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FMIPA UGM Collaborates with ANC Japan: Launching Japan Career Center

Watching the room tour of the Japan Career Center located at FMIPA UGM (Photo: Hero)

FMIPA UGM, in collaboration with ASEAN Nagoya Club (ANC) Japan, organized a cooperation program through the Launching Japan Career Center event on Wednesday, Mar 27th, 2024, at the Auditorium of FMIPA UGM. This collaboration aims to strengthen partnerships in the field of education, whether for research or student and faculty careers.

Prof. Dr. Eng. Kuwat Triyana, M.Sc., the Dean of FMIPA UGM, welcomed the presence and reinforcement of the cooperation while delivering a welcoming speech. Subsequently, the event continued with the signing of the cooperation agreement while watching a video tour of the Japan Career Center located within the FMIPA UGM premises.

In this regard, Prof. Drs. Roto, M.Eng. Ph.D., as a lecturer and vice dean of education at FMIPA UGM, facilitated discussions related to the cooperation program being carried out.

“Our students need to acquire foreign language conversation competencies. One of them is proficiency in the Japanese language for scholarships, work, and research,” said Prof. Roto.

Indra Kesuma Nasution, Ph.D., as the advisor of ANC Japan, presented the programs offered through the Japan Career Center.

“We are very open to students and faculty who want to consult about further studies and careers in Japan. In addition, we will provide Japanese language training,” said Indra.

Signing of Cooperation FMIPA UGM with ANC Japan (Photo: Hero)

Through this collaboration, FMIPA UGM also supports SDGs points 4 and 9 regarding quality education and innovation by providing access to Japanese language soft skill training that can support scholarship and career searches. Furthermore, this collaboration encourages an increase in the number of researchers in the field of science and technology to conduct research or advanced studies. FMIPA UGM also welcomes ANC Japan in partnership to achieve the goal of increasing the number of researchers by SDGs point 17.

Keywords: Japan Career Center, scholarship, soft skill, language training, research, Nagoya

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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Department of Physics FMIPA UGM Held Seminar on Medical Physics: Nanophotosensitizer with Natural Bioreductants to Increase the Efficacy of Antibacterial Effects

Prof. Suryani presented material on Nanophotosensitizer (Photo: Febriska)

The Physics Department of FMIPA UGM held a seminar titled “Nanophotosensitizer with Natural Bioreductants to Increase the Efficacy of Antibacterial Effects” on Wednesday, Mar 27th 2024, virtually. The speaker at this event was Prof. Dr. Suryani Dyah Astuti, M.Sc., a researcher and lecturer from Universitas Airlangga. This seminar was held with the hope of expanding knowledge increasing public interest in medical physics and providing information about downstream products beneficial for the community. Seminar participants came not only from lecturers, researchers, and students but also from the general public.

“One of the serious challenges in the field of health is the increasing antibiotic resistance by pathogenic microorganisms causing infections. Resistant organisms can withstand the effects of antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics, antivirals, and others. As a result, the use of standard treatments becomes ineffective in combating infections. Photodynamic inactivation therapy (PDI) offers an alternative route utilizing silver nanoparticles synthesized from grape seeds as nano photosensitizers that enhance antibacterial efficacy. PDI method is a non-invasive, non-ionizing photon-based method that is safe and effective in killing infection-causing microbes,” said Prof. Suryani.

Prof. Suryani presented material on photophysics (Photo: Febriska)

The material presented was an introduction to research results beneficial to the community, such as in the medical sector. For example, the utilization of local raw materials from local plant extracts as reductants for green synthesis of nanoparticles that are safe and have antibacterial properties by the activities contained in plants.

“How do we commercialize research products and establish partnerships to support the commercialization process?” asked one of the participants. Then, Prof. Suryani explained the commercialization scheme with partners. “The way is to share with supportive partners. Research nowadays tends to be commercialized. So, we need to optimize production first so that the prototype is mature for large-scale production. Then, conduct test markets such as product introduction. It can be done by providing the product for trial. Next, inquire about the results and then contact the partner. So, start optimizing for industrial scale. It is essential for us to have a team in collaboration, for example, involving doctors or other professions,” said Prof. Suryani.

