Researchers and Staffs


 At our center, we view our researchers and staffs as our most valuable assets. We recognize their distinctive abilities and individual contributions are critical to our success. We are committed to provide them a challenging and rewarding work environment.


Filda Yusgiantoro

Filda is the chairperson and a researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). She received her bachelor degree in engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). She also holds a master degree in business and management (MBM) at Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy) and master of business administration (MBA) at Nanyang Business School (Singapore). Her passion in research led her to continue for a doctoral degree at Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University (Australia), in which she was awarded the degree recently. Her doctoral dissertation focused on economic and financial issues in households and small businesses in Indonesia. At PYC, she aims to expand her research interest on some particular issues in the energy sector, including financing access to energy. Outside managing PYC, she simply enjoys reading, traveling or spending time with her family.

Research interest: energy poverty; financing for energy access; rural and household energy

Rahmantara Trichandi

Chandi is a research assistant at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center with focus on renewable energy. He holds a bachelor degree in geophysical engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung. During his bachelor study, he also participated in numerous social activities and was elected as the chairman of Geophysical Engineering Student Union. Upon the completion of his bachelor degree in 2015, he obtained a grant to continue his study from the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education by the Ministry of Finance. He continued his study and obtained master degrees in applied geophysics from TU Delft (The Netherland), ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and RWTH Aachen (Germany). While completing his master degree, he also worked in GFZ Potsdam as an assistant researcher with focus on geothermal area monitoring. His research experiences covers various fields, including monitoring of a volcano, bed-rock investigation, archaeological discoveries, and geothermal area assessment. In his free time, Chandi loves to play volleyball, swimming and also photo hunting while travelling.

Research interests: renewable energy; geothermal

Akhmad Hanan

Hanan is a research assistant at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). He earned his bachelor degree from Oceanography major at Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP) in 2014. He also holds a master degree in Energy Security at Universitas Pertahanan (UNHAN) (Indonesia Defense University) in 2017. During his undergraduate study, he actively participated in field research as an expert assistant in a remote sensing “Expedition of NKRI Maluku Corridor – North Maluku (Ekspedisi NKRI koridor Maluku – Maluku Utara)” by the Special Forces Command (Komando Pasukan Khusus (Kopassus)) of an Indonesian Army in 2013. His paper entitled “Mapping of the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Potential in Indonesia” entered the top ten best paper of national technology conferences organized by the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) in 2016. Away from work, he loves traveling, watching football and learning computer programming to create a digital start up.

Research interests: energy security; ocean thermal energy; maritime studies

Massita Ayu Cindy

Ayu is a research assistant at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). She holds a bachelor and master degree both in Geophysical Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) using the fast track program and graduate in 2016. During her college life, she actively participated as the committee in ITB’s Geophysical Engineering Student Executive Broad and also Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG). Her passion in geoscience, especially in renewable energy application, led her to do a research in the geothermal field in 2015 and continue experimenting in the same field but focusing Merapi volcano in 2016. Both research results have been presented in two different international conferences, ITB’s International Geothermal Workshop 2015 (IIGW 2015) where she achieved the best presenter and Southeast Asian Conference in Geophysics 2016 (SEACG 2016). Outside research, she is passionate with drawing and designing. Thus, she loves to channel her drawings in her presentations or designing posters for events.

Research interests: renewable energy; geothermal

Hilman Syahri Fathoni

Hilman is a research assistant in Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). He earned his bachelor degree from geological engineering major at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in 2016. Back to his college years, Hilman chaired the International Student Energy Summit 2015 in Bali, a global youth summit on energy and environment that cemented his decision to embark his career and academic path on sustainable energy development. Away from work, he loves to immerse himself in learning new languages and laughing hard while watching TV series and movies.

Research interests: energy sustainable development

Anggun Alfina Zakia

Anggun is a research assistant in Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). She earned her bachelor degree from economics at Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) in 2015. During her study in UNAIR, she actively participated in national calls for paper and her papers had presented in several national call for paper competitions, such as in the 7th Eccents (7th Economics Events) by HIMA EP UNAIR (a student organization in development economics UNAIR) 2014, the 6th Eccents (6th Economics Events) by HIMA EP UNAIR (a student organization in development economics at UNAIR) 2013, and LEM 2013 (Liga Ekonomi Mahasiswa) by HIMA EP Universitas Atmajaya Yogyakarta (a student organization in development economics at Universitas Atmajaya Yogyakarta) 2013. After her graduation until late 2016, she involved in several research projects in collaboration with the local government in East Java as a research assistant. In her spare time, she loves learning to cook traditional food from her mother.

