Profil Dr. Robert Manurung

 

Dr. Robert Manurung

School of Life Sciences and Technology
Institut Teknologi Bandung
E-mail : manurung@sith.itb.ac.id

EDUCATION
1993–1994 Post Doctoral, The MIT Energy Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
1993 Doctor in Chemical Engineering, University of Groningen (RuG), The Netherlands.
1981 Master of Engineering, Energy Technology, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand.
1978 Sarjana Teknik Kimia (Chemical Engineer), Chemical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia.
Teacing Positions
2006-Present Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung.
2005-Present Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Groningen (RuG), The Netherlands.
2001-2005 Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung.
Research and Managerial Positions
2005-2007 Director, Biotechnology Research Center, Institut Teknologi Bandung.
2001-2003 Director of University Library, Institut Teknologi Bandung.
1981-1993 Research Engineer of the Center for Research on Energy,
Institute for Research, Institut Teknologi Bandung.
Other Professionals Activities
2011-2013 Expert Team for formulating the Grand Strategy of Indonesian Agricultural Development (Strategi Induk Pembangunan Pertanian (2015-2045) – Ministry of
Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia.
2012-Present Scientific Advisor, PT. Bioproduk Solusi Nusantara (for Integrated Bio-based Chemical Industries).
2007-Present Scientific Advisor, NOVA Group – Khartoum, Sudan (for Biobased Industries Project in Sudan).
2007-2008 Member of Adhoc Expert Group Meeting for Bioenergy Development in Sub-Sahara Africa, UNITED NATION. (2014)
2006-Present Indonesian Coordinator of Research Project:
“Valorisation of Indonesian Renewable Sources and Particularly Jatropha curcas Using The Biorefinery Concept”, Priority Programme, Sponsored by the Royal Netherlands Academy Of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
1995-Present Academic Representative for the University of Groningen in Indonesia.
Professionals Affiliations
1994-2004 Member of The Combustion Institute.
1994-2004 Member of American Chemical Society.
1984-2004 Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Recent and Present Topic Research
2013-Present Valorisation of Papua Renewable Resources and in particular
Reutealis trisperma (Kemiri Sunan), Pandanus conoideus (Buah Merah) and Pandanus julianetti (Kelapa Gunung) using biorefinery concept for production of biofuels and high added value bioproducts.
2008-Present Present Valorisation of Micro algae using biorefinery concept for production of biofuels and bioproducts.
2007-Present Valorisation of cassava using biorefinery concept for production of biofuels and high added value bioproducts.
2004-Present Valorisation of Jatropha curcas using biorefinery concept for production of biofules and high added value bioproducts.
1984-Present Valorisation of Rice Plant using biorefinery concept for production of biofuels and high added value bioproducts.

