History FMIPA UI
The history of the establishment of FMIPA UI is inseparable from the great history of the founding of the University of Indonesia. FMIPA UI at the beginning of the establishment of the University of Indonesia was known by the name of the Faculty of Definitive Science and Natural Science (FIPIA), located in Bandung. In line with the development of the UI which is centered in the national capital, the faculty was later released to become one of the faculties managed by the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) which was opened in 1959.
Furthermore, the University of Indonesia plans to establish a FIPIA based in Jakarta. This was also based on a plan from the Department of Education, Teaching, and Culture at the time that sought advice from several experts at the University of Indonesia. This plan was then followed up with a meeting of the experts on May 18th, 1960. led by the Chair of the Presidium of the University of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Soedjono D. Poesponegoro. The meeting was also attended by Prof. dr. R. Slamet Iman Santoso, Prof. dr. Soetarman, Prof. dr. B. Sjahriar Rasad, Prof. Dr. Ir. Tojib Hadiwidjaja, Prof. dr. G. Siwabessy, Ir. Kuntoadji, Ir. Jasif Iljas, Dipl. Ing. Sudjito Danusaputro, and Drs. Lauw Soan Keng. The Department of Education, Teaching, and Culture requested that the expert’s advice in this meeting be produced in September 1960. Also, this meeting succeeded in forming a FIPIA establishment committee chaired by Drs. Lauw Soan Keng, with members Prof. dr. G. Siwabessy and Ir. Kuntoadji. The task of this committee is to make a report on the possibility of establishing FIPIA-UI in Jakarta as soon as possible.
The first step was taken by the establishment committee of FIPIA after this meeting was to contact several experts in Definitive Science and Natural Science who taught at the Faculty of Agriculture and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Indonesia in Bogor, and at FIPIA ITB. The experts include Drs. S.A. Manus (Geology, UI-Bogor); Dra. Sri Sabani Soemartono (Botani, UI-Bogor); Dr. S. Somadikarta (Zoologi, UI-Bogor); Prof. Dr. Ir. Soemantri Brodjonegoro (Chemistry, ITB); Prof. Dr. Ong Ping Hok (Physics, ITB); Drs. Isjrin Noerdin (Chemistry, ITB); Drs. E. Noerhadi (Botany, ITB); and Mahargo Suprapto, Mag. Scient. (Zoölogy, ITB). The experts are willing to help and contribute their energy and idea to teach at FIPIA which will be established at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta.
Based on the advice produced by the establishing committee of FIPIA UI, the Minister of Education, Teaching, and Culture then issued Decree No. 108049 / U.U. December 21st, 1960, concerning the establishment of the Faculty of Definitive Science and Natural Science within the University of Indonesia, Jakarta. The name “Faculty of Definitive Science and Natural Science (FIPIA)” is still maintained by the University of Indonesia, even though in the Ministerial Decree P.P and K. No. 108049 / U.U., December 21st, 1960, listed under the name “Faculty of Definitive Science and Natural Science” (FIPPA). Prof. dr. G. Siwabessy was later appointed as the first Dean of FIPIA-UI.
The admission of the first batch of students was carried out in the academic year 1961/1962 based on the decree of the Dean of FIPIA-UI No. 06 / D / UP / 61 dated 29th June 1961. This letter was signed in Jakarta by Prof. dr. G. Siwabessy and Prof. Dr. Soedjono D. Poesponegoro who then appointed the first generation FIPIA-UI student admission committee. The committee consisted of 4 people, namely Drs. Lauw Soan Keng, Dr. S. Somadikarta, B. Sudarsono, M.Sc., and Erman Natadidjaja, B.Sc. Furthermore, FIPIA-UI in Jakarta began its academic activities in the academic year 1961/1962 by opening 4 (four) majors, namely: Mathematics Department, Physics Department, Chemistry Department, and Biology Department. 52 students were registered at the time, with details of 4 students from the Department of Mathematics, 6 students from the Department of Physics, 28 students from the Department of Chemistry, and 14 students from the Department of Biology. Each department is led by a Head of Department. At that time the Head of the Mathematics Department was Ir. F.J. Inkiriwang, Head of Physics Department is Budi Sudarsono, M.Sc, Head of Chemistry Department is Drs. Lau Soan Keng and the Head of the Biology Department is Dr. S. Somadikarta.
