General Lecture (International Lecturer) Faculty of Engineering, University of PGRI Palembang

The Faculty of Engineering, University of PGRI Palembang (FT. UPGRIP) has held a Public Lecturer (International Lecturer) with the theme “Potential Sources Of Renewable Energy”. This activity took place on Tuesday (29/11/2022) in the H. Aidil Fitri Syah, M.M Hall, the 5th floor of the Business and Science Center Building in a hybrid manner (online/offline) and broadcast live via the Faculty of Engineering UPGRIP Youtube account. The activity participants consisted of all UPGRIP Faculty of Engineering lecturers and students as well as general participants consisting of lecturers, students and invited guests with a total of around 465 participants from South Sumatra (Palembang, OKI, Muara Enim, Baturaja, Belitang), Lampung, Medan, Tangerang, Gorontalo, Parepare, America and Qatar.

The event was opened with an activity report by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Amiwarti, S.T., MT, who in his report explained the sources, the number and origin of participants, the objectives and expected outputs of this activity. “Thank you and appreciation to all committees and related parties for their contributions so that this activity can be carried out, thanks to the Rector for facilitating this public lecture activity so that it becomes a reinforcement for the Faculty in carrying out various work programs.”

Then it was followed by remarks from the Head of BPH PG PGRI at UPGRIP Dr. Hj. Meilia Rosani, S.H., M.H said, UPGRIP is one of the leading private universities in the South Sumatra region, precisely in Palembang City, has 5 Faculties and 1 Postgraduate Program with 29 Reputable Study Programs, including FKIP, Faculty of Economics and Business, Faculty of Engineering , Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs and Postgraduate Programs. “Thank you and welcome to the two speakers who were able to attend this activity, as well as thanks and appreciation to the Dean and all the academics of the Faculty of Engineering so that this activity can be carried out and hopefully in the future with new enthusiasm, with the dean new ones can go even further. Hopefully what was conveyed by the two speakers can be useful, “said Dr. Hj. Meilia Rosani, S.H., M.H ended her remarks.

This is in line with the remarks of the UPGRIP Chancellor Dr. H. Bukman Lian, M.M., M.Sc., CIQaR in his remarks said, “Our greatest appreciation to the two keynote speakers who will provide new insights and perspectives to students and lecturers as well as all participants in this public lecture on new and renewable energy. And hopefully the material provided is useful.

Then the event continued with the beating of the gong by the Head of BPH PG PGRI at UPGRIP Dr. Hj. Meilia Rosani, S.H., M.H as a sign of the start of the public lecture event (International Lecturer), followed by the symbolic handover of certificates to the speakers and a group photo.

Appearing as the first resource person was Reisya Ichwani, Ph.D., (Research Fellow, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, United State Of America) with the material “Development of Perovskite Solar Cells” and in the second session Fathoni Usman, Ph.D., ASEAN Eng (Senior Lecturer, Institute of Energy Infrastructure Universiti Tenaga National Malaysia) with the material “Civil Engineers Contribution In Energy Related Fields”, moderated by Dr. Ian Kurniawan, S.T., M.Eng., IPM.

After the presentation of the material by the resource person ends, the next session is a discussion between the resource person and the participants. All participants could ask questions about anything related to the material and these questions were answered in detail by the resource persons. On this occasion, it was seen that the participants, lecturers, students and invited guests, had discussions with the speakers with great enthusiasm. This was proven by the number of questioners, this showed that the material provided by the resource person was sufficient to motivate the participants.

The purpose of the Public Lecture activities is to provide information and increase knowledge for students and lecturers about new and renewable energy and establish collaboration between the Faculty of Engineering UPGRIP and lecturers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States of America and the National Energy University, Malaysia .