1st Conference of Accelerator-Based Sciences and Technology (CAST 2024)

National Research and Innovation Agency of Indonesia (BRIN) and RIKEN Nishina Center are organizing the 1st Conference of Accelerator-Based Sciences and Technology (CAST 2024) and Material Research Collaboration Forum in KST BJ Habibie, Serpong, Indonesia. The goals of the conference and forum are to foster collaboration between the RIKEN Nishina Center and the Indonesian scientific community, exchange scientific information and funding, and educate students and early researchers. These events which will be held on 19-22 February 2024 will also be a unique platform to present new insights and exchange cutting-edge ideas in the field of accelerator-based sciences and material sciences and technologies.

During 4 days of the events, there will be many opportunities to develop a multi-country network in material science to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the next generation. 

The main events consist of:

  • School on Advanced Spectroscopy for Material Sciences (19 – 21 February 2024)
  • Conference and Focus Group Discussions (20 – 21 February 2024)
  • Poster sessions (20 – 21 February 2024)
  • Laboratories tour and visit (22 February 2024)

Call for Abstracts

Please submit the abstract if you want to give a talk in the conference. The conference covers, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Advanced Material Characterization: ND, XRD, MuSR, SANS, SAXS, XRR, NRR, QENS, TEM, XPS, NMR, etc.,
  • Magnetic & Superconductor,
  • Battery & Fuel Cell,
  • Macro Molecules and Protein,
  • Thin film,
  • Nanomaterial,
  • Nuclear Science, Technology and its applications, and
  • Accelerator science and technology.

The deadline for the abstract submission is January 6th, 2024. Please register and submit the abstract to this link. Please note that students are also welcomed to give a talk in the conference. There will be no proceeding. 

School on Advanced Spectroscopy for Material Sciences

Are you currently studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering? Are you a PhD student or a young researcher with an interest in material science? If so, this could be the opportunity for you: apply now for School on Advanced Spectroscopy for Material Sciences. Over a period of 3 days (19 – 21 February 2024), you will attend a series of lectures specially prepared for you where experts and scientists share their knowledge about a wide range of topics in the fields of material sciences and technology:

  • Introduction to Advanced Spectroscopy for Material Characterization,
  • Magnetic and Superconductor,
  • Battery and Fuel Cell,
  • Nanomaterial,
  • Muon Spectroscopy,
  • Density Functional Theory,
  • Material Characterization with Neutron Beam, and
  • Accelerator-based Characterization for Structural Biology.

The participant will also attend the main conference and Lab. visit. There will also be a lecture about preparing manuscripts for publication. The minimum requirement for attending the school is undergraduate students who have completed 6 semesters by February 2024

The registration for the school is closed by January 6th, 2024. Please register via this link.

List of Lecturers for the School:

  1. Dr. Malik A Baqiya (ITS)
  2. Teguh Y S Panca Putra, Ph.D (BRIN)
  3. Dr. Togar Saragi (Unpad)
  4. Dr. Lusi Safriani (Unpad)
  5. Prof. Darminto (ITS)
  6. Dr. Edi Suprayoga (BRIN)
  7. Dr. Maykel Manawan (BRIN)
  8. Dr. Yudhi Nugraha (BRIN)
  9. Ferry Anggoro Ardy Nugroho, Ph.D (UI)

Call for Posters

All student participants are encouraged to participate in the poster session of this seminar. There will be awards (Prizes + winner certificate) for three of the best posters. However, due to the limited space of the poster hall, students must send the abstract and poster information through this link. The accepted abstract and the poster requirement will be notified via e-mail.

Poster requirements:

  • Posters should cover the material indicated in the “call for abstract”
  • Deadline for the abstract and poster registration: January 6th, 2024.

Lab. Visit and Tour

On the fourth day of the conference, we will organize a lab visit to the Siwabessy Nuclear Reactor, Neutron-scattering laboratory and Advanced Material Lab. and Characterization facilities (TEM, XPS, NMR, Battery Lab). Participants who want to attend Lab. Visit must register before January 6th ,2024 in this link.

As a research and multipurpose reactor, Siwabessy plays a significant role in radioisotope production, nuclear material science, reactor safety, waste treatment, and radio-metallurgy in Indonesia. 

Inaugurated in 1987, the reactor achieved 30 MW of maximum power and currently is operating at 15 MW and continues to serve the Nuclear research and industry in Indonesia.

BRIN’s Neutron Scattering Laboratory (BNSL) is the only neutron scattering facility in the Southeast Asia. Seven instruments were installed in BNSL to observe material from atomic level to macro-scale: inelastic neutron scattering spectrometers, small angle neutron scattering spectrometer, high-resolution small angle neutron scattering spectrometer, residual stress diffractometers, four circle/texture diffractometer, high-resolution powder diffractometer, neutron activation analysis, and neutron imaging.  In the year of 2015 to the present, Neutron imaging has been acknowledged by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as the collaborating center of Nondestructive Investigation (CC-NDI) in Southeast Asia.