The presentation of research product results from medical physics reflects SDG number 3, Good Health and Well-being, to the community to be utilized in daily life, especially in the field of health such as affordable drugs and biomedical treatment. In addition, the presentation of the technical flow of research product commercialization encourages lecturers and researchers to collaborate with industries for the commercialization of research results, thus reflecting SDG number 9, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

Keywords: Nanophotosensitizer, biomedical, medical treatment, good health and well-being, industry

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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Various Activities at FMIPA UGM Campus Mosque during Ramadan 1445 H

The opening activity of the recitation event by the students of FMIPA UGM (Photo: Hero)

FMIPA UGM Campus Mosque actively organizes various activities during the fasting month that can be followed by the public. The activities consist of recitation, breakfasting, and tadaruz (reciting Al-Qur’an). The activity committee consists of students and staff from FMIPA UGM. FMIPA UGM lecturers are sometimes also involved in activities such as recitation activities to fill lectures with varied material. The students who become the committee are active in compiling the agenda of activities, preparing events, collecting documentation of activities, and preparing takjil (food eaten upon breaking the fast) for breaking the fast together.

From the series of activities in the month of Ramadan that have been running, there is a peak event, namely the Ramadan Festival which will be held on March 29, 2024. Ramadan activities at the UGM FMIPA Campus Mosque are not only limited to internal circles at FMIPA UGM but to the public so that they can be accessed by anyone. Regular activities that can be followed such as recitation begin in the afternoon after the asr prayer service which is then continued with breaking the fast together when the maghrib adhan arrives.

The presence of various activities of the UGM FMIPA Campus Mosque is a representation of SDGs number 2 (No Hunger) and number 3 (Healthy and Prosperous Life) through the provision of healthy food to break the fast for students and employees. The presence of healthy food also improves the welfare of students and employees for access to fulfillment of good nutrition.

Keywords: Ramadan, fasting, mosque, no hunger, healthy and prosperous life

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photo: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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Department of Physics FMIPA UGM Holds Nanofiber Application Seminar: Sharing Knowledge about the Benefits of Nanofiber

The speaker delivered a presentation on nanofiber (Photo: Hero)

Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences UGM held a seminar on “Nanofiber Application as Active Layer of Gas Sensor and Air Filtration Membrane” on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 at the Department of Physics UGM Conference Room in a mixed mode (online and offline). The speaker at this event was Rizky Aflaha, S.Si, a doctoral student of the Department of Physics. This seminar was held in the hope of expanding knowledge and increasing public interest in nanofiber.

Seminar participants not only came from lecturers, researchers, and students at UGM but also from other educational institutions such as students from UIN Makassar.

“Can this sensor distinguish between this gas and another gas? What changes in physical properties occur so that it can detect gas differences?” asked Farid, a seminar participant.

“This is still a mystery. So, what can be reviewed is chemically through the interactions that occur,” explained Rizky.

The material presented was the result of research from Rizky Aflaha, S.Si, who was guided by Prof. Kuwat Triyana (Dean of FMIPA UGM) and Prof. Roto (Vice Dean of FMIPA UGM) with the title “Nanofiber Membrane with Superhydrophobic Characteristics and High-Temperature Resistance for ISO 16890 Standard Air Filter Membrane Applications”. The presentation of the material began with a recap of the research journey since 2020, followed by an explanation of electrospun nanofiber which applies the electrospining method to nanofiber for Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) gas sensors. These nanofibers are also of more structural interest as a coating on air filter membranes due to their hydrophobic properties and small diameter size.

The output of this research project is an insight into nanofiber applications that can be known to the public. The involvement of the wider community such as students outside UGM as participants in the event reflects SDGs point number 4 (Quality Education) and SDGs point number 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure) through the publication of research results in the STEM field to the community. Researchers can also find out the insights and questions of the community towards the implementation of the nanofiber studied as data to encourage the development of research and partnerships to be the implementation of SDGs number 17 (Partnerships to Achieve Goals).

