki Ardiarto underscored the myriad benefits of the Simultaneous DSC-TGA technique, ranging from analyzing thermal stability to characterizing nanomaterial structures. His elucidation illuminated the multifaceted applications of this technique, positioning it as a valuable tool for researchers seeking to enhance their understanding of nanomaterial properties.

As the webinar drew to a close, Riska Astin, S.Si, a doctoral student (PMDSU) at the Department of Chemistry FMIPA UGM and the moderator, encapsulated the key insights gleaned from the session. Expressing optimism about the webinar’s potential impact, she underscored its role in empowering participants to leverage Simultaneous DSC-TGA for their research endeavors.

In conclusion, the webinar served as a testament to the Department of Chemistry FMIPA UGM’s commitment to knowledge dissemination and innovation. By providing a platform for dialogue and learning, the event contributed to advancing both academic scholarship and industrial development in nanomaterial research.

Keywords: Nanomaterial research, quality education, Innovation

Author: Mokhammad Fajar Pradipta, S.Si., M.Eng

Editor: Robby Noor Cahyono

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