DR Gea Parikesit

DR Gea Parikesit




  • Dr. Parikesit earned his degrees from Institut Teknologi Bandung (Engineering Physics) and Technische Universiteit Delft (Applied Physics). After a two-year postdoctoral research at Technische Universiteit Delft, in 2009 he joined the Faculty of Engineering in Universitas Gadjah Mada. Between 2003 and 2013, he applied optical measurement methods to study the dynamics of DNA molecules and microscopic flows inside lab-on-a-chip devices. Since 2013, he has been using his engineering skills and scientific curiosity to investigate unconventional topics and pursue unusual questions at the interactions of art and technologies, ranging from the complex shadow puppet movements in the ancient art of Wayang Kulit to the unique vibrations in the Bundengan, an endangered musical instrument from Wonosobo. He is also affiliated with the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Faculty of Arts, the University of Melbourne, first as an Indonesia Initiative visiting fellow (2018) and then as an Asia Scholars senior research fellow (2019-2020). Visit http://ugm.id/play for his complete list of work.   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • Dr., Delft University of Technology 2008
  • M.Sc., Delft University of Technology 2003
  • B.Eng., Bandung Institute of Technology 2001