Ade Kurniawan, S.T., M.Eng., Ph.D.
Ade Kurniawan is a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada. He graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering, FT, UGM, with a S.T. in 2009 and an M.Eng. in 2013. He completed his Ph.D. in 2019 in Material Science and Engineering from Hokkaido University, Japan, with a dissertation topic focused on iron ore processing through pyrometallurgy via low carbon reduction. He accomplished a post-doctoral program at the Center for Advanced Study of Energy and Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan (2019-2023), to develop kinetic, exergy, and fluid dynamics modeling skills for iron processing, biomass utilization (through pyrolysis and gasification), and latent heat storage using metal-based phase change materials.

Currently, at the Department of Chemical Engineering, FT UGM, he is active as a researcher in the Ceramic and Composite Laboratory and is part of the Advanced Materials and Mineral Processing expertise group, underpinning his dedication to advancing net-zero emissions in industrial operations. Real-time dynamic process simulation is his specialty, contributing to the development of Operator Training Simulators (OTS). He also developed calculation software for GHG emission inventory and analysis.
  • Ironmaking (Pyrometallurgy)
  • Thermoconversions (Pyrolysis, Gasification)
  • Phase Change Material for Thermal Energy Storage (Carnot Battery)
  • Kinetic analysis
  • Exergy analysis
  • Dynamic Process Simulation (for OTS)
  • GHG Emission Inventory and Analysis