Alumni Profiles

Karen Agustiawan – The first woman to run state-owned Pertamina 

Galalia Karen (Karen Agustiawan) graduated from Engineering Physics ITB in 1983. After graduation she enter the oil and gas industry. Karen has experience working in big oil and gas companies, including giant oil producer Mobil Oil, now ExxonMobil, and the world’s second largest oil field services provider, Halliburton Co. She was the first Indonesian woman hired by Mobil Oil, where she worked for 14 years.

During her time at Mobil, Karen held several positions including system analysts and programmer to develop reserve calculation, seismic processor and quality controller systems for several seismic projects.She was also project leader of the exploration computing department.

In 2002, she became the first Indonesian women hired as a commercial manager by Halliburton’s Indonesia unit. And in 2009 she become first woman to run state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina.
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Fadel Muhammad – Former Governor of Gorontalo Province and Indonesian Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries 

Fadel Muhammad graduated from Engineering Physics-ITB in 1978. During his periode as EP-ITB student, he was actively involved in many student activities. After graduation, he entered the business world and together with a few fellow graduates set up a pioneering engineering company, PT Bukaka Teknik Utama. The company, which first manufactured fire trucks and construction equipment, has expanded and diversified to become a leader in the Indonesian engineering and manufacturing industry. He resigned from Bukaka Group in 1997 and became the owner of GEMA Group holding some joint venture companies. Since 1992, he has been appointed as a member of MPR-RI (People’s Consultative Assembly of the Republic of Indonesia), and he was also elected as the Chief Treasurer of Golkar Party.

He was appointed as the Governor of Gorontalo Province for the period 2001-2006, and in 2006 he won the first Gorontalo gubernatorial election for the period 2006-2011. But in October 22, 2009 he was appointed by the president to become Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
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Kusmayanto Kadiman, Ph.D. – Former ITB Rector and Indonesian Minister for Research and Technology during 2004-2009 

Kusmayanto Kadiman received B. Eng in engineering physics in 1977 from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia and Ph.D. in systems engineering in 1988 from Australian National University, Australia. He worked as a faculty member in engineering physics at Bandung Institute of Technology. From 2001-2004, he was the president of Bandung Institute of Technology. He served as Indonesian minister for research and technology from 2004-2009. Engineering physics evolves methods starting from physical phenomena, then added by engineering aspect, in such a way that they can be manipulated for human needs.”

Ir. Rama Royani – Founder of Talent Mapping, Creator of Strength Cluster Map, and Strength Typology 

Rama Royani received B. Eng in engineering physics in 1964 from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. He had been the CEO of Limawira group of companies from 1986 until 2005. Then, he becomes the owner of LeadPro Consulting which is engaged in the management concultant. He is the creator of management tools for strength based organization and is an instructor of training-of-trainers program for business partner.

“In engineering physics program, the courses, provided horizontally and wide disciplines, have given a broad of technological insight which supports individual roles as arrangers in technical fields.

Ir. Achmad Kalla – President Director of PT. Bukaka Teknik Utama Tbk.  

Achmad Kalla received B. Eng in engineering physics in 1979 from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. After his graduation, he found PT. Bukaka Teknik Utama Tbk. which, currently, has 5.000 employees and many sub-contractors.

“Education in university provides ways to think, methods to analyze, and how to solve problems. Engineering physics program provides analysis methods based upon knowledge of physical phenomena.

Didit Herawan – Former General Manager of Motorola Networks Indonesia  

Didit Herawan graduated from Engineering Physics ITB in 1985, after graduation he entered Indonesian Aerospace Industry in 1986 and He was appointed as Deputy VP Sales & Marketing for Asia Pacific until June 1998. During his time at Indonesian Aerospace Industry, He had the opportunity to work as an IT Engineer at Boeing and He received his MBA in international marketing from Nyenrode Business Universiteit.

