ADB-AKSI Awardee Brief Profile

Universitas Jambi pada tahun 2019 dan 2020 telah memberangkatan 7 orang Dosen di lingkungan Universitas Jambi untuk mengikuti studi lanjut Program Doktoral ke beberapa negara eropa (Jerman, Belanda, Hungaria, Prancis, Slovania dan Jepang. Kegiatan ini merupakan salah satu implementasi Soft Program melalui Proyek  Advance Knowledge and Skills for Sustainable Growth in Indonesia (AKSI) yang didukung oleh Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan dan Asian Development Bank (ADB). Para kandidat doktor ini diharapkan dapat memperdalam ilmu dalam upaya pengembangan Center of Excellent (CoE) yang ada di Universitas Jambi. Ketujuh penerima beasiswa itu adalah Hermansyah (Maastricht University, Belanda ), Rizki Andre Handika (Kanazawa University, Jepang), Zakky Fathoni (Wageningen University, Belanda), Lilik Ulfiati (University of Pannonia, Hungaria), Mauladi (University of Göttingen, Jerman), Endarman Saputra (Claude Bernard University Lyon, Prancis) dan Rio Yusri Maulana (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)


Herwansyah is an external PhD at Department of International Health, Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University the Netherlands sponsored by Asian Development Bank Advanced Knowledge and Sustainable Growth (ADB AKSI) Project. His main research interest lie in the field of Sustainable Development Goals, especially the issue of maternal health in developing countries setting. Herwansyah’s ongoing projects range from the study of investigating how maternal health services can be best improved in Indonesia.

The research outcomes are expected to contribute to development and innovation processes through maternal health services project in Province of Jambi, naturally under the supervision of three qualified experts in the field of international public health – Associate Professor Katarzyna Czabanowska, Professor Peter Schroder-Back, and Dr. Valia Kalaitzi.

Herwansyah received a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from The University of Western Australia in 2016 funded by Australia Awards Scholarship which offered by the Australian Government. Prior to starting the PhD program, he worked as a junior teaching staff at Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universitas Jambi, Indonesia.


As a lecturer of the Environmental Engineering Dept. at Jambi University (Indonesia), Rizki Andre Handika focused on the air pollution management field to develop innovations through lecturing, researching, and step by step in implementing for better air to breathe. Since 2016, he has made a roadmap to view and detail his routes, including exploring inventarisation emission, air pollution monitoring, and developing modeling to the atmospheric pollution and environment. Moreover, he also joined in some networking to share and gain knowledge in air pollution management. They are EA-Nanonet that performed monitoring of ambient size-segregated particles until nanoparticle (PM0.1) in several Southeast Asia countries, International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ), and Japan Association of Aerosol Science and Technology (JAAST).

In 2019, he pursued a doctoral study in the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, for learning atmospheric environment and pollution control engineering. In there, he joined Prof. Masami FURUUCHI Lab that focused on the research of aerosols pollutants, with the achievement to measure nano-sized particles (PM0.1) either in ambient or personal exposure. Through one year in this lab, they have decided on the topic and objectives of Rizki’s research during his study. Since he chose to research personal exposure, his subject is developing online personal nanoparticle exposure monitoring with three (3) objectives. These three objectives are to build a personal online tool for PM0.1 exposure, field measurement in Japan’s nanomaterials workplaces (nano-TiO2 and carbon black), and Indonesia’s living environments.

During the covid-19 pandemic this year, some plans have to be adjusted and affected to works in his research. While the literature review works can still be performed, and preliminary works for developing the new tool for online personal PM0.1 exposure have started to occur, he should wait for field measurement in the nano-materials workplace and living environments. However, there are some achievements in his one year study, such as:

  • The 37th Annual Meeting and Symposium on Aerosol Science and Technology ( as a poster presenter;
  • The 2nd International Conference on Environment, Sustainability Issues and Community Development ( with one paper in bibliometric analysis for mapping the development and growth of publications on nanoparticle exposure; and
  • submit one revised manuscript in the Aerosol and Air Quality Research Journal ( related to personal exposure in workplaces for nano-TiO2 material.

