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Guest Lecture at the FMIPA Chemistry Department Presented Ari Setyono, Pertamina Offshore Pipeline Practitioner

The Chemistry Department, FMIPA UNEJ, held a guest lecture presenting Ir. Ari Setyono, Pertamina offshore pipeline practitioner (17/5). Ari has experience working for several large oil companies overseas as a pipeline engineer. “The material will be more about my personal experience when working abroad; we can compete with foreign workers in the fields we are good at,” said the ITS Mechanical Engineering alumnus. We are told about installation techniques and pipe maintenance, which involve chemistry, namely corrosion. “At the beginning, I will introduce pipe installation techniques, and later, the part that will be interesting for chemistry students is about corrosion,” he continued.

Ari explained in general how the pipe is located on the seabed, how to install it, and how to maintain the stability of the pipe by having to know about soil studies, soil compression, and the process when approaching the beach. “Apart from installation, we must also pay attention to pipe protection from other elements, such as shipping lanes and port areas with lots of anchors that could endanger the pipe route,” he explained. Protection related to chemistry, namely corrosion, is discussed, including the form of loss and the rate of corrosion. The discussion was interesting because, in chemistry, there was a course that dissected corrosion. Through this guest lecture, it can attract interest so that there will be a return to the corrosion chemistry course. Continue reading


Three UNEJ FMIPA Students Become National Level ONMIPA-PT Finalists in 2024

Three students from the MIPA Faculty of Jember University successfully passed the regional level selection and were entitled to become finalists in the Olimpiade Nasional Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (ONMIPA-PT) 2024. They consisted of Ragil Wahyu Utomo from the Biology Department, FMIPA, Masrurotul Alfiah, and Novian Rico Saputra from the Chemistry Department, FMIPA. National-level ONMIPA-PT activities will be held offline from May 12 to 17, 2024, at Hasanuddin University, Makassar. “It is an honor for the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the University of Jember to be able to send representatives to compete in prestigious student events at the national level,” said Dr. Edy Supriyanto, S.Si., M.Si. PIC ONMIPA-PT University of Jember and Vice Dean III FMIPA UNEJ.

Previously, 20 University of Jember students from FMIPA, FKIP, and the Faculty of Medicine took part in the regional-level selection on April 24–25. Located in Mathematics Laboratory 1 and 2, FMIPA UNEJ Mathematics Department, UNEJ delegates took part in online selection according to the fields being competed in, namely mathematics, physics, biology, and chemistry. “The Jember University delegation are the best students who we have selected at the university level and were given intensive assistance before taking part in the regional level selection,” he continued.. Continue reading


Five PKM-RE Teams from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Jember Passed PKM Funding in 2024

Five Program Kreativitas Mahasiswa (PKM) Teams from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Jember University will receive funding in 2024. The teams from the Department of Chemistry and Biology took part in the PKM Research and Exacts (PKM-RE) field. The five are entitled to receive funding of between 7-9 juta rupiah and must produce output in the form of progress reports, final reports, scientific articles, and social media accounts. “They will prepare progress reports up to the final report for later assessment and announcement of the 2024 PKM Award winners next August,” said Dr. M. Reza, a lecturer in the Chemistry Department who is also one of the supervisors of the PKM FMIPA UNEJ team.

It is hoped that the efforts of the PKM FMIPA UNEJ team will produce the best results so that they can qualify for the 37th Pekan Ilmiah Mahasiswa Nasional (PIMNAS), which will be held on October 16-22, 2024, at Airlangga University, Surabaya. This hope is very big because PKM supports the achievement of Main Performance Indicators (IK) for higher education institutions, and for students, it can be converted into credits and/or SKPI recognition. This conversion has been regulated, and universities have the freedom to determine the number of credit conversions and courses according to the PKM field being followed. Continue reading


20 UNEJ Students take part in the 2024 ONMIPA-PT Regional Level Selection at FMIPA University of Jember

Located in Mathematics Laboratory 1 and 2, Department of Mathematics, FMIPA UNEJ, regional-level selection was held for the Olimpiade Nasional Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (ONMIPA-PT) 2024 (24–25/4). “20 of our students from FMIPA, FKIP, and FK are fighting to get a place to compete at the national level at Hasanuddin University in May 2024,” said Dr. Edy Supriyanto, S.Si., M.Si. PIC ONMIPA-PT UNEJ, and Vice Dean III FMIPA UNEJ. UNEJ delegates took part in online selection according to the fields being contested, namely mathematics, physics, biology, and chemistry. “For readiness, system testing and tryouts were previously carried out on April 18-19,” he continued.

According to Abduh Riski, S.Si., M.Si, as the supervisor of the ONMIPA-PT UNEJ delegation, the participants who took part in the regional-level selection were the results of the selection on March 8. “These twenty participants are the result of university-level selection carried out previously at the UNEJ entrepreneurship building and then took part in intensive coaching on March 25–31,” he explained. It was also announced that five students per field would take part in the selection for two days online. Support was also provided by the UNEJ student affairs department by procuring equipment and UPA TIK via a capable internet network for this selection activity. Continue reading


Guest Lecture Prof. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih: Pengembangan Teaching Industri Untuk Enzim

The UNEJ FMIPA Chemistry Department held a guest lecture by presenting Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, M.Si., Deputy Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Community Development, Airlangga University (29/1). Presenting material entitled “Pengembangan Teaching Industri Untuk Enzim” Prof. Ni Nyoman explained the importance of enzymes for various environmentally friendly chemical and biotechnology industrial needs. The guest lecture was held in the FMIPA Physics auditorium with participants from students and lecturers from the Chemistry Department. “As a start, I will introduce microbial biotechnology, the added value of commercial use of microbes, and micromodification,” said the coordinator of COVID-19 research products at UNAIR during the last pandemic.

It was explained that microbial products are enzymes and have great potential for various companies. “Enzymes are an ideal product that can be applied to several companies; paper is one of them, as well as pharmaceutical companies,” he said. Prof. Ni Nyoman, who is also a colleague and lecturer of Prof. Dr. Anak Agung Istri Ratnadewi, S.Si. The Chair of the FMIPA Chemistry Department explained further that the fermentation parameters of enzyme products need to be prepared well, from nutrition to the type of fermentation chosen. Continue reading


Moving Quickly, UNEJ FMIPA Chemistry Master’s Study Program Implements Benchmarking

After the official opening of early 2024, the Master of Chemistry Study Program, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Jember University, carried out benchmarking (29/1). Extraordinary, accompanied by Prof. Akhmaloka, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry at the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), who is also former Rector of ITB and former Chancellor of Pertamina University. Also present at the benchmarking was Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, M.Si., Deputy Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Community Development, Airlangga University. Taking place in the FMIPA Chemistry Department meeting room, all chemistry master’s study program lecturers gained insight into study program management.

Plt Dean of FMIPA UNEJ and Vice Dean I of FMIPA, who are also chemistry lecturers, took part in the presentations from the two experts. It was discussed in detail, starting from recruiting new students, designing the curriculum, improving the quality of lecturers, supporting research groups for students, scholarships or UKT assistance, as well as research funds. Student recruitment can be targeted in the eastern regions of Indonesia and Kalimantan through chemistry education methods. “Hold a pretest and posttest for master’s student recruitment; for foreign students, you can collaborate with embassies with financing agreements,” said Prof. Akhmaloka. Continue reading