ASEAN Scientists and Students with Leading Researchers on Optics Attended Scientific Meeting in IPB

Regional scientists and distinguished scientists working in the rapidly growing field of modern optics and novel functional optical materials met and participated in the 11th International Symposium on Modern Optics and Its Aplications (ISMOA), 7-10 August 2017. The international event was held at IPB International Convention Center (IICC), Bogor, Indonesia. They are from Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, Austria, Australia, Singapore, England, Mexico, Japan and Korea. Meanwhile, participants from within the country include from the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Diponegoro University (UNDIP), Sepuluh November Institute of Technology (ITS), Ukrida, University of Pelita Harapan (UPH), Padjadjaran University (UNPAD), Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), and HAMKA University (UHAMKA). In addition, the event was also participated by 42 (forty two) resources persons, and approximately 80 (eighty) scientists and students.

The international event was officially opened by the Secretary of Institute of  IPB (SI), Dr. Ibn al-Qayim. In his opening remarks he stated that optics as one of the oldest branches of physics and science has grown rapidly to serve the need for scientific and technological activities, as well as human welfare in general. Its development has proven to play an important role in the discovery of new phenomena and support the development of new technology applications. The application of physics provides a natural framework for commerce and technology to thrive.

He said that high-speed optical communication and information systems and nano optics, plasmonics and nano biophotonics, the information and communication technology (ICT), bio-medical sensing, imaging and biophotonics as well as applications to the development of sustainable green energy generation, have contributed for the development of optics. "In agriculture and life sciences in general, I believe that optics will play a very significant contribution especially in sensor technology for precision farming applications," he said.

The international event presented 10 (ten) resource persons,  4 (four) of them were Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) which is the world association for optics.

Chairman of the organizing committee, Dr. Husin Alatas, who is also an optical researcher of IPB, said that optics is one of the most important areas of physics. It is  underlying many of the latest technology, including the field of sensor technology. A look at the innovations and technologies that are shaping the future and changing the world.

Dr. Husin yang juga merupakan Presiden Himpunan Optika Indonesia atau Indonesian Optical Society (INoS) ini menyampaikan bahwa dengan teknologi optik bisa mencitrakan di bagian tubuh manusia tanpa merusak, non invasive bisa mencitrakan gambar jejaring di bawah kulit untuk teknologi biomedis.

Dr. Husin who is also President of the Indonesian Optical Society (INOS), said that with optical technology can imaging in human body parts without destructive, non invasive can imaging the image of the network under the skin for biomedical technology.

"Associated with IPB, optical technology can be utilized to make precisition agricultural, as well as the use of fertilizer quickly. Biosensors are also used to detect the presence of bacteria, viruses and hazardous materials. Unfortunately Indonesia is still far behind. The Indonesian optical community is relatively small, specifically not yet recognized and  undeveloped. This universities in developed world are on the forefront of technological advancement, "he explained.

He said that as a leading university on agriculture, IPB also handles optics through biophotonics such as doing research on the characteristics of bioluminescence in natural organism and its application.

Coincided with the international event, National Congresse of the Himpunan Optika Indonesia atau Indonesian Optical Society (INoS) was also implemented. Currently around 80 (eighty) scientist are officially registered as its members. It is expected that the Association will optical world to students, established networks with world-class scientists, and create collaborative networks. (Wied)

Published Date : 11-Aug-2017

Subject : Dr. Ibnul Qayim

Keyword : ASEAN Scientists and Students with Leading Researchers on Optics Attended Scientific Meeting in IPB