Have you ever dream something and finally you get it…Thanks GOD finally i got it!!Yes, akhirnya setelah bersimbah darah perjuangan riset yang membuat gw menangis dan seringkali desperado..membuahkan hasil.Yah…akhirnya!!
I recieve the medal…Ahhh perasaannya sungguh benar2 sesuatu yang ga bs diuraikan dengan kata2…
FOR SURE I’M SO HAPPY….
Dengan bantuan seorang teman dan adik oo di Georgia sana, akhirnya naskah untuk disampaikan di podium pun jadii..dan at the day i say some of it, not all since i’m too nerveous dan so happy at the same time..Thank you GOD, thank you professor, thank you my lovely family..YES I DID IT…
Delivered on the William Begel Medal for Excellence in Thermal Science and Engineering reception dinner. Washington DC, August 10, 2010
The Honorable ASME President, ASME board member, and all participants of the International Heat Transfer Conference,
I am standing here, honored and humbled, on behalf of my dreams, my strength, lovely people behind me, and my will to devote myself to a better world. A better world where we, as the people, live peacefully and happily in term of energy and better future.
My dream comes true. Now, this is the day. The day I have been waiting for 28 years to be a part of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) family. This is an outstanding achievement and a phenomenal experience for me, not only to be with you right here-right now, but also to receive a prestigious medal from ASME. This is a great honor, and I confess: my hard work has been paid off.
Thank you very much for ASME for having me, and for giving me time to stand before this intellectual audience; and I think, compare to you all, I am still a new beginner who needs to study more and research more.
Then, I want to thank to Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) for supporting me financially, and for assisting me academically to come here, and get together with you all.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me share a little bit about KAIST. KAIST’s academic life is fascinating. In KAIST, I am deeply falling in love with thermal engineering field. With love and passion I have, I was able to start discovering the secret of nano-fluids as fluids, instead of using water to enhance the thermal performance. I might be one of the luckiest scholars in the world who has the best opportunity to get advised by Professor Soon Heung Chang. From him, I got a lot of suggestions which sharpen my ability to discover beyond the limits, and explore under the surface of “what already known.”
He always emphasizes me to be the first founder, and also encourages me to submit what I have discovered to a patent (to legalize). I realize without him, what I am doing today is impossible. He shows me ways and methods to be a good founder!
In addition, he also introduced me to this society. This is very important for me to be in this intellectual community, because at the end, I could be able to share what we (You and I) have found to this society, and to care to one another. So, this medal is dedicated to him, and to everybody who has been with me, and to those who have brought me until I reach this stage. Thank you, thank you, and thank you.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The medal that has been awarded for me, is not mine. This is my Mom’s and my Dad’s. I am nothing without them. They have been teaching me how to deal with life, to be friend with risks, and to optimize every single opportunity in order to elevate myself to a better “me”, even though sometimes I thought those chances were impossible to take. But, they are in my heart and in my mind. They strengthen me, empower me, and love me. Tonight is the celebration, tonight is the victory. And this medal is the proof that they are the best parents in the world…..for me. Mom and Dad, although you are in Indonesia currently, I can feel your hearts and your whispers. This is medal is for you, Mom and Dad, and for my family. Thank you and I LOVE YOU.