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Catalysis and Material Chemistry

Catalysis and Material Chemistry


Our research group focuses on the development of nano/microstructured materials, including the design, synthesis, computation/modeling and its characterization to be applied as

  • advanced catalysis,
  • photocatalysts,
  • optical sensors/biosensors; and
  • imaging probes


Research Group Members

  • S. N. Aisyiyah Jenie (Group leader)
  • Silvester Tursiloadi
  • Indri Badria Adilina
  • Fransiska S.H Krismastuti
  • Osi Arutanti
  • Gagus Ketut Sunnardianto
  • Nurhani Ariana
  • Fauzan Aulia
  • Kiki Corneliasari Sembiring
  • Sudiyarmanto
  • Anis Kristiani
  • Luthfiana N. Hidayati


On-going Projects

  • Neutron and Synchrotron Science in Catalysis (STFC-LIPI NEWTON FUND PROGRAMME)

          PI : Dr. Indri Badria Adilina

  •  Development of Natural Silica-based Biosensors for the Detection Cancer Biomarkers

           PI : Dr. S. N. Aisyiyah Jenie

  •  Development of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Biosensing Applications

          PI : Dr. Fransiska S.H Krismastuti

  •  Functionalization and Nanofabrication of Tungsten Oxide (WO3) Particles as Photocatalyst

          PI : Dr. Osi Arutanti

  •  Computational Materials Design based on two-dimensional crystal (graphene) for hydrogen storage application

          PI : Dr. Gagus Ketut Sunnardianto

  •  Development of materials for food contaminants detection

           PI : Ms. Nurhani Aryana


Selected Publications

  •  IB Adilina, N Rinaldi, S Simanungkalit, F Aulia, F Oemry, G Stenning, I Silverwood, and S Parker, Hydrodeoxygenation of Guaiacol as a Bio-Oil Model Compound over Pillared Clay Supported Nickel-Molybdenum Catalysts, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2019 (Accepted)
  •  Gagus Ketut Sunnardianto, et al. Boron and Nitrogen Dopant Atoms Precise Tuning (Increment and Reduction) of Charge-Transfer Rates in Hydrogenated Graphene, J. Materials Physics and Mechanics, 2019 (Accepted)
  •  S.H. Krismastuti, N. Aryana, Hindayani, A. et al. Accred. Qual. Assur. (2019) 24: 57. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00769-018-1362-4
  •  FG Rinaldi, O Arutanti, AF Arif, T Hirano, T Ogi, K Okuyama, 2018, Correlations between Reduction Degree and Catalytic Properties of WOx Nanoparticles, ACS Omega 3 (8), 8963-8970
  •  FSH Krismastuti, N Aryana, Ayu Hindayani, Oman Zuas, 2018, Borax buffer solution for pH measurement: Homogeneity and stability studies and its application in the proficiency testing program, Journal of Electrochemical Science and Engineering 8 (3), 261-270
  •  D Sondari, TT Irawadi, D Setyaningsih, S Tursiloadi, 2017, Effect of Pressure on the Supercritical CO2 Extraction of Asiaticoside from Centella asiatica, Advanced Science Letters 23 (12), 11828-11833
  •  Y Irawan, I Juliana, IB Adilina, 2017, Synthesis and Characterization of Palm Oil and Polyethylene Glycol Based Polymeric Surfactants, Advanced Science Letters 23 (12), 11819-11823
  •  SNA Jenie, SM Hickey, Z Du, D Sebben, DA Brooks, NH Voelcker, et al, 2017, A europium-based ‘off-on’colourimetric detector of singlet oxygen, Inorganica Chimica Acta 462, 236-240
  •  SNA Jenie, SE Plush, NH Voelcker, 2017, Singlet oxygen detection on a nanostructured porous silicon thin film via photonic luminescence enhancements, Langmuir 33 (35), 8606-8613
  •  GK Sunnardianto, I Maruyama, K Kusakabe. Storing-hydrogen processes on graphene activated by atomic-vacancies. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2017 Sep 14;42(37):23691-7
  •  SNA Jenie, SE Plush, NH Voelcker, 2016, Recent advances on luminescent enhancement-based porous silicon biosensors, Pharmaceutical research 33 (10), 2314-2336
  •  KC Sembiring, A Kristiani, F Aulia, LN Hidayati, S Tursiloadi, 2015, Precious Metals Supported on Alumina and Their Application for Catalytic Aqueous Phase Reforming of Glycerol, Indonesian Journal of Chemistry 15 (3), 269-273
  •  A Kristiani, KC Sembiring, F Aulia, JA Laksmono, S Tursiloadi, H Abimanyu, 2014, Preparation of sulfated zirconia using modified sol gel method, Advanced Materials Research 896, 153-158


Awards and Recognition

  • Lóreal For Women in Science National Fellowship Awards (Materials Science Category):

2013 – Indri Badria Adilina, “Development of Bentonite-based Nanocomposite Materials as Catalysts for the Selective Conversion of Essential Oils into Fine Chemicals”

2015 – Kiky Corneliasari Sembiring, “New Technology of Heterogeneous Catalysts NiOCuOMg-Al in the Hydrogen Production Process of Biodiesel Production Waste for Renewable Application”

2017 – S. N. Aisyiyah Jenie, “Fluorescent Nanoparticles Derived from Indonesia’s Natural Silica for Optical Bioimaging”

  •  Best Presentation Award at Indonesia Toray Science Foundation (ITSF) Seminar 2015, for Indri Badria Adilina, “Design and modification of bentonite clays as green nanostructure catalysts in the selective conversion of glycerol and CO2 to value added chemicals”
  •  Best Paper Award at Asia Future Conference (AFC) 2018, for N. Aisyiyah Jenie, Anis Kristiani, Fransiska S.H. Krismastuti, et. al., “Preparation of Fluoroscent Nanoparticles Based on Natural Silica for Bioimaging”



  • International

Chiba University, Japan

University of Glasgow & University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom

Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Korea

Monash University, Australia

  •  Indonesia

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Universitas Padjadjaran

Universitas Lambung Mangkurat

Institut Teknologi Bandung

Universitas Indonesia


  •  LIPI

Research Centre for Geotechnology

Research Unit for Mineral Technology

Research Centre for Metallurgy & Materials

Research Centre for Physics

  •  Industry

PT Sriwijaya Pakuan Sejati

PT Grasindo

Changhae Energeering Co.Ltd (Korea)

  1. Rekayasa Industri (REKIND)
  2. Pertamina

BB Pasca Panen (Kementan)

  1. Panen Energy
  2. Indofarma