Educational activities at FIPIA-UI at the beginning of its establishment were carried out by 24 temporary teaching staff and assisted by 10 administrative staff. All FIPIA-UI educational activities, except the Department of Biology, are centered at the Eijkman Institute (Department of Health) on Jl. Diponegoro No. 69. While the Department of Biology educational activities were held in Bogor together with the Faculty of Agriculture and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Indonesia (FP UI and FKH UI). Starting from September 1st, 1963, the Faculty of Agriculture and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Indonesia became the Bogor Agricultural Institute, but the lecture activities at the Biology Department continued to be carried out in Bogor, and then the Office of the Biology Department of FIPIA UI which was originally located together with the Zoology Office of the FKH UI moved to Bogor Zoological Museum, Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 3. In the 1968 school year, the Biology Department no longer accepted students at the first level, while the completion of the old student education was organized in the framework of cooperation between UI and IPB and with the National Institute of Biology LIPI (now the LIPI Biology Research Center) Bogor. After the Biology Department of FIPIA UI moved to Jakarta in 1975, three years later, in the 1978 school year the Biology Department was ready to return to accept freshman and education at the UI Salemba 4 Campus, Jakarta.
In 1965, FIPIA-UI opened a new department, the Department of Pharmacy. Two years later, in 1967, the Department of Geography FIPPA UNPAD, whose academic activities were in the Army Directorate Topography Building Jl. Dr. Wahidin Jakarta, changed to the Department of Geography FIPIA UI. Thus, in 1967 FIPIA-UI had 6 Departments, namely the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physics, the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Biology, the Department of Pharmacy and the Department of Geography. Teaching and learning activities that were originally scattered, some are in Jakarta (Jl. Diponegoro 69, Salemba 4, and Jl. Dr. Wahidin), and in Bogor, in 1975 all these majors were centered at the UI Campus Salemba Jakarta. In its development, the name of the Faculty of Definitive Science and Natural Science (FIPIA) was later changed to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) in 1982. This name change was based on Government Regulation No.27 of 1981, dated August 14th, 1981 (Indonesian State Institute No 41), concerning the arrangement of faculties at universities and state institutes. This regulation was later strengthened by Presidential Decree No.44 1982, dated on 7th September 1982, concerning the organizational structure of the University of Indonesia. Along with the construction of the new campus of the University of Indonesia in Depok, West Java, then in July 1987, lectures and administration activities FMIPA UI officially moved from the UI campus Salemba, Central Jakarta to the Depok West Java campus.
The Dean of FMIPA UI
Prof. dr. G.A Siwabessy
Dean Period 1961 – 1964
Prof. Dr. G. A Siwabessy was the first dean and one of the founders of FIPIA UI. He was the Dean of FIPIA UI for his tenure from 1961 to 1964. Also, he served as the Minister of the Health Republic of Indonesia, and one of the important figures in the National Atomic Energy Agency (BATAN) in the same period. His name is enshrined as the name of the largest nuclear reactor in Indonesia in Serpong, Banten.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Sumantri Brodjonegoro
Dean Period 1964 – 1968
The second dean of FIPIA UI is Prof. Dr. Ir. Sumantri Brodjonegoro who served for tenure from 1964 to 1968. During his tenure as Dean of FIPIA UI, he also served as Rector of the 7th University of Indonesia which later his term was extended to 1973. He has also served as Minister of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Indonesia.
Dean Period 1968 – 1974
The continuation of FIPIA UI’s gait journey from 1968 to 1974 was led by the third Dean of FIPIA UI, Ir. Suwardi He briefly taught at the Bandung Institute of Technology and Gadjah Mada University after completing his studies at Technische Hogesschool Delf before working at FIPIA UI. Ir Suwardi ended the position of Dean of FIPIA-UI in 1974. In that same year, he obtained the functional position of Professor in Physics at FIPIA UI and gave an inaugural speech on 3rd August 1974.
Dra. Patimah Moerwani M.Sc
Dean Period 1974 – 1978
Dra. Patimah Moerwani M.Sc is the first female dean of FIPIA UI who led FIPIA UI in the period from 1974 to 1978. Before serving as Dean of FIPIA UI, she completed her Master of Science education in analytical chemistry at the University of Kentucky and the University of Salford, England.