In June 1998 he was appointed as country director/GM of Motorola Networks Indonesia for almost 11 years. After that he received his PhD in Strategic Management from Universitas Indonesia. Now he work as dean School of Engineering and Computer Science at Bakrie University Jakarta.

Yuddy Setyo Wicaksono, MT – General Manager PT. Perusahaan Listrik Negara South and Central Kalimantan. 

Yuddy Setyo Wicaksono received B. Eng. in engineering physics and M.Eng. in mechanical engineering in 1993 and 2004, respectively, from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. From 1994 until 2011, he worked at PT. Indonesia Power in Bussiness Unit Priok Power Plant. Currently, he is the general manager in PT. Perusahaan Listrik Negara at South and Central Kalimantan.

“Knowledge obtained in engineering physics helps me in solving problems comprehensively and facilitate me to adapt in various types of condition.

I Putu Dwi Wiska Susetio, MT – Quality Team Leader for Special Process di PT. Goodrich Pindad Aeronautical System Indonesia
I Putu Dwi Wiska Susetio received B. Eng. in engineering physics and M. Eng. in material science and engineering in 1999 and 2006, respectively, from Bandung Institute Technology, Indonesia. From 1999 until 2007, he worked at PT. Omedata Electronics as a failure analysis and reliability test engineer. Currently, he is a quality team leader for special process in PT. Goodrich Pindad Areonautical System Indonesia. 

“Engineering physics program has a broad scope of skills for supporting my carreer in the field of failure analysis which are used not only in electronic devices, but also in mechanical systems and others. The development of my career becomes flexible.

Retno Widuri, ST, MBA – American Express, Pricing Strategy for EMEA, London 

Retno Widuri received B. Eng in engineering physics in 2000 from Bandung Institute of Technology and MBA in 2008 from INSEAD. She has been working with American Express, Pricing Strategy for EMEA (London).

“The most important thing I learnt at ITB was about how to think in a structural way.”

Elly Setiawati Dr. Eng – Researcher at NTT Laboratories, Japan 

Elly Setiawati received B. Eng. in engineering physics in 2002 from Bandung Institute of Technology, M. Eng and Dr. Eng. in electrical engineering in 2005 and 2008, respectively, from the University of Electrocommunications. She has published four international journals and eight papers in conference proceedings. Since October 2008, she has been a researcher at NTT Laboratories, Japan.

“A strong career vision no longer guarantee the success in a global era. Particularly, unexpected changes in political and environment issues strongly influence and shift the global trends. The key to face that is to be generalist and specialist. Generalist to be aware with the general technology trends and to be one step ahead to read any chance and future trend related with the specific subject. Engineering physics ITB is the place I learned the basic of general engineering and also how each of them is correlated. Compare to student graduated from other department, engineering physics student have a less specific specialization, that I interpreted as two meanings, to be existed in most engineering project, and to be encouraged with a continue learning behavior. In particular, the later one influenced my career a lot. I found my interest on material science when I got involved in a gas sensor project for my final thesis. A dream to create a device for clean energy communities brought me to pursue my study overseas and have my present career.”

Discar Rudinal, M. Eng – Centro Studi Componenti per Veicoli (CVIT), Bosch Italy 

Discar Rudinal recieved B. Eng. in engineering physics in 2002 from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia and M. Eng. in material science and engineering in 2004 from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. From 2005-2011, he works with Bosch Corporation, Japan for the design and developing component of Fuel Injection Equipment (FIE) of Diesel Engine. He is now with Centro Studi Componenti per Veicoli (CVIT), Bosch Italy, for overseas assignment.

“Unlike pure physics that you will learn merely theories and equations, at engineering physics ITB, I learned many applicable sciences that are very useful either if I want to directly to work after my graduation or if I want to continue to a higher degree of education. Since many engineering related jobs are based on physics, it means I have more options of job that can be apply to. I find out that subjects such as Mechanical Fluids and Material Physics are very useful to understand how the fuel behavior in a pipe, with different diameter, pressure, altitude, viscosity, etc and analyzing structure of utilized material for each components with respect of their working condition. And I think that Measurement Method is useful as well, especially to analyze observed series of data from testing, simulation or measurement.”

