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Abdullah A Afifi

Tan Abdullah A. Afifi, CEP ST MT

As an accomplished academic and professional, my career has been focused on acquiring knowledge and applying innovative research to address real-world issues. With a diverse background in fields such as engineering, manufacturing, data analytics, and Islamic studies, I am driven by the desire to use emerging technologies to make a positive impact on society, enhance educational opportunities, and deepen our understanding of human experiences.

I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia, where I was exposed to designing cross-flow runners for Microhydro in the Sialang waterfall with a height of ~50m in Situjuh Batur, West Sumatera. I continued my educational journey by pursuing a Master’s in Product Development and Manufacturing, specializing in Industrial Maturity and Technology-driven Resources (TDR-IM), from Universitas Indonesia. Throughout my academic career, I have been fortunate to learn from and collaborate with esteemed experts in the field, helping to shape my research interests and professional path.

My professional experience encompasses various roles within academia and industry. As a researcher, I participated in publications, conferences, and workshops. I also develop a research ecosystem with IDRIS Darulfunun Institute and DTU Technological Unit. In the academic sphere, I am involved in Praktisi Mengajar Programme with KEMDIKBUD, Teachers in PPM Perguruan Darulfunun El-Abbasiyah where I delivered lectures, and helped students in their academic pursuits. In the private sector, I have been involved with Samsung Indonesia as Mechanical Engineer and Mold Expert, focusing on implementing, and evaluating engineering designs and solutions for a diverse range of products and applications.

I have been involved in numerous significant projects with, such as creating integrated solutions, designing an organisational transformation, creating a social business scale-up and developing a dialogue system for enhanced customer support. These projects have not only broadened my technical expertise but also provided invaluable insights into the practical application of technology in various settings and environments. Furthermore, I have participated in several interdisciplinary research initiatives to examine the ethical, societal, and policy implications of technologies.

Presently, I am engaged in multiple theme projects that explore the Learning Society, Sustainability, Regional Economics, Policy Initiatives, NGO Collaboration and Green Energy. As I progress in my career, I aim to leave a lasting impact on the field, mentor future generations of researchers and professionals, and contribute to technology development that enriches lives and promotes a fairer, more sustainable world.

I am available for commissioned work, voluntary involvement, research projects, and public speaking. You are welcome to email me at abdullah14.arif AT gmail DOT com.

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Policy initiatives and collaborative engagement

  1. Mempertanyakan Moralitas Barat dalam Menunda-nunda Gencatan Senjata di Gaza.” INSIGHT. 24 December 2023.
  2. 2024 Indonesian Elections: The Role of Technology, Administration and Fair Play.” The Perwakilan Post. 12 December 2023.
  3. 2024 Indonesian Elections: Promising Future and Emergence of New Leaders.” The Perwakilan Post. 11 December 2023.
  4. Beban Anggaran Seremonial.” INSIGHT. 6 April 2023.
  5. Kemkes rilis Fitur Baru di Satu Data Vaksin: Stok Vaksin.” INSIGHT. 21 August 2021.
  6. Membangun Tim Kerja, Ibrah dari Pasukan Al-Fatih.” INSIGHT. 3 October 2020.
  7. Perbedaan Pendapat dan Pengambilan Keputusan dalam Masyarakat Madani.” INSIGHT. 20 March 2020.
  8. Bottle Neck Curse dan Brain Drain.” INSIGHT. 29 June 2019.
  9. Kolaborasi Memperkuat Sistem Zonasi Sekolah.” INSIGHT. 24 June 2019.
  10. Politisasi Agama, Makar dan Kaburnya Substansi.” INSIGHT. 22 June 2019.
  11. Menuju Pendidikan Massal: Apa Yang Kita Pelajari dari Persaingan Global.” INSIGHT. 13 Mei 2019.
  12. Politik Pragmatis & Keputusasaan Publik.” The Perwakilan Post. 8 November 2016.

Regional industries and economics

  1. Sumatera Barat Perlu Membangun Industri Manufaktur.” INSIGHT. 7 April 2023.
  2. Menghadapi New Normal – Indonesia Resesi.” INSIGHT. 9 Agustus 2020.
  3. Genetik Wakaf.” INSIGHT. 30 January 2020.
  4. Value Creation and Co-creation.” The Perwakilan Post. 14 November 2019.
  5. Membangkitkan Wakaf.” INSIGHT. 13 july 2019.
  6. Indonesia Problem on China US Trade War.” The Perwakilan Post. 13 September 2018.