Prof. Dr. Soekarja Somadikarta
Dean Period 1978 – 1984
The leadership period of the FIPIA UI Dean from 1978 to 1984 was entrusted to Prof. Dr. Soekarja Somadikarta. Before becoming a permanent teaching staff at FIPIA UI on September 1st, 1963, he was a permanent teaching staff at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH), University of Indonesia, Bogor.
His education was a Bachelor of Arts (B.Sc.) graduation.
Department of Biology Faculty of Natural Sciences UNAS (National University) Jakarta on 11th October 1953, and then on 29th May 1959 obtained the title “Doctor” der Naturwissenschaften “from Mathematisch Naturwissenchaftliche Facultat Fre Universitat, West Berlin.
Dra. Sahati Suharto
Dean Period 1984 – 1988
From 1984 to 1988, FMIPA UI was led by the second female dean throughout her journey history. She is Dra. Sahati Suharto, a Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry who once served as Head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Indonesia in 1975-1976 and Assistant Dean I of FIPIA UI in 1978 – 1984.
Prof. Dr. Parangtopo
Dean Period 1988 – 1994
Prof. Dr. Parangtopo, one of the professors of FMIPA UI in the field of physics and material science held the baton of leadership of FMIPA UI in the period from 1988 to 1994.Prof. Dr. Parangtopo completed his doctoral studies in physics and mathematics at Lomonosov University, Moscow Russia.
Dr. Suhardjo Poertadji
Dekan Periode 1998 – 2004
Dr. Suhardjo Poertadji is the 9th Dean of FMIPA UI who led FMIPA UI from 1998 to 2004. He is an expert in material physics, paramagnetism and paramagnetic material, superconduction and ionic conduction. He completed his doctoral education in material physics at Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France.
Dr. Adi Basukriadi, MSc.
Dean Period 2004 – 2013
Dr. Adi Basukriadi, M.Sc., is the dean of the 10th FMIPA UI with his tenure in 2004-2013, he is an expert in entomology and ecology at the Department of Biology of FMIPA UI.He completed his doctoral degree in entomology at the University of New Castle, England.
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Abdul Haris, M.Sc.
Dean Period 2014 – 2018 and year 2018 – 2019
Prof. Dr. rer nat. Abdul Haris, M.Sc. is an academic staff member in the Geology and Geophysics Study Program, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Indonesia (FMIPA UI). He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Physics Department of FMIPA UI and continued his doctoral studies in the field of Geophysics at Kiel University, Germany. In 2019 he was inaugurated as Professor of Geophysics in FMIPA UI. In his career as a Lecturer at FMIPA UI, he showed his active role in campus activities which began as Secretary of the Physics Master Program (2003-2004), Manager of Research and Community Engagement at FMIPA UI (2004-2008), which continued as Secretary of FMIPA UI (2008- 2013) and in 2014 he was chosen as Dean of FMIPA UI for the 2014-2018 period. During his time as Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences UI, he was also active and was the Chairperson of the Organization of the Association of Educational Organizers in Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MIPA-net) for the 2014-2016 period. In his work as Dean, he showed concrete achievements in the development of FMIPA UI so that he was re-elected for the 2018-2022 period. In 2019 he was appointed as Vice Rector for University of Indonesia Research and Innovation for the 2019-2024 Period, and ended his position as Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences UI in 2019.
Dr. Rokhmatuloh, S.Si., M.Eng.
Dean Period 2020 – Present
Dr. Rokhmatuloh, S.Sc., M.Eng. is the Dean of FMIPA UI in 2020-present. The man who was born on January 4, 1971, earned his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Geography, the University of Indonesia in 1996. He began his career as a lecturer in the Department of Geography, teaching subjects on remote sensing and water photo interpretation. After six years, he had the opportunity to continue his studies at Chiba University, Japan supported by Monbukagakusho, Japan. Here, he registers at the Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS) – Chiba University. During his master’s studies, he attended several local and international conferences. His research interests include radar speckle noise filtering, percent tree cover, global land cover mapping, and ground truth selection. He obtained his Ph. His D in remote sensing is also from Chiba University. He teaches undergraduate, master, and doctoral students with a focus on remote sensing and GIS applications for disaster mitigation, regional development, environmental management, digital image interpretation, and data integration.