This Very Young Professor Is Indonesian

Posted on May 3rd, 2010 at 8:48 am by Akhyari


Indonesia has arguably very large and potential human resources; one of them even gets achievement as America’s youngest professor. Prof. Nelson Tansu, Ph.D. is a native Indonesian. Nelson Tansu is the second child of Iskandar Tansu and Lily Ow who are domiciled in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Nelson Tansu’s achievements have been recognized internationally. The man who was born in Medan, October 20, 1977, already won 11 awards and has three patents for his research findings. At the age of 25 years, he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and then directly taught students of doctoral level. He became a professor at prestigious American universities, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, teaching students at the masters level (S-2), doctoral (S-3), even post-doctoral in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

More than 84 researches and his writings were published in various international scientific conferences and journals. Frequently, he was invited to be a keynote speaker at various seminars, conferences, and meetings of intellectuals, especially in Washington DC.

Although Nelson Tansu’s name has been widely known throughout the world, few people know that this young professor is from Indonesia. On several occasions, many Turks think that Nelson has family relationship with former Turkish Prime Minister Tansu Ciller. Some also thinks that Nelson is from East Asia, specifically Japan. That is why some universities in Japan even openly asked Nelson to “return” to teach in Japan. Viewed from his name and face, Nelson