Dr. Ika Dewi Ana is currently an associate professor of the Department of Dental Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM, for its academic reputation UGM is ranked 43 in Asia by QS-AUR, and 201 in the world by QS-WUR in 2019 University Rank – highest in Indonesia). She is a dentist by training, graduated from UGM, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 1993. She continued her study in Clinical Epidemiology at Graduate School of Medicine, UGM and got her PhD in Dental Sciences field of Bioceramics from Kyushu University, Japan, in 2004. Her area of interest is bioceramics, tissue engineering, and regenerative medical therapy.
The important path in her scientific career is her study under the supervision of Professor Kunio Ishikawa (Kyushu University) at that time she was awarded the most outstanding research presenter from Asian BioCeramics Society in 2003. She continued her scientific works as a research fellow of JSPS (Japan Society for The Promotion of Science) in 2005-2007, a postdoctoral research fellow of KNAW (The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) to run postdoctoral research collaboration by joining Professor John A. Jansen`s research group with Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands in 2007-2009, and a visiting researcher at the Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan by joining Professor Yasuhiko Tabata`s group.
There are 2 research works of her (CHA Bone Graft and CHA-based Hemostatic Sponge) have been already registered and translated into the market in Indonesia by a university holding company and state-owned pharmaceutical company in Indonesia. Meanwhile, 2 others have been being in the process of translation (One of them is trip for periodontal application). In 2014, JICA-AUN/SEED-Net (JICA- ASEAN University Network for South East Asian Engineering Education Development) chose her project as the most outstanding CRI (Collaborative Research with Industry) Research to go into commercialization and being disseminated as a model for ASEAN countries under JICA-AUN/SEED-Net. In December 16, 2014, she received “Outstanding Intellectual Property Award” from The Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of The Republic of Indonesia. She is also The 27th President of The International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM). She received “SRB (Romanian Society for Biomaterials) Excellence Award” in September 2016 and “ISCM (International Society for Ceramics in Medicine) Excellence Award” during Bioceramics 28 in Charlotte, USA in 2016.
She serves as an Industrial Committee Member of
TERMIS-AP since 2015. She was also involved in the module development and
dissemination programs for strengthening University-Industry Partnership in
Asia-Pacific region, under the management of UNESCO. She managed domestic,
international, alumni and industrial collaborations in her position as Director
of Partnership, Alumni and Global Initiatives of UGM (2012-2014). Since 2015, she is the Director of Center for
Academic Innovation and Policy in UGM (2015-2017), and responsible in
developing academic innovation and academic policy in the university. She is
now Vice Rector for Research and Community Services of UGM. She is also
mandatory assigned by the university to be the commissioner and member of
technology valuation board of UGM Start Up Company for Drug and Medical
Devices, which in 2014-2016 translated 16 medical products and medical
technologies into the market in Indonesia. She is also managing Technomed
Project, a national project to establish and strengthen Science and Techno
Campus and Center of Excellence for Medical Devices in her university. She is
also TERMIS-AP Council.