Dr. Ahmad Agus Setiawan, Member IEEE
Energy expert staff in the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia
Assistant Professor in Renewable Energy Systems & Planning - Former Head of Renewable Energy Laboratory
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Jl. Grafika 2, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia, Ph./Fax.: +62 274 580882 ; Mobile: +6281327006577
Dr. Ahmad Agus Setiawan is an Outstanding ASEAN Science Diplomat 2020 and expert panelist for Indonesian Presidential Debate 2019 on energy and environment issues. He has research passion in Renewable Energy Systems and Applications for Sustainable Development. Realising Indonesia is an archipelagic country with more than 17,000 islands which many of small & remote islands are lacking of electricity supply, he undertook study focusing on utilising renewable energy resources to generate electricity. He obtained PhD in Renewable Energy and Power Systems from Curtin University, Australia; MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering from The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Sweden and BEng in Electrical Engineering from UGM, where he is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Nuclear Engineering & Engineering Physics.
He is actively involved in the Working Group on Energy Self Sufficient Program for Indonesia within the Institute of Research and Community Services of UGM and an active member of Indonesian Renewable Energy Society. He is involved in the project development of hybrid power system for outermost island of Marampit, in cooperation with the Ministry of Research and Technology Indonesia. He is a clean energy specialist for World Bank on Improving Energy Project Delivery (IEPD) at Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and expert staff in formulating Draft of Local Government Regulation on Renewable Energy for Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia. He is an Indonesian Expert Resource Person for Mapping Research and Development on Renewable Energy Technologies and Policies in ASEAN by ASEAN - German Energy Programme (AGEP) & ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), and winner of Mondialogo Engineering Award sponsored by UNESCO & Daimler. This work draws some other awards: PII Engineering Award from The Institution of Engineers Indonesia, Australian Alumni Award for Sustainable Economic and Social Development from Australian Embassy in Indonesia; Energy Globe Award and Ambassador from Austrian Energy Foundation, the Outstanding Flagship Project recognition in the Global Regional Centre of Expertises RCE Conference Okayama, Japan, and also The Professional Achievement Award Science & Engineering in the Curtin University Alumni Achievement Awards.
Dr. Ahmad Agus Setiawan is the recipient of Habibie Award in Engineering from The Habibie Center (a foundation owned by former President of Indonesia), a Fellow of ASEAN Science and Technology by USAID, ASEAN Science Leadership Program Fellow, and a visiting Professor in Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain through Erasmus+ Program. He is an Instructor in HOMER Training for Power System Planning with High Share of Variable Renewable Energy in Island Grids by GIZ Germany, Instructor in Regional Workshop & Exhibition on Appropriate Renewable Energy Technologies for Application by Rural Communities in Indonesia by DANIDA - Royal Danish Embassy and Co-Course Designer and Lecturer on Renewable Energy Technologies and Policy Short Course Awards by Australian Government.
Updated CV can be found in http://ugm.id/CVAAS
Ahmad Agus Setiawan was born in Jogjakarta, Indonesia on August, 1975. He obtained a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Universitas Gadjah Mada in 1999, where he received scholarships from the Government of Republic of Indonesia during his undergraduate study, and since then he has worked at the University as a junior lecturer at Department of Engineering Physics. He earned an MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, in 2002, with scholarships from Swedish Government - STINT. He then continued to pursue his doctoral study with an Australian Development Scholarships AusAID scheme at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, in 2004, undertaking courses on Applied Photovoltaics at ARC Photovoltaics Center of Excellence and Power Electronics at School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications.
