2006年3月 バンドン工科大学気象学 卒業
2014年3月 バンドン工科大学修士課程地熱学 修了
2020年3月 京都大学大学院工学研究科博士後期課程都市社会工学専攻 修了
2020年4月 京都大学大学院工学研究科都市社会工学専攻 博士研究員
2022年2月   地質資源センター研究員地球科学海洋研究機構インドネシア共和国国立研究革新庁(BRIN)



I joined the Research Center for Geological Resource of the Earth Sciences and Maritime Research Organization under The National Research and Innovation Agency, Republic of Indonesia (BRIN) after spending almost 2 years doing postdocs in Kyodai as a geothermal researcher. I am still interested in exploring geochemistry methods for geothermal exploration, but now my interests have grown towards social-geothermal topics.

I think I have been greatly influenced by my mother who also holds a PhD. She said, being a PhD is like holding a passport to gain broader horizon, experience and networking, not only in academia but also in the global society. So, when I saw the opportunity through SATREPS Collaboration Project among Kyoto University, JICA, JST, MEXT and my alma mater Bandung Institute of Technology, I took the path of being a PhD student, hoping that I would be having a career as a researcher who can keep traveling around the world. I wish to extend my networking with colleagues especially in countries with geothermal potencies.

In Indonesia, having a PhD will be regarded as someone who knows it all, it sounds cool right? I am kidding. On the contrary, in fact being a PhD you would not necessarily know everything, you will only understand very specific things, yet need to keep opening your mind. A PhD is expected to set up a research environment by your own. Hence, I feel more confidence to do everything that interests me. I also feel that people are more open to collaborating with PhDs.

PhD requires us to be independent in doing everything, but, being too independent is not advised for your mental health. Even Superman cannot do PhD all by himself, I guess. PhD students are prone to being mentally and physically exhausted because we must deal with a complex of adversities. Culture shocks, financial issues, forced to learn new things, loneliness, and impostor syndrome attacks are typical of hurdles you need to face with in your daily life. I experienced it all during my PhD time. Do not forget to take a break for yourself, it is necessary to know when to stop working and to enjoy your own life. Though I was away from my family, having friends in Japan helped me to understand better about myself. If you know yourself better, for example, if you failed on your laboratory experiments, at least you know people whom you can run to, people who can listen to you and help you think for the solution. In the end, you will remember the people who lifted you up when you were down, not those shiny awards nor the h-indexes journals.

Being a ryuugakusei, diversity should be on the agenda of every university because a diverse population leads to more enriched thinking. I am very glad to have spent part of my study times in Kyodai because Kyodai has provided me opportunities to get along not only with Japanese friends but also with people from other countries. I also wish I had more Japanese female colleagues during my PhD time as we could share what we feel and how we can overcome the obstacles especially in a male-dominated environment. I really encourage female fellows to pursue a PhD to see how far you could do better than you think you are. I think you all can conquer the PhD journey with your own pace and style.