Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (Junior and Senior Researchers)
Dr. Amirul Mukminin, a lecturer at University of Jambi, is conducting comparative research on teacher education policy in the US and Indonesia at Claremont Graduate University, California, for six months. He has previously done research in the US, the Netherlands, and Portugal related to educational policy including teacher education policy, standardized exam policy, and language policy.
Dr. Amirul Mukminin holds a bachelor’s degree in English teaching from University of Jambi (1998), an MS in education from Groningen University, The Netherlands (2005), and, with a Fulbright scholarship, a PhD in educational policy studies from Florida State University, with a dissertation on “From East to West: A Phenomenological Study of Indonesian Graduate Students’ Experiences on the Acculturative Process at an American Public Research University” (2011).
Dr. Fadli Syamsudin, on the professional staff of the oceanography program at the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), has received a Fulbright fellowship to do research on ”Enhancing Partnership for an Acoustic Tomography Study to Monitor Indonesian Throughflow (ITF) in the Lombok Strait.” Prof Fadli and his host at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, are both currently involved in the Lombok Strait ocean acoustic tomography experiment funded by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) during 2016–2017. This research is important for understanding the role of ITF in monitoring global climate change. The ultimate goal is to establish a connection with a strong group of researchers with an interest in implementing an innovative technology of coastal acoustic tomography to study ITF variability in the Indonesian seas.
Dr. Fadli earned his bachelor’s degree in oceanography from Bandung Institute of Technology (1993), his master’s degree in physical oceanography from Rutgers University (2001), and his doctorate in coastal acoustic tomography at Hiroshima University, Japan (2005).
Indah Emilia Wijayanti
Indah Emilia Wijayanti, an associate professor of mathematics at Gadjah Mada University, conducted research at the Center of Ring Theory and Its Applications, Department of Mathematics, Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio, on “the relationship of rings and modules from the perspective of lattice and radical theory.” She is a passionate advocate for research in mathematics, as it is essential to so many other applied fields, such as physics, engineering, statistics, and computer science. She has a lot of collaborative research projects on her long CV, including with scholars in Germany, France, and South Africa. She earned her BS and MS in mathematics at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, and her PhD in mathematics with a dissertation on co-prime modules (2006) at Heinrich Heine University, in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Mochamad Lutfi Firdaus
Mochamad Lutfi Firdaus, lecturer in the Graduate School of Science Education at the University of Bengkulu, is using his Fulbright fellowship to do research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on the biogeochemistry of heavy metals in aquatic environments.
He holds a bachelor’s-level degree in chemistry from Padjajaran University (1997), a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology (2000), and a doctorate from Kyoto University in environmental chemistry (2007).
Steve Wilben Macquarie Supit
Steve Wilben Macquarie Supit, a lecturer in civil engineering at Manado State Polytechnic, is conducting research with his Fulbright fellowship at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, on nanoparticles as construction material. He hopes that the application of nanoparticles will produce a significant breakthrough for optimizing the use of blended cement in building construction, especially useful in Indonesia where precursors from natural resources are readily available. He has previously done research in Thailand and Australia on advanced concrete technology.
He received his bachelor’s in engineering from Sam Ratulangi University, Manado, a master’s from the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand, and a Ph.D at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.