apt. Pietradewi Hartrianti, S.Farm., M.Farm., Ph.D.

Dean of School of Life Sciences

Research Interest


apt. Pietradewi Hartrianti, M.Farm., Ph.D. is the current appointed Dean of School of Life Sciences after completing her assignment as the Head of Research and Community Service of i3L. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s studies at the University of Indonesia majoring in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences. Following the completion of her master’s study, she pursued her postgraduate study at Nanyang Technological University, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Singapore, specializing in biomaterials and tissue engineering. Her research during her bachelor and master’s years focused on the area of drug delivery, specifically transdermal and buccal delivery of conventional and/or protein drugs. Meanwhile, her Ph.D. research focused on the utilization of human hair keratin as alternative bioinert materials for several biomedical purposes such as tissue engineering, wound healing, and/or drug delivery. She also owned a shared US patent for her work in crosslinked human hair keratin and has published research articles related to this work. She has received multiple grants from the government and private institutions, such as the Science and Technology Research Grant from the Toray Science Foundation as well as the National Competitive Research Grant from the Ministry of Education and Culture Republic of Indonesia (previously Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education) regarding her works in biomaterials. Dr. Hartrianti also has received second place in the 2021 Merck Young Scientist Award Indonesia regarding her works in the 3D printing of biomaterial for tissue engineering and drug discovery purposes. 


Dr. Hartrianti’s research expertise and interest revolve around the topic of natural and biodegradable materials utilization for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, cosmetics, drug discovery, and drug delivery purposes. She is very passionate about teaching and helping students develop their own analytical and critical thinking, hence they can develop their own innovative idea and problem-solving capacity.


Year Award Source
Merck Young Scientist Award, 2nd place
2021 & 2022
Applied Research Grant, Principal Investigator
Ministry of Education
2021 & 2022
World Class Research grant, Member
Ministry of Education
BRIN Research Grant
Puspitek Bioteknologi BRIN
Science and Technology Research Grant, Principal Investigator
Indonesia Toray Science Foundation (ITSF)

Research Activity and Highlighted Project

Year Title Partners
Wound healing study
In vitro cosmetic testing and skin replacement for tissue engineering, drug discovery, diseases and cosmetic study
Naturally-derived biomaterials for drug delivery system and tissue engineering application
Naturally-derived bioactive for skin diseases, anti-aging and regenerative medicine purposes

Selected Publication

Pribowo, A., Girish, J., Gustiananda, M., Nandhira, R. G., & Hartrianti, P. (2021). Potential of Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum) Oil for Atopic Dermatitis Treatment. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine2021.

Moay, Z. K., Nguyen, L. T., Hartrianti, P., Lunny, D. P., Leavesley, D., Kok, Y. O., … & Ng, K. W. (2021). Keratin-Alginate Sponges Support Healing of Partial-Thickness Burns. International journal of molecular sciences22(16), 8594.

Hartrianti, P., Nguyen, L. T., Johanes, J., Chou, S. M., Zhu, P., Tan, N. S., … & Ng, K. W. (2017). Fabrication and characterization of a novel crosslinked human keratin‐alginate sponge. Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine11(9), 2590-2602.

Hartrianti, P., Ling, L., Goh, L. M. M., Ow, K. S. A., Samsonraj, R. M., Sow, W. T., … & Ng, K. W. (2015). Modulating mesenchymal stem cell behavior using human hair keratin-coated surfaces. Stem Cells International2015.

NG, K. W., & Hartrianti, P. (2015). Method of preparing a keratin-based biomaterial and keratin-based biomaterial formed thereof. U.S. Patent Application No. 14/761,868.



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