International Center for Green Technology Development



Rector’s Foreword

The institut Teknologi Yogyakarta (ITY) history began with Sekolah Tinggi Teknik Lingkungan (The College of Environmental Technology) in 1984. And for more than 30 years the Institut and its 3,500 highly qualified alumni have contributed in addressing the environmental issues in all over Indonesia. This has been accomplishing throughout the closed engagements with community, industry, and government.

Institut Teknologi Yogyakarta has historically focused its research, teaching, academic activities, and services on the environmental issues. The Institute is aiming to continuously developing sustainable solutions to minimizing the impact and the hazard of human activities on environment. The Institute has also strong commitment to educate its students and the society to embrace the sustainability idea.

In responding to the more complex issues in sustainable development, I am very delighted to launch Center for Green Technology Development (CGTD) in ITY. The Center is aiming to fostering the interdisciplinary scientific research, innovation and community as well as industrial services in the area of green technology. The area is indeed incorporating continuously advancing techniques and materials in sustainable and more eco-friendly development and economic growth. And this is obviously part of the ITY never ending journey in implementing the philosophical view on environment, which is to enhance the beauty of earth.

Finally, I am also very pleased to welcome the collaboration with other respectful and prominent institutions in a mutual beneficiary partnership into this challenging journey.


About Us

It was intended from the beginning that Institut Teknologi Yogyakarta stipulated its concentration on environmental science and technology, including the development in green technology. Green technology itself encompasses very wide range areas such as environmental conservation, improvement in industrial practices to be more eco-friendly, and the development in new and renewable source of energy. And the main focus is on the sustainability. For the greater importance of this field, Institut Teknologi Yogyakarta then decided to establish Center for Green Technology Development (CGTD).

The center will be facilitating various activities such as interdisciplinary research, education, publication, workshop, and conference. This Center is also intended to fostering the international collaborations among the Institute and the international organizations in this area. A group of experts in related backgrounds will be undertaking those daily activities. The Board of Supervisor members are including the Rector, the three Vice Rectors, and the Director of Postgraduate Program.


Vision and Mission Statements

The Center vision and mission are deliberately derived from the Institute vision and mission statement, which particularly were originated from Javanese culture view on human being roles and attitude toward the environment. Mamayu hayuning bawono, or to enhance the beauty of earth. In order to reach its ultimate goals, the activities to be carried out are also determined on its mission statement. 

Our Vision

To be a leading institution in promoting sustainability and green practice with the ultimate objective to enhance the beauty of earth.

Our Mission

Addressing industry and community problems with green solutions, through research, innovation, education, consulting, and dissemination the green technology.

Research Area

As mentioned above, the green technology incorporates very broad range subjects, with the central focus on sustainability. Considering the Institut Teknologi Yogyakarta’s long experiences in this area, Center for Green Technology Development has stipulated several research area and area of expertise to address the industry as well as the community problems, which are including:

  1. Energy conservation.
  2. New and renewable source of energy.
  3. Environmental engineering.
  4. Environmental conservation.
  5. Environmental impact assessment
  6. Eco friendly industrial practice.
  7. Community development.



A group of experts from various backgrounds, with extensive academic as well industrial experiences, are joining the center.

1.    Prof. Chafid Fandeli.

Prof. Chafid Fandeli is the Rector of ITY as well as Emeritus Professor at Faculty of Forestry, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. He attained his Bachelor, masters, and Doctorate degrees from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Prof. Fandali is remaining actively teaching at Universitas Gadjah Mada, ITY and Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) in various subjects. The subjects are including Socio culture and Environment, Environmental Assessment and Economical Valuation, Leadership, Technopreneurship, International Scheme of Environmental Services and Trade, Management of Natural Resources and Environment, Ecotourism and Business Development, Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Environmental Sciences and Philosophy.

Prof. Chafid Fandeli is the senior research fellow at Center for Transportation and Logistic, Center for Tourism Studies, and Natural Resources Conservation at Universitas Gadjah Mada. He had held also many executive positions, in particular at Universitas Gadjah Mada, which are including the Head of Department of Forest Conservation at faculty of Forestry, (1992-1996), Research Coordinator at Center for Environmental Studies (1982-1995), Head of Academic Senate at Faculty of Forestry (1998-2002), Head of Fifth Comittee at Academic Senate (2003-2008), and Head of Center for Tourism Studies, (2004-2008).

2.    Ir. Nur Iswanto, M.Eng.Sc., PhD

Dr. Nur Iswanto is the Director of Center for Green Technology Development. He had accomplished his PhD study at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. His Master of Engineering Science was from The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and he attained his Bachelor Degree from Universitas Gadjah Mada. All were in chemical engineering. He has more than 25-year industrial experience in sugar industry, and published several papers in International Sugar Journal (ISJ), as well in Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT). Dr. Iswanto had served as Council Member (Councilor) of International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT), to represent Indonesia for 8 years. He had been the Vice Chairman of Indonesian Association of Sugar Cane Technologists for Foreign Affairs also for 8 years. During this period, Dr. Iswanto had actively spoken in many international seminars on process optimizing and energy saving. He also has great interest in the development of biomass fuel. As the company executive, Dr. Iswanto had supervised sugar mill technological up-gradation and modernization programs, as well as business expansion program, particularly into ethanol industry and generating electricity from biomass fuel (bagasse) or called cogeneration.

