UGM Faculty of Geography lecturer wins “Young Geomorphologist” Award

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Bachtiar Wahyu Mutaqin (third from left) is awarded the “Young Geomorphologist Award 2019”, together with seven other young geomorphologists. (photo: Prive. Doc)

IO, Yogyakarta – Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta Faculty of Geography lecturer Dr. Bachtiar Wahyu Mutaqin, M.Kel. has been named a recipient of the “Young Geomorphologist Grants Award 2019”. The award was bestowed by the International Association of Geomorphology (IAG/AIG) in the Regional Conference on Geomorphology in Athena, Greece, September 19-21, 2019.

“This award is the second after one in 2017, when I received the same award in India,” said Bachtiar, as quoted by UGM public relations, Friday (20/9/2019).

The Young Geomorphologists Grants Award is an accolade given by IAG/AIG to young geomorphologists under 35 years of age from across the world. The award is presented as a form of appreciation for academic achievement in the field of geomorphology.

Based on a selection by the IAG/AIG Executive Committee considering 42 candidates from 17 different countries, Bachtiar, together with seven other young geomorphologists, qualified for the award. For his achievements, Bachtiar has been given the opportunity to participate in intensive training by IAG/AIG in cooperation with the European Geosciences Union (EGU) under the theme “Coastal Geomorphology of Climatically and Tectonically Sensitive Areas” from September 22-27, 2019 in Harokopio University and Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR).

Bachtiar, who is currently Secretary of UGM’s Study Center for Marine Resources and Technology, stated that his achievements were the result of the support of the UGM’s Faculty of Geography, Maritime Technology Center, and Publishers and Publications Board (BPP-UGM). (*/est)