Andi Hamim Zaidan, UNAIR Nanotechnology expert from Mojokerto

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“Nanotechnology is one of the answers to the challenges of the time. As a world-class university, we need to develop this knowledge extensively and thoroughly. To a certain extent, the synergy and interdisciplinary mindset are required to manage it to the fullest.”

UNAIR NEWS – Andi Hamim Zaidan, M.Si, Ph.D., is a lecturer of physics at Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), Universitas Airlangga. Born in Mojokerto, April 22, 1983, he started his academic career in physics while taking his undergraduate study in ITB Bandung and completed the study in 2005.

It is the same university where he finished his master’s study in 2007. A few years later, he continued to the doctoral program at the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia Bulgaria. He finally completed his study in 2013 with his dissertation: Thin Chalcogenide Film for Optoelectronics.

From 2007 to 2010, Zaidan, as he is usually called, devoted himself to teaching at the Faculty of Science and Technology in Universitas Airlangga. He is responsible for several courses, namely Quantum Physics, Physics I, Electromagnetic Fields, Quantum Mechanical Objects, Practical Physics I, Experimental Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Basic Physics 2, Core Physics, Nanomaterial, and some others. While teaching in Universitas Airlangga, Zaidan often received awards and honors for his work. He was awarded 1st Outstanding Lecturer of the Faculty of Science and Technology, 3rd Outstanding Lecturer in Universitas Airlangga, and the German Industry Scholarship.

Andi Hamim Zaidan. (Foto: humas UNAIR)

Meanwhile, in terms of publications, including some international journals, he has several papers in various publications. Some of his scientific works are Folate Receptor-Mediated In vivo Targeted Delivery of Human Serum Albumin Coated Manganese Ferrite Magnetic Nanoparticles to Cancer Cells (2016), An in vitro Anti-microbial Photodynamic Therapy (aPDT) with Blue LEDs to Activate Chlorophylls of Alfalfa Medicago sativa L on Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (2016), Application of two-Output Port Fiber Coupler as Gasoline Level Sensor (2016), and Chlorophyll Mediated Photodynamic Inactivation of Blue laser on Streptococcus mutans (2016).

Zaidan is recorded as one of the nanotechnology experts in UNAIR. As the name implies, nanotechnology or nanoscience is a science and technology on the scale of nanometers or a billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology is a technology derived from the use of the nature of molecules or atoms in nanometer-sized structures. The development of science and technology at this point is inevitable. This is also one of the answers to the challenges of the time, definitely with a clear goal to simplify human life. (*)

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