Report Enhancing The Quality of Scientist Mobility Program of Ministry of Research, Technology and Higer Education (MRTHE)

The development of innovation in Indonesia is being promoted. Innovation is the blood for the advancement of a nation in the development of Industry 4.0 today. France is one of the countries that has succeeded in developing various high technologies and has become a reference country among other fields of aerospace, transportation, automotive, energy, especially nuclear energy.

The purpose of this visit is to strengthen cooperation in science and technology, especially plasma technology and its application.

Since 1999 plasma technology research and its applications have been carried out at Undip. In 2005 it was agreed by the research group to establish the Center for Plasma Research (CPR) at the Faculty of Science and Mathematics at Diponegoro University. Since then, the CPR has carried out troubles to produce tangible products from research results to commercially viable.

The team incorporated in the Center for Plasma Research has succeeded properly and well in making several plasma technology-based products for the food and environment sector. The environmental sector together with PT Dipo Technology has succeeded in commercializing the air purifier. This product has been marketed and has been installed in several hospitals, offices, smoking rooms, hotels and meeting rooms. CPR products from the application of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma (DBDP) in the form of ozone have been adapted for washing fruit and vegetable agro products and storing grains.

The application of energy from Plasma Physics is very difficult. The application for energy must be through a nuclear fusion reaction. In the world, this research was conducted together with dozens of countries. The research was centered in France. The research center is called ITER is an abbreviation of the International Thermonuclear Experiment Reactor. ITER is being built at Cadarash Aix en Provance close to Aix Marselle University. It was the first nuclear fusion test center in the world and was the center of world research.

Cooperation with Aix Marseille University will be something very strategic to approach plasma research in the field of energy. Indonesia has not participated in this research. Sending students is a strategy that can be done. The mobility of scientists in the field of Plasma and policies driven by the management of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education is very important.

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