Our research activities are centered on using materials science and engineering approaches to understand fundamental problems, tackle the current/practical challenges, and aid in developing the next-generation electrochemical-based devices.

Our research activities include:

  • Li-ion batteries. We work in almost every aspect of Li-ion batteries to support the upcoming battery industries in Indonesia. In addition to synthesizing and recycling the electrode materials, we are also exploring computational studies and data science approaches to push the performance of Li-ion batteries further.
  • Electrocatalysis. We explore materials for catalysts in oxygen reduction reaction, oxygen evolution reaction, and hydrogen evolution reaction. The catalysts are applied in metal-air batteries, fuel cells, and water splitting.
  • Electrochemical-based technique and devices. Our lab facilities support various electrochemical-based testing and development of other electrochemical-based devices, such as supercapacitors and wearable batteries.

Funded Research Projects:

  • Advanced energy storage materials and techology for high energy density, safe, and low-cost applications (LPDP Inspirasi 2023-2028)
  • The anode material made from geothermal silica scale waste as an anode without a current collector in lithium-ion batteries  (RISET ITB 2024)
  • Sustainable lithium-ion battery anode from silica-containing weeds (PPMI 2024)
  • Mandatory Innovative and Productive Research with an Indonesian Theme (Direktorat Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi KEMDIKBUD 2023)
  • Development of non-precious metal-based catalysts on nitrogen-doped carbon for electrochemical energy device applications (Penelitian Kemenristek/BRIN /Direktorat Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi , Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi 2023)
  • Fabrication of Free-Standing Catalysts with Electrospinning as Cathodes for Flexible Zn–Air Batteries (PPMI 2023)
  • Extraction of transition metal oxides from battery waste and its application as oxygen evolution reaction catalyst (BTHF Research Grant 2022)
  • High-Capacity Silicon Anode-Based Lithium-Ion Battery from Malela Grass (RISET ITB 2023)
  • Carbon fiber-based structural batteries (P2MI ITB 2022, RISET ITB 2022)
  • 3D nano-engineered Si anodes for high energy density Li-ion batteries (LPDP Rispro KI 2020-2023)
  • Machine learning to predict material properties for battery application (P2MI ITB 2021)
  • Characterizing energetics materials at the nano/atomic length scales (MIT-Indonesia research alliance 2020)
  • Mg-air battery for seawater-activated battery (Asahi glass foundation 2020)
  • Development of metal-air batteries (P3MI ITB, RISET ITB 2019-2020)
  • Battery waste-derived graphene for transparent/conductive electrode (Asahi glass foundation 2019)