A graduate: K. Kusdianto (D/2014) became Assistant Professor at Hiroshima Univ. (Department of Chemical Engineering). His “home” is Department of Chemical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya, Indonesia.
* Physical treatment on the biocomposite increases the surface roughness.
* Single bond COOH network on the treated biocomposite promotes the particle deposition.
* The network reduces the particles repulsion during the deposition process.
# Bio-composite（バイオコンポジット）is a composite material formed by a matrix (resin) and a reinforcement of natural fibers.生物由来素材を組み合わせて作った素材
A nanostructure derived from TiO2 particle deposition onto a biocomposite surface derived from coir dust (ココナッツ廃棄物) was developed to control degradation. The coir dust was obtained from coconut kernel waste (ココナツ殻の廃棄物) and underwent drying treatment before it was mixed with polypropylene (PP) as the substrate. The TiO2 suspension was spray dried onto a hot-pressed substrate (biocomposite) with a surface roughness between 0.23 and 1.57 μm.
March 2015: From our group, the following fellows have finished their degrees.
Master’s Thesis TUAT, Grad. School of BASE: Each of them entered multinational company.
* NAITO, KEISUKE
* TAKEMATSU, YUSUKE
* MATSUSHIMA, HIDENORI, Most outstanding master’s course student award (Graduate School of BASE) with scholarship from JASSO,大学院・最優秀学生賞
Bachelor Thesis (TUAT, Dept. of Chemical Engineering) They are still joining our group.
* ISHIMOTO, A.
* TAKAGI, A.
* WADA, M.
Also, during June-Sept. 2014, the following fellows have finished their doctoral degrees (TUAT, Graduate School of BASE): Each of them (re-)joined national university in Indonesia and Japan.
* PRAMUJO WIDIATMOKO
* GEN, MASAO (2014/6) One of the most outstanding doctoral course students at our Graduate School (got scholarship from JASSO)
In September 2014: A farewell dinner, for two students who had finished doctoral course, and returned to the home-universities in Indonesia, as an academic staff:
DR. KUSDIANTO: Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Chemical Engineering.
and DR. PRAMUJO WIDIATMOKO: Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) Chemical Engineering.
From October, SURYANI SAALLAH, joined us as a doctoral student. She had just finished master course at Department of Process and Food Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) under guidance of Nazli Naim (Dr., TUAT 2007-2010). She is also a staff of Biotechnology Research Institute, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). researchgate.net/