Muhammad Razin Abdullah


Razin was a Research Assistant at the Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) from 2019 until 2021.

At PYC, he is involved in research on mini LNG feasibility study, assessment on upstream and downstream oil & gas industry, Indonesia’s future energy supply study, and assessment of off-grid electrification. His opinions subject to energy-related issues have been published in several media such as the roadmap to Indonesian coal. He is active in many organizations since his bachelor’s degree; for example, as an executive board in geophysical engineering student union (HIMA TG ‘TERRA’ ITB) and Indonesian Undergraduate Geophysical Competition (IUGC). His passion for education earned him 3rd place and 2nd place in national geophysical competitions in 2014 and 2015.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, playing games, and watching football and movies.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Geophysical Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and a master’s degree in Applied Earth Science from Delft University of Technology. He pursued his master’s study with the support of the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) scholarship in 2016-2018. 

Research interests: oil and gas, renewable energy, energy economics



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Prof. Ir. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, MSc, MA, PhD, IPU

Founder of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)

Purnomo Yusgiantoro is the Founder of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). He received his bachelor degree (Ir.) in Petroleum Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia; MSc in Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA; MA in Economics from University of Colorado, USA; and PhD in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines, USA. Since 2014, Purnomo dedicates much of his time, knowledge, and skills to teaching the subject of energy economics at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). In addition, Purnomo is the Co-founder of Universitas Pertahanan (Unhan), Indonesia, where he teaches the subject of energy security until now. He is now a senior advisor for the Executive Office of the President Republic of Indonesia.

Purnomo has vast experiences working and contributing in the energy and defence sector of Indonesia. He worked as a consultant for the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the field of energy economics and sustainable development. He also acted as the Chairman of Board of Commissioners for Pertamina. Purnomo has held a position as Vice Governor of National Defense Agencies (Lemhannas). Purnomo was the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia for three consecutive terms, from 2000 until 2009. After that, he held the position of Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia between 2009 and 2014. In the global sphere, Purnomo served as the Governor of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its Secretary General as well as President, based in Vienna, Austria. He also carried the responsibility as the Chairman of the ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting (AMEM). He continues his devotion to the energy sector development by establishing PYC in 2016.