 

Keywords: Nanofiber, filtration, gas, physics

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photo: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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FMIPA UGM Provides Funding Assistance for KKN (Community Service Program)

Elementary students assisted by KKN students from FMIPA UGM (Photo: Duren Village KKN Team)

FMIPA UGM provides funding assistance for the implementation of the Community Service Program (KKN) for FMIPA UGM students. Assistance can be obtained through proposals submitted within 1 month before the activity until the implementation of activities in the first week of KKN. Proposals can be submitted by KKN teams consisting of FMIPA UGM students with a field supervisor. The scope of funds provided by FMIPA UGM is Rp—3,000,000, which is the maximum nominal of the proposed budget.

“FMIPA UGM provides funding assistance for activities for each KKN period. There are 4 periods of KKN each year and each period we provide a quota for 5 teams to be given funds,” said Dr. Ertin, Secretary of the Support Unit for Education, Teaching, and Student Activities of FMIPA UGM.

One of the KKN teams that qualify for grants is the team assigned to Duren Village, Semarang Regency, Central Java Province. The theme of the activity is “Sustainable Village Development by Optimizing Natural Resources and Community Empowerment as an Acceleration of Community Welfare”. The work program included basic computer training for elementary school students, waste management education, and education on the use of the Internet in the community’s economic sector such as micro, small, and medium enterprises.

Funding assistance for FMIPA UGM students

The provision of assistance funds for KKN by FMIPA UGM is the implementation of SDGs number 1 (no poverty) through student financial assistance in carrying out KKN programs, number 4 (the quality of education) through internet education programs in improving technology, information, and communication skills of fostered students, and number 12, (responsible consumption and products) through waste management programs. Hopefully, this activity will continue to support the KKN program, especially for FMIPA UGM students.

 

Keywords: Community service program (KKN), assistance, students, service

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: KKN Team of Duren Village, Semarang Regency

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FMIPA UGM Collaborates with ANC Japan: Launching Japan Career Center

Watching the room tour of the Japan Career Center located at FMIPA UGM (Photo: Hero)

FMIPA UGM, in collaboration with ASEAN Nagoya Club (ANC) Japan, organized a cooperation program through the Launching Japan Career Center event on Wednesday, Mar 27th, 2024, at the Auditorium of FMIPA UGM. This collaboration aims to strengthen partnerships in the field of education, whether for research or student and faculty careers.

Prof. Dr. Eng. Kuwat Triyana, M.Sc., the Dean of FMIPA UGM, welcomed the presence and reinforcement of the cooperation while delivering a welcoming speech. Subsequently, the event continued with the signing of the cooperation agreement while watching a video tour of the Japan Career Center located within the FMIPA UGM premises.

In this regard, Prof. Drs. Roto, M.Eng. Ph.D., as a lecturer and vice dean of education at FMIPA UGM, facilitated discussions related to the cooperation program being carried out.

“Our students need to acquire foreign language conversation competencies. One of them is proficiency in the Japanese language for scholarships, work, and research,” said Prof. Roto.

Indra Kesuma Nasution, Ph.D., as the advisor of ANC Japan, presented the programs offered through the Japan Career Center.

“We are very open to students and faculty who want to consult about further studies and careers in Japan. In addition, we will provide Japanese language training,” said Indra.

Signing of Cooperation FMIPA UGM with ANC Japan (Photo: Hero)

Through this collaboration, FMIPA UGM also supports SDGs points 4 and 9 regarding quality education and innovation by providing access to Japanese language soft skill training that can support scholarship and career searches. Furthermore, this collaboration encourages an increase in the number of researchers in the field of science and technology to conduct research or advanced studies. FMIPA UGM also welcomes ANC Japan in partnership to achieve the goal of increasing the number of researchers by SDGs point 17.