Research interests: energy poverty; energy economics; rural and household energy

Febria Oroh

Febria is a treasurer for Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). She currently sits in the board of commissioners at a growing media and digital communication company. Her past work experiences include deals in industrial law and once achieved success leading a retail, cosmetic company by rapid, increased revenues and numbers of outlets across Indonesia. She holds a bachelor degree in law from Universitas Trisakti. During her free time, she enjoys reading law books, practicing yoga and traveling.

Amelia Yusgiantoro

Amelia heads the secretariat for Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). She is one of the members of the board of commissioners at one of the fastest growing retail company that focuses on high-end consumer products. She is also the Director of a start-up company that provides a technology based solution for micro and small enterprises as well as individual clients. She holds a professional degree in dentistry from Universitas Indonesia (UI). She loves reading books and baking outside from her busy schedule.

Pingkan Serafien

Pingkan coordinates events and public relation for Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). Her academic background is in communication from Universitas Sahid, Jakarta. Prior to joining PYC, Pingkan has been involved in numerous marketing and public relations, and works on diverse companies and organizations for nearly 12 years. She also has many experiences on organizing events, starting from local to national ones. Pingkan is such a big fan of her six amazing dogs as she loves to walk them in her free time.


Nurmasyidah is responsible for finance and accounting work in Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). She holds an academic degree in accountancy from Perbanas Institute, Jakarta. Nurmasyidah has been involved in different accountancy works in several organizations for many years. Outside of work, one of her big passions is cooking particularly when it comes to Aceh’s cuisine, a thing that brings her back to her own cultural roots. She has been married to her beloved husband happily for 26 years, blessed with a daughter and a son.

Like Ulfa Triana

Like carries out tasks as a junior librarian and data resources for Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). She has a bachelor degree in Library and Information Science major from Universitas Indonesia (UI) in 2016. During her undergraduate study, Like has taken parts in a variety of internships, part-time works as well as projects around library and information management. Apart from academic focus, Like also participated in extracurricular activities such as international conference and youth exchange that further enrich her experiences. She is keen on traveling, from hiking mountains to enjoying beaches.

Jusa Junaedi

Jusa is a junior librarian and data resources for Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). He is a fresh graduate from Library and Information Science major at Universitas Indonesia (UI). During his undergraduate study, he joined several projects of library and archive. He enjoyed taking part as a collection cataloger and passionate to enrich his skill around library and archive system. In Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center Library, he learns more about the library system (SLiMs) and special library management. He is also active in some organizations and committees, especially in some projects related to children and education. The most inspiring social project he took is when he participated as a teacher in some rural areas of Java at UI Mengajar. Away from work, he loves to spend his time watching movies and still enjoys taking part in several social activities.

Candra Pebrita Muliawan

Candra is an office supporter for Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). He earned an academic degree in marketing from Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP) in 2002. Candra’s work is to perform administrative and office support activities for events as well as daily office’s requirements in PYC. When off from work, Candra loves to spend time playing video games and exploring around places.


Putu Rusta Adijaya

Rusta is a research intern at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). He is currently an undergraduate student in Economic Development major at Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. His interest in research had won his paper (as a co-author) in the 4th place of Bank Indonesia Call of Papers. The paper has been published in the International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues (IJEFI) Vol. 7, No.3 (2017). He aims to conduct research in green finance and energy poverty for PYC given his passion in poverty, inequality, economic growth, and macroeconomics. In his free time, he likes to procrastinate in order to develop his next research ideas.

 Galih Panuntun

Galih is a library intern at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). Currently, he is an undergraduate student in Library and Information Science major at Universitas Indonesia (UI). He is very passionate to learn more about collection cataloging in the library system. Through Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center Library, he learns on how to conduct specific library maintenance which includes cataloging, preservation, and online catalog management for library collection and archive. In his free time, he likes solo traveling and playing video games.

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