Prof. Dr. Ir. Gandjar Kiswanto, M.Eng., lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia (FTUI), received an award from The O&J Péters Grant for Development Cooperation 2022. This award was given during the 2022 World Congress of Micro and Nano Manufacturing in Leuven, Belgium. Thanks to his past research achievements, Prof. Gandjar has met the Peters Foundation’s O&J criteria.

The institute was founded in 1986, after the awarding of the prestigious Georg Schlesinger Award to Professor Jacques Péters by the Berlin Federal State Senate. The O&J Péters Grant focuses on several areas including manufacturing systems, dimensional metrology, precision engineering, production management, mechatronics, robotics, medical technology, and sustainable production.

There are three categories in The O&J Péters Grant. First, a postdoc scholarship for research at KU Leuven, for 3–12 months. Second, financial support for research or educational projects in developing countries is supported by KU Leuven’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. Third, grants to young academics in developing countries, with Ph.D. from KU Leuven, to start their academic career at a technical school in their country. Of the three categories, Prof. Gandjar won the second category.

This category was achieved thanks to the fulfillment of the excellent past research achievement criteria. One of the studies that brought Prof. Gandjar won this award by developing and manufacturing a 5-Axis Micro Milling machine which was carried out with students. This machine has a level of accuracy and precision equivalent to products produced by well-known industries. The advantage, Prof. Gandjar, and the team can produce high-quality products, but at a much lower price, which is around 1/10 or even more.

For this achievement, Prof. Gandjar is grateful for receiving a prestigious award from KU Leuven. KU Leuven is a well-known university whose existence in the field of Manufacturing is recognized worldwide, both by universities and industry.

“This achievement motivates me to work and produce even better research and have an international impact. Hopefully, I will have a long life, be healthy, blessed, and be able to continue to carry out research and work to produce something that has a positive impact on society, UI, Indonesia, and internationally,” said Prof. Gandjar.

Prof. Dr. Ir. Gandjar Kiswanto, M.Eng. Received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at FTUI in 1995. The man who was born in Pontianak completed his master’s and doctoral studies in Production Engineering, Machine Design, and Automation at the Department of Werktuigkunde–KU, Leuven in 1998 and 2003. His teaching career began in 1995 by teaching the Mechatronics course. , Automation and Robotics, Machine Vision Systems, CAD/CAM, and Computer Basics.

Apart from being a lecturer, Prof. Gandjar is currently also Chair of the Design, Manufacturing, and Automation Science Group. Previously, he served as Head of the Manufacturing Technology and Automation Laboratory of DTM FTUI, as well as Secretary of the Department, and most recently as Director of the Directorate of Operations and Maintenance of UI Facilities (January 2015 to January 2022).

He has produced several scientific publications, including The Effect of Spindle Speed, Feed-Rate and Machining Time to the Surface Roughness and Burr Formation of Aluminum Alloy 1100 in Micro-Milling Operation (2014), A Hybrid Analytical-and Discrete-Based Methodology for Determining Cutter-Workpiece Engagement in Five-Axis Milling (2015), Micro-Dimple Pattern Process and Orthogonal Cutting Force Analysis of Elliptical Vibration Texturing (2016), Investigation of The Micro-Milling Process of Thin-Wall Features of Aluminum Alloy 1100 ( 2017), and The Digital Twin Application for Micro-Tool Wear Monitoring with Open-Source CAD System (2022).


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