Teuku Faisal Fathani is an associate professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta (UGM). He has five patents related to multi-modal sediment disaster early warning devices and becomes a prominent name in research in this area. Due to his passion on his work, Dr. Fathani was awarded the Technology Innovator 2015 from Ministry of Higher Education, Technology, and Research and the honorary medal 2016 from the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia. He is currently the Head of Center for Disaster Mitigation and Technological Innovation (Gama-InaTEK) Faculty of Engineering UGM; Vice President of International Consortium on Geo-Disaster Reduction (ICGdR); and Director of StIRRRD (Strengthening Indonesian Resilience: Reducing Risk from Disasters). In 2015, he was appointed to be the team leader to draft the Indonesian National Standard on Early Warning System that is in the process to be promoted to an International Standard (ISO/TC 292: Security and Resilience).