Biography

Widiastuti Setyaningsih was born in Klaten, Indonesia. She graduated Cum Laude from Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia) with a Bachelor of Food and Agricultural Product Technology.


She received her M.Sc. from Gdansk University of Technology (Poland), University of Barcelona (Spain) and University of Cadiz (Spain) under the frame of European Master in Quality in Analytical Laboratories (EMQAL).


Prior to pursuing her Doctoral degree, she worked several years as a person in charge of Quality Assurance Department who deals with food regulation and quality management at companies of Wings Group Indonesia.

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She graduated Cum Laude with a doctorate in sciences from the University of Cadiz (Spain) and pursued a research stay at the Department of Analytical Chemistry of Gdansk University of Technology (Poland) to reach a European PhD. Her research is focused on method development and validation for bio-active compounds in food samples as well as the development of functional food products. The results of her research were published in certain high impact factor journals and presented at some international conferences in 13 countries where she has been awarded the best oral and poster presentations.

Currently, she is a lecturer at the Department of Food and Agricultural Product Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia). She is a member of the editorial boards of a national food science journal (AGRITECH) and a supervisor of an ISO 17025:2005 accredited laboratory belong to the Faculty of Agricultural Technology, UGM. She is a member of the Indonesian Association of Food Technologists (PATPI).

Academic Records

  • PhD Apr 2015– Sep 2015

    Food Analytical Chemistry

    Gdansk University of Technology

  • PhD Sep 2011– Present

    Food Analytical Chemistry

    University of Cadiz, Spain

  • M.Sc Mar 2011– Jul 2011

    Analytical Chemistry

    University of Cadiz, Spain

  • M.Sc Oct 2010– Feb 2011

    Analytical Chemistry

    University of Barcelona, Spain

  • M.Sc Jan 2010– Sep 2010

    Analytical Chemistry

    Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

  • B.Sc Aug 2002 – Feb 2006

    Food and Agricultural Product Technology

    Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Teaching Experiences

  • Present2012

    Lecturer

    Gadjah Mada University – Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Food and Agricultural Product Technology

  • Present2013

    Research Supervisor

    University of Cadiz · Cadiz, Spain
     Analytical Chemistry

Grants and Scholarships

  • 20152012

    PhD Scholarship

    CIMB Regional Scholarship
    CIMB Foundation – South-east Asia

  • 20122011

    MAEC‐AECID scholarship

    The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation
    Ministry of Foreign Affair – Madrid, Spain

  • 20112009

    Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

    European Joint Master in Quality in Analytical Laboratories (EMQAL)
    Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of European Union

  • 20062005

    Undergraduate Thesis Scholarship

    Research project: Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) tuber for Food Industries
    PT. Murakabi Buana Indonesia – Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • 20052004

    Undergraduate Scholarship

    Peningkatan Prestasi Akademik (PPA)
    Gadjah Mada University

Linguistic proficiency

  •    Bahasa Indonesia
  •    English
  •    Spanish

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