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Do you use social media to communicate your science? If so, how?
By Robbie Mitchell · 2.06 · Econnect Communication

Dasapta Irawan · 5.68 · Research Division on Applied Geology

I am a hydrogeologist at Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia. Compared to other geoscience/geology field of study, hydrogeology is not very common or first choice for students. So I am now putting all my efforts to socialize it in any way I can. I use Twitter and Facebook (both are connected) because many of my students use these soc-med. Then I also build 2 web pages on WordPress and Blogger platform. Both web pages are identical just to reach out to various kind of users. I also connect both blogs to my Twitter and Facebook account. I also use Google+ to spread any scientific news. This is for the Twitter and Facebook haters :-). To have a good network I join Research Gate. To combined my postings to all of my soc-meds, I use “” and “Yoono” services. Hopefully all the hard works and time spent on these will pay off.

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My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behavior, especially its interaction with surface water. I use open source apps like R and Python to do the job. In my spare time, I also have a side project to promote open science in Indonesia's research workflow. One of my current focus is promoting INARxiv, as the first preprint server of Indonesia ( and serving as ORCID and OSF ( ambassador. Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming. Blog:, (