AMADEUS

DRIANDO

AHNAN

Food Scientist
Social Entrepreneur
Musician

Mission Statements:

 

  1. to give people access to affordable, delicious, and healthy food by promoting tempeh science, arts, and social entrepreneurship

  2. to promote peace through science, arts, and music 

NAVIGATION

High-achieving food scientist with exceptional communication skill

Tempe-making, cooking, video blog

 
FOOD SCIENCE                 - PROFESSIONAL

Advancing food science and technology on local wisdoms for providing affordable, safe, healthy, and sustainable food

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Department of Biotechnology (2011-2015)

Cum laude (GPA 3.91 out of 4.00).

Thesis: Effect of virgin coconut oil on obesity-marker gut microbiota composition.

Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Food Science (2015-2019 [expected])

GPA: 3.95 out of 4.00

Dissertation: Anti-cancer potential of non-extractable polyphenols in tempeh, soybean, and raspberry

#1 Food Science PhD program in the US - US National Research Council (2011)

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HONORS

Winner, National Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp 2015

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One of 67 Select Participants of Novartis International BioCamp 2015

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IFT Leadership Travel Grants 2017

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1st Place, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia Outstanding Student 2014

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1st Place, Indonesian University Region III Outstanding Student 2014

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IFT Food Communicators 2016

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1st Place, IUFoST Rose-Spiess Award 2018

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FMI Food Safety Auditor Student Award 2018

by the Food Marketing Institute. Atlanta, US.

Recipient, Indofood Research Grant 2014

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New England Research Chefs Association Award 2018

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Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Student Award 2017 & 2018

by Feeding Tomorrow, the foundation of Institute of Food Technologists, the largest food science and technology association in the world. Las Vegas and Chicago, US.

IFT International Division Andy & Jan Rao Award 2016

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Campden BRI Thesis Video Competition 2017

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NEIFT Most-Presitgious Graduate Student "Suppliers Award" 2017 & 2018

by the Northeast Institute of Food Technologists. Worcester, Massachusetts, US.

Phi Tau Sigma Daryl B. Lund International Travel Award 2018

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UMass Faculty-Student Mentorship Fellowship 2017

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RCA Bill "Pops" Hahne Memorial Award 2018

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American Chemical Society Teranishi Graduate Research Award 2018

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1st Place, Voices of Tomorrow - Biotechnology Start-Up Competition

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Most Inspiring Alumni of the Indonesian Student Youth Forum 2018

1st Place, Waters Laboratory Photo Competition 2018

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1st Place, IFTSA Smart Snacks for Kids Product Development Competition 2018

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Recipient, Phi Tau Sigma "Daryl B. Lund" International Award

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International award for food science students with international social field work 

Best Research Proposal, American Chemical Association "Teranishi" Award 2018

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International award for best thesis/dissertation research proposal 

National Best Thesis Research 2015

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by Indofood Riset Nugraha Research Grant

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ORGANIZATION

Founder-Coordinator (2014 - Present)

International movement and social enterprise that aims to give more access to people for healthy, sustainable, and affordable food through promoting tempe, a traditional staple protein source from Indonesia.

Coverage so far: 6 continents and 8 countries.

Co-founder & Executive

Free online learning resources on food science & biotechnology in Indonesia. Established in honor of Prof. Florentinus Gregorius Winarno, The Indonesian Father of Food Science & Technology.

Institute of Food Technologists Student Association

Vice President - Marketing (2016 - 2017)

The largest food science and technology association in the world with more than 19,000 members and 3,000 student members world-wide.

Research Chef Association Student Committee

Vice Chair (2017-2018)

US-origin international association for culinary science and technology

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WORK & AFFILIATION

Research and Development Extension + Marketing

National food safety company with analytical laboratories, certification, publishing, training, and R&D services.

Fellow, Scholarship Awardee (2016 - Present)

Largest scholarship awarding institution in Indonesia, under the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Education.

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Indonesian Tempe Movement is an international movement - social enterprise that aims to give more access to people for healthy, sustainable, and affordable food through promoting tempe, a traditional staple protein source from Indonesia.

Coverage so far: 6 continents and 8 countries, including Harvard Business School, Oxford University, Bali Ubud Food Festival, Cipinang Jail, Narcotics Rehabilitation Centers.