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Tokyo Tech Indonesia Commitment Awards 2019 held

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Published: November 11, 2019

The Indonesian Student Association of Tokyo Tech, supported by the Institute and the Embassy of the Republic Indonesia in Tokyo, held the 10th Tokyo Tech-Indonesia Commitment Awards (TICA) on October 5. TICA began a decade ago as a joint seminar between Indonesian students who wanted to share their technical and scientific knowledge, but has since developed into an annual scientific paper competition for undergraduate students in Indonesia.

Viqry Pramananda
Viqry Pramananda

The theme of TICA 2019 was "Youth Innovation and Collaboration towards Indonesia's Golden Year." This golden year refers to a time period when Indonesia will experience a demographic dividend — a phase when the number of people within the productive age bracket exceeds the number of elderly people and children. The peak of this phase is projected to occur in Indonesia between 2025 and 2035. One aim of the Indonesian Student Association at Tokyo Tech is to contribute to the improvement of human resource quality through TICA as Indonesia prepares for this peak.

Lisda Ainiya
Lisda Ainiya

Sholah Fariduddin
Sholah Fariduddin

The number of participants joining TICA is increasing every year. In 2019, five outstanding students were invited to Japan from Indonesia to present their research in the grand final. The event started with greetings from the representatives of the TICA Executive Committee, representatives of the Indonesia Embassy, and Associate Professor Yuriko Sato from Tokyo Tech's School of Environment and Society.

Tokyo Tech Associate Professor Yuriko Sato
Tokyo Tech Associate Professor Yuriko Sato

Dr. Ir. Alinda FM Zain of the Embassy of the Republic Indonesia
Dr. Ir. Alinda FM Zain of the Embassy of the Republic Indonesia

The event continued with outstanding presentations by all the finalists. The judges' panel included Tokyo Tech graduate Ajeng Pramono and postdoctoral researcher Srikandi Novianti, RIKEN researcher and Tokyo Tech Assistant Professor Ambara R. Pradipta, and Satria Zulkarnaen Bisri, also a RIKEN researcher and a visiting associate professor at Tokyo Tech.

The results of the presentations were as follows:

1st Place
Viqry Pramananda
Universitas Sumatra Utara
Activated Carbon from Passion fruit Peel as Adsorbent in Glycerol Purification
2nd place
Lisda Ainiya
Institut Teknologi Kalimantan
The Effect of 5% Addition of (Li3PO4)0.5(LiI)0.25(AgI)0.25 On LiFePO4/C as Cathode Material For All-Solid-State Li-ion Battery
3rd place
Sholah Fariduddin
Universitas Islam Indonesia
Potential-Magnetic Composite Fe2O3/Activate Carbon Banana Fruit Bunches as Adsorbents for Dye Removal from Wastewaters

In the lecture session that followed, TICA 2019 hosted two Indonesian keynote speakers who are spearheading the development of science and technology. These included Ricky Elson, electric car developer and founder of Lentera Bumi Nusantara, a holding company active in the fields of technology and community development, and Dionysius Siringoringo, associate professor at Yokohama National University.

Special lectures by Indonesian technocrats and educators
Special lectures by Indonesian technocrats and educators

Paper competition finalists with judges and keynote speakers
Paper competition finalists with judges and keynote speakers

The TICA event has transformed into a major event in the past 10 years, as evidenced by support from various parties including Tokyo Tech, the Indonesian embassy, and the various other sponsors who took part. The Tokyo Tech Indonesian Student Association will continue to hold TICA in support of the development of science and technology and young researchers in Indonesia.

Supporters of Tokyo Tech-Indonesia Commitment Award 2019

Supporters of Tokyo Tech-Indonesia Commitment Award 2019

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This article has been updated to correct a typographical error on November 18.

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