Ahmad Agus Setiawan is a renewable energy expert and champion of sustainable development. He is an energy expert staff in the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia. His research has focused on how to service Indonesia’s 17,000 islands with reliable electricity. Ahmad completed doctoral research in Renewable Energy and Power Systems at Curtin University of Technology, Perth. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Nuclear Engineering & Engineering Physics at Universitas Gadjah Mada, and a member of its Working Group on Energy Self Sufficient Program for Indonesia.
He is working with the Ministry of Research and Technology on a hybrid power system for the outermost island of Marampit, North Sulawesi.
He is active in promoting professional development activities through the Curtin Alumni Indonesia Association and its network as well as through the Australia Indonesia Centre, a bilateral network designed to advance science, technology, education, innovation, and culture through joint research projects.