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Jakarta Post

Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo: Getting research off the ground

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 8 2008   /  10:53 am

Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo, an associate professor at Chiba University in Japan, has created a niche for himself in the international world of radars, microwaves, antennas and remote sensing. The Indonesian national never imagined he would one day become an expert in this field, for his childhood dream was to become an architect or aircraft designer. "Most people see the melting of the ice in the North and South poles as a negative phenomena, but I'm utilizing it's positive effects to help me find a new sailing route for ships traveling to Europe", said that man better known as "Josh", when talking about his latest invention, the CP-SAR. Josh graduated from Negeri I Solo high school in 1989 and was awarded a Science and Technology Manpower Development Program scholarship offered by B. J. Habibie, the minister of research and technology at that...