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Corinthias P. M. Sianipar

Dr. Corinthias P. M. Sianipar

Department of Global Ecology, Kyoto University
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Dr. Corinthias P.M. SIANIPAR specializes in complex systems analysis (Systems Thinking, QUANTITATIVE: System Dynamics, Agent-Based Modeling, Discrete-Event Simulation, Graph Theory, Interpretative Structural Modeling, Stochastic Optimizations; QUALITATIVE: Drama Theory, Critical System Heuristics, Serious Games, Soft System Methodology), technological appropriateness (Socio-Technical Systems, Appropriate Technology, Design Thinking), and life-cycle assessment (Life-Cycle Assessment, Social Life-Cycle Assessment, Circular Economy) within the science-to-policy-to-action framework. A versatile scholar trained in both engineering and social science educations, he has more than ten years of experience in delivering systemic and systematic socio-technical solutions for different development contexts. He combines computational modeling and qualitative analysis to pursue an "adequate fit of innovation" for empowering vulnerable societal groups (communities, organizations, governments, etc.) in developed and developing countries having technical inadequacy, lacking economic resources, suffering environmental constraints, and experiencing social confrontations.

Areas of interests in TH research

Technological innovation, Technological change, Rural development, Community empowerment, Indonesia, Japan

Areas of competence and expertise in TH research

Appropriate Technology, Supply Chain Management, Technology transfer, Sustainable community development, Research policy

Main works and publications

1. Sianipar, C.P.M. (2022). Environmentally-appropriate technology under lack of resources and knowledge: Solar-powered cocoa dryer in rural Nias, Indonesia. Cleaner Engineering and Technology, 8, 100494. DOI:10.1016/j.clet.2022.100494 2. Hidayat, Ar.R.T., Onitsuka, K., Sianipar, C.P.M., Hoshino, S. (2022). Distance-dependent migration intention of villagers: Comparative study of peri-urban and remote villages in Indonesia. Administrative Sciences, 12(2), 48. DOI:10.3390/admsci12020048 3. Estacio, I., Basu, M., Sianipar, C.P.M., Onitsuka, K., & Hoshino, S. (2022). Dynamics of land cover transitions and agricultural abandonment in a mountainous agricultural landscape: Case of Ifugao rice terraces, Philippines. Landscape and Urban Planning, 222, 104394. DOI: 4. Pin, L.A., Pennink, B.J.W., Balsters, H., & Sianipar, C.P.M. (2021). Technological appropriateness of biomass production in rural settings: Addressing water hyacinths (E. crassipes) problem in Lake Tondano, Indonesia. Technology in Society, 66, 101658. DOI: 5. Chiang, H.H., Basu, M., Sianipar, C.P.M., Onitsuka, K., & Hoshino, S. (2021). Capital and symbolic power in water quality governance: stakeholder dynamics in managing nonpoint sources pollution, 290, 112587. DOI: 6. Sianipar, C.P.M., Yudoko, G., & Dowaki, K. (2014). Environmental Forensics on Appropriate-Technology-Enhanced Supply Chain of Rural Commodities. In Aris A.Z. et al. (Eds.), From Sources to Solution (pp. 55-60). Singapore: Springer. DOI: 7. Sianipar, C.P.M., Yudoko, G., & Dowaki, K. (2014). Physiological Concept: Visible Modeling for Feasible Design. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 493, 432-437. DOI: 8. Sianipar, C.P.M., & Dowaki, K. (2014). Eco-burden in pavement maintenance: Effects from excess traffic growth and overload. Sustainable Cities and Society. DOI: 9. Sianipar, C.P.M., Yudoko, G., Dowaki, K., & Adhiutama, A. (2013). Design Methodology for Appropriate Technology: Engineering as if People Mattered. Sustainability, 5(8), 3382-3425. DOI: 10. Sianipar, C. P. M., Dowaki, K., Yudoko, G., & Adhiutama, A. (2013). Seven pillars of survivability: Appropriate technology with a human face. European Journal of Sustainable Development, 2(4), 1-18. DOI: 11. Sianipar, C. P. M., & Widaretna, K. (2012). NGO as Triple-Helix axis: Some lessons from Nias community empowerment on cocoa production. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 52, 197-206. DOI:

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