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Mangasi Alion Marpaung ( was born in North Sumatera on November 23rd, 1957. In 1977, he entered the Department of Physics, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He received his BSc degree in 1986 majoring in Physical Electronic. After having completion of his BSc degree, he started as a Lecturer in Jakarta State University in Physics Department and, currently, is appointed a full Professor at Department of Physics. In 1990, he joined the Graduate Study Program of Opto-Electrotechniques and Laser Applications, The University of Indonesia (UI).

In 1993, he received his MSc degree majoring in laser technology with his final research project on TEA-TE Oscillator-Amplifier Nitrogen Laser. He pursued his doctoral degree at the same Department where he became involved in plasma spectroscopy. In 2000, he received his Ph.D. degree in 2000 after conducting comprehensive study on the dynamical process of laser-induced shock wave plasma, which was later published in Journal Of Physics D: Applied Physics in 2001. This part of the research was carried out in laser laboratory of Prof. Kiichiro Kagawa in Fukui University, Japan, and sponsored by ministry of research and technology through the University Research for Graduate Education (URGE) program. His Ph.D research was guided by the late Prof. Tjia May On from Bandung Institute of Technology and Dr. Koo Hendrik Kurniawan. He earned his Master and Doctor degree with a judicium of cum-laude.

Started in 2000, he was involved in the research field of laser plasma for spectrochemical analysis and in the field of laser technology at Maju Makmur Mandiri Research Center. Under the direction of Prof. Kiichiro Kagawa from Fukui University, he develops simple physics experiments for high school physics teacher, for example designing a cheap water lens microscope, a prism spectrometer and artificial snow crystal production.

After completing the requirements of journals and researches, he got his full Professorship from Jakarta State University in 2020 where he works as permanent lecturer until now. He has published over 30 papers in international journals. He is also an active fellow in the Indonesia Physical Society, the Japanese Laser Society and the Indonesia Optical Society.

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