Earth Resources Exploration Research Group (KK-ESDB; Kelompok Keahlian Eksplorasi Sumberdaya Bumi) consists of experts in the field of earth resources exploration technology. Researches in the KK-ESDB cover four broad topics:
The KK-ESDB comprises members in wide education background with qualifications of Ph.D Degree (9 members) and Master’s Degree (1 member); as well as wide academic positions: 1 professor, 5 associate professors, 3 assistant professors, and 1 instructor. Researches in the group are very intensive as indicated by the number of publication in journals and proceedings of both national and international scopes. In education aspect, the group serves lectures in undergraduate and graduate programs of mining engineering, graduate programs of groundwater engineering and geothermal. Members of KK-ESDB are also active in problem solving collaborations with numerous industries of mining, petroleum, and geothermal. Currently KK-ESDB runs a 5 years (2015 – 2020) joint research with Kyoto University (SATREPS’s Project) in the topic of Beneficial and Advanced Geothermal Use System (BAGUS) which supported primarily by JICA and JST.