Dosen/ Politeknik Negeri Bali
Dr. I Nyoman Suamir joined the Bali State Polytechnic (Politeknik Negeri Bali) early in his career after completing his Diploma III in Bandung in 1990 as an instructor in the mechanical engineering department. At the same time, he also did an industrial internship at a hotel in Bali as a mechanical supervisor.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree (ST) in Mechanical Engineering Energy Conversion at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). His MSc and PhD degrees were obtained at Brunel University, London, UK in the field of Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy, Refrigeration and Built Environment. He has accumulated more than 12 years of research and development experience in the fields of refrigeration, HVAC (Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning) and sustainable energy technology. He has unique skills in modelling refrigeration and air conditioning systems and other energy systems with the U-CoolS, U-RefS and U-MEPS programs based on the EES (Engineering Equations Solver) program. The models developed have been used intensively in the teaching and learning process at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Bali State Polytechnic and have gained copyrights from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia.
Dr. I Nyoman Suamir has also developed a novel solar driven food cold storage system utilizing Bio-Nano PCM as thermal energy storage. As a principal investigator, he has obtained significant research funding to support his various projects. He has also published over 48 peer reviewed scientific journal and conference papers.
Dr. I Nyoman Suamir has more than 20 years of teaching experience. He has taught a number of subjects related to Refrigeration, HVAC (Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning), Building Utilities, Energy and Sustainable Technology. His many teaching achievements include setting up new study programs: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Study Program (Diploma III) and Utility Engineering Technology Study Program (Diploma IV or Applied Bachelor’s Degree), curriculums development, editing teaching books and materials, developing teaching facilities and organizing industrial collaborations. He is also very active in professional organizations both nationally and internationally. He served as a chair of Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC) of the ASHRAE chapter Indonesia in 2016-2017 and now remains as a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers), PII (Indonesian Engineers Association) and ISAS (Indonesian Society of Applied Science).