Yanti”s vision, one of her dreams for the future, is to realize the national selfsufficiency in health. In Indonesia, most medical devices and biomaterials for treatment are imported. To address this problem, she has conducted a wide range of related researches in the topic commonly known as biomedical engineering. She does have an educational background as a dentist. However, she chose to strengthen her knowledge in the field of molecular biology when she continued her study. In 2001, she studied Basic Medical Sciences at Universitas Airlangga to earn her master degree followed with taking a doctoral program on Medical Science in the same university. Later, during her studies, she received a research scholarship and went to study at Charite University of Clinics and Humbolt University in Germany. In order to strengthen her knowledge, especially in biology, again, she took related major for undergraduate program at Universitas Terbuka in 2013. She began to pursue her interest in biomedical engineering in 2008 and this coincided with the opening of the new major of Technobiomedics in Universitas Airlangga. She believes that biomedical engineering itself has a broad scope. Because of her strong background in medical and biology, she tends to steep in biomaterials.
In processing biomaterial, she prefers using polymer and composites as the basic materials. The reason is that it is easier to observe the body’s reaction when treated with polymerbased biomaterials and composites. She has experienced in conducting a lot of researches. It is proven with her dozens of scientific articles in well-reputed journals. Her research activities are based on the research guideline that she has created since 2010. She conducts researches in various fields. She successfully created blood vessels (vascular graft) for cardiovascular thoracic surgery, and peritoneal membrane for digestive surgery. In addition, in neurosurgery, she succeeded to construct a layer of the brain (dura mater) and also a synthetic cornea and the tympanic membrane. Although she tends to put more interest in biomaterials, she also collaborates with a team of researchers producing medical devices (medical instrumentation). Currently, she is in the process of registering these products to be patented. The tools are a portable microscope to detect malaria and an instrument for measuring hematocrit levels. (*)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, BIOMATERIAL
Place and Date of Birth :
Surabaya, 22 February 1975
Educational Background :