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Recent Publications
Author and co-author of more than 100 full-length publications in scientific journals, conference and seminars papers in the field of process development related to biobased products : bioenergy and biochemicals.
  • E.   Subroto,   R. Manurung,    H. J.   Heeres, and    A. A.    Broekhuis, ‘Mechanical   extraction   of   oil   from   Jatropha   curcas   L.   kernel:   Effect   of processing   parameters’, Industrial  Crops  and  Products  63  (2015)  303–310.
  • E.   Subroto,   R. Manurung,    H. J.   Heeres, and    A. A.    Broekhuis, ‘Optimization  of  mechanical  oil  extraction  from  Jatropha   curcas   L. kernel  using  response  surface  method’, Industrial  Crops  and  Products  63  (2015)  294–302.
  • M.Yusuf Abduh, W. van Ulden, H. van de Bovenkamp, Teddy Buntara, F. Picchioni, R. Manurung, and Hero J. Heeres, ‘Synthesis and refining of sun flower biodiesel in a cascade of continuous centrifugal contactor separators’, Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2014, 116, 0000 –0000.
  • Ana Widiana , Taufikurahman , S.H. Limin , I. Hernaman, and R. Manurung, ‘Utilization of Solid Residue of Gelam (Melaleuca cajuputi Powell) Leaves as Cattle Feed’, Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 13 (10): 554-556, 2014.
  • Ana Widiana, Taufikurahman, S.H.Limin , I. Hernaman, and R. Manurung ‘The Potential of Gelam Leaves (Melaleuca cajuputi Powell) as Cattle Feed, Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 13 (6): 348-350, 2014.
  • Louis Daniel, Carolus B. Rasrendra , Arjan Kloekhorst, Antonius A. Broekhuis, Robert Manurung, and Hero J. Heeres; ‘Application of metal triflate catalysts for the transesterification of Jatropha curcas L. oil with methanol and higher alcohols.’, J Am Oil Chem Soc (2014) 91:325–336.
  • Erna Subroto, Robert Manurung, Hero J. Heeres and Antonius A. Broekhuis,; ‘Screening of antioxidants as stabilisers for Jatropha curcas L. oil’, Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2013, 115, 909–920.
  • M. Yusuf Abduh, Wouter van Ulden,, Vijay Kalpoe, H. van de Bovenkamp, R. Manurung, and Hero J. Heeres : ‘Biodiesel synthesis from Jatropha curcas L. oil and ethanol in a continuous centrifugal contactor separator’, Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2013, 115, 123–131.
  • R. Manurung, L.Daniel,; H., Bovenkamp, T. Buntara, S. Maemunah, G. Kraai, H. Makertihartha, A.A. Broekhuis, and H.J. Heeres,; ‘Chemical Modifications of Sterculia foetida L. Oil to Branched Ester Derivatives’, European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology’, 2012, 114, 31–48.
  • Louis Daniel, Agnes R. Ardiyantia, Boelo Schuur, R. Manurung, Antonius A. Broekhuis, Hero J. Heeres: ‘Synthesis and Properties of Highly Branched Jatropha curcas L. Oil Derivatives’, European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology’, 2011, 113, 18–30.
  • R. Manurung, E.J.Leijenhorst, D.A.Z. Wever, J.Wildschut, R.H. Venderbosch, H.Hidayat, J.E.G. van Dam, A.A. Broekhuis, H.J. Heeres: ‘Valorisation of the Jatropha curcas plant using the birefinery concept : nut shell conversion to a second generation biofuel by fast pyrolysis’, Elsevier : Food and Bioproducts Processing 87 (2009) : 187 – 196.
  • L. Junistia, A.K. Sugih, R. Manurung, F. Picchioni, L.P.B.M. Janssen, H.J. Heeres:‘Synthesis of higher fatty acid starch esters using vinyl laurate and stearate as reactants’, Starch / Starke 60 (2008) : 667 -675.
  • L. Junistia, A.K. Sugih, R. Manurung, F. Picchioni, L.P.B.M. Janssen, H.J. Heeres: ‘Experimental and modeling studies on the synthesis and properties of higher fatty esters of corn starch’, Starch / Sarke 61 (2009) : 69 -80.
  • B. Girisuta, B. Danon, R. Manurung, L.P.B.M. Jansens; H.J. Heeres, : ‘Experimental and Kinetic modeling studies on the acid-catalyzed hydrolysis of the water hyacinth plant to levulinic acid’, Elsevier : Bioresource Technology 99 (2008) : 8367 – 8375.
  • F.H. Mahfud, I. Melien-Cabrera, R. Manurung, H.J.Heeres : ‘Biomass to fuels: Upgrading of flash pyrolysis oil by reactive distillation using high boiling alcohol and acid catalysts’. Trans IChemE, Part B, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 2007, 85(B5):466472.
  • Y. Jie, C. Wen – Ren, R. Manurung, K.J. Ganzeveld, H.J. Heeres : ‘Exploratory Studies on the Carboxymethylation of Cassava Starch in Water-miscible Organic Media‘. Starch/Starke, Vol. 56, (2004), 100-107, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinhem, 2004.

 

Invention and Innovative Activities
• Biomass conversion using insect black soldier – Hermetia illucens (pilot plant).
• Sustainable Agriculture – Bioindustry using Integrated Biorefinery concept (demonstration plant).
• Combination of Mycorrhyza and Jatropha Press Cake as Biofertilizer (pilot plant).
• Technology for Extracting, Purifying and Stabilizing Vegetable Oil ( pilot plant).
•In situ Direct Hydrolysis of Palm Oil (Indonesian – Patent Filling).
• Continuous bio-diesel production system (Indonesian – Patent).
• Small – Medium Scale (5 – 10 tons/day) Glucose plant (commercially applied).
• Charcoal and Activated Carbon Industries (Activated Car from grams to kilograms to tons), 1991-present, (commercially operated).
• Rice husk gasification, 1980 – present, (commercially operated).