Ratna Putri

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student


Research Interests

  • ​Exploration and characterization of microbial (functional) diversity in drinking water and premise plumbing system 
  • Microbial ecology in extreme (oil reservoirs, deep-sea) and unique, man-made systems (drinking water, ballast tanks)
  • Bioinformatics and omics tools application for environmental microbiology


  • ​M.Sc., Marine Environment Health & Biotechnology, Ghent University, Belgium, 2019
  • B.Sc., Microbiology, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, 2016

Professional Profile

  • 2019: Visiting student, WDRC, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019: Graduate research student, Instituut voor Landbouw-, Visserij-en Voedingsonderzoek (ILVO), Belgium
  • 2018: Research intern, ICBM-Terramare, Carl Von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Wilhelmshaven, Germany 
  • 2017: Research assistant, Biotechnology Research Center, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Indonesia


  • ​2017 - 2019, Erasmus+ scholarship awardee for pursuing Master Joint Degree in three European Universities belong to the European Marine Biological Research Center (EMBRC), EACEA-EU, Belgium 
  • 2016, Outstanding Student in Academic Achievement (Ganesha Karsa by Rector, Dean's list for 8 consecutive semesters), Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia 

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

​Environmental microbiology Bioinformatics Microbial indicators Biocorrosion Microbial enhanced oil recovery