Nathaniel completed his bachelor study in Food Technology from Swiss German University where he started his working experience with internships in food industries both in Indonesia and Germany. Afterward, he starts his career as a researcher and product developer in a national food company developing premium food and beverage products.

His interest in food research brought him to further study in the University of Helsinki, Finland, majoring in Food Bioprocessing in the Food Science master programme. During his masters, he had research collaborations with a multinational bakery, patisserie and chocolate company in Belgium, where he had his internship and thesis exchange, working on new product development and fundamental investigation in cocoa and chocolate products. After graduating from his master study, he later continued to work as a research scientist in the Laboratory of Food Technology and Engineering in Ghent University in Belgium before he joins i3L as a faculty member in the Department of Food Technology.

Nathaniel has a huge interest in developing native and novel food ingredients in Indonesia into a marketable product. He believes that Indonesian food and beverage products can compete on the international level through collaborations between universities and national food industries.