Prof.Ir.Harwin Saptoadi, M.Eng

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Study Program

Education - degree, discipline, institution, year

Ir., Mechanical Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada-Indonesia, 1985 M.S.E, Energy Conversion & Combustion, University of Michigan-USA, 1989

Dr.Ing., Combustion, TU Clausthal-Germany, 1997

Academic Experience

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Lecturer, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 2016 – Present, Full Time

UniversitasGadjah Mada, Head of Doctoral Program, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 2015 – Present, Full Time

Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University-Japan, 2015, Part Time

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Head of Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Study Program, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 2007-2015, Full Time

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Chair of AUN Acreditation Team, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 2013-2014, Part Time

UniversitasGadjah Mada, Chair of Curriculum Development Team, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 2011-2012, Part Time

Non-academic Experience

Centre for Energy Studies Universitas Gadjah Mada, Researcher, 2000-present ASEAN expert on biomass, Bangkok (Thailand) and Hanoi (Vietnam), 2013-2015 Reviewer, Private University Lecturer‟s research, KOPERTIS Wil. V DI Yogyakarta, 2013-2014
Reviewer & Scholarsip Interviewer, Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education, 2013-2014

Certifications or Professional Registrations


Current membership in professional organizations

Member, Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE) Forum, 2006 – Present Member, The Institution of Engineers Indonesia (PII), 2017 – Present

Honors and awards


Service activities

Reviewer-Consultants, Enviromental Impact Analysis, Feasibility Studies, Energy Audit, 1999-Present

Contributes actively in various community development schemes, such as:

1. Human resources and technology development of small entreprises at Desa Sriharjo, Bantul, 2015

2. Community development towards a tourist village in purpose of welfare improvement, 2014

Publications and presentations (Most important from past 5 years)

“Small-scale downdraft gasifiers for biomass gasification: A review”, Susastriawan, A.A.P., Saptoadi, H., Purnomo,Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,76, pp. 989-1003,(2017)

“Rebound effect of LCGC (Low Cost Green Cars): Theoretical approach”, Saptoadi, H., AIP Conference Proceedings, 1755, pp. 110001-6, (2016).

“Combustion of char from plastic wastes pyrolysis”, Saptoadi, H., Rohmat, T.A., Sutoyo, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1737, (2016)

“Optimization of temperature and time for drying and carbonization to increase calorific value of coconut shell using Taguchi method”, Musabbikhah, Saptoadi, H., Subarmono, Wibisono, M.A., AIP Conference Proceedings, 1717, pp. 030006 (2016)

“Bioenergy policies and their implementations in Indonesia”, Saptoadi, H., Journal of Sustainable Energy & Environment, special issue, pp. 19–23, (2015).

“Pengembangan UMKM: Antara konseptual dan pengalaman praktis”, Budiarto, R, Putero, S.H, Suyatna, H, Astuti, P, Saptoadi, H, Ridwan, M.M, Susilo, B, Book, published by Gadjah Mada University Press, ISBN: 978-979-420-980-6, (2015).

“Combustion of chars from plastic wastes pyrolysis”, Saptoadi, H., Rohmat, T.A., Sutoyo, AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Energy Engineering, Yogyakarta, November2015. (2015).

“Fuel oil production from municipal plastic wastes in sequential pyrolysis and catalytic reforming reactors”, Syamsiro, M., Saptoadi, H., Norsujianto, T., Noviasri, P., Cheng, S., Alimuddin, Z., & Yoshikawa, K., Energy Procedia, 47, pp. 180-188, (2014).

“Utilization of plastics waste oil as partial substitute for kerosene in pressurized cookstoves”, Saptoadi, H, Pratama N.N.,International Conference on Substantial EnvironmentTechnology 2014, Dubai, UAE, and published in International Journal of EnvironmentalScience and Development, vol. 6, no. 5, (2015).

“TheFuture of Bioenergy in Indonesia”, Saptoadi, H., AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Energy Engineering, Bangkok, 13–14 November 2014

“Thermogravimetricanalysis of single-particle RDF combustion”, Himawanto, D. A., Indarto, Saptoadi, H., Rohmat, T. A., Modern Applied Science, 7(11), pp. 33-42, (2013).

“Gasoline-like fuel from simple pyrolysis of plastic wastes”, Saptoadi, H., Pratama, N.N., Trisunaryanti, W., Alimuddin, Z., Syamsiro, M., Yoshikawa, K., World Renewable Energy Congress 2013, Perth, Australia, 15–17 July 2013, (2013).

“Emission factor of single pellet cake seed jatropha curcas in a fix bed reactor”, Pambudi, N. A., Torii, S., Syamsiro, M., Saptoadi, H., Gandidi, I. M., Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 34(2), pp. 179-183, (2012).

Recent professional development activities

Remain research topics: Combustion, Energy Conversion
Active in some international communities of energy and renewable energy studies