A total of 190 participants consisting of academicians, students, industry practitioners, and related research institutes such as LAPAN and BATAN, participated in the national Thermofluid seminar held at the KPTU Plaza Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) on Thursday (5/8).
The seminar that was opened by Vice Rector of Alumni Affairs and Business Development, Prof. Ir. Toni Atyanto Dharoko, M. Phil., Ph.D, was also attended by seven experts from Kyushu University, Kyoto University, and some industries of Japan.
"Besides the domestic experts, experts from several universities in Japan were also in attendance," Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industry Faculty of Engineering UGM, Dr. Ir. Suhanan, DEA, stated.
Suhanan added that the second Annual National Thermofluid Seminar was held by three laboratories in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industry, which are: Energy Conversion Laboratory, Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics, and Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory.
The Seminar was aimed as a vehicle for the exchange of information for scientists, academicians and engineers about the latest research results, operational experience, methods, solution of practical problems and future challenges in the field of thermal and fluid. "It is held as a means for scientists to exchange information, especially in the field of thermal and fluid," he explained.
This Thermofluid seminar also presented three keynote speakers from Indonesia and abroad, including Prof. Hiroshi Takamatsu from Kyushu University, Prof. Kouichi Miura from Kyoto University, and Ir. Budi Basuki, President Director of PT Medco E & P.
The speakers talked about Biotransport in Freezing of Cells, Coal Technology, and Technology Challenges in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. This seminar covers eight topics in the following: Thermodynamics, Multiphase Flow, Combustion Engineering, Energy and Renewable Energy, Heat-Mass Transfer, Multiphase Flow and Turbulent Flow, Combustion Engineering and Internal Combustion Engine and Fluid Mechanics.