Wiganes Janto, ST, Dr. Eng – Researcher, Infineon Technologies, Japan 

Wiganes Janto received his B. Eng. in engineering physics in 2001, and M. Eng. and Dr. Eng. in electrical engineering in 2003 and 2006, respectively, from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. From 2006 until 2007, he was a postdoctoral researcher in Microsystem Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. From 2007 until 2011, he had been working as a product engineer at Freescale Semiconductor, Sendai – Japan. Now, he is a researcher in Infineon Technologies, Japan. He conducts research on potential automotive market for wireless control and contributes to product roadmap planning.

“I really enjoyed the time when I was a student in engineering physics ITB. The courses include wide disciplines with the development of engineering expert paradigm. Eventhough only basic disciplines, the courses help me to pursue master and doctoral degrees, and to compete in the work environment. Basic knowledge in engineering physics can be applied in various scientific problems, in which requires various disciplines, either when I worked as a researcher or as an engineer. I felt that I chose the right path by taking engineering physics program at ITB, in which it becomes a valuable starting point of my career. Thank you very much engineering physics ITB!”

Satrio Wicaksono, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering – Nanyang Technological University 

Satrio Wicaksono graduated from engineering physics ITB in May 2001, after that he awarded PhD Research Student Scholarship from Nanyang Technological University, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2002. He completed his PhD program in 2007 with thesis “Development and Characterization of Antimony-Containing Compound Semiconductor Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy”. During his PhD study in 2005, Mr Wicaksono was recruited to be a Project Officer to lead an effort on the study of dilute nitride antimonide III-V for GaAs-based p-i-n photodiode. After completed his PhD program, he continues to work with the same group as Post Doctoral Research Fellow on numerous projects involving III-V optoelectronic and photonic devices, III-V multijunction solar cells, and III-V on Si integration. Currently, he is the program manager for 5-year National Research Foundation (NRF)-funded III V on Si integration research grant that encompasses integration of III-V transistor and photonic devices on Si-based platform.

“Engineering Physics have trained me to have a “multidisciplinary” point-of-view. They equipped me with understanding of basic physics, hunger for knowledge, and nurture my critical thinking which allowed me to adjust immediately to graduate studies and PhD research despite not having Master’s degree or prior working experience. The training I had during my 5 years in Engineering Physics also allows me to find the balance to switch “thinking caps” between different roles as engineer, scientist, and manager, which help me tremendously to get to where I am now and prepare me for what lies in the future. “

Yanoor Yusackarim – Automation and Control System Specialist at JOB Jambi Merang  

Yanoor Yusackarim graduated from Engineering Physics ITB in 2004, after graduation he worked for Department of Engineering Physics mainly to manage IT facilities. During his time at ITB, he had opportunities to actively involved in some activities such as Pustena (Technology Discussion Group), Computer Laboratory, Control Laboratory, Industrial Instrumentation Laboratory, Network Administrator for Engineering Physics Departement and Lembaga Afiliasi Penelitian dan Industri ITB.

Since june 2005 he worked as a project engineer at Honeywell Pte Ltd Singapore until september 2010. During his periode at Honeywell, he had involved in some projects such as Total Indonesie E&P Sisi Nubi, Conoco Phillips North Belut and Badak LNG HMCS project. Since October 2010 he work at JOB PERTAMINA-TALISMAN Jambi Merang as Automation and Control System Specialist.

He has certified as Functional Safety Engineer and T-BOSIET. He has specialized in the field of Safety System (FSC and Safety Manager), DCS (Honeywell Experion PKS, Yokogawa CS1000), PLC (Allen Bradley, Omron, Solar Turbotronic), Computer automation (shell scripting, macro, vbscript), Safety Instrumented System (SIS), Plant Information Management System (OSISoft PI, Honeywell PHD), ESD/PSD, FGS, BMS, HIPPS, PLC and SCADA, Instrumentation, Automation Testing and Commissioning.