Invited Speakers

Dr. Hideki Ueno
RIKEN Nishina Center
Prof. Emiko Hiyama
RIKEN Nishina Center & Tohoku Univ.
Dr. Hiromitsu Haba
RIKEN Nishina Center
Dr. Hideki Otsu
RIKEN Nishina Center
Prof. A. Agung Nugroho
ITB, Indonesia
Prof. Darminto
ITS, Indonesia
Prof. Risdiana
UNPAD, Indonesia
Dr. Budhy Kurniawan
UI, Indonesia
Dr. Francis L. Pratt
Dr. Devashibhai Adroja
Dr. Kazuki Ohishi
RIKEN Nishina Center
Dr. Isao Watanabe
RIKEN Nishina Center
Dr. Yugo Oshima
RIKEN Nishina Center
Dr. Masatoshi Hiraishi
J-PARC & Ibaraki Univ.
Dr. Hirotaka Okabe
J-PARC & Tohoku Univ.
Prof. Tadashi Adachi
Sophia University
Dr. Wannurfadhilah Zaharim
USM, Malaysia
Prof. Sakhorn Rimjaem
Chiang Mai Univ., Thailand
Dr. Wan Maryam W. A. Kamil
USM, Malaysia
Dr. Dita Puspita Sari
Shibaura Institute Tech., Japan
Dr. Retno Asih
ITS, Indonesia
Dr. Fahmi Astuti
ITS, Indonesia
Dr. Irwan Ramli
Chokromianoto Palopo Univ., Indonesia
Dr. Redo Ramadhan
Veteran Yogyakarta Univ., Indonesia
Dr. Maykel T.E. Manawan
BRIN, Indonesia

Registration, Fees, Waver, and Scholarship

There is one registration fee for all conference programs (Conference, school, poster session, Lab, Visit). This fee covers lunch as well as snacks and drinks during coffee breaks. A limited number of registration fee waivers all available for students. Please contact the organizer if you need the waiver.  

There is also a limited number of scholarship for the school on advanced spectroscopy for material science. This scholarship will cover the lodging fee in Wisma Puspiptek. Students can apply for the scholarship in the school registration form.

The registration fee can be paid on desk during the first day of the conference/school or transfer (Payment via transfer will be open on December 10th, 2023)

Registration Fee:

  • Non student: IDR 500,000 or $35
  • Student + PPI Member: IDR 200,000 or $15

Venue and Lodging

    All events will be held offline in Graha Widya Bhakti (GWB), KST B. J. Habibie, Serpong, Indonesia.  Several affordable hotels and inns are available nearby:
  • Wisma Puspitek (Puspitek Guest house). Located within walking distance to the venue, Wisma pusitek offers IDR 250,000 per night for a room with two beds (room sharing are available)
  • Hotel Santika
  • Hotel Mercure
  • Hotel Pranaya
  • Hotel Sapphire Sky
Please contact the organizer if you need group booking  

Tentative Program

Monday, February 19th, 2024
  • School on Advanced Spectroscopy for Material Sciences
Tuesday, February 20th, 2024
  • School on Advanced Spectroscopy for Material Sciences
  • Conference: Plenary (keynote speakers) and Parallel sessions
  • Poster sessions
Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
  • School on Advanced Spectroscopy for Material Sciences
  • Conference: Plenary (keynote speakers) and Parallel sessions
  • Focus Group Discussion
Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
  • Laboratories Visit and Tour

Important Date

Conference abstract submission deadline : Jan 6, 2024
School on Advanced Spectroscopy for Material Science application deadline : Jan 6, 2024
Poster session registration deadline : Jan 6, 2024
Lab. visit registration deadline : Jan 6, 2024
Announcement for accepted abstract/school/poster/Lab.Visit : Jan 13, 2024
Payment via transfer : Start from Dec 10, 2023

Organizing Committe

Chair Zulkaida Akbar
Secretary Sudaryanto, Suci Winarsih, and Nawa Y. Ekariani
Treasurer Jumaeda Jatmika
Conference Coordinators Edi Suprayoga, Maykel T. E. Manawan, Teguh P. Putra, and Dicky Rezky M.
School Program Coordinators Utami Widyaiswari, Diba G. Aulia, and Rosaldi Pratama
Poster Session Coordinators Ade Mulyawan and Jumaeda Jatmika
Lab. Visit Coordinators Arum Patriati and Fahrurrozi Akbar


Secretariat of CAST 2024

Research Organization for Nanotechnology and Materials
National Research and Innovation Agency
KST B. J. Habibie Serpong, Building 441
Tangerang Selatan 15314, Indonesia
Email: cast(at)