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Zakky Fathoni has been assigned as a lecturer at the University of Jambi since 2005 in the Agribusiness Department Faculty of Agriculture. Dedicated and experienced College Lecturer over fifteen years of experience serving as a Lecturer in the Agribusiness Department, conducting research in agricultural economics, and also doing community service activities in many districts in Jambi Province. He was also actively involved in Agricultural Economist Association for Jambi Province (PERHEPI Komda Jambi) as vice secretary since 2019.

In 2007, he took his master’s degree at Wageningen University. He conducted his thesis research on the topic of Market Integration of Rubber in Jambi Province. During his master’s study, he was involved in the Indonesian Student Association and was assigned as Coordinator of the Social Relation division. He finished his master’s degree from Wageningen University in 2009.

Now, he returns to Wageningen University as a Ph.D. Students at Development Economics Group Wageningen Social Study (WASS). Zakky Fathoni has been supervised by Professor Erwin Bulte, in his research of Socio-Economic Analysis of Oil Palm Rejuvenation in Jambi Province. With the good academic atmosphere at Wageningen University that is known as the best Agricultural University in the world, he will gain an opportunity to get a better education.

Oil Palm Rejuvenation in Jambi Province has become an interesting issue since oil palm is one of the leading commodities in Jambi Province. More than 200 thousand households in Jambi Province have been involved in oil palm plantation. Regarding the age and productivity of oil palm that has already declined, it is important to rejuvenate the oil palm plantation immediately. Farmers will lose their income during the immature periods of rejuvenation. Therefore, the socio-economic analysis of oil palm smallholders is interesting to be determined.

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Lilik Ulfiati joins her Ph. D program at Multilingualism Doctoral School, Faculty of Modern Philology and Social Sciences, University of Pannonia, Hungary on March 2020. This program is funded by Asian Development Bank Advanced Knowledge and Sustainable Growth (ADB – AKSI) Project, University of Jambi, Indonesia. Ulfiati is a lecturer of English Education Study Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, University of Jambi.

Ulfiati research interest concerns on academic writing of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in the context of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Her focus Ph. D topic is about syntatical and lexical complexities in EFL academic writing in the light of Dynamic Systems Theory (DST) insight. The proposed research topic aims at figuring out how both syntactical and lexical features of academic writing genres change in EFL postgraduate program. This research will contribute with regard to lexical and syntactic development in this study has important implications for the field of second language writing, and EAP teaching in Jambi Province, Indonesia. Furthermore, Ulfiati Ph. D research project is supervised by Prof. Marjolijn Verspoor who is well-known for her work on Complex Dynamic Systems Theory (DST) and the application of dynamic system theory to study second language development. Her interest is also in second language writing.

Ulfiati achieved her master degree in English Language Education on 2010 from Universitas Negeri Malang and sponsored by Beasiswa Program Pascasarjana (BPPS) of Kementerian Pendidikan Nasional, Indonesia. She, moreover, joined a short course program in Institute of Education (IOE), London University on 2011 which focused on English for Young Learners (EYL) funded by Kementerian Pendidikan Nasional, Indonesia. On 2018, Ulfiati attended workshop in Social Sciences and Humanities on Global Interaction and Citizenship held by Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam and KITLV, Leiden University, Utrecht University and funded by Kemenristek-Dikti, Indonesia.


Mauladi is a lecturer in information system program at The Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), Jambi University since 2013. Before moving to FST, he has experience as an IT developer in an International company, Jakarta. In 2008 to 2017, he started to build basic-level information technology for Jambi University such as email service, increasing significant bandwidth, zero blank spot initiator and change the management data center into virtual perspective for a good availability.

He completed his master of engineering in information technology subject at Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia in 2012. His research in analytical of behavior  access based on server log data.

He is currently joining practical informatics research group in PhD Computer Science (PCS) The University of Göttingen, Germany. His research is under supervision of Prof. Dr. Ramin Yahyapour and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Delphine Reinhardt. He proposes the research in Biometric identification and multi identification. Biometric identity base has long been used by a government, device access verification and international organization in specific proposes such as verification passport in every country, fingerprint to enter data center, and civil identity database. The advantage in biometric is the identity correlated into individual humans directly. The problem today is a user on the Internet or cloud does not have a unique human identity globally. The research will investigate a way to integrate the difference biometric system in federated identity management. The study awarded by The Asian Development Bank Advanced Knowledge and Sustainable Growth (ADB AKSI) Project, Jambi University, Indonesia.



Endarman joined the university of Jambi in 2003 as a lecturer in sport management and badminton. Dedicated and experienced College Lecturer with over fifteen years of experience serving as a Lecturer in the Sports, Coaching and Helath Department. He also actively involved in sports management such serve as Director of Event Management Jambi Province Football Association (2017 – 2021) and Head of Sport Sciences and Development of Jambi Province Sport Committee (KONI) from January 2016 to December 2020. And also directly involved in the management structure of the Indonesian Amateur Boxing Association (PERTINA) Jambi Province (2005 – present).

In 2014 he obtained his postgraduate qualification from Kyungpook National University, South Korea: Master of Science in sports management and marketing. At Kyungpook National University Dr. Jeong Howon has been directing his honors thesis entitled The Relationship among Team Quality, Fan Satisfaction, Brand Mark and Behavior Loyalty: an Indonesian Perspective. He also received considerable hands on training working as a research assistant for Dr. Jeong Howon Laboratory of Sport Marketing. In this position he was able to help Dr. Jeong with setting up his laboratory, an experience that provided many learning opportunities.

Currently he is studying a PhD at the  Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 (University of Lyon) France, Laboratory of Vulnerabilities and Innovation in Sport (L-VIS), Unite de Formation et de Recherche (UFR), Sciences et Techniques des Activites Physiques et Sportives (STAPS). Endarman working with Professor Guillaume BODET, in his ongoing for ways to develop sport management and marketing. His research interests focus on the marketing and consumption of sport services, products, brands and events. Evaluating new sporting events impact on consumers at the Tour de Singkarak’s is the main thing that is being researched and studied by Endarman. With good academic atmosphere in Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, he will gain an opportunity to get a better education.

Sport management and marketing in Indonesia are still new, it has not developed well yet. There are a small number of universities in the country have sport management and marketing made some contribution for sport development in Indonesia. Indonesia needs to have more researchers and practitioners in sport management and marketing to solve the problems. Endarman will be able to take part in the solution trough his active involvement not only as a lecturer but also a researcher and an activist in sport organization.


Rio Yusri Maulana, born in Kuala Tungkal, June 9th, 1993. PhD students at Joint Doctoral Program Governance and Economic in The Public Sector, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana (UL), Slovenia. The program is highly inter-and multidisciplinary oriented, organized by the Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and the Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka in Croatia. With a scholarship from the Asian Development Bank – Advanced Knowledge and Sustainable Growth (ADB-AKSI) Project in 2020.

Rio has a scientific background in the field of Governance, especially in policy innovation in the public sector, one of which is the digital transformation of government. On this PhD research, the topic focuses on Collaborative Governance in the Implementation of e-Government: Building Trust by-Inclusion in Local Government. This research will provide comprehensive analysis in what ways a government grow, develop and build public trust, the issue becomes important because digital government potentially transforms citizen to government interactions in two ways: by improving service delivery, including costs; and by improving communication between citizens and government, under the supervision of Dr. Mitja Dečman, an expert in the field of government digitalization and is also the Vice Dean for Student Affairs. The results of this doctoral study expected to enhance a new reference for academics in the field of public administration and government studies, resulting in a model for developing digital government in Indonesia that focus on public trust and inclusive policies.

Rio completed a Bachelors and Master Degree with majoring on Government Studies at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD), Bandung, Indonesia. Rio is currently active as a lecturer and Program Secretary at the Department of Government Sciences, Universitas Jambi, Indonesia. And since 2018 he has been trusted to be an Advisory Member of Government Commission at Jambi Regional People’s Representative Council.

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Author: Admin AKSI UNJA

Koordinator Monitoring dan Evaluasi PIU AKSI ADB UNIVERSITAS JAMBI