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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


Inauguration of Three Professors at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Jember

The Chair of the Jember University Senate confirmed eight professors or professors at the Jember University Senate Meeting at the Jember University Auditorium (29/1). Three of them are professors from UNEJ’s Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, namely Prof. Dr. Anak Agung Istri Ratnadewi, S.Si., M.Si., as a professor in the field of biochemistry in the Chemistry Department, FMIPA. Prof. Dr. Kahar Muzakhar, S.Si., is a professor in the field of microbiology in the Biology Department, FMIPA. And Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Kartika Senjarini, S.Si., M.Si., a professor in the field of molecular biology who is also in the biology department at FMIPA UNEJ. The senate meeting was attended by UNEJ leadership, the Rector and Vice Rector, senate members, and stakeholders at the University of Jember.

“Congratulations and success to the three professors who have just been inaugurated; it is a matter of pride for the FMIPA academic community, and now there are seven professors at FMIPA UNEJ,” said Drs. Achmad Sjaifullah, M.Sc., Ph.D., Plt. Dean of FMIPA UNEJ. The Dean said that, apart from professors, FMIPA also encourages and provides assistance to all FMIPA lecturers in accelerating the promotion of promotions and functional positions. Colleagues from FMIPA UNEJ were present to witness the inauguration and scientific orations from the three professors. Continue reading


Opening of the Chemistry Master’s Study Program, Complete the Master’s Study Program at the FMIPA, University of Jember

Based on the Decree of the Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia Number 99/E/O/2024 dated January 11, 2024, FMIPA UNEJ has a Chemistry Masters Study Program. “The Chemistry Master’s Study Program completes the four master’s study programs at FMIPA UNEJ, after Mathematics, Biology, and Physics,” said Deputy Dean I of FMIPA, Drs. Siswoyo, M.Sc., Ph.D. The opening of the chemistry master’s study program has been prepared for some time to meet the response of FMIPA chemistry undergraduate alumni in particular and the community in general.

“FMIPA chemistry alumni, especially those who want to study further, can now take part in the chemistry master’s study program; people around Jember or East Java can also join us,” he said. It was stated that new student registration would soon be announced after the official appointment of the head of the chemistry master’s study program by the Chancellor of the University of Jember. “The Master of Chemistry will prepare everything for accepting new students, including the selection mechanism,” continued Siswoyo, who is also a lecturer in the Chemistry Department at FMIPA. Continue reading


Sad News of the Passing of Agung Budi Santoso, S.Si., M.Si Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, FMIPA UNEJ

Has passed away to Rahmatullah Agung Budi Santoso, S.Si., M.Sc. Lecturer in the Chemistry Department, FMIPA, Jember University on Saturday, November 11 2023. The deceased joined as a lecturer in the Chemistry Department, FMIPA since March 1998. An alumnus of Brawijaya University (S1) in 1997 and the Bandung Institute of Technology (S2) in 2003, he taught the field of Biochemistry during his service as a lecturer. The deceased left two sons.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Jember, especially the Department of Chemistry, expresses its deepest condolences for the death of Agung Budi Santoso, S.Si., M.Si., who dedicated his knowledge, energy, and thoughts to the alma mater. In the eyes of his colleagues, the deceased was a creative, humorous figure who was able to lighten the mood. Pak Agung is also known to often provide motivation for chemistry students. During his time as a lecturer in chemistry, he often won the title of favorite lecturer. The deceased was buried in the city where he was born and raised, Malang, on Sunday morning at 09.00 WIB. Continue reading


Preparing to Achieve Unggul Accreditation from LAMSAMA, FST UNDANA Chemistry Study Program Comparative Study to FMIPA UNEJ Chemistry Study Program

The Undergraduate Chemistry Study Program, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Jember University received a comparative study visit from the Chemistry Study Program, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Nusa Cendana University, Kupang (26/10). The aim of the visit was to obtain information on the LAMSAMA Study Program accreditation. “We came to learn how to achieve superior accreditation because currently our study program is in the process of preparing to apply for re-accreditation in June 2024,” said Prof. Dr. Febri Odel Nitbai, S.Si., M.Si., as Coordinator of the UNDANA FST Chemistry Study Program. Prof. Febri hopes that the FMIPA Chemistry Study Program can transmit and provide the information needed to become a Superior Accredited Study Program.

The team from UNDANA was received by the Dean of FMIPA at UNEJ, Drs. Achmad Sjaifullah, M.Sc., Ph.D., who is also a lecturer in the Chemistry Study Program. Accompanied by Deputy Dean I FMIPA Drs. Siswoyo, M.Sc., Ph.D., Head of Chemistry Study Program, Prof. Dr. Anak Agung Istri Ratnadewi, S.Si., M.Si., warmly welcomed the arrival of the team to share accreditation information with each other. “Welcome! We present the complete formation of the FMIPA Chemistry Accreditation Team, which has successfully achieved superior accreditation. We will discuss it together, and hopefully the hopes of the UNDANA Chemistry Study Program can be achieved,” said the Dean of FMIPA UNEJ. Continue reading