Kamaruddin Abdullah


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Bogor Agricultural University, Dept. Agricultural Engineering, CREATA IPB, Campus of IPB Darmaga PO Box 220, Bogor 16002, Indonesia


Place/Date of Birth

Sumbawa Besar, 10 September 1942


  • 1967: BS Agricultural Engineering, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology.
  • 1970: MS Agricultural Engineering, from the above university.
  • 1976: Dr Agricultural Engineering, Univ. of Tokyo

Working experience

  • 1977 - 2007: Academic staff, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Fateta, IPB
  • 1980 - 2007: Head, Energy and Agricultural Electrification Laboratory
  • 1978 - 1990: Associate Dean,Magister Program The Graduate School, IPB.
  • 1990 - 1998: Associate Dean, Doctor Program ,The Graduate School, IPB
  • 1994 - 2005: Director CREATA (Center for Research on Engineering Applications in Tropical Agriculture)
  • 1998 - 1999: Vice Rector V for Campus Development, IPB
  • 2006 - 2011: Rector , Darma Persada University (UNSADA)
  • 2010- : Director, The Graduate School, Renewable Energy, Darma Persada University

Professional Experience

  • 1979-2005 :Member, National Technical Committee for Energy Resources, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia
  • 1978-1995 : Coordinator, core university program ,IPB and Tokyo University of Agriculture, DGHE (Directorate Genderal of Higher Education of Indonesia ) and JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences)
  • 1989-1993: Member, American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE)
  • 1993-: Life Member, Asian Association of Agricultural Engineering (AAAE)
  • 1989-1994: President, Indonesian Society of Agricultural Engineers.
  • 1999-2003 President , Indonesian Renewable Energy Society (METI)
  • 2007-:2009. Member, Technical Committee on New Renewable Energy , the National Research Council, (DRN)
  • 1998-:2002.Vice Chairman, Section IV : Rural Energy, International Commission of Agricultural Engineering (CIGR)
  • 1994- World Renewable Energy Network
  • 1991- 1995: Member, Club of Bologna, Italy
  • 1997- : Insinyur Profesional Utama (IPU) -BK Mesin (PII) (Senior Professional Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Division, the Indonesian Institute of Engineers)
  • 1997- Member, Majelis Penilai (Assessor) -BK Mesin (PII) (Acessor-Mechanical Engineering Division of the Indonesian Institution of Engineers)
  • 2005-: Reviewer, Renewable Energy, International Journal, Elsevier
  • 2001.,AMA-Kishida Prize, dari President CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural Engineering)
  • 2002. Chairman, Section IV CIGR.
  • 2001. Life Member, Asian Association of Agricultural Engineering.
  • 2002. CIGR Fellow.recipient
  • 2003.Award from The Society of Agrocivil Engineering, Japan
  • 2005-. External Examiner, Doctor Program of Faculty of Industrial Technology (Bandung Insytitute of Technology (Dr. Maria, Dr. Agus)
  • 2007. PII Award on the Occasion of PII -55 th Anniversary, Bandung 24 Mei, on Effort in Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Development in Indonesia.
  • 2007. Visiting Professor and Fellow at Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 2007. External Examiner, Doctor Program,, Universitas Kebangsaan Malaysia (Dr. Hafidzs, Dr. Tjukup Marnoto, etc.)
  • 2013-September, Recipient of Japan Society of Agricultural Machinery and Food Engineers) International Award.

Recent publication

  1. Kamaruddin A., Uyun A.S. and Y. Chan,2014. Performance of a Continuous Flow Solar Drying System. International Journal of Energy,Vol.14 (2014) pp.1-14.
  2. Yefri Chan, Nining Dyah,M,Kamaruddin Abdullahb, 2015. Performance of a recirculation type integrated collector drying chamber (ICDC) solar dryer. Energy Procedia, Vol 68(2015),pp.53-59.
  3. Joelianingsih, H.Maeda, H. Nabetani, S.Hagiwara,Y. Sagara, Tatang H.S., Armansyah H.T., Kamaruddin Abdullah A., 2007. Performance of a Bubble Column Reactor for the Non-catalytic Esterification of Free Fatty Acids at Atmospheric Pressure, Journal of Chemical Engineering, Japan. Vol.40. No.9 (2007).
  4. Kamaruddin Abdullah,2005. Renewable energy conversion and utilization in ASEAN countries, Energy, volume 30, issue 2-4,pp119-128.
  5. Joelianingsih, Hitoshi Maeda, Shoji Hagiwara, Hiroshi Nabetani, Yasuyuki Sagara, Tatang H. Soerawidjaya, Armansyah H.Tambunan, Kamaruddin Abdullah, 2008. Biodiesel fuels from palm oil via the non-catalytic transesterification in a bubble column reactor at atmospheric pressure: A kinetic study. Renewable Energy, Volume 33, Issue 7, July 2008, Pages 1629-1636
  6. Armansyah H. Tambunan, Lamhot P. Manalu, Kamaruddin Abdullah,2010. Exergy Analysis on Simultaneous Charging and Discharging of Solar Thermal Storage for Drying Application, Drying Technology, 28(9):1107-1112