Energy and technology innovation

  1. Green Technology Advancements for Indonesia Post-2024 Elections.” The Perwakilan Post. 7 January 2024.
  2. The Future of Energy Policy in Indonesia Post-2024 Elections.” The Perwakilan Post. 6 January 2024.
  3. Alternatif Whatsapp Untuk Sekolah.” Majalah Grak. 13 January 2021.

Sustainable agriculture and environment

  1. Menggerakkan Petani – Rural Development & Agricultural Sustainability on Circular Economic with TDR IMDI.” IDRIS Institute. 3 November 2020.

Islamic Studies, civilization and learning societies

  1. Mengaca pada Pengembangan Pendidikan Islam di Indonesia: MAN Insan Cendekia Serpong Terbaik Nasional 2023.” INSIGHT. 16 April 2023.
  2. Ramadhan (18): Al-Quran Kunci Hikmah.” IBRAH. 9 April 2023.
  3. Ramadhan (17): Ishlah sebagai Inspirasi Peradaban.” IBRAH. 8 April 2023.
  4. Ramadhan (16): Menembus Batas Potensi.” IBRAH. 7 April 2023.
  5. Ramadhan (15): Menjaga Ghirah Ramadhan.” IBRAH. 6 April 2023.
  6. Ramadhan (14): Membangkitkan Jiwa yang Malas.” IBRAH. 5 April 2023.
  7. Ramadhan (13): Kesalehan Sosial dan Pembentukan Karakter.” IBRAH. 4 April 2023.
  8. Ramadhan (12): Puasa dan Produktifitas.” IBRAH. 3 April 2023.
  9. Ramadhan (11): Jalan Sunyi Penyeru Kebaikan.” IBRAH. 2 April 2023.
  10. Ramadhan (10): Letih Mencari Ilmu.” IBRAH. 1 April 2023.
  11. Ramadhan (9): Konsistensi dan Kontinuitas Beramal.” IBRAH. 31 March 2023.
  12. Ramadhan (8): Jika Hanya Untuk Kenyang.” IBRAH. 30 March 2023.
  13. Ramadhan (7): Tantangan Global Pendidikan Islam.” IBRAH. 29 March 2023.
  14. Ramadhan (6): Bersabar dalam Berusaha yang Halal.” IBRAH. 28 March 2023.
  15. Ramadhan (5): Islam dan Dunia Intelektual.” IBRAH. 27 March 2023.
  16. Ramadhan (4): Tantangan Pemuda Muslim.” IBRAH. 26 March 2023.
  17. Ramadhan (3): Waktu Ramadhan Yang Terbatas.” IBRAH. 25 March 2023.
  18. Ramadan (2): Memaknai Hakikat Dari Ibadah Puasa.” IBRAH. 24 March 2023.
  19. Ramadan (1): Mengenal Bulan Ramadhan dan Fungsi Ibadah Puasa.” IBRAH. 23 March 2023.
  20. Sudah siapkah menghadapi Ramadhan?.” IBRAH. 19 March 2023.
  21. Rindu Heningnya Ramadhan.” IBRAH. 2 April 2022.
  22. Buya Ayahku: Pendahuluan.” Majalah Grak. 24 March 2022.
  23. Sedekah dan Pembuktian Komitmen.” IBRAH. 21 February 2022.
  24. Ikhtiar dan Takdir: Kebaikan Pada Level Puncaknya.” IBRAH. 7 February 2022.
  25. Selagi Muda (1): Kuatkan Integritas Perkaya Pengalaman.” IBRAH. 24 January 2022.
  26. HOTS, Keterampilan Berfikir Tingkat Tinggi (Berlapis dan Kompleks).” INSIGHT. 18 September 2021.
  27. Ibrah Pendidikan (2): Yang Lebih Berat Dari Berperang.” IBRAH. 10 September 2021.
  28. Ibrah Pendidikan (1): Peranan Kecil Sangat Berharga.” IBRAH. 9 September 2021.
  29. Wajah Ego.” IBRAH. 6 July 2021.
  30. Sembako, Vaksin dan Jumlah Yang Tertinggal Terlalu Jauh.” Majalah Grak. 19 June 2021.
  31. Koruptor itu bernama Qarun.” INSIGHT. 12 May 2021.
  32. Niat dan Akad Wakaf Amal Shalih.” Majalah Grak. 27 March 2021.
  33. Refleksi Moderasi Kaum Muda.” INSIGHT. 22 March 2021.
  34. Refleksi 100 tahun Pembaharuan Kaum Muda: Membangun Muslim Moderat di Indonesia 1920-2020.” INSIGHT. 13 March 2021.
  35. Tantangan Kompetisi, Sabotase dan Bermain Fair.” Majalah Grak. 2 January 2020.
  36. Refleksi Ceramah Dakwah Menjadi Kontraproduktif.” INSIGHT. 16 June 2019.
  37. Tidak ada kekerasan dalam Islam tanpa Jurisdiksi.” INSIGHT. 27 April 2019.
  38. Pendidikan Kita Perlu Sektor Produksi Riil.” Majalah Grak. 15 July 2017.
  39. Islamophobia atau Krisis Karakter“. The Perwakilan Post. 1 December 2016.

