Kronologi saya

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BUKITTINGGI 1969 – 1974
1969 Born in Bukittinggi, West Sumatera, on May the 6th. Father was Dean of Faculty of Literature and Arts Teaching, Institute of Teacher Training and Education (IKIP – Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan) in Bukittinggi (now State University of Padang), Indonesia, 1969 – 1971.
PADANG 1974 – 1987
1974 Parents move to Institute of Teacher Training and Education in Padang.
1974 – 1976 Kindergarten PPSP (Proyek Perintis Sekolah Pembangunan) IKIP (Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan) Padang.
1976 – 1981 1st – 5th grade, Sekolah Dasar PPSP (Proyek Perintis Sekolah Pembangunan) IKIP (Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan) Padang.
1981 – 1984 1st – 3rd grade, SMP Adabiah Padang, West Sumatera (secondary school).
1984 – 1987 1st – 3rd grade, SMA 3 Padang, West Sumatera (senior high school).
BANDUNG 1987 – 1995
1987 – 1992 Undergraduate student of Department of Chemistry, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. Failed to enter Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) as an undergraduate student, but fortunately entered Department of Chemistry ITB as the second choice of the entrance examination (Sistem Penerimaan Mahasiswa Baru).
1988 Faculty of Dentistry, Padjadjaran University, 1988 – 1989. Failed to finish his study at Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD). Dropout in the second semester. Unable to study in two universities, UNPAD and ITB at the same time.
1993 Married to Terry Terikoh, on April the 26th.
1993 – 1995 Master of Engineering student of Materials Science and Engineering Program, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. Graduated with Cum Laude. Finish in 1.5 years.
1995 Failed to get a scholarship from Indonesian government (University Research for Graduate Education scholarship) although already accepted as a PhD student at the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). This year, I also failed to be sent by the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) to pursue my PhD study at KU Leuven, Belgium. At that time, I was a candidate for the lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Program Study of Materials Engineering, ITB.
1995 Farid Rahman Hadi is born on April the 2nd at Borromeous Hospital, Bandung.
JOHOR BAHRU 1995 – 1999
1995 – 1998 PhD student of Chemistry at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Finish PhD in 2.5 years in the field zeolite chemistry and catalysis (December 1995 – May 1998).
1997 My first paper submitted to Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical was rejected to be published in this journal. “Nothing new” said the reviewer.
1998 – 1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM): September 1st, 1998 – Oktober 31st, 1999. The first posdoc at UTM.
1999 Firda Hariri is born on July the 22nd at Kulai Hospital, Johor Bahru.
BANDUNG 1998
1998 Failed to be a lecturer at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Program Study of Materials Engineering, ITB although finished the exam for Civil Servants (CPNS). Economic crisis is hitting Indonesia at that time. This is the main reason why I left ITB.
SAPPORO 1999 – 2002
1999 – 2001 JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Postdoctoral Fellow (November 2nd, 1999 – November 1st, 2001), Laboratory of Catalytic Reaction Chemistry, Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University.
2001 – 2002 COE (Center of Excellent) Visiting Researcher (November 1st, 2001 – March 31st, 2002), Laboratory of Catalytic Reaction Chemistry, Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University.
PADANG 2001
2001 Failed to be a lecturer at Department of Chemistry, Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP) although finished the exam for Civil Servants (CPNS).
JOHOR BAHRU 2002 – PRESENT
2002 – 2003 Research Officer (May 1st, 2002 – May 31st 2003), Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
2003 – 2007 Lecturer (June 2nd, 2003 – October 5th, 2007), Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
2006 Fahima Zikra is born on September the 12th, at Kulai Hospital, Johor Bahru.
2007 – 2008 Senior Lecturer (October 6th, 2007 – September 3th, 2008), Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
2008 – 2010 Associate Professor (September 4th, 2008 – November 28th, 2010), Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
2008 – 2014 Manager of International Affairs for Indonesia (December 1st, 2008 – March 31st, 2014), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
2009 – 2014 Head of Catalytic Science and Technology (CST) Research Group (June 24th, 2009 – June 23rd, 2014), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
2010 – Professor (November 29th, 2010 – present), Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
2013 My son, Farid Rahman Hadi, enrolled the Centre for Foundation Studies, International Islamic University of Malaysia (June 15th, 2013).
2015 – Director of Centre for Sustainable Nanomaterials, Ibnu Sina Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (February 15th, 2015 – present).
BERLIN 2015
2015 Visiting scientist at the Institute for Heterogeneous Materials Systems, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy, Germany (July 20th – 4th September 2015).
SAUDI ARABIA 2016
2016 Performing Hajj (2 – 21 September 2016).
MALANG 2017
2017 Appointed as an adjunct professor at Universitas Negeri Malang (1 February 2017).
MALAYSIA 2017
2017 My daughter, Firda Hariri, enrolled Tamhidi (Foundation), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) (May 24th, 2017).
2017 My son, Farid Rahman Hadi, received the Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies) degree from Department of Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design at IIUM (November 13rd, 2017).

My CV of failures

No one ever never fails. These are some of the failures that have never regretted in my life.

1969

Failed to stay in mother’s womb longer than nine months. Born in Bukittinggi, West Sumatera, on May the 6th.

47 years ago

1987

Failed to enter Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) as an undergraduate student, but fortunately entered Department of Chemistry ITB as the second choice of the entrance examination (Sistem Penerimaan Mahasiswa Baru).

28 years ago

1988

Failed to finish his study at Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD). Dropout in the second semester. Unable to study in two universities, UNPAD and ITB at the same time.

27 years ago

1995

Failed to get a scholarship from Indonesian government (University Research for Graduate Education scholarship) although already accepted as a PhD student at the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB).

Failed to be sent by the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) to pursue my PhD study at KU Leuven, Belgium. At that time, I was a candidate for the lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Program Study of Materials Engineering, ITB.

21 years ago

1997

My first paper submitted to Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical was rejected to be published in this journal. “Nothing new” said the reviewer.

19 years ago

1998

Failed to be a lecturer at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Program Study of Materials Engineering, ITB although finished the exam for Civil Servants (CPNS). Economic crisis is hitting Indonesia at that time. This is the main reason why I left ITB.

17 years ago

1999 – 2002

Failed to speak Japanese even though almost three years living in Sapporo, Japan.

16 years ago

2001

Failed to be a lecturer at Department of Chemistry, Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP) although finished the exam for Civil Servants (CPNS).

14 years ago

2007

Failed to be promoted as an Associate Professor at Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

8 years ago

2008

Failed to move to Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) as an Associate Professor.

7 years ago

Good intention in scientific research

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Praise to God, it’s been almost 20 years I have been in scientific research. Many research results have been produced in the form of scientific publications. However, it should be asked, whether the result of research is useful or not? I need to do a self-introspection.

According to the teachings of Islam that I believe in, in order to the research gives the benefit, the research should begin with the good intention. Intention of doing research is the same as the search for knowledge. Seeking the truth. The best intention is to achieve a noble character and beneficial to humanity. We’re taught that do not intend to seek knowledge to the pursuit of wealth and popularity. Or just to show off, as we saw in the scientific world, such as the h-index, impact factor of publications and so on. This is not blessed by God.