After going through a rigorous selection, finally the Science and Technology HR Foundation established 5 figures who were entitled to receive the 2019 Habibie Award. They came from five scientific categories ranging from medicine, engineering, social and political sciences as well as the field of cultural scholarship. The Habibie Award was handed over by the Minister of Research and Technology / Head of BRIN Bambang Brodjonegoro.
One of the professors from STEI who now works in the field of biomedical engineering, Prof. Tati, was awarded as one of the recipients of the 2019 Habibie Award. She received the Habibie Award in the engineering science category.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Tati Latifah, or who is familiarly called Mrs. Tati, has been in the electromagnetic world since she was studying at ITB. He even contributed to the initial design research of making modern chips in the mid-1980s. He then developed a mobile application to educate pregnant women about the health of the fetus and child.
Her work includes various medical devices that have been used in hospitals, including post-operative medical rehabilitation aids, eye examination software, Electroencephalography sensor systems, and early breast cancer detection systems. Three of his patents listed include the Non-Invasive Vascular Analyzer (NIVA) which detects the level of flexibility of blood vessels, the Electrocardiography 12 Lead medical instrument with Telemetry, and the latest Elisa Reader medical tool that detects hepatitis B.
For twenty years from 1999 to 2019, the Habibie Award has been given by the Habibie Center and the Human Resources Science and Technology Foundation (Yayasan SDM Iptek). Starting next year, it is planned that the Ministry of Research and Technology (Kemenristek) / National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) will be involved in organizing the Habibie Award and giving prizes and incentives through the awarding which was initiated by the late President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie. Currently the Habibie Award is given to someone or a body that is very active and has a large contribution in developing science in five fields, namely basic science, medical science, engineering, social and political sciences, and cultural sciences.
Each recipient of the 2019 Habibie Award gets a medal, a Habibie Award certificate, and a prize of 25 thousand United States Dollars or IDR 351 million. Also present on this occasion were Ilham Habibie, Chairperson of The Habibie Center Sofian Effendi, and Chair of the Human Resources Science and Technology Foundation (Yayasan SDM Iptek) Wardiman Djojonegoro, as well as the 2019 Habibie Award recipient family.
Until last year there were 61 Habibie Award recipients. This award is given to individuals or agencies that are considered to be very active and have a great contribution in discovering, developing, and disseminating various new (innovative) science and technology activities that have significant (significant) benefits for improving welfare, justice and peace.