Prof. Intan Ahmad

Prof. Intan Ahmad

School of Life Sciences and Technology
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung 40132, Indonesia
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CV- Biografi Intan Ahmad-2020

Education: Ph.D. 1992, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

About Intan Ahmad

Intan Ahmad specializes in urban and industrial Entomology; recently has been working with insects, such as mosquitoes, cockroaches and flies, which develop resistance to insecticides as well as developing methods, including bait to control various urban and industrial pests. Currently, at his laboratory, among others, he keeps the colony of Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus, Blattella germanica, Musca domesticaPeriplaneta americana, and Coptotermes sp. Previously, he was interested in the adaptive significance of behavioral and physiological characteristics of insects and research where the fields of behavior, ecology, and physiology overlap. He was also interested in the physiology of Bombyx mori, particularly studying the effect of Thyroxine and Juvenile hormones on the economical characters of the cocoon. In addition, he has many years of experience designing and managing various insecticide efficacy tests in urban/laboratory settings. Apart from  being a scientist, he also has an extensive experience in higher education, both nationally internationally

Courses Taught
  • Undergraduate Courses: Environmental Science, Evolution, Toxicology of Pesticides, Integrated Pest Management,Urban Pest Management, Urban Entomology,
  • Graduate Course: Biological Control, Special topic in Entomology, The Philosophy of Science, Evolution, Ethics for the Professions
Ph.D Students
  • Beni Ernawan: The development of gamma irradiation standard methods for  the management of mosquitoes with the sterile insect technique
  • Eko Kuswanto: Diversity and distribution studies of subterranean termites and their control in Bandung greater area (graduated)
  • Kustiati: Peta status dan gen penyandi resistensi lalat rumah, Musca domestica terhadap insektisida di Indonesia (graduated)
  • Sri Yusmalinar: Perubahan tingkat kecepatan reproduksi pada lalat rumah Musca domestica sebagai akibat dari aplikasi insektisida sublethal (graduated)
  • Trisnowati Budi Ambarningrum: Aversion (feeding) behavior in Blattella germanica (graduated)
Position Held
2020 – 2025 Vice Chair II Indonesia Medical Council
2017 – 2019 Acting Rector Universitas Negeri Jakarta
2015 – 2018 Director General of Learning and Student Affairs, Ministry of Research,Technology and Higher Education
2012 – 2015 Chairman of the Senate Institut Teknologi Bandung
2010 – 2015 Chairman of the Senate School of Life Sciences and Technology ITB
2006 – 2010 Dean School of Life Sciences and Technology ITB
2004 – 2005 Dean Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences ITB
2003 – 2004 Head, Information Resources ITB
1999 – 2002 Assistant Director Graduate School ITB
1998 – 1999 Head, Dept. of Biology-ITB
1993 – 1998 Vice Dean III FMIPA ITB
1989 – 1991 Illinois Natural History Survey, ILL, USA
1982 – 1986 Sr. Marketing Executive ,The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.
Representative and Recent Publication
