Ulfa Riani

Ulfa Riani

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Ulfa Riani is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Civil Environmental and Mining Engineering (CEME). Her research focuses on developing a nature-inspired ventilation system for the application in off-earth structures, such as lunar and Martian habitats. She is a member of The University of Adelaide's multi-disciplinary space research group under the Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources (ATCSR), where she works collaboratively with other members from different educational backgrounds.

Before continuing to the PhD, Ulfa Riani was a post-graduate coursework student at The University of Adelaide under the support of the Australia Award Scholarship from 2019 until December 2020 when she graduated with distinction.

  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Scholarship Higher Degree by Research Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia
    2020 Award Outstanding Academic Achievement in Master of Engineering (Mining) The University of Adelaide in collaboration with Australia Award Scholarship Australia
    2020 Scholarship Women in Mining Engineering Technology Scholarship The Premier Research and Industry Fund Research Consortia Program - University of Adelaide & University of South Australia Australia $5000
    2019 Award OZ Mineral Caving Method Prize OZ Minerals and The University of Adelaide Australia $1000
    2019 Scholarship Australia Award Scholarship The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australia
    2016 Honour Cum Laude University of Syiah Kuala Indonesia
    2011 Achievement First place in Geoscience Olympiad Competition The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Technology, Republic of Indonesia Indonesia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Indonesian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2021 - 2024 The University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy, PhD
    2019 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Engineering (Mining)
    2012 - 2016 The University of Syiah Kuala Indonesia Bachelor of Engineering (Mining)
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2021 - ongoing Member Association of Indonesian Mining Professionals Indonesia
    2021 - ongoing Member Engineers Australia (EA) Australia
    2020 - 2021 Member South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) Australia

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