Date: 1-4 July 2019
Location: UKRIDA Campus, Jakarta, Indonesia
ISMOA is an annual international conference for experts and researchers in the field of modern optics, hosted by the Indonesian Optical Society (InOS). Held at July 1-4, 2019, the 12th ISMOA is organized in collaboration with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science, Krida Wacana Christian University (UKRIDA) located in the West of Jakarta. It serves as a platform for international community of distinguished Professors, lecturers, Ph.D. students, and university students to discuss and network through their presentation of their most recent work.
Jason Ken Adhinarta, being the only high school student (gr. 10 at the time) presented his research work in the development of an energy storage material, in this case light energy, based on Strontium Aluminate crystals. He discovered that by exposing the crystal to cold or warm, he can control the charging of the crystal and the storing of light within the crystal just like a battery storing electrical charges. He hopes his discovery can help in the development of compact and rechargeable lighting devices that he envisions can help provide lighting to remote areas without access to electricity. In the quest to understand the advanced physics behind this discovery, Jason also demonstrated the elaborate optical testing chamber that he built himself involving microcontrollers, sensors, virtual control panel, and custom-data analysis program that allow him to collect and analyze hundreds of hours of data as he carried out his other school duties.