To create alternative energy sources, the Industrial Technology Faculty (FTI) Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) Yogyakarta developed a fuel cell power plant called Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electro Project UII.

The development of the fuel cell power plant was the result of collaboration with PT Cascadient Indonesia. The innovation was officially launched on the UII campus in Yogyakarta on Friday (1/18/2019).

Chairman of FTI UII’s Electrical Engineering (TE) study program, Yusuf Aziz Amrulloh, said that the development of the fuel cell power plant is also an alternative power plant by utilizing the potential of new and renewable energy sources. Namely, with hydrogen fuel cell energy.

“With the completion of the construction of the project, it is expected to be a model and education and inspiration to be able to take advantage of the potential of new and renewable energy sources. Especially in fulfilling electricity needs, especially in educational institutions, “Yusuf said on Friday (1/18/2019).

FTI UII Hydrogen Fuel Cell Project Manager Setyawan Wahyu Pratomo explained, the way this hydrogen fuel cell power plant works is by converting hydrogen fuel into 48 VDC electrons or electricity through chemical reactions in the reactor tube. Then the 48 VDC output is converted to 220 VAC electricity through an inventer.

“For the operation of the valve, the hydrogen gas cylinder is opened, then the flow of hydrogen gas flows in the hydrogen fuel cell reactor stacking circuit until finally there is an electrical electron exchange of 48 VDC, from 48 VDC electricity connected to the 220vac inventer so that electricity can be used,” Setyawan said in between the launches.

According to Setyawan in general the hydrogen fuel cell of 48 DVC can be used for the needs of Telecommunications BTS. Whereas in UII with a capacity of 2.5 KW with a hybrid system it is used to meet the electricity needs at FTI. At the same time adding existing power plants, namely PLTS, PLN and generator sets.

“With the electric load in UII 220 VAC, the fuel cell capacities can be inventered from 48 DC to 220 VAC, so that it can become an alternative power plant,” he explained.
Source: SindoNews

The Third International Conference on Information Technology and Digital Applications (ICITDA) in 2018, an annual conference convened by Department of Informatics, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Universitas Indonesia was successfully held in the capital city of Philippines, Manila, on

Thursday-Friday (8-9 November 2018). This year, Department of Informatics collaborated with College of Information Technology and Computer Science, University of The Cordilleras Philippines.

The ICITDA conference is an International forum for exchanging of ideas, knowledge, and experience on the latest development in the field of information technology and digital applications among researchers from academia, engineers, and practitioners from industries. This conference is also expected to enable opportunities for collaboration among the participants to advance the theory and practice in the field of information technology.

ICITDA has been a hub of many people from many countries, especially from Asia. Since its inception, ICITDA has been the work of many universities. It was started two years ago, in 2016, with a collaboration work of Informatics Department, Universitas Islam Indonesia, from Indonesia and Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand, and Youngsan University, South Korea. And in 2018, we had our colleagues from University of the Cordilleras (Baguio, Philippines) to host this conference, extending our academic collaboration with more countries involved.

ICITDA 2018 received 103 papers from 6 countries, and 52 papers were accepted in various topics, and 51 delegates will present these papers. To make sure that we have a high quality paper, we also have 27 high quality reviewers from 7 countries, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Taiwan, Netherlands, and Philippines.

This year’s conference featured two keynote speakers, Dr. Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Professor at Department of Information Systems and Computer Science Ateneo de Manila, Philippines and Dr. Teduh Dirgahayu, the Chair of Centre for Enterprise Information System Universitas Islam Indonesia.

Three papers have been awarded as the best paper for each track. In Application Track, Erick David A. Laurente and his collegues from Mapua University got the highest score with their paper titled “Braille3D: Using Haptic and Voice Feedback for Braille Recognition and 3D Printing for the Blind”. In Software Engineering Track, the paper titled “Bias detection in Philippine political news articles using SentiWordNet and Inverse Reinforcement Model” from University of San Carlos was excellent enough to get the best paper award. Lastly, in Hard Science Track, Lorena W. Rabago and her collegues from Asia Pacific College won the best paper with their work titled “Q-DAR: Quick Disaster Aid and Response Model Using Naive Bayes and Bag-of-Words Algorithm”. [/fy]

Nine students of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Technology UII attended the Student Exchange program at Chulalangkorn University Thailand. This collaboration program has been established between Chulalangkorn University Thailand and UII since 2013. The program will be held for 4 full months, starting on January 14, 2019.

The Vice Rector UII for Networking & Entrepreneurship, Ir. Wiryono Raharjo, M.Arch., Ph.D., said that this Student Exchange program is one of the manifestations of the university internationalization in order to have competitiveness with other world class universities.

“We need to improve the ability of students, both in terms of academic and non-academic. So, we hope that this program can improve the ability of students," said Wiryono at the students release ceremony at GBPH Prabuningrat UII Building, Jl. Kaliurang Km. 14.5, on Friday (4/1).

Internationalization of the university is one of the important programs in the vision and mission of UII. Vice Rector UII for Student Affairs, Religion & Alumni, Dr. Drs. Rohidin, SH., M.Ag., presenter that this program aims to hone students' abilities in various aspects. Both in terms of academic, soft skills and even culture.

“Through this program, we hope that this program is able to provide new insights and improve the ability of the students themselves. Don't let us be great only at our own home, we have to be able to compete with the global community,” said Rohidin.

In front of the students participating in the program, Rohidin advised to keep the good name of UII and get new knowledge there. "You will bring the name of your alma master. So, keep the good name of UII. It means that you have to keep your manners. Please do not follow the negative culture out there and share your experiences and enthusiasm with other students,” he ordered.

Dr. Arif Hidayat, S.T., M.T., the Secretary of the Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering, said that seven of the program participants will be placed in Petroleum and Petrochemical College (PPC). Meanwhile, two other students will be placed in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Arif said, while in Thailand students will carry out various kinds of academic and non-academic activities.

The nine students of the Student Exchange program are Febri Putri Batama, Muhammad Fadila Putra, Bagus Surya Saputra, Fakhri Fachreza, Anjanetta Nadya Pasha, Salma Avia Pratidina and Silvi Nursukma Indri at Petroleum and Petrochemical College (PPC) and Malik Nur Hakim and Siti Mursidah in Chemical Engineering Department.

During the program, each student will be given living expenses and study fees. In addition, the value of the courses they take can also be converted to courses in UII. (ENI / RS / FY)