Peer-reviewed articles

  1. D Kurniawan, AA Afifi. Moderasi Beragama: Menangkal Islamophobia Melalui Revitalisasi Media Sosial. AL-IMAM: Journal on Islamic Studies, Civilization and Learning Societies. 2024.
  2. F Yufriadi, F Syahriani, AA Afifi. Trade Transformation In The Digital Era: Agency Role, Opportunities And Challenges. AL-IMAM: Journal on Islamic Studies, Civilization and Learning Societies. 2024.
  3. F Sari, D Kurniawan, AA Afifi, M Eliza, AF Abbas. Peningkatan Literasi Membaca Al-Quran Siswa Pemula Melalui Program Tilawah di Pondok Pesantren Perguruan Darulfunun El-Abbasiyah. Journal of Regional Development and Technology Initiatives. 2024.
  4. DR Fitri, S Handayani, F Yufriadi, M Eliza, AA Afifi. Penerapan Sistem Absensi ID Card RFID Terhadap Perhitungan Honorarium, Kedisiplinan Pegawai dan Peningkatan Kualitas di Perguruan Darulfunun El-Abbasiyah. Journal of Regional Development and Technology Initiatives. 2024.
  5. F Yufriadi, F Syahriani, AA Afifi. Nurcholish Madjid’s Neo-Modernism in Substantive Islamic Movements in Indonesia. Perwakilan: Journal of Good Governance, Diplomacy, Customary Institutionalization and Social Networks. 2023.
  6. S Siswati, Y Oktavia, F Sari, M Eliza, AF Abbas, AA Afifi. Perancangan Sistem Informasi Siswa Berbasis Website di Perguruan Darulfunun El-Abbasiyah. Journal of Regional Development and Technology Initiatives (JRDTI). 2023.
  7. F Yufriadi, D Ramadhan, AA Afifi. Pengaruh Nasionalisme Soekarno Terhadap Ketatanegaraan dan Politik Islam di Indonesia. Perwakilan: Journal of Good Governance, Diplomacy, Customary Institutionalization and Social Networks. 2023.
  8. NA Arifin, AA Afifi, A Samreen, R Hafriz, A Muchtar. Characteristic and Challenges of Scandia Stabilised Zirconia as Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Material–in Depth Review. Solid State Ionics. 2023.
  9. AA Afifi, AF Abbas. Islam, Wacana Negara dan Geliat Politik di Indonesia. Perwakilan. 2023.
  10. AA Afifi, AF Abbas. Worldview Islam dalam Aktualisasi Moderasi Beragama yang Berkemajuan di Era Disrupsi Digital. AL-IMAM: Journal on Islamic Studies, Civilization and Learning Societies. 2023.
  11. D Kurniawan, AA Afifi. Penguatan Moderasi Beragama Sebagai Solusi Menyikapi Politik Identitas. AL-IMAM: Journal on Islamic Studies, Civilization and Learning Societies. 2023.
  12. Y Oktavia, AA Afifi, M Eliza, AF Abbas. Pengembangan TDR-IM Sistem Informasi Manajemen Keuangan Siswa di Pondok Pesantren: Integrasi, Simplifikasi dan Digitalisasi. Journal of Regional Development and Technology Initiatives (JRDTI). 2023.
  13. AF Abbas, AA Afifi. Sumatera Thawalib dan Ide Pembaharuan Islam di Minangkabau (1918-1930). AL-IMAM: Journal on Islamic Studies, Civilization and Learning Societies. 2022.
  14. AA Afifi. Tafseer Al-Maidah verse 6: Purification (Ablution) in Islam is a Simple Cleansing Procedure that uses Water or Dust as Hygiene Agents to combat COVID-19. AL-IMAM: Journal on Islamic Studies, Civilization and Learning Societies. 2022.
