Asep Bayu Dani Nandiyanto was born in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, in 1983. since 2012, he is a faculty staff (assistant professor) in Departemen Kimia at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.

He received his Sarjana Teknik (S.T., equivalent to B.Eng.) in 2005 in microparticle synthesis from Departmen Teknik Kimia at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB).  During his study, he got Beasiswa Mengikuti UMPTN Scholarship (funded by Supersemar Foundation) and Sanbe Farma Research Fund for his Bachelor Thesis.

After graduated, Nandiyanto moved to Hiroshima, Japan for taking a Research Student Program for ten months, continued with Master course program. Excellently, he graduated with the best predicate master student (Kawamura Award) in Hiroshima University.

With his experience in fabrication of microparticles in ITB and porous structure material (during Research Student and Master Course in Hiroshima University), he continued his study in taking a Doctoral course in the same university with Master course under supervision of Prof. Kikuo Okuyama (a world-famous scientist in the fields of nanomaterials as well as aerosol science and technology (the ONLY Asian who received the Fuchs Memorial Award, the highest award in the field of Aerosol Science and Technology)).


Lots experiment have been done. Production of particles with controllable size and morphology and their applications in chemical, environmental, and material science are Nandiyanto’s major. Many particles with unique morphologies have been invented by him. Hiroshima Mesoporous Materials (HMM-series) is one of his invented materials, which to the best of knowledge, is the smallest engineered porous particles that ever had and synthesized. Further, his ability in controlling particle morphology was driving him to get a support for research development award from Hosokawa Micron Foundation, which is a prestigious award in particle science and technology in Japan. His journey in particle synthesis is not stop until this position. He was then selected as a prestigious Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellow (P11070; the acceptance rate in 2011 was less than 12% (winners/applicants = 130/1138 persons) focusing on the development of high performance nanomaterials and its application in solar energy conversion. Prior to joining a JSPS program in Hiroshima University, he was doing as a visiting professor in The Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (CENT) in King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia (the best university in Middle East Countries) under Dr. Oki Muraza and Dr. Zain H. Yamani (one of the persons who received research fund for developing Nanoscience directly from King of Saudi Arabia (King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz), the highest award in the research fund in Saudi Arabia). He was also been awarded by the Society of Chemical Engineers Japan as one of person who get the SCEJ award for Outstanding Young Researcher in 2014.

Nandiyanto’s research is in the area of particle technology focused on production of fine and ultrafine particles, starting from gas, aqueous, organic, or colloidal precursor via liquid-phase synthesis and aerosol routes, and their applications to the development materials (e.g. optical, medical, catalyst, energy, and environmental technologies).

In addition, he has published about a number of refereed journal papers, many of which are in reputable journals with a great impact, such as Advanced Materials, Nanoscale, J. Material Chemistry C, Chemical Engineering Journal, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Langmuir, Acta Materialia, and Acta Biomaterialia. Further, several papers have been highly cited and listed in the TOP 10 most of downloaded paper (e.g. in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials from 2009 to present (HMM paper), in Advanced Powder Technology from 2011 to present). With his complex background of particle technology, material science, and chemical engineering, he has accumulated much experience in the development process for synthesis and characterization of various kinds of particles.