Prof drh Muhammad Rizal Martua Damanik, MRepSc, PhD

Professor of Human Nutrition Science

Expertise : Nutrasetical and Community Nutrition


  • Efficacy of Torbangun plant (Coleus amboinicus Lour) to stimulate the production of breast milk
  • Efficacy of Torbangun plant (Coleus amboinicus Lour) to overcome complaints of Pre Menstrual Syndrom (PMS) in women of childbearing age
  • Efficacy of torbangun plant (Coleus amboinicus Lour) to overcome hypertensive symptoms



  • Tribute to Innovators and Authors of 2015
  • IPB University Main Medal in 2014
  • Care for Nutrition Award 2013
  • Lecturers of National Achievement in 2010
  • IPB University Outstanding Lecturer in 2010
  • Outstanding Lecturer, Faculty of Human Ecology IPB University in 2010
  • Danone Publication Award 2008
  • Mollie Holman Medal Monash University Australia in 2005
  • John Ledge Prize, Monash University Australia in 2004


Position/Active in Organization:

  • Advisor to the Indonesian Association of Nutrition and Food Experts /GOZI PANGAN (Year 2019 - present)
  • Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Nutritional Education Institutions /AIPGI (Year 2017 - 2020)
  • Member of The Independent Accreditation Board of Higher Health Education (LAM PT-Kes) (Year 2015 - 2018)
  • Reviewer of Research and Scholarships of Education Fund Management Institute (LPDP) of the Ministry of Finance (Year 2012- present
  • National Research Reviewer of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) (Year 2012-present)