Tribute to Awang Satyana


Hopefully, Next week I will finish and post a tribute to Awang Satyana, one of the prominent Indonesian geologist. The post will verbatimly linked to his post at his Facebook Wall.

There will be three posts:

  1. Books: the world he can’t live without
  2. Publish or perish: more than 20 years of writing history
  3. The geology of Indonesia: his scientific point of view


image (private collection):

Awang Satyana on his desk, encircled by hos wall-mounted world of books. It must have been his favorite spot.

About the author

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:, (