Prof. Ir.,Tjandra Setiadi, M.Eng., Ph.D.

Name : Prof. Ir.,Tjandra Setiadi, M.Eng., Ph.D.
Personal Data
Place/Date of Birth : Bandung, Indonesia, September 6th, 1956
Phone : 62-22-2500989 ext. 331
Email :
Research Group : Chemical Engineering Product Design and Development
Field of Interest : 1. Bioprocess Technology
2. Biological Wastewater Treatment
3. Environmental Policy
Educations : 1. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (1990), Chemical and Process Engineering Division, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
2. Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering (1985), Environmental Engineering Division, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
3. Sarjana (Bachelor) Chemical Engineering, ST (1980), Department of Chemical Engineering, ITB, Indonesia

Academic Experience:

  1. 2007, Professor
  2. 1999, Associate Professor
  3. 1990, Assistant Professor
  4. 1982, Instructor/Lecturer
  5. 1980, join Chemical Engineering Study Program, ITB, tenure track

Non-Academic Experience:

  • Head of the Centre for Environmental Studies – Pusat Studi Lingkungan Hidup (PSLH) ITB, 2008 – now.
  • Head of the Center of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Indonesia (CREPCI), UNIDO-ITB, funded by SECO (Swiss Government), 2014 – 2018

Certifications & Professional Registrations:

  • Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia Educators Certificate, No. 08104902699
  • Insinyur Profesional Utama (Professional Engineer), Persatuan Insinyur Indonesia (Indonesian Engineers Association) No. 3-08-00-000013-00

Membership in Professional Organizations:

  • The Chemical Engineering Chapter of the Indonesian Institute of Engineers (since 2010)
  • Member of International Water Association (IWA), England, U.K.,1993 – present

Honors & Awards:

  • Collaborative research: JFE Japan, Toyohashi University of Technology, Lampung University and ITB, from 2005 to 2007, Team Member.
  • Team Member on the Integrated Commodity Research XII, 2005 – 2007 on: “Application of the Palm-Oil-Empty-Fruit Bunches in Biofiltration Processes for Controlling Air Pollution in Crumb Rubber Industries’.
  • Research Postgraduate Grant – Higher Education 2010, bioplastics products from Industrial Wastewater Using Agricultural Microbial Fermentation, Team Leader.
  • Higher Education Research [Advanced Competitive Grant] 2009, Waste Management Industry Becoming Biodiesel Value product: Initial Steps Toward Biorefinery
  • Higher Education Research [Grant National Strategic DIPA ITB] 2009, bioplastics products from Oil Palm Industrial Wastewater Using euthropa Raistonia, Team Leader.
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Joint Research headed by UNESCO IHE Institute for Water Education, 2011 – 2016: ‘Stimulating Local Innovation on Sanitation for the Urban Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia’. Leader of Indonesian Team.
  • Directorate of Higher Education, Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture (DIKTI) under the National Strategic Research Scheme, 2012-2014.: “The Production of‘ Green’ Xylitol: Integrated Conversion of Biomass Waste of Palm Oil into Bioethanol and Valuable Chemicals”, Team Leader.
  • Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS), ‘Development of a Model System for Fluidized Bed Catalytic Gasification of Biomass Wastes and Following Liquid Fuel Production in Indonesia’, 2013 -2018, Gunma University, BPPT, Yayasan Dian Desa, ITB, funded by JICA – JST, Japan, Team Member.
  • PMDSU, Pengaruh Pembentukan Biofilm dalam Proses Korosi Logam oleh Mikroorganisme, Kementrian RistekDikti, 2015-2019, Team Leader.
  • PMDSU, Pengolahan Air Limbah Tekstil dengan Lumpur Granular Aerobik: dari Skala Laboratorium ke Pilot Plant, Kementrian RistekDikti, 2015 – 2019, Team Leader
  • BPDP Sawit, Rekayasa Proses Hidrolisis Tandan Kosong Sawit Untuk Produksi Green Xylitol, 2016. Team Leader.
  • PMDSU, Pengembangan Proses Fermentasi Xilitol dari Hidrolisat Tandan Kosong Sawit, Kementrian RistekDikti 2017 – 2021, Team Leader.
  • KWEF 20th Anniversary Commemorative Research Project, ‘Sustainable Water Use in Development of Southeast Asian Countries’ 2017 – 2019, Team Member (Liaison officer to Kurita Water Environment Foundation – KWEF, Japan)
  • BPDP Sawit, Rekayasa Proses Hidrolisis Tandan Kosong Sawit Untuk Produksi Green Xylitol, 2018. Team Leader.
  • Asia Pacific Network (APN) Project Japan, Investigations on Microplastics Pollution in Aquatic Environment in Selected Developing Countries from Southeast Asia, Collaboration with Sirindhon International Institute of Technology (SIIT) – Thailand and Van Lang University – Vietnam. Team Member (Liaison Officer to SIIT), 2018 – 2020.
  • Kurita Award Research Grant, Japan. Chairman of Selection Committee from Indonesia. The Award is intended for young researchers in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. 2016 – now.
  • Fellow, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 2020.