Keywords: Japan Career Center, scholarship, soft skill, language training, research, Nagoya

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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Department of Physics FMIPA UGM Held Seminar on Medical Physics: Nanophotosensitizer with Natural Bioreductants to Increase the Efficacy of Antibacterial Effects

Prof. Suryani presented material on Nanophotosensitizer (Photo: Febriska)

The Physics Department of FMIPA UGM held a seminar titled “Nanophotosensitizer with Natural Bioreductants to Increase the Efficacy of Antibacterial Effects” on Wednesday, Mar 27th 2024, virtually. The speaker at this event was Prof. Dr. Suryani Dyah Astuti, M.Sc., a researcher and lecturer from Universitas Airlangga. This seminar was held with the hope of expanding knowledge increasing public interest in medical physics and providing information about downstream products beneficial for the community. Seminar participants came not only from lecturers, researchers, and students but also from the general public.

“One of the serious challenges in the field of health is the increasing antibiotic resistance by pathogenic microorganisms causing infections. Resistant organisms can withstand the effects of antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics, antivirals, and others. As a result, the use of standard treatments becomes ineffective in combating infections. Photodynamic inactivation therapy (PDI) offers an alternative route utilizing silver nanoparticles synthesized from grape seeds as nano photosensitizers that enhance antibacterial efficacy. PDI method is a non-invasive, non-ionizing photon-based method that is safe and effective in killing infection-causing microbes,” said Prof. Suryani.

Prof. Suryani presented material on photophysics (Photo: Febriska)

The material presented was an introduction to research results beneficial to the community, such as in the medical sector. For example, the utilization of local raw materials from local plant extracts as reductants for green synthesis of nanoparticles that are safe and have antibacterial properties by the activities contained in plants.

“How do we commercialize research products and establish partnerships to support the commercialization process?” asked one of the participants. Then, Prof. Suryani explained the commercialization scheme with partners. “The way is to share with supportive partners. Research nowadays tends to be commercialized. So, we need to optimize production first so that the prototype is mature for large-scale production. Then, conduct test markets such as product introduction. It can be done by providing the product for trial. Next, inquire about the results and then contact the partner. So, start optimizing for industrial scale. It is essential for us to have a team in collaboration, for example, involving doctors or other professions,” said Prof. Suryani.

The presentation of research product results from medical physics reflects SDG number 3, Good Health and Well-being, to the community to be utilized in daily life, especially in the field of health such as affordable drugs and biomedical treatment. In addition, the presentation of the technical flow of research product commercialization encourages lecturers and researchers to collaborate with industries for the commercialization of research results, thus reflecting SDG number 9, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

Keywords: Nanophotosensitizer, biomedical, medical treatment, good health and well-being, industry

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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Various Activities at FMIPA UGM Campus Mosque during Ramadan 1445 H

The opening activity of the recitation event by the students of FMIPA UGM (Photo: Hero)

FMIPA UGM Campus Mosque actively organizes various activities during the fasting month that can be followed by the public. The activities consist of recitation, breakfasting, and tadaruz (reciting Al-Qur’an). The activity committee consists of students and staff from FMIPA UGM. FMIPA UGM lecturers are sometimes also involved in activities such as recitation activities to fill lectures with varied material. The students who become the committee are active in compiling the agenda of activities, preparing events, collecting documentation of activities, and preparing takjil (food eaten upon breaking the fast) for breaking the fast together.

From the series of activities in the month of Ramadan that have been running, there is a peak event, namely the Ramadan Festival which will be held on March 29, 2024. Ramadan activities at the UGM FMIPA Campus Mosque are not only limited to internal circles at FMIPA UGM but to the public so that they can be accessed by anyone. Regular activities that can be followed such as recitation begin in the afternoon after the asr prayer service which is then continued with breaking the fast together when the maghrib adhan arrives.

The presence of various activities of the UGM FMIPA Campus Mosque is a representation of SDGs number 2 (No Hunger) and number 3 (Healthy and Prosperous Life) through the provision of healthy food to break the fast for students and employees. The presence of healthy food also improves the welfare of students and employees for access to fulfillment of good nutrition.

