UNAIR NEWS – Her thesis titled “Produksi Enzim Selulase dari Limbah Tongkol Jagung oleh Penicillium sp. H9 dengan Metode Fermentasi dalam Medium Cair dan Padat” has made her be the best graduate of Master Program Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) with GPA 3.98 in last graduation in March 2016.
”Actually I never thought that I would be the best graduate, as I know other friends also have great achievements. Hopefully this honor can motivate me and friends to learn and gain more knowledge,” said Ike Novalina.
Ike can be considered as one of the students with strong mind as researchers. It can be seen from her consistency in choosing topic for the thesis. Her thesis on biomass conversion by microbes has connection with her bachelor thesis when she was in Biology, FST UNAIR.
In her thesis, she studied how farming biomass can be converted by microbes to be usable product. The product meant is selulase enzyme. Microbes used are local isolate microbe which was isolation product. Microbes used were local isolate microbe from his friends’ isolation in Biology Student Association (Himbio) P3L Taman National Alas Purwo.
Related to be named as the best graduate, Ike said that she does not have any special tips. But motivation to always keep learning is needed.
“Actually there are no special tips to be the best graduate. Only do what you love and love what you do as well as being responsible as students,” she said. (*)
Author : Disih Sugianti
Editor : Yeano D. Handika