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Associate Professor
School of Life Sciences and Technology
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Expertise Group : Microbial Biotechnology
Email : isty@itb.ac.id


Dr. Eng. Isty Adhitya Purwasena, M.Si. primarily focuses in the microbial biotechnology expertise. Over the years, Dr. Isty has conducted research on various microorganisms that has potential uses by humans such as various biofilm and biosurfactant-producing organisms for uses in degrading wastes and protecting materials.

Bachelor’s degree

  • Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia (2004). Major: Biology.

Master’s degree

  • Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia (2006). Major : Biotechnology

Doctoral degree

  • Kyushu University, Japan(2011). Major : Earth Resources Engineering

Undergraduate Courses

  • Microbial Biosystematics, Bioproduct Biosecurity, Biofilm and Corrosion, Introduction to Microbiology;
  • Microbial Physiology Project; Analytic Microbiology; Oil Microbiology; Post-Harvest Microbiology;
  • Bioproduct Safety and Quality Control Processes; Forestry Microbiology

Postgraduate Courses

  • Research Design; Master’s Research and Seminar, Master’s Thesis, Industrial Biotechnology; Microbial Biofilm
  • Qualification Examination, Research Proposal; Doctor’s Researc, Dissertation, Dissertation Examination
  • Research Design
  • Isty Adhitya Purwasena, Dea Indriani Astuti, Fadilla Zahra Putri. Penapisan Biosurfaktan dari Isolat Bakteri Indigen Reservoar Minyak Bumi yang Memiliki Aktivitas Antimikroba. Seminar Nasional Ilmu Pengetahuan, Teknologi, dan Seni (Semnas-IPTEKS). Institut Teknologi Bandung, 19-20 April 2017.
  • Purwasena, I.A.,Astuti, D.I., Taufik, I., dan Putri, F.Z. 2020. The potential of clove essential oil microemulsion as an alternative biocide against Pseudomonas aeruginosa Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. Vol. 14(1)
  • Purwasena, I.A.,Astuti,D.I., Syukron, M., Amaniyah,M., and Sugai, Y. 2019. Stability test of biosurfactant produced by Bacillus licheniformis DS1 using experimental design and its application for MEOR. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 183: 106383
  • Purwasena, I.A., Astuti, D.I., Fauziyyah, N.A., Putri, D.A.S., and Sugai, Y. 2019. Inhibition of microbial influenced corrosion on carbon steel ST37 using biosurfactant produced by Bacillus. Materials Research Express. 6(11): 115405
  • Astuti, D.I., Purwasena, I.A., Putri, R.E., Amaniyah, M., and Sugai, Y. 2019. Screening and characterization of biosurfactant produced by PseudoxanthomonasG3 and its applicability for enhanced oil recovery. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology. 9(3): 2279-2289
  • Taufik, I., Astuti, D.I., Purwasena, I.A., dan Rodiana, W.N. 2019. Effect of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)Essential Oil on Biofilm-biocorrossion in Formation Water Environment. Asian Journal of Scientific Research. E-ISSN 1992-1454.
  • Purwasena, I., Aditiawati, P., Siwi, I., dan Fauziyyah, N. 2019. The effect of Cymbopogon citratusessential oil on community dynamics of biofilm-forming bacteria isolated from brine water of oil reservoir in South Sumatra. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science. Vol.299(012057) 10.1088/1755-1315/299/1/012057
  • Purwasena, I.A., Astuti, D.I., Intan, T., Lani, D., Rodiana, W.N. 2019. Effects of nutrient composition on the formation of biofilm and biocorrosion in MEOR biostimulation medium based on response surface methodology. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science.Vol. 299(012015) 10.1088/1755-1315/299/1/012015
  • Purwasena, I.A., Aditiawati, P.,Afinanisa, Q., Siwi, I.K., dan Septiani, H. 2019. Size Optimization of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) Essential Oil Nanoparticles as Antimicrobial Substance against Bacteria Isolated from South Sumatran Formation Water. Materials Research Express. Vol. 6(8)
  • Purwasena ,I.A., Astuti,D.i., Fatmawati,R., and Afinanisa,Q. 2018. Isolation and Characterization of Oil-Degrading Bacteria from One of South Sumatera’s Oilfield. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 288(1): 012123
  • Astuti, D.I., Purwasena, I.A., Aditiawati, P., Sani, I., Ariadji, T., and Abqory, M.H. 2017. Potential Degradation of SARA (Saturated, Aromatics, Resinics, Asphaltenes) Fractions of Crude Oil by Reservoir Indigenous Bacteria from South Sumatera. Microbiology Indonesia. 11(4)
  • Aditiawati, P., Astuti, D.I., and Purwasena, I.A.Pseudoxanthomonas taiwanensis g3 bacteria and biosurfactant preparations of these bacteria for the application of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR) and the production process. ID: P00201806178
  • Astuti, D.I. and Purwasena, I.A. 2018. BacillusFn strains and biosurfactant preparations that they produce as anti-adhesion, anti-biofilm, emulsification agent and oil-water interface tension-reducing agent and their production processes. ID: P00201804988
  • Head of Biology Master Program at SITH ITB (2020-Present)
  • Application of Sol Gel Coating with Addition of Biosurfactants and Endospores as Corrosion Protection and Self-Healing in ST-37 Steel Metals (2020)
  • Implementation of Nitrate Injection as A Biocorrosion Control Agent – P3MI ITB (2020)