Keywords: Ramadan, fasting, mosque, no hunger, healthy and prosperous life

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photo: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

Read More

Department of Physics FMIPA UGM Holds Nanofiber Application Seminar: Sharing Knowledge about the Benefits of Nanofiber

The speaker delivered a presentation on nanofiber (Photo: Hero)

Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences UGM held a seminar on “Nanofiber Application as Active Layer of Gas Sensor and Air Filtration Membrane” on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 at the Department of Physics UGM Conference Room in a mixed mode (online and offline). The speaker at this event was Rizky Aflaha, S.Si, a doctoral student of the Department of Physics. This seminar was held in the hope of expanding knowledge and increasing public interest in nanofiber.

Seminar participants not only came from lecturers, researchers, and students at UGM but also from other educational institutions such as students from UIN Makassar.

“Can this sensor distinguish between this gas and another gas? What changes in physical properties occur so that it can detect gas differences?” asked Farid, a seminar participant.

“This is still a mystery. So, what can be reviewed is chemically through the interactions that occur,” explained Rizky.

The material presented was the result of research from Rizky Aflaha, S.Si, who was guided by Prof. Kuwat Triyana (Dean of FMIPA UGM) and Prof. Roto (Vice Dean of FMIPA UGM) with the title “Nanofiber Membrane with Superhydrophobic Characteristics and High-Temperature Resistance for ISO 16890 Standard Air Filter Membrane Applications”. The presentation of the material began with a recap of the research journey since 2020, followed by an explanation of electrospun nanofiber which applies the electrospining method to nanofiber for Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) gas sensors. These nanofibers are also of more structural interest as a coating on air filter membranes due to their hydrophobic properties and small diameter size.

The output of this research project is an insight into nanofiber applications that can be known to the public. The involvement of the wider community such as students outside UGM as participants in the event reflects SDGs point number 4 (Quality Education) and SDGs point number 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure) through the publication of research results in the STEM field to the community. Researchers can also find out the insights and questions of the community towards the implementation of the nanofiber studied as data to encourage the development of research and partnerships to be the implementation of SDGs number 17 (Partnerships to Achieve Goals).

 

Keywords: Nanofiber, filtration, gas, physics

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photo: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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FMIPA UGM Provides Funding Assistance for KKN (Community Service Program)

Elementary students assisted by KKN students from FMIPA UGM (Photo: Duren Village KKN Team)

FMIPA UGM provides funding assistance for the implementation of the Community Service Program (KKN) for FMIPA UGM students. Assistance can be obtained through proposals submitted within 1 month before the activity until the implementation of activities in the first week of KKN. Proposals can be submitted by KKN teams consisting of FMIPA UGM students with a field supervisor. The scope of funds provided by FMIPA UGM is Rp—3,000,000, which is the maximum nominal of the proposed budget.

“FMIPA UGM provides funding assistance for activities for each KKN period. There are 4 periods of KKN each year and each period we provide a quota for 5 teams to be given funds,” said Dr. Ertin, Secretary of the Support Unit for Education, Teaching, and Student Activities of FMIPA UGM.

One of the KKN teams that qualify for grants is the team assigned to Duren Village, Semarang Regency, Central Java Province. The theme of the activity is “Sustainable Village Development by Optimizing Natural Resources and Community Empowerment as an Acceleration of Community Welfare”. The work program included basic computer training for elementary school students, waste management education, and education on the use of the Internet in the community’s economic sector such as micro, small, and medium enterprises.

Funding assistance for FMIPA UGM students

The provision of assistance funds for KKN by FMIPA UGM is the implementation of SDGs number 1 (no poverty) through student financial assistance in carrying out KKN programs, number 4 (the quality of education) through internet education programs in improving technology, information, and communication skills of fostered students, and number 12, (responsible consumption and products) through waste management programs. Hopefully, this activity will continue to support the KKN program, especially for FMIPA UGM students.

 

Keywords: Community service program (KKN), assistance, students, service

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: KKN Team of Duren Village, Semarang Regency

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