Rika Tri Yunarti


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Inorganic Chemistry
Heterogeneous Catalysis
Energy Conversion
Advance Material
Solid Inorganic and Framework Material
Contact Information
G Building, Level 1, FMIPA, Kampus UI Depok
Ph.D., Clean Energy and System Engineering, University of Science and Technology (UST) – Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea, 2017.
M. Eng., Green Process and System Engineering,  University of Science and Technology (UST) – Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea, 2009.
B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Indonesia, Indonesia, 2006.
Research Interest
Rika’s research interests lie in the area of synthesis and development of solid inorganic and framework material for heterogeneous catalysis. She also works for the chemical processes to produce more valuable chemicals as well as energy.
Short Biography
Rika Tri Yunarti completed her master degree and Ph.D. at University of Science and Technology (UST) in joined research with Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea, under supervision of Dr. Dong Jin Suh (master degree) and Dr. Jeong-Myeong Ha (Ph.D.). Throughout her master studies, she worked for the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks (MOF) and the modification for hydrogen storage. During her Ph.D. studies, her main research topic was preparation of mixed-oxide catalysts for oxidative coupling of methane that focused on the conversion of methane into more valuable components. On 2015, she presented the results at the 249th ACS National meeting & Exposition in Colorado, USA. While doing graduate school, she was occupied as a research assistant at Clean Energy Center of Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) to conduct full time research. She has been a member of Inorganic Division of Department of Chemistry UI since 2009. 
Rika has spent most of her life in Jakarta. She prefers to stay warm and doesn’t like winter. She enjoys listening for music, baking, gardening, coffee, social activities, photography, and other art activities. She is a mother, teacher, researcher, and view finder.
Honor & Awards
  • Scholarship Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), 2013-2017, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea.
  • Travel award Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), 2015, 249th American Chemical Society (ACS) National meeting & Exposition – Denver, Colorado USA.
  • Laboratory electric note award Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), 2015, Seoul – South Korea.
  • Hibah Awal Riset UI, 2012, Universitas Indonesia.
  • Scholarship Korea Research Foundation (KRF), 2007-2009, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea.
Selected Publications
  • Yunarti, R.T., Gu, S., Choi, J.W., Jae, J., Suh, D.J., Ha, J.M. (2017). “Oxidative coupling of methane using Na2WO4/Mn/Mg/Ti/SiO2 catalysts: effects of Mg and Ti additives”. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng.
  • Yunarti, R.T. Lee, M., Hwang, Y.J., Choi, J.W., Suh, D.J., Lee, J. Kim, I.W., Ha, J.M. (2014). “Transition metal-doped TiO2 nanowires catalysts for the oxidative coupling of methane”. Catal. Commun.. 50: 54-58.
  • 금속 첨가 티타늄산화물 나노와이어 촉매, 이의 제조방법 및 이를 이용한 메탄 산화이량화 반응방법 (Metal-added titanium oxide nanowire catalysts, the preparation and oxidative methane quantification). Korean Patent (Registration). (2015). 10-2015-0087557.
  •  Sihombing, R., Krisnandi, Y.K., Widya, R., Luthfiyah, S.Z., Yunarti, R.T. (2015). “Adsorption of phosphate ion in water lithium-intercalated gibbsite”. Makara Journal of Science. 19/4: 131-136.
  • Yunarti, R.T., Zulys, A., Harahap, L.Y., Pramukti, M.S.A. (2013). “Effectiveness of iron fortification on soy-based foods using ferrous bisglycinate in the presence of phytic acid”. Makara Journal of Science. 17/3: 11-16.
  • Wibowo, W., Utari, T., Yunarti, R.T. (2011). “Anion exchange capacity of chromate on modified zeolite clinoptilolite with HDTMA-Br and its regeneration”. Makara Sains. 15: 53-57.
  •  Yunarti, R.T., Suh, D.J., Suh, Y.W. (2008). “Hydrogen storage capacities of MOF-5 and microporous carbon: effects of Pt loading and hybridization”. Trans. of the Korean Hydrogen and New Energy Society. 19: 377-385.