Key Publications & Presentations:

  • Diah Meilany, MTAP Kresnowati, Tjandra Setiadi, Ramaraj Boopathy (2020), ‘Optimization of xylose recovery in oil palm empty fruit bunches for xylitol production’, Applied Sciences, 10 (4), 1391.
  • Awalina Satya, Ardiyan Harimawan, Gadis Sri Haryani, Md Johir, Abu Hasan, Saravanamuthu Vigneswaran, Huu Hao Ngo, Tjandra Setiadi (2020), ‘Batch Study of Cadmium Biosorption by Carbon Dioxide Enriched Aphanothece sp. Dried Biomass’, Water, 12 (1), 264.
  • Ibnu Maulana Hidayatullah, Tjandra Setiadi, Made Tri Ari Penia Kresnowati, Ramaraj Boopathy (2020), ‘Xylanase Inhibition by the Derivatives of Lignocellulosic Material’, Bioresource Technology, 300, March, 122740.
  • I Gede Wenten, Dwi L. Friatnasary, K. Khoiruddin, Setiadi, R. Boopathy (2020), “Extractive Membrane Bioreactor (EMBR): Recent Advances and Applications’, Bioresource Technology, 297, 122424
  • Khairul Hadi Burhan, Made Tri Ari Penia Kresnowati, Tjandra Setiadi (2019), ‘Evaluation of Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch for Xylitol Production’, Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, accepted
  • Irika Devi Anggraini, Keryanti , Made Tri Ari Penia Kresnowati, Ronny Purwadi, Reiji Noda, Tomohide Watanabe, Tjandra Setiadi (2019), ‘Bioethanol Production via Syngas Fermentation of Clostridium ljungdahlii in a Hollow Fiber Membrane Supported Bioreactor’, International Journal of Technology, 10 (3), 481-490.
  • Awalina Satya, Fachmijany Sulawesty, Ardiyan Harimawan, Tjandra Setiadi (2018), ‘Correlation of Aquatic Parameters to the Cadmium Bioaccumulation Capability onto Microalgae Biomass in an Urban Lake’, Journal of Water Sustainability, 8 (2), 59-72.
  • Diah Meilany, Efri Mardawati, Made Tri Ari Penia Kresnowati, Tjandra Setiadi (2018), ‘Kinetic Study of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Enzymatic Hydrolysis’, Reaktor 17 (4), 197-201.
  • Mardawati, E., Purwadi, R., Kresnowati, M.T.A.P., Setiadi, T. (2017), ‘Evaluation of the enzymatic hydrolysis process of Oil Palm empty fruit bunch using crude fungal xylanase’, ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12(18), pp. 5286-5292.
  • Awalina, Harimawan, A., Haryani, G.S., Setiadi, T. (2017), ‘Equilibrium and kinetic modelling of cadmium (II) biosorption by Dried Biomass Aphanothece sp. from aqueous phase’, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 65(1),012018.
  • Awalina Satya, Ardiyan Harimawan, Gadis Sri Haryani & Tjandra Setiadi (2017), “Non-linear Isotherm Models, Cadmium Kinetics, and Biosorption Thermodynamics of Dried Biomass of Native Aphanothece sp. in a Batch System”, Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences, Vol. 49, No. 5, 617-618
  • Made Tri Ari Penia Kresnowati, Tjandra Setiadi, Tan Mellisa Tantra, David Rusdi (2016) ‘Microbial Production of Xylitol from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Hydrolysate: Effects of Inoculum and pH’, Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences, 48(5), 523-533.
  • Awalina, Andhini Nurulfadillah, Ardiyan Harimawan and Tjandra Setiadi. 2016. ‘Biochemicals content of Aphanothece sp cultured in Photobioreactor originated from an urban lake and its dried biomass capability to uptake cadmium ion in aqueous solution’, The 12th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE 2016), Melia-Hotel-Hanoi, Vietnam, November 28-30, 2016.
  • Briantono Djakaria and Tjandra Setiadi, ‘Application of Up-flow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) Pilot Plant to Reduce the Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Color of Real Textile Wastewater’, The 5th Interdisciplinary Consortium on Urban Environment and Health in Asia International Symposium, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, October 5, 2016.
  • C. Choerudin, Iskandar Fauzi, and Tjandra Setiadi, ‘Effect of Operation Mode, Hydraulic Retention Time and Air Flow Rates on Textile Wastewater Treatment by Aerobic Granular Sludge’, The 12th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment
  • Taro Miyoshi, Tjandra Setiadi, Agus Jatnika Effendi, Hiroyuki Maeda, Takashi Tsukaraha, Hosang Yi, Hyoyong Jun, Masao Saito, Hideto Matsuyama (2016), ‘Low-cost water treatment system using submerged membrane filtration in developing countries’, Desalination and Water Treatment, 57 (39), 18101-18108.
  • Udin Hasanudin and Tjandra Setiadi (2016), ‘Sustainable Wastewater Management in Palm Oil Mills’. Chapter 27 in ‘Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Management’, Editors: Ngo et al (2016), ASCE Publisher, Virginia.