Widodo Dwi Putro, ST – Co-Founder of Prakerta Indonesia 

Widodo Dwi Putro received B. Eng in engineering physics in 2010 from Bandung Institute of Technology. He had internship at PT. Astra Daihatsu Motor in the division of robotic instrument assessment at painting plant. In January 2011, he becomes a business process analyst at Kompas Gramedia. He is also a co-founder of the Prakerta Business, a packaging and brand consultant serving Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that has limited capital and limited design knowledge.

Prisanti Putri, ST – Instrument Engineer at PT Peka Patria Ekaguna 

Prisanti Putri received B. Eng in engineering physics in 2010 from Bandung Institute of Technology. She had internship at PT. Medco E&P Indonesia in 2009. She is now with PT Reka Patria Ekaguna as an instrument engineer. He had experiences in instrumentation engineering design for oil & gas facilities, which are: basic design review and evaluation, PFD and P&ID review and evaluation, instrument drawing and review, instrument equipment specification and calculation, instrument data sheet preparation, and vendor evaluation for technical and commercial.

Raharjo Kusetiadi

Raharjo Kusetiadi graduated from Engineering Physics ITB in 1992. After graduation he engaged in various jobs related to micro-hydro power plants. He has attended various training about micro-hydro in many countries such as Switzerland and the UK. Since 1995 he has been a director of PT. Heksa Prakarsa Teknik Bandung that doing business in the field of micro-hydro power plant. His company designs and manufactures equipment for hydro power such as turbines and generators. Since 1992 until now, he has installed about 180 micro-hydro in various places both inside and outside the country. In Indonesia, his micro-hydro has been installed in nearly all the provinces from Aceh to Papua. Besides Indonesia, his product has been installed in several places in Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Laos, Nepal, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zaire, Tanzania, Cameroon, United Kingdom, Madagascar and Congo.The power plant he produced range from several kW until several hundred kW.
“Success and achivement have no absolute benchmark, only relative perception that will determine the level of satisfaction. Praise be to the Almighty, I am finally proud and never regret study in Physics Engineering-ITB. Courses at Engineering Physics ITB gives a very comprehensive basic engineering include: engineering mechanics, fluid mechanics, knowledge of materials, instrumentation and controls, and strongly supports the my business. Flexibility in using laboratory equipment has provided a very useful experience as a practitioner in the field of engineering, especially in small hydropower”

Ariya Hidayat 

Ariya Hidayat graduated with cum-laude (GPA 3.5) from Engineering Physics ITB in 1999 and M.Eng in 2002 from Instrumentation and Control ITB. He graduated with great honor in 2008 from Optical Communication Universität Paderborn.
For about 3 years (1999 – 2002) he worked as a Research Assistant in Control Laboratory ITB. In 2002. Then less than a year, he worked as a Technology Writer InfoLINUX. While pursuing Doktor, from 2003 until 2008 he worked as a Research Assistant in Universität Paderborn.

Since April 2008 until October 2009, he worked as a Software Engineer in Nokia. From December 2009 to July 2010 he worked for Qualcomm as a Staff Engineer/Manager. From 2001 until now, he worked as a Developers for Open-Source Projects also
worked as a Engineering Director in Sencha, Inc. since August 2010 until Present.

His specialties are C/C++, Qt, KDE, JavaScript, software development, graphics, WebKit, embedded system, toolkit, cross platform, application framework, web technologies, mobile device, open-source, VHDL, FPGA, measurement automation, optical transmission, polarization. Speaker at developer conferences (Velocity Conf, Sencha Conference, Nokia Qt Developer Days, Intel AppUp Elements, Camp KDE, Bossa Conf, Linux Tag).