Following our success in the first conference on Applied Electromagnetic Technology (1st AEMT) in 2014, the second conference has been conducted on 9 - 12 April 2018. The 2nd AEMT is a forum for national and international researchers, practitioners, government, and institutions to sit together and discuss recent technologies related to electromagnetic technology. Many great ideas have been accomodated to be explored in deep and we expect high number of actual researches and new findings to be discussed during this conference.
The 2nd AEMT conference is a further step of the 1st AEMT, which was conducted in conjunction with the inauguration of the Lombok Geomagnetic Observatory (LOK). After consistently producing data for two years, in this conference, we inaugurate the Nurul Bayan Geomagnetic Station (NRB). This new station, located in the northern part of Lombok, will be a counterpart for LOK which is located in the southern part of Lombok. The couple is an ideal instrument for continuously and comprehensively monitoring the geomagnetic changes over this island.
The theme of the 2nd AEMT is:
“Electromagnetic technology for a better quality of future life”
The first day of the event started with the inauguration of Nurul Bayan Geomagnetic Station (NRB) which is cooperation between Mataram University (Unram), the Deutsched GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ) Potsdam, Nurul Bayan Boarding School and Government of the North Lombok District. The construction of NRB station is sponsored by Aaronia GmbH. The NRB station will complement the presence of the Lombok Geomagnetic Observatory (LOK) which was inaugurated at AEMT 2014 and has been in operation for four years, which is also collaboration between Mataram University, GFZ Potsdam, and Government of the Central Lombok District. Both of these research facilities will be very useful for geomagnetic studies in Eastern Indonesia Region, in particular to support the mitigation of earthquake disaster and exploration of natural resources (geothermal, oil, and gas).
The inauguration ceremony was conducted by the Regent of North Lombok (Dr. Najmul Akhyar) who was accompanied by Prof. Michael Weber (GFZ Potsdam), Dr. Akmaluddin (Dean of Engineering Faculty of Unram) and TGH Abdul Karim (Head of Nurul Bayan Boarding School). The event was witnessed by DAAD Alumni who came from various regions in Indonesia, Representative of GFZ Potsdam, Representative of Aaronia GmbH, Lecturer and Student of University of Mataram, element of Local Government of North Lombok, local community figures, and all students of Nurul Bayan.
The AEMT event on the second day started with workshop activities, delivered by Prof. Michael Weber (GFZ Potsdam) and Mr. Thorsten Schmielus (Aaronia GmbH). Prof. Michael Weber conveyed the latest geothermal exploration technology developed by GFZ Potsdam, where geomagnetic method is very useful in the initial phase for the determination of prospects, which is then combined with other EM methods. On the other hand, Mr. Thorsten conveyed EM sensor latest technology for the detection of drones, which will be very useful in navigation, disaster mitigation and defense. In the question and answer session were expressed various fundamental issues about the application of technology for geothermal exploration, especially regarding difficulties in determining the exact location for drilling. The drone detection technology can still be developed further for longer range and by using sensor technology that is more robust to avoid more noise sources. In addition to the DAAD Alumni, this workshop was also attended by representatives from various related engineering institutions in Lombok and students of Engineering Faculty of Unram.
On the second day, the official opening ceremony of AEMT 2018 was opened by Vice Rector IV Unram (Prof. Suwardji), attended by the Head of North Lombok District, General Manager of National Electrical Company (PT. PLN), Dean of Engineering Faculty of Unram, Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty of Unram, and about 150 invited guests. In the remark by the AEMT 2018 General Chair (Dr. Misbahuddin), the 2nd AEMT was conveyed with successful implementation in collaboration with the IEEE Indonesia Section, with the full supports of the main sponsor of DAAD and Aaronia GmbH, as well as other sponsors.
The plenary sessions were conveyed after the opening ceremony, which are:
The third day was a presentation session for each field of study conducted by the speakers in six parallel rooms. Of the 38 papers presented, 16 of them were presented by DAAD Alumni. Additionally, 11 posters were also presented, of which 2 posters were by DAAD Alumni. The paper/poster presentation took place very well, followed by a very useful discussion to accommodate input from fellow speakers and attendees who have interest in the same field of study.
The closing ceremony was done by rewarding the best papers/poster and best presenters. The best paper awards were given for 9 field of study areas, where for 5 field studies are achieved by DAAD Alumni (Dr. Pudji Irasari, Dwi Astharini M.Sc, Dr. Faizal Arya Samman, Dr. Zulkarnain Jalil, and Dr. Sparisoma Viridi). The best presenters were given to 5 people, of which 4 DAAD Alumni were awarded (Dr. Teti Zubaidah, Dr. Lazuardi Umar, Dr, Oo Abdul Rosyid, and Dr. Sparisoma Viridi)
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