Project Team

Academic Team

Dr Lee Bosher

Reader in Disaster Risk Management; his work covers the integration of multi-hazard mitigation strategies into the decision-making processes of key construction stakeholders. He has been involved in research projects investigating how urban resilience can be increased in India, Indonesia, Japan and across Europe.

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Dr Ksenia Chmutina

Lecturer in Sustainable and Resilient Urbanism. Her main research interest is in synergies of resilience and sustainability in cities, including holistic approach to enhancing resilience to natural hazards and human-induced threats, and a better understanding of the systemic implications of sustainability and resilience under the pressures of urbanisation and climate change.  Ksenia has been doing research in Europe, the Caribbean, India, Indonesia and Japan.

t: @kschmutina

Dr Jati Utomo Dwi Hatmoko

Vice Dean for Research and Innovation and Senior Lecturer, Engineering Faculty, UnDip. His research interests include sustainable construction, supply chain management, risk management, public private partnership. His research has been funded by Ministry of Public Works, Construction Services Development Board, and Ministry of Research and Higher Education. He is a founding member of UK-Indonesia Researcher Network (UKIREN), and University Network for Indonesia Infrastructure Development (UNIID).


Dr Ferry Hermawan

Lecturer and Head of Construction Management Research Group, UnDip. His main research interest is in strategic management of public building projects in the local government context. Other research works include stakeholder engagement, public infrastructure policies, construction productivity, public building retrofitting, and traditional market revitalisation. He has conducted consultancies for government at regional and national level.


Dr Robby Soetanto

Senior lecturer at LU and Principal Investigator of BuGIS project. He has been researching flood resilience strategies since 2001, and was a Co-Investigator of EPSRC-funded Community Resilience to Extreme Weather project. He is the founder of UK-Indonesia Researcher Network (UKIREN:; and the leader of award-winning research project, BIM-Hub (

t: @soetanto_robby

Dr Wido P Tyas

Dr Wido P TyasLecturer in Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UnDip. Her research covers several issues such as sustainable housing and settlement, resilience and post-disaster, and also home based enterprises. Most of the researches are social research.  Her research is mostly about developing countries context.

t: @WPTDona

Project Partners

  • Mr Agung Budi Margono
    Member of Parliament – House of Representative Semarang
  • Mr Purnomo Dwi Sasongko
    Chief Resilience Officer – Regional Development Planning Agency (BAPPEDA)
  • Dr Wiwandari Handayani
    Deputy Chief Resilient Officer – Universitas Diponegoro
  • Dr Hanifa M. Denny
    Dean of College of Public Health, UnDip and member of Urban Development Advisory Council (DP2K)

Research Assistants

Nafsika Drosou

Nafsika DrosouNafsika is a civil engineer with masters degrees in Low Carbon Building Design and Modeling, as well as building Energy Demand Studies. She is currently in the final stage of completing a PhD in daylighting in classrooms. Her interests lie in sustainable applications of technology focused on improving the life of people and communities within the built environment. In this regard, she is keen to participate in interdisciplinary and mixed method research in order to find technical solutions that are also viable in the long term within environmental, social and economic contexts. The aims of the BuGIS project are aligned with Nafsika’s interests, both in terms of content and geographical location. Working towards the project objectives provides a platform for her to apply and further develop interdisciplinary research skills, as well interpersonal communication skills necessary for international collaborative projects. Furthermore, it expands her knowledge on built environment issues, shifting the scope from buildings to the urban scale.


Januarta Dwi Kusmayanti

Januarta Dwi KusmayantiI hold bachelor of urban and regional planning, Diponegoro University. I have a passion in local development and the application of social research. I have been involved in communities in my research to increase my knowledge and applying what I’ve learned from my study. Joining BuGIS project is an honour and valuable opportunity to improve my research skills. Because of my interest in social research, local community engagement for improving their capacity to reduce disaster risk has been one of my reasons for joining this research. In BuGIS project, I hope to learn more about how to overcome urban disasters by formulating the most appropriate strategy to address real life challenge, how to facilitate the community and stakeholders to achieve common goals, and how to formulate innovative ideas to address urban flooding based on best practice. My participation in BuGIS project can be one important stepping stone for me to become an experienced researcher.


Sheila Nabila

Sheila NabilaSheila is an undergraduate student at Department of Civil Engineering, Diponegoro University, Indonesia. Her research interests are sustainability infrastructure and influence of civilisation on the built environment to understand how to build a better city. Her motivation to join BuGIS team is to learn the knowledge about the impact of construction within current urbanisation trend. She hopes that her participation in this research can influence community adaptation for more resilient city, and improve her skills to communicate with stakeholders and learn research skills.

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Emir Hartri Putra

Emir Hartri PutraEmir is civil engineering student at Diponegoro University. His interest is construction management and value engineering. He also interested in social issues; he has been involved in many social science projects within local community in Semarang. He wishes to learn more about how community can make an impact to sustainable construction and development in the city. He hopes to obtain experiences on how academics can actually collaborate with local government, community, and business. This research could also benefit him to support his plan to continue study abroad.

t: @mireputra