Prof. Dr. Nurul Taufiqu Rochman, M.Eng, Ph.D
Topic: “Challenge for Comercialization of Nanotechnology from Lab to the Industry”
Dr. Nurul Taufiqu Rochman is a scientist who is passionate about things moving at the smallest matter where possibilities are endless. Something that is strange and unfamiliar to most people, nanotechnology has always been Dr. Nurul’s obsession in life. At the age of 40, he owns over 10 patents and copyright both here in Indonesia and in Japan, has won 17 awards, including The Best Innovation and The Best Idea in Business Award from SWA magazine in 2005 and The Best Young Scientists from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) in 2004, wrote 62 research papers for international publications, and he is currently the Chairman of the Indonesian Society for Nano since 2005. After years being in Japan for working and doing undergraduate, graduate, and PhD studies on material science and production engineering, Dr. Nurul felt the calling of returning to his home country and contribute to Indonesia’s development while holding the belief that nanotechnology is the key to unlocking Indonesia’s rich treasure and bright future. Passion for innovation-driven national development and strong faith in Indonesia become the driving force for his continued research, practices, and dissemination of knowledge in the field of nanotechnology.