After this, he moved to Western Australia to conduct his PhD research project at Renewable Energy and Power Systems Research Group in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (formerly known as CRESTA - Center for Renewable Energy Systems Technology Australia), Curtin University, and performed experimental works with industrial partner Regen Power Pty Ltd. Mr Setiawan pursued PhD research project with Professor Chem. V. Nayar as Supervisor, and Professor Volker Rehbock as Co-Supervisor. During his PhD, he was involved in real life project implementation of renewable energy systems application, particularly in Maldives Project on AC coupling microgrid hybrid power system. He also initiated formation of a group of student at Curtin University to make a contact with a group of student at Universitas Gadjah Mada , to participate in Mondialogo Engineering Award 2007, an intercultural dialogue and partnership initiated by Daimler Chrysler AG and UNESCO to promote sustainable development in developing countries. This partnership resulted in the Award winning project proposal “Development of Sustainable Power and Water Supply for Remote Areas and Disaster Response and Reconstruction in Indonesia”.
Mr. Setiawan was also actively engaged in education and academic activities during his doctoral study. He supervised tutorials and laboratory works in number of courses, such as Engineering Sustainable Development, Power Electronics, Renewable Energy Systems, Electrical Circuits, Electronics Design, Instrumentation and Control utilizing PLC–SCADA, Electrical Machines and Drives, Fundamental Electronics, Engineering Management, and Engineering Economics. He also served as a member of an organizing committee for colloquium and symposium held by the University. In addition, he volunteered in engineering and social related activities, such as working in casual job for SEDO (Sustainable Energy Development Office), Government of Western Australia; “Science and Engineering Challenge” organized by Engineers Australia for high school students in Perth metropolitan area and surrounding districts; “PC for Refugees” organized by Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Western Australian Branch; becoming presenter in seminars at Perth Sun Fair in 2007 & 2008; etc. He was a student member of IEEE, Engineers Australia, the Royal Society of Western Australia (RSWA), the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE), Engineers Without Borders (EWB), the Indonesian Renewable Energy Society (IRES), and the AIPSSA (Association of Indonesian Postgraduate Student and Scholars in Australia).
Upon completion of his doctoral study at Curtin University in 2009, Dr. Ahmad Agus Setiawan resumes his position as a lecturer at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. He is actively involved in Working Group on Energy Self Sufficient Program for Indonesia within Institute of Research and Community Services at the university. He served as Vice Head of Department of Engineering Physics from 2009 to March 2011. In November 2009, he was awarded as a member of the Australian Scholarships Alumni Reference Group (ARG), as part of an elite group in contributing to development in Indonesia and to the strong people to people links between Indonesia and Australia. The ARG also serves in assisting the Government of Australia and the Government of Indonesia with future development plans. In 2010 - 2012 he served as an Australia Awards ARG Executive ~ Representative for Indonesian's Central Region. Dr. Ahmad Agus Setiawan received an Australian Alumni Award 2011 for Sustainable Economic and Social Development presented by The Ambassador H.E. Mr. Greg Moriarty on 11 June 2011.
As the result of his academic professional activities, Dr. Setiawan received number of distinguished awards: The Best Research based Community Service 2009 and 2010 from Universitas Gadjah Mada and PII Engineering Award 2010 from The Institution of Engineers Indonesia (Receiving PII Engineering Award 2010 The Institution of Engineers Indonesia @ www.pii.or.id). The project is also receiving Outstanding Flagship Project recognition in the 9th Global Regional Centre of Expertises RCE Conference Okayama, Japan 4 - 7 Nov 2014. He is Energy Globe Ambassador in 2013 and Energy and Innovation of Technology Team Coordinator in Australia Awards Alumni Reference Group ARG 2014 - 2016. Dr. Setiawan is the recipient of Habibie Award 2014 in Engineering from The Habibie Center.
Currently, Dr. Ahmad Agus Setiawan is serving as Head of Student Creativity Center in Universitas Gadjah Mada, where previously he served as Head of Alumni Relations, and a Manager of Student Affairs, Research & Community Services at the Faculty of Engineering from 2011 - 2014.
Dr. Setiawan keeps good contact with Curtin University, Australia by volunteering in the NEXT STEP MENTORING PROGRAM that aims to provide student mentees with a sense of control over their career direction and assist them to adapt and thrive in a dynamic global labor market. He is also actively engaged with a national movement INDONESIA MENGAJAR by volunteering in Kelas Inspirasi Program.