Keynote Speakers


Indonesian Minister of Public Work and Housing

Basuki Hadimuljono is the Indonesian Minister of Public Work and Housing under the cabinet of Joko Widodo (2014-2019). He received his doctoral degree of Civil Engineering in the US. He used to work for Ministry of Public Work as former head of research and development department in (2005-2007), General Inspector (2007-2013) and Director General of spatial plan.

Prof. Drs. H. Muhammad Nasir, M.Si, Ak, Ph.D, CA.*

Indonesian Minister of Research Technology and Higher Education

Prof. Drs. H. Muhammad Nasir, M.Si, Ak, Ph.D, CA is Indonesian Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education under the cabinet of Joko Widodo (2014-2019). Previously, he was elected rector of Diponegoro University, Semarang for the period 2014-2018. Moreover,he was a professor in the field of Behavioral Accounting and Management Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Diponegoro, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. He was known as a budget expert and professional accountant.


Faculty of Engineering Technology (FETech)

Universiti Malaysia Perlis

  • Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering Technology (FETech) Universiti Malaysia Perlis
  • Received PhD of Material Engineering in 2014
  • Currently involved in various notable research and invention society
  • Vice president of Malaysian Geopolymer Society (MyGeopolymer)
  • Secretary General of Malaysia Research & Invention Society (MyRIS)
  • Manager of Centre of Excellence Geopolymer & Green Technology (CEGeoGTech)
  • Currently the writer of 27 books and 3 book chapter
  • 250 Papers in peer-reviewed journals
    • Mostly in leading journals in the field of Materials Science and Civil Engineering
  • 700 citations (Scopus, September, 2016)
  • h-index=15 (Scopus, September, 2016)
  • h-index=17 (Google Scholar, September, 2016)
  • 30++ National and International patent (5 granted)
  • 20 organizing conference
    • Editor, member of editorial board and guest-editor in several peer-review journals
    • Regular reviewer for 35+ peer-review journals (Materials & Design, Construction & Building Material, Ceramic International, etc.)
    • Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM 2016) by Academy Science Malaysia
    • Visiting professor at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember and Universitas Ubudiyah Indonesia
    • Associate researcher at two universities in Romania and a university in Bulgaria

He has done numerous research on geopolymer development as a solution for Green Concrete and win both national and international grants regarding his excellence work on sustainable green materials. His research mainly focused on sustainable green material for civil engineering structures including geopolymer concrete, composite, brick and many more. He is also an inventor and the holding patent of more than 20 green material related products.



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