  • Trisnowati Budi Ambarningrum, Lulu Lusianti Fitri, Edi Basuki, Kustiati Kustiati, Nova Hariani and Intan Ahmad,  2019. Detection of  glucose aversion behavior development in German cockroaches, Blattella  germanica L.  (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) in Indonesia. J. Entomol., 16 (2): 39-46PDF
  • Hery Pratiknyo, Intan Ahmad, Bambang Heru Budianto, 2018. Diversity and abundance of termites along altitudinal gradient and slopes in Mount Slamet, Central Java, Indonesia. Biodiversitas 19 (5): 1649-1658 PDF
  • Yusmalinar S., Anggraeni T., Kustiati K., Wibowo I., Putra R.E., Ahmad I.. 2017. Reproductive ability enhancement of housefly (Musca domestica linn) (diptera: Muscidae) through hormesis by application of sublethal doses of imidacloprid and permethrin. Journal of Entomology 14 (5): 199-207 PDF
  • Yerslin Mantolu, Kustiati, Trisnowati Budi Ambarningrum, Sri Yusmalinar, Intan Ahmad, 2016. Status dan perkembangan resistensi Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Culicidae) strain Bandung, Bogor, Makassar, Palu, dan VCRU terhadap insektisida permetrin dengan seleksi lima generasi. Jurnal Entomologi Indonesia, Vol. 13 (1): 1-8
  • Ramadhani Eka Putra, Intan Ahmad, Didot Budi Prasetyo, Silvi Susanti, Resti Rahayu and Nova Hariani 2016. Detection of insecticide resistance in the larvae of some Aedes egypti (Diptera: Culicidae) strains from Java, Indonesia to Temephos, Malathion and Permethrin 2016. International Journal of Mosquito Research 3(3): 23-28
  • Kustiati, M.I. Tan, S. Yusmalinar, T.B. Ambarningrum, and Intan Ahmad. 2016. Monitoring Permethrin and Imidacloprid Resistance in Indonesian House Fly Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Entomology 13 (1-2): 40-47.
  • Amran, Ahmad Intan, Putra, RE dan Kuswanto, E. 2015. Aplikasi campuran serbuk kayu pinus dan fipronil sebagai umpan rayap tanah Macrotermes gilvus (Hagen Isoptera:Termitidae) di Bandung. Jurnal Entomologi Indonesia Vol. 12 (2): 73-79
  • Ahmad Intan, Susanti Silvi, Kustiati, Yusmalinar Sri, Rahayu Resti, Hariani Nova. 2015. Resistensi lalat rumah, Musca domestica Linnaeus (Diptera: Muscidae) dari empat kota di Indonesia terhadap permetrin dan propoksur. Jurnal Entomologi Indonesia Vol. 12 (3): 123-128
  • Kuswanto E.,Ahmad,I,Putra,RE. and Harahap,IS. 2015. Two Novel Volatile Compounds as the Key for Intraspecific Colony Recognition in Macrotermes gilvus (Isoptera: Termitidae). Journal of Entomology 12(2):87-94.
  • Kuswanto,E., Ahmad, I,and Dungani R. 2015. Threat of Subterranean Termites Attack in the Asian Countries and their Control: A Review. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 227-239
  • Anggraeni, T., Rahayu, S., Ahmad, I., Esyanti, R.R., and Putra R.E. 2013. Resources partitioning and different foraging behavior is the basis for the coexistence of Thrips hawaiiensis (Thysanoptera: Tripidae) and Elaeidobius kamerunicus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq) flower. J. Entomol. Nematol Vol. 5 (5): 59-63
  • Permana AD, Johari A, Putra E, Sastrodihardjo S, Ahmad I (2012) . The influence of trichome characters of soybean (Glycine max Merrill) on oviposition preference of soybean pod borer Etiella zinckenella Treitschke Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Indonesia. Journal of Entomology and Nematology Vol. 4(3), pp. 15-21. (PDF)
