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Nasrullah Idris ( was born on July 3rd, 1976 in Aceh, the most northern part of Indonesia. After completing his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Physics from Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Syiah Kuala University, Aceh, Indonesia in 1998, he then studied at Graduate School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia and acquired his Master’s Degree of Engineering (M. Eng.) in 2001 after completing a thesis submission under guidance of Dr. Koo Hendrik Kurniawan. On September 2005, upon finishing a dissertation submission supervised by Prof. Dr. Takao Kobayashi and Prof. Dr. Kiichiro Kagawa, he graduated from Faculty of Engineering, University of Fukui, Japan and was conferred the degree of Doctor of Engineering (D. Eng.) in Fiber Amenity Engineering. The topic of his doctoral dissertation was Study on Atomic Emission Spectroscopy using Laser-Induced Plasma. Currently, he is appointed a full Professor at Department of Physics in Syiah Kuala University, Aceh, Indonesia.

Just after finishing his doctoral course, he was awarded a two years’ postdoctoral fellowship, started from October 2005 until September 2007, by Japanese Government through Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan to conduct collaborative research at University of Fukui, Japan on development of real time monitoring system for laser material processing. He holds a permanent academic position at his home university serving as a senior lecturer at Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Syiah Kuala University, Aceh, Indonesia. After the very short return to his home university from Japan, since October 2008 till December 2009, he has had been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship for Training and Research in Italian Laboratories (TRIL) program jointly funded in the frame of collaboration between international centre for the theoretical physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, united nations for education, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO) and international atomic energy association (IAEA) and Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment (ENEA), Italy to conduct collaborative research on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and its application to environmental monitoring at ENEA Frascati Research Centre, Roma, Italy.

His main research interest is mechanistic and experimental studies on laser-induced plasma and its applications to various fields including spectrochemical analysis and laser material processing. He has worked to develop new applications of laser-induced breakdown plasma spectroscopy (LIBS) for spectrochemical analysis, especially those related to environmental monitoring such as hydrogen analysis in zircaloy tube used in nuclear power plant using LIBS technique, developing LIBS based technique for soil pollution analysis (CO2 laser and metal sub target), inspection building material degradation using LIBS technique.

He served as Secretary (2011-2015) and Head (2015-2019) of the Department of Physics at his home university, Syiah Kuala University, Aceh, Indonesia. He is the coauthor of a book about education recovery after 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Aceh, and authored and coauthored more than 50 papers published in reputable and peer-reviewed scientific journals. He also wrote several articles on social issues published on newspaper in Aceh, Indonesia. He was the Executive Secretary (2010-2014) and President (2014-2017) of Indonesian physical society (IPS), Aceh’s chapter. He also actively works in social and voluntary activities such as Executive Secretary (2011-2017) and President (2018-2021) of the association of alumni from Japan university in Indonesia (Persada), Aceh’s chapter.

He has carried out many collaborative research works at Maju Makmur Mandiri Research Centre in Jakarta, starting from the early days of his academic career during his graduate study. Currently, his research is mainly focused on LIBS application to analyze geological samples of his home town Aceh including natural mineral samples, such as coal, natural stone and gemstone. He is also working on unique application of LIBS to analyze environmental samples such as geochemistry study of tsunami affected soil samples to evaluate tsunami sediment contamination and to study recent and paleo tsunami deposits in Aceh, Indonesia.

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