Katherine, Ph.D. was born in Medan, Indonesia. She received her Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Indonesia in 2007. She obtained NTU PhD Research Scholarship award in 2008 and received her Doctoral degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2013. During her PhD program, she worked with nanoparticles for inhaled drug delivery. Her current research interests includes nanoparticles production from biomass and application of nanoparticles in various aspects of life.