3.    Prof. Dr. M. Baiquni, MA

Prof. Dr. M. Baiquni, MA is a professor at Faculty of Geography Universitas Gadjah Mada, and the Chairperson of Board of Professors at Institut Teknologi Yogyakarta (ITY). His Doctoral degree was from sandwich program of Faculty of Geography Universitas Gadjah Mada and Utrecht University, Netherlands. The Master Degree was in Development Studies and bachelor in Hydrology Geography. Both were from Universitas Gadjah Mada. He has more than 30-year experience in community development and appropriate technology (LPTP). He also the founder of IDEAS in 1994 and URBAN Forum. Prof. Baiguni has been the fellow of LEAD (Leadership for Environment And Development) since 1999. He has been working in tourism research and development, and was the Director of Center for Tourism Studies in 2009. He had been the Head of Master and Doctorate programs in tourism studies for 8 years. He is now the Head of Department of Development Geography, and the Chairperson of FORPIMGEO Indonesia and also founder AGA (Asian Geography Association).

4.    Ibdal, MSc, PhD

Dr. Ibdal attained his PhD in Fuel Cell Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in The Bio-hydrogen and Bio-Fuel Cell Laboratory, 43000 UKM Bangi, Malaysia. He is also actively supervising Master and PhD students in conducting their projects, and writing their scientific manuscript. During the period of more than seven years, Dr. Ifdal has undertaken many projects, such as biodiesel manufacturing from jatropha, hydrogen production via pyrolysis process, microbial technology for the current generation from wastewater, microbial technology for producing hydrogen from wastewater, hydrogen and methane manufacturing from palm oil mill effluent (POME) via biological process, etc. Several articles have been published in the international journal with high impact such as ENERGY, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IJHE), Journal of the Taiwan of Chemical Engineers (JTICE), and Journal of Cleaner Production. In addition. Dr. Ifdal has actively attended various international conferences, as an oral as well as poster presenter. Currently, his research is focused on biological technology for carbon dioxide sequestering into value-added products and desalination cell for seawater treatment.

5.    Ir. Radjali Amien, M.App.Sc.,PhD

Dr. Radjali Amin obtained his PhD from University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, in the area of waste water treatment using passive method. His Master Degree in environmental management was from The University of New South Wales, Australia, and his bachelor from Faculty of Forestry, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. He had worked in various mining companies in Indonesia, and held manager positions in Health-Safety and Environmental Department in a number of mining companies. His teaching journey commenced in 2002 when he taught Indonesia Safety Mining Law in a Mining Faculty, while working in a coal mining company. Dr. Radjali is also a certified Technical Mine Manager obtained from the Ministry of Mine and Energy. He is also certified by the National Body of Certification for environmental auditor and environmental impact assessor. He is currently teaching several subjects, like green technology, biotechnology and reclamation, audit-mediation and ISO, forest ecology, forest inventory and forest economics. Several publications in international and national journals can be found discussing wastewater treatments and wetlands.

6.    Associate Profesor Dr. Edy Herianto Majlan, AMIChemE

Dr. Edy Herianto Majlan attained his PhD in Chemical and Process Engineering from The National University of Malaysia. He has 13-year experience in the research and development of Fuel Cell Technology and Hydrogen Energy at the Fuel Cell Institute, Malaysia. He has published more than 78 papers in high impact international journals indexed by WoS and Scopus. His works have been cited for more than 1300 times and his H-Index based on Scopus is 20. Dr. Edy Herianto Majlan is an associate member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), United Kingdom, and International Association of Hydrogen Energy (IAHE), USA. He has actively spoken in many international seminars on Fuel Cell Technology as well as Hydrogen Energy. He also has great interest in the development of renewable energy for hydrogen and electric power generation.

7.    Ir. Untung Iskandar, MSc., PhD

Dr. Untung Iskandar received his PhD from the College of Forestry, the University of Washington, Seattle. His Masters and Bachelor degrees were from University of Wisconsin, Madison and Faculty of Forestry Universitas Gadjah Mada respectively. For the last ten years Dr. Iskandar has been the CEO of two companies in forest business.  During his long professional career, he had held a number of important positions under various government bodies. These are including Assistant Minister for Program and Budget of the Ministry of Research and Technology, Assistant Minister for Institution Coordination of the Ministry of Research and Technology, Chief of International Cooperation the Ministry of Forestry, Director General of R&D, DG Planning, DG Forestry Business of the Ministry of Forestry, Director of Operations Research and Management of the Systems Analysis, BPPT.

Dr. Untung Iskandar has also had a long academic career as the lecturer as well as the researcher. He is the lecturer at Universitas Gadjah Mada and Perbanas School of Economics. He has published more than 63 scientific papers and 46 popular articles in many media. He wrote 16 books and 3 chapter in books. His has special interests in policy analysis and international negotiation.

8.     Prof. Arief Budiman.

Prof. Arief Budiman is a professor in chemical engineering at Universitas Gadjah Mada. He accomplished his doctorate study at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He has intensive research interests in natural resources-industrial system engineering (a new developed intercross subject of utilization of natural resources and process system engineering), especially innovation technology for minimizing its energy supplied and maximizing energy recovery. His recent outstanding research is the development of eco-efficient green diesel and algae bio-refinery (microalgae for energy, food and feed). He has published more than 70 papers in a number of prestigious scientific journals and conferences. He is also an active member in IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers).

9.    Prof. Sudarmadji

Prof. Sudarmadji attained his doctorate degree from Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada, and his Master Degree from The University of New South Wales, Sydney. His areas of expertise are particularly in Geophysics, hydrology and hydrochemistry. He has undertaken numerous researches and published many papers in those areas. Prof. Sudarmadji also has been teaching in some universities and institutions, and providing consulting services to various companies, local governments and other government bodies, such as Bakorsurtanal. Prof. Sudarmadji had held various positions in Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada as well as in Provincial Government Body. He had been the Dean of Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada, and The Head of Bapedalda (Office of Environmental Impact Control), Yogyakarta Special Region.



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