  15. AA Afifi. Women’s Scholarship in Islam And Their Contribution To The Teaching Knowledge. AL-IMAM: Journal on Islamic Studies, Civilization and Learning Societies. 2022.
  16. AA Afifi, AF Abbas. Moderate Way Implementing Rukyah and Hisab to Determine A New Moon in Ramadan. AL-IMAM: Journal on Islamic Studies, Civilization and Learning Societies. 2022.
  17. DR Fitri, AA Afifi, AF Abbas. Pemikiran Neo-modernisme dalam Hubungan Agama dan Negara di Indonesia: Studi Komparatif Pemikiran Nurcholish Madjid Dan Abdurrahman Wahid. AL-IMAM: Journal on Islamic Studies, Civilization and Learning Societies. 2022.
  18. AF Abbas, AA Afifi. Pengembangan Kurikulum Moderasi Islam (Wasathiyyah) dan Karakter Muslim Moderat yang Bertakwa di dalam Lingkungan Muhammadiyah. AL-IMAM: Journal on Islamic Studies, Civilization and Learning Societies. 2021.
  19. AA Afifi. Understanding True Religion as Ethical Knowledge. AL-IMAM: Journal on Islamic Studies, Civilization and Learning Societies. 2021.
  20. AA Afifi, AF Abbas. Periode Perkembangan Darulfunun El-Abbasiyah 1854-2020. AL-IMAM: Journal on Islamic Studies, Civilization and Learning Societies. 2020
  21. AA Afifi, NA Arifin, G Kiswanto. Industrial Maturity Development Index: An Approach from Technology-driven Resources. International Colloquium on Research Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship (Ic-RISE) 2019. 2019.
  22. AA Afifi, AF Abbas. Future Challenge of Knowledge Transfer in Shariah Compliance Business Institutions. International Colloquium on Research Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship (Ic-RISE) 2019. 2019.
  23. Arifianto, A. et al. The Industrial Manufacturing Maturity Model (IM3) Based On State of the Arts of Technology Development. Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on QiR (Quality in Research). 2011.
  24. Arifianto, A. Analisis Kemampuan Industri Manufaktur Otomotif Mengacu Pada Pola Pengembangan Teknologi. Universitas Indonesia. 2011. (MEng Thesis)
  25. Arifianto, A. Perancangan Runner CrossFlow: Mikro Hidro-Hidro Power Plantation (Dokumentasi Pengetahuan Komputasi Teknik, Resume Hasil Diskusi dan Studi Kasus). Universitas Indonesia. 2009.
  26. Arifianto, A. Perancangan Mikrohidro di Air Terjun Sialang, Gunung Sago, dengan Head 50 meter dan Debit 3 m3/s. Universitas Gadjah Mada. 2008. (BEng Thesis)

Books & others

  1. AF Abbas, AA Afifi. Panduan Ringkas Berpuasa Di Dalam Islam: Fiqh Puasa Dan Metode Falaq. IDRIS Darulfunun Institute. 2020.
  2. AA Afifi, AF Abbas. Dokumentasi Akta Wakaf Darulfunun 1954. IDRIS Darulfunun Institute. 2020.

Peer-review activities

  1. [editorial board] Journal of Regional Development and Technology Initiatives. ISSN 3046-5745
  2. [editorial board] Perwakilan: Journal of Good Governance, Diplomacy, Customary Institutionalization and Social Networks. ISSN 3032-7148
  3. [reviewer] Indonesian Journal of Energy – Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center. ISSN 2549-1016. 2023.
  4. [reviewer] Journal of Cleaner Production – Elsevier. ISSN 0959-6526. 2023.
  5. [editorial board] Al-Imam: Journal on Islamic Studies, Civilization and Learning Societies. ISSN 2986-1780