Offshore Renewable Energy
University College Cork
Agro joined MaREI as PhD researcher in January 2020 after his 5 years of experience in teaching and research activities as a lecturer in private and national institutions.
Agro is doing a PhD research on “Innovative testing and analysis of load characteristics of floating ORE Technologies”. Under the supervision of Dr Jimmy Murphy, Dr Vesna Jaksic, and Dr Vikram Pakrashi, Agro is doing a literature review in this first year of his 4-year research program.
Agro finished his bachelor’s and master’s degree for 4.5 years through the Fast Track program under the Minister of Education of Indonesia in the Department of Ocean Engineering, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS), Surabaya Indonesia. In both bachelor and master, he was awarded the “cumlaude” graduate.
While finishing his master’s degree, he taught the undergraduate student as a part-time lecturer in one of the private campuses in Surabaya. Once obtaining his master’s degree (March 2014), he was recruited as a lecturer in the Department of Ocean Engineering, ITS (his alma mater). Some basic courses (ex: engineering mathematic, physic) and applied structural analysis (ex: fixed offshore structure design, mechanic of materials, etc) were delivered by him for almost 4 years.
In the middle of 2018, he decided to focus on pursuing PhD to be an international researcher and joined MaREI in January 2020.