  • Rahayu, R., Ahmad, I., Ratna, E.S., Tan, M.I., and Hariani, N. 2012. Present status for carbamate, pyrethroids and phenylpyrazole insecticide resistance to German cockroach, Blattella germanica in Indonesia. Journal of Entomology 9(6): 361-367 (PDF)
  • Ahmad, I. 2011. Adaptasi Serangga dan Dampaknya Terhadap Kehidupan Manusia (PDF) . MGB-ITB
  • Hariani, N, Ahmad, I. dan Rahayu R. 2011. Efisiensi makan Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Pada Bawang Daun, Sawi Hijau dan Seledri di Laboratorium. Jurnal Natur Indonesia 14(1): 86-89 (PDF)
  • Ahmad, I. and Suliyat. 2011. Development of fipronil gel bait against German cockroaches, Blattella germanica (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae): Laboratory and Field Performance in Bandung, Indonesia. Journal of Entomology 8(3): 288-294 (PDF)
  • Ahmad, I, Patrakomala,S., Dwiyanti, S., and Putra. 2009.Effect of thyroxine on silk gland, and the effect of two different mulberry varieties with thyroxine on silk quality in the silkworm Bombyxmori (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae). African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 8 (11): 2644-2647 (PDF)
  • Ahmad, I, Sriwahjuningsih, Astari, S, Putra, R.A., and Permana, A.D. 2009. Monitoring Pyrethroid Resistance in Field Collected Blattella germanica Linn. (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) in Indonesia Entomological Research 39: 114-118
  • Ahmad, I, Astari, S, Rahayu, R., dan Hariani N. 2009. Status Kerentanan Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Pada Tahun 2006-2007 Terhadap Malation di Bandung, Jakarta, Palembang, Surabaya, Palembang dan Palu. Biosfera 26 (2): 85-89 (PDF)
  • Ahmad, I, Maramis, R, Sastrodihardjo,S. and Permana, D. 2008. Abundant parasitoids of Erionota thrax (Lepidoptera; Hesperidae) in four banana plantations around Bandung areas.(ICMNS) Institut Teknologi Bandung, 28-30 October, 2008.(PDF)
  • Ahmad, I., Rahayu, R., Permana, A.D., and Astari, S. 2007. Alteration of Ecdysteroid Titre by Thyroxine and Juvenile Hormone Analogue (Methoprene) in Bombyx mori (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae) Biota Vol. 12 (2): 116-121 (PDF)
  • Ahmad, I., Astari, S., Tan, M., 2007. Resistance of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in 2006 to pyrethroid insecticides in Indonesia and its association with oxidase and esterase levels. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 10 (20): 3688-3692 (PDF)
  • Ahmad, I, Astari, S., Rahardjo B., Tan, M., Munif, A. 2006. Resistance of Aedes Aegypti from Three Provinces in Indonesia, to Pyrethroid and Organophosphate Insecticides. Proceedings International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Sciences. ITB. 29 – 30 November 2006 (PDF)
  • Astari, S and Ahmad, I. 2005. Insecticide Resistance and Effect of Piperonyl Butoxide as Synergist in Three Strains of Aedes aegypti (Linn.) (Diptera: Culicidae) to Insecticide Permethrin, Cypermethrin, and d-Allethrin, Bulletin of Health Studies Vol 33(2):73-79 (PDF)
  • Rahadian, R. dan Ahmad, I. 2002. Dekomposisi serasah Fagus crenata: Kajian Pengurangan Massa dan Kelimpahan Mikroartropoda. Jurnal Sains & Matematika Vol. 10 (1) (PDF)
  • Pengaruh perbedaan komposisi pakan terhadap kualitas produksi suara burung kenari (Serinus canaria); 2002; Prosiding Seminar Nasional Biologi XVII, Padang, Perhimpunan Biologi Indonesia, 22-24 juli
  • Hubungan antara status sosial dan suara jantan dengan sukses reproduksi betina pada burung kenari (Serinus canaria); 2002; Prosididng Seminar MIPA III Institut Teknologi Bandung,
    21-22 Oktober.
  • Ahmad, I., Hariyadi, S., and Anggraeni 2001. Nutrient self-selection by the armyworm, Spodoptera exempta WALKER (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences Vol. 4 (2): 684-687 (PDF)
  • Ahmad, I., Kamal, M. 2001. Consumption and Utilization of Complete Defined Diets Containing various Carbohydrates by Spodoptera exempta (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Biota Vol. VI (3): 99-104 (PDF)
  • Ahmad, I. 2001. Dietary compensatory feeding in Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) larvae. Indonesian Journal of Plant Protection Vol. 7. No. 2:81-92 (PDF).
  • Anggraeni, T. Putra, E.K, and Ahmad, I. 2001. Infeksi subletal Bacillus thuringiensis pada Helicoverpa armigera : mungkinkah menyebabkan resurgensi ?. Jurnal Perlindungan Tanaman Indonesia. Vol.7 No.1. 16 – 21.
  • Ahmad, I. 1999. Dosage Mortality Studies with Bacillus thuringiensis and Neem Extract on Diamondback Moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera:Plutellidae) . Indonesian Journal of Plant Protection 5(2): 67-71 (PDF)
  • Ahmad I ., Permana A.D., Rahadian R., Wibowo S., 1998. Developing a neem-based pest management product: Laboratory evaluations of neem extracts on insect pests resistance to synthetic pesticides. Supplement of Proceeding ITB, Vol. 30, No. 2. (PDF)
  • Hadi, M., Ahmad, I.,and Sastrodihardjo, S. 1998. Anti makan dan toksisitas Tithonia diversifolia terhadap larva instar lima Heliothis armigera. Majalah Penelitian LP Universitas Diponegoro Tahun X, Nomor: 38.
  • Permana A.D., I. Ahmad., T. Anggraeni, 1996. Contrrol of the Carambola Fruit Fly, Bactrocera carambolae by male annhilition method. Supplement Proceeding ITB, Vol. 29 No. 1. (PDF)
  • Ahmad, I. 1995. Entomologi dan Teknologi Pengendalian Serangga Hama yang Berwawasan Lingkungan. Penerbit ITB (PDF)
  • Ahmad, I. Lubis, A., and Sastrodihardjo, S. 1995. Food Utilization Parameters Could be Used to Indicate food suitability in the silkworm, Bombyx mori. J. Biosains Vol 1. No. 1: 5-7 (PDF).
  • Ahmad, I. Waldbauer, G., and Friedman, S. 1993. Maxillectomy Does not Disrupt Self-Selection by Manduca sexta larvae. Annals Entomol. Soc. Amer. 86(4): 558 – 463 (PDF) .
  • Steinly , B. A., R. J. Novak and Ahmad, I. 1993. A shift in Culex pipiens oviposition initiation in east-central Illinois during 1991. Vector Contr. Bull. North-Central States. 1(2): 215-224 (PDF)
  • Sastrodihardjo, S dan Ahmad, I. 1992. Pengendalian Hama Terpadu, Monograft PAU Ilmu Hayati
  • Ahmad, I., Santoso, T., and Sastrodihardjo, S. 1992. The Development of Neem-based Insecticide in Indonesia.Proc. Conf. on Biotechnologies for Tropical Plant Protection.
  • Ahmad, I., Waldbauer, G., and Friedman, S. 1989. A defined Artificial Diet for the Larvae of Manduca sexta. Ent. exp. & Appl. 53: 189-19 1(PDF).
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Member of Professional Organization

Various Higher Education Activities

1 DAAD: International Deans’ Course Africa and South East Asia: Program committee/Trainer: University Governance, Strategic and Operative Management, Financial Management, Quality Management, Soft Skills workshop, Leadership, Personal Action Planning, the European Bologna process, Public Relations and Change Management 2008 – present
2 National Development Planning Agency Consultant (JBIC) :Distance Learning 2007 – 2010
3 Directorate General of Higher education
Task Force member; The planning, design and implementation of Indonesia Higher Education Network (INHERENT)
2006 – 2007
ICT team 2005
Member: Council of Development 2002 – 2006
Distance Learning Preparation team 1997-1998
4 Ministry of Education Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka: Consultant (World Bank) :Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate Education 2004 – 2006
5 Asean Virtual Institute of Science and Technology (AVIST) Technical Focal Point, Indonesia 2004 – 2005
6 South East Asia Higher Education Network (IHE-Net) Contact person for Indonesia 1999 – 2001
7 Directorate General of Higher Education, Reviewer:
Semi QUE (Quality for Undergraduate Education)
DUE (Development for Undergraduate Education)-Like<
QUE (Quality for Undergraduate Education)
TPSDP (Technical and Professional Skill Development Project)
Global Distance Learning Network


  • 2012: Member of Pesticide Commission RI
  • 2006 – 2010 :Head R&D, Indonesian Karate-do Federation
  • 1996 – 2005:Coordinator: Asian Internet Interconnection Initiatives (AIII)- ITB
  • 1998 – 2005: Board of Director Asian Internet Interconnection Initiatives (AIII), Japan.
  • 2001: Consultant and practitioner Urban Pest Management
  • Research Collaboration ( with MoUs): Universiti Sains Malaysia (Prof. Lee Chow Yang), Danish Pest Infestation Laboratory (DPIL), Denmark, NCHU Taiwan (Prof. Wu-Chun Tu)
  • He got his black belt in Karate in 1978, and now he holds 2nd Dan (he was gold and silver medalist in PON 1981 and PON 1985, respectively)

Other activities

Higher Education:
  • International Conference on the outcomes-based internal quality assurance system, August 5-6, 2019, Bali, Indonesia
  • The 3rd Yushan Forum: Asian Dialogue for Progress and Innovation, 8-9 October 2019, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Asia University President/Rector Forum, 5-6 December 2018, Taichung, Taiwan
  • G-20 Education Ministers Meeting, Mendoza, Argentina 3-6 September 2018.
  • The 6th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting in Seoul, Republic of Korea, 21-22 November 2017.
  • The International Deans’ Course 10thanniversary: International conference on “Strengthening the Role of Universities in Developing Countries – The contribution of Leadership Capacity Building Initiatives.”,  27 to 28 November 2017, Berlin, Germany.
  • 5thTemasek Foundation International Asia Leaders Connect programme (TFI ALC 2017), 15-16 September 2017, Singapore
  • ASEM Higher Education enfaces the next decade: fostering cooperation strengthening ties October 4-5 2017, Hamburg, Germany
  • The 11th Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM) and the 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum on Leadership and Governance, 4-5 April 2017, Manila, Philippines.
  • Australia-Indonesia Joint Working Group on Research and Higher Education, 29 November-1 December 2016, Canberra, Australia
  • 9th China _Asean Education Cooperation week and The 2nd China-ASEAN Education Ministers Roundtable Conference,1-2 August, 2016, Guiyang, China
  • Intermediate Senior Officials’ Meeting (ISOM), Higher Education, April 13-15, 2016, Moscow, Russia.
  • 23rd SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting, September 14–15, 2015, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.
  • The 9th Meeting of Directors General/Secretary General/Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia Back to Back with the Kick-Off Meetings of the GMS University Consortium and ACTFA 6-10 July 2015, Vientiane, Lao PDR
  • Perception and impact of the EHEA (European Higher Education Area) Different views – one perspective. Panelist, July 2014. Berlin Germany
  • DIES National Multiplication Trainings (NMT). German Academic Exchange Service. Indonesian Academic Leaders’ Course. Malang 2013. Program Committee and trainer.
  • Towards a Program of Leadership Training at Philippine Universities”, 2012 at De la Salle University the Philipines, invited speaker
  • DIES-Conference. Strengthening Universities, Enhancing Capacities – Higher Education Management for Development. Panelist: The „Entrepreneurial University“: How to Educate Entrepreneurial Minds and Manage Links between Higher Education and the Private Sector? November 2011, Bonn, Germany
  • UNESCO Conference on Capacity-Building in Life Sciences, Yogyakarta 24 May 2010; Committee member and speaker
  • Conference on” Higher Education without Borders-German University Project Abroad, 21-22 June 2010, Berlin, panelist.
  • Training of Trainers for University Development August 23rd to September 3rd 2010 at the Witzenhausen Campus of Kassel University. Germany.
  • European Union-Asia Higher Education Platform: Round Table: Regional Higher Education Dialogue in the Next Decade: The Bologna Process and Europe-Asia Dialogue. Invited Speaker: Capacity Building in Research collaboration. Brussels, 1-3 July 2009
  • EU-Asia Higher Education Platform ( Round Table “Autonomy, Governance and Management in Higher Education in Asia and Europe”, invited speaker: Different models of institutional governance and Management, and The entrepreneurial university-model of the future ? Hanoi Vietnam, November 2008.
  • Autonomy in Higher Education: Experiences from Europe and Southeast Asia” Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 28 November 2008, invited speaker