  • Tjandra Setiadi, Martha Aznury, Azis Trianto, and Adi Pancoro (2015), ‘Production of polyhdroxialkanoate (PHA) by Ralstonia eutropha JMP 134 with VFAs from palm oil mill effluent as precursors’, Water Science and Technology, 72 (11), 1889-1895.
  • U. Hasanudin, R. Sugiharto, A. Haryanto, T. Setiadi, K. Fujie (2015), ‘Palm oil mill effluent treatment and utilization to ensure the sustainability of palm oil industries’, Water Science and Technology,72(7),1089-1095.
  • Brdjanovic D., Zakaria F., Mawioo P.M., Garcia H.A., Hooijmans C.M., Pean T.Y., Setiadi T. (2015), ‘eSOS® – emergency Sanitation Operation System’, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygene for Development, 5(1), 156-164.
  • Efri Mardawati, Dwi Wahyudha Wira, MTAP Kresnowati, Ronny Purwadi, Tjandra Setiadi (2015), ‘Microbial Production of Xylitol from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunches Hydrolysate: The Effect of Glucose Concentration’, Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy, 94(8), 769-774).
  • MTAP Kresnowati, Efri Mardawati, Tjandra Setiadi (2015), ‘Production of Xylitol from Oil Palm Empty Fruits Bunch: A Case Study on Bioefinery Concept’, Modern Applied Science, 9(7), 206-213.
  • Thye Yoke Pean, Agus Jatnika Effendi , Prayatni Soewondo, Damir Brdjanovic, Tjandra Setiadi (2015), ‘A Case Study of Excreta Disposal Following the 2006 Java Earthquake’, Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences, 47(2), 201-206.
  • Mardawati, A.Werner, T. Bley, MTAP. Kresnowati, T. Setiadi, The Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Palm Oil Empty Fruit Bunches to Xylose, Journal of The Japan Institute of Energy 93,973-978, 2014.
  • W. Putri, D. P. Apriadi, P. Soewondo, A. J. Effendi, and T. Setiadi, Physical Analysis of Wastewater System Application Failure in River Swamp Area (Case Study in Seberang Ulu I District, Palembang City, Indonesia), 11th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment, Bangkok, 2014.
  • P. Thye, A.J. Effendi, P. Soewondo, D. Brdjanovic and T. Setiadi, Function-feature analysis of emergency sanitation technologies: towards systematic innovation, WEDC International Conference, Hanoi, 2014.
  • Sulawesty, Eka Oktariani, Tjandra Chrismadha, Ika Atman Satya, Eki Naidida and Tjandra Setiadi, Heavy Metal Biosorbent and Its Natural Aquatic Physico-Chemical Characteristics : A Study Case on Situ Rawa Kalong-Depok, Chemical Engineering in mineral and Materials Processing in Conjuction with Seminar Teknik Kimia Soehadi Reksowardojo 2014, Bandung 30-31 Oktober 2014.
  • Zakaria, P. Mawioo, H.A. Garcia, C.M. Hooijmans, Y. P. Thye, T. Setiadi, and D. Brdjanovic, eSOS® smart toilet development, Humanitarian Innovation Conference, Oxford, 2014.
  • P. Thye, A.J. Effendi, P. Soewondo, D. Brdjanovic and T. Setiadi, A conceptual framework for assessing post-disaster emergency sanitation technologies, The 11th.
  • M,T.A.P. Kresnowati, Tjandra Setiadi, Tan Mellisa Tantra and David, Microbial Production of Xylitol from Palm Oil Empty Fruit Bunches :Effects of Innoculum Size and Initial pH, International Seminar on Biorenewable Resources Utilization For Energy and Chemicals 2013, In Conjuction with Chemical Engineering Seminar of Soehadi Reksowardojo 2013, 10-11 October 2013, Bandung.
  • P. Thye, A. J. Effendi, P. Soewondo, D. Brdjanovic and T. Setiadi, Impact of earthquakes on excreta disposal needs: A case study of the 2006 Yogyakarta Earthquake, The Second International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environment, 2013.
  • Brdjanovic, F. Zakaria, P.M. Mawioo, Y. P. Thye, H. A. Garcia, C.M. Hooijmans and T. Setiadi, eSOS® – Innovative Emergency Sanitation Concept, The 3rd IWA.
  • Rety Setyawati, Tjandra Setiadi, Keiko Katayama-Hirayama, Hidehiro Kaneko, and Kimiaki Hirayama, Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Production from Tapioca Industrial Wastewater Treatment : Influence of Operating Conditions on PHA, International Journal of Sustainble Environment Research, 22 (2), 123-127, (2012).
  • Hendro Risdianto, Ellis Sofianti, Sri Harjati Suhardi and Tjandra Setiadi, Optimisation of Laccase Production using White Rot Fungi and Agriculture Wastes in Solid State Fermentation, ITB Journal Engineering Sci., Vol. 44, No. 2, 2012, 93-105., 2012.
  • Hossain, M.A., Ngo, H.H., Guo, W.S., Setiadi, T. Adsorption and desorption of copper(II) ions onto garden grass, Bioresource Technology, Vol 121, 2012, 386 – 395.

Professional Development Activities:

  • Visiting research fellow, University of Cardiff, U.K., 3/91 – 4/91.
  • Visiting research fellow, University of Kent, U.K., 3/92 – 4/92
  • Research fellow, Department of Biochemical Engineering, TU Delft, the Netherlands, 3/96 – 6/96.

International Steering Committee and Invited Speaker (2012-2019)
International Steering Committee

  1. International Conference on Sustainability Science in Asia 2012 (ICSS-Asia 2012), 11-13 January 2012, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.
  2. Water and Environment Technology Conference 2012, 29-30 June 2012, Tokyo, Japan.
  3. The 10th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment, 8 to 10 November, 2012, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  4. The 2013 International Environmental Engineering Conference and Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Environmental Engineers (IEEC 2013), 11-13 June 2013 in Seoul, Korea.
  5. International Workshop Asia Pacific Regional Initiative on Energy, Environment, Ecosystems (3-E NEXUS) for Sustainable Development., 24-25 February 2014, Maldives.
  6. The IWA Specialist Conference – Global Challenges: Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery, 26-30 October 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  7. International Workshop on Energy, Environment and Ecosystems (3E) Nexus Initiative for Sustainable Development in Asian Countries 26-27 February 2015, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.
  8. International Workshop on Energy, Environment and Ecosystems (3E) Nexus Initiative for Sustainable Development in Asian Countries, 14-15th January 2016, Da Nang, Vietnam.
  9. International Conference on Green Technologies for Sustainable Water, October 13 – 16, 2017, Pan Pacific Hanoi Hotel, Vietnam.
  10. The IBA-AMBRES Conference, Tianjin, China, 15 – 18 April, 2018.
  11. ‘The International Symposium on “Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development’, 7 – 8 March 2019, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand.
  12. ETMC (Environmental Technology and Management Conference) 2019 in conjunction with the 12th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Environmental Engineering (RC EnvE) 2019 AUN/SEED-Net JICA, 5 – 7 November, Bali, Indonesia.
  13. ‘The Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Conference 2019 (GTSW 2019)’, 1 – 5 December 2019, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Invited Speaker:

  1. 14th Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress, 21-24 February 2012, Singapore.
  2. International workshop “Agenda for Sustainable Asian Cities and Regions”, 30 November – 3 December 2012, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
  3. International Conference “Environmental and Hazardous Substance Management towards a Green Economy”, 21-23 May 2013, Bangkok, Thailand
  4. The 7th Extended Inter-university Workshop on Research and Educational Collaboration in Indochina Region, 25 March 2014, Kyoto, Jepang.
  5. The Third Symposium on Development of Interdisciplinary Consortium on Urban Environment and Health in Asia, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 30 May 2014.
  6. “The 9th Inter-University Workshop on Education and Research Collaboration in the Indochina region”, 27-28 September 2014, Can Tho University, Can Tho, Vietnam.
  7. The 2nd International Seminar on Fundamental and Application of Chemical Engineering 2014 (ISFAChE 2014), 12-13 November 2014, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.
  8. The 6th Korea-Vietnam Green Chemistry Conference, 25-26 June 2015, Daejeon, Korea.
  9. The International Workshop on Membrane in Kobe (iWMK2015), 19-21 Nov 2015, Kobe, Japan.
  10. lnternational Postgraduate Conference on Biotechnology {IPCB} 2016, 24-26 August 2016, ITS, Surabaya.
  11. International Conference FIRST 2016, on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development, Politeknik Negeri Sriwijaya, Palembang, 18 October 2016.
  12. “Sustainable Production of Crops by Appropriate Recycle of Biomass Residues”Collaboration Between Yokohama National University and Lampung University, Lampung, 20 September 2016.
  13. The 2nd lnternational Symposium on Resource Efficiency in Pulp.and Paper Technology (2nd REPTech), Centre for Pulp and Paper, Bandung, Nov 15-17, 2016.
  14. Seminar Nasional Teknologi Industri Hijau 2 pada tanggal 18 Mei 2017, Hotel Santika Premier Semarang, BBTPPI.
  15. Indonesian Clean Technology Meeting 2017, 20 September 2017, Research Unit for Clean Technology, Indonesia Institute of Sciences.
  16. ICEED 2018, International Conference on Eco-engineering & Design 2018) 5-6 September 2018, Kampus Binus Alam Sutera, Serpong, Indonesia.
  17. Guest Lecture in AWMC (Advanced Water Management Centre), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 9 November 2018.
  18. ‘The Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Conference 2019 (GTSW 2019)’, 1 – 5 December 2019, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


  • External examiner postgraduate students: University of Malaya, Malaysia, 1998-2000 (1 PhD Dissertation; 1 Master Thesis), University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa 2009-2010 (2 Ph.D Dissertation), IIT-Guwahati, India, 2008 – 2016 (4 PhD. Dissertation), Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology -Thammasat University, Thailand 2009; 2012 (1 Ph.D Dissertation; 1 Master Thesis), University of Technology Sydney, 2011-2014 (2 Ph.D Dissertation), National University of Singapore, 2015 (1 Master Thesis), ITB (2 PhD Dissertation); Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Novembee ITS, 2015 – 2019 (3 PhD dissertation); Anna University, Chennai, India, 2015-2019 (5 PhD Dissertation), Asian Institute of Technology 2015-2016 (2 PhD Dissertation)


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Bandung, May 15th 2020

Tjandra Setiadi, Ph.D., Prof.

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