Profil Dr. Robert Manurung


Prof. Dr. Robert Manurung

School of Life Sciences and Technology
Institut Teknologi Bandung
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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.
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.
  • Abduh, M.Y., Manurung, R., Ibrahim, I.N., Atika, U. 2017. Influence of Water Input and Plant Age on the Yield and Composition of Essential Oil from Cymbopogon Winterianus Jowitt. 1st International Conference of Essential Oils. Essential Oil Institute. Malang-Indonesia
  • Abduh, M.Y., Ono, J.M., Khairani, M., Manurung, R. 2017. The Influence of light intensity on the protein content of Azolla microphylla and pre-treatment with Saccharomyces cerevisae to increase protein recovery. 4th International Conference on Agriculture, Biotechnology, Biological and Biosystem Engineering. IPN Education Group. New Delhi-India
  • Abduh, M.Y., Jamilah, M., Istiandari, P., Nadia, M.H., Syaripudin, Manurung, R. 2017. Bioconversion of rubber seeds to produce protein and oil-rich biomass employing black soldier fly larvae assisted by microbes. 9th Asian Federation of Biotechnology Regional Symposium. Asia Federation of Biotechnology. Manila-Filipina
  • Ramadian, MA, Irwanto, RRP, & Manurung, R. 2017. Competitive relationship between weed and tree sapling species of Taman Buru Masigit Kareumbi restoration site. International Symposium for Sustainable Humanosphere. LIPI & Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere Kyoto University. Bogor-Indonesia
  • M. Y. Abduh, Manurung, R., H.J. Heeres. 2016. The influence of storage time on relevant product properties of rubber seed oil and rubber seed oil ethyl esters. Sus. Chem. Process.
  • Manurung, R., Ateng Supriatna, Rizkita R Esyanthi and Ramadhani E Putra. 2016. Bioconversion of Rice straw waste by black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens L.) : Optimal feed rate for biomass production. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies.
  • A. Supriyatna, Manurung, R., R.R. Esyanti and R. Eka Putra. 2016. Growth of black soldier larvae fed on cassava peel wastes, An agriculture waste. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies.
  • Abduh, M.Y., Martínez, A.F., Kloekhorst, A., Manurung, R., Heeres, H.J. 2016. Experimental and modelling studies on continuous synthesis and refining of biodiesel in a dedicated bench scale unit using centrifugal contactor separator technology. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology.
  • Abduh, M.Y., Rasrendra, C.B., Subroto, E., Manurung, R., Heeres, H.J. 2016. Experimental and modelling studies on the solvent assisted hydraulic pressing of dehulled rubber seeds. 16 Industrial Crops and Products.
  • Manurung, R., Widiana, A., Taufikurahman., Limin, S.H. 2015. Composition of Leaf Oil of Gelam (M. leucadendra (L.)L.) Growing in Various Peat Swamp Regions of Central Kalimantan Indonesia. Advances in Natural And Applied Sciences.
  • Manurung, R., Abduh, MY., Ariono, D. 2015. Solvent assisted hydraulic pressing of Sterculia Foetida. Eur. J. Sci. Res.
  • Widiana, A., Taufikurahman., Limin, S.H., Manurung, R. 2015. The Potential of Gelam Leaves as Non-timber Product of the Trees for reforestation of the Degraded Peatland in Central Kalimantan. 2015 Advances in Environmental Biology 9(2), 13-17. 2015. ISSN Print 1995-0756.Online ISSN: 1998-1066. SJR 0.213. SNIP 0.414.
  • Subroto, E., Manurung, R., Heeres, H.J., Broekhuis, A.A. 2015. Mechanical extraction of oil from Jatropha curcas L. kernel: Effect of processing parameters. Industrial Crops and Products.
  • Abduh, M.Y., Iqbal, M., Picchioni, F., Manurung, R., Heeres, H.J. 2015. Synthesis and properties of cross-linked polymers from epoxidized rubber seed oil and triethylenetetramine. Journal of Applied Polymer Science.
  • Manurung, R., Melinda, R., Abduh, M.Y., Widiana, A., Sugorc, I., Suheryadi, D. 2015. Potential use of lemongrass (cymbopogon winterianus) residue as dairy cow feed. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition.
  • Widiana, A., Taufikurahman, Limin, S.H., Hernaman, I., Manurung, R. 2014. Utilization of solid residue melaleuca cajuputi powell leaves as cattle feed. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition.
  • Manurung, R. 2009. Jatropha curcas Oil storage and Shelf life. The Jatropha World Asia 2009 Kuala Lumpur, February 16-17, 2009.
  • Manurung, R. 2008. Sintesis Bahan Pelumas dan Novel Fuels dari Minyak nabati. 3rd Fuels Lubes Conferenceand Exhibition 2008
  • Manurung, R. 2007. Potensials and Experiences in Utilization of Pure Jatropha Oil in diesel emgines. Tagungsband Proceeedings – First International Congress on Plant oil Fuels, Messe Erfurt, 6th- 7th September 2007
  • Manurung, R. 2006. Minyak Jarak Pagar Murni, Bahan Bakar Pengganti BBM. Seminar Nasional Pengembangan dan Pemanfaatan Jarak Pagar (Jatropha curcas Linn.) Sebagai Bio-Energi di Indonesia. Jakarta, February 25, 2006.


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).