Rika Tri Yunarti, S.Si., M.Eng., Ph.D

Rika Tri Yunarti
 Iman Abdullah
NUP: 030903195
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Scopus Author ID: 56086215900

Inorganic Chemistry
Assistant Professor
Heterogeneous Catalysis
Materials Chemistry
Mixed-oxide catalysts material
Energy and Chemical Conversion
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 mixed-oxide catalysts as heterogeneous catalysis. She also works for the chemical processes to produce more valuable chemicals as well as energy conversion.
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., Isa, I.D., Dimonti, L.C.C., Dwiatmoko, A. A., Ridwan, M., Ha, J.M. (2021), “Study of Ag2O/TiO2 Nanowires Synthesis and Characterization for Heteregeneous Reduction Reaction Catalysis of 4-nitrophenol”. Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects 26, 100719.
  • Yulizar, Y., Eprasatya, A., Apriandanu, D.O.B., Yunarti, R.T., (2021), “Facile Synthesis of ZnO/GdCoO3 Nanocomposites, Characterization and Their Photocatalytic Activity Under Visible Light Illumination”. Vacuum 183, 109821.
  • Susanto, S.A., Yunarti, R.T., Widjaya, R.R., Maryati, Y., Dwiatmoko, A.A., Aulia, F., Rinaldi, N., (2021), “Catalytic Conversion of Ethanol to Butanol Over Magnesium Oxide Catalysts”. IOP Conference Series: Material Science and Engineering 1011 (1), 012028.
  • Khalil, M., Amanda, A., Yunarti, R.T., Jan, B.M., Irawan, S., (2020), “Synthesis and Application of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles as Gas Migration Control Additive in oil and Gas Cement”. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 195, 107660.
  • Liandi, A.R., Yunarti, R.T., Nurmawan, M.F., Cahyana, A.H., (2020), “The Utilization of Fe3O4 Nanocatalyst in Modifying Cinnamaldehyde Compound to Synthesis 2-Amino-4H-Chromene Derivative”. Materials Today: Proceeding 22, 193-198.
  • Eprasatya, A., Yulizar, Y., Yunarti, R.T., Apriandanu, D.O.B., (2020), “Fabrication of Gd2O3 Nanoparticles in Hexane-water System using Myristica Fragrans Houtt Leaves Extract and Their Photodegradation Activity of Malachite Green”. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 902 (1), 012004.
  •  Febriantini, D., Cahyana, A.H., Yunarti, R.T., Liandi, A.R., Ardiansah, B., (2019), “Microwave-assisted One-pot Multicomponent Synthesis of 1,4-dihydropyridine derivatives using Nanochitosan”., AIP Conference Proceedings 2168 (1), 020068.
  •  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. 5, 3667-3674.
  •  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.
  •  Metal-added titanium oxide nanowire catalysts, the preparation and oxidative methane quantification. Korean Patent (Registration). (2015). 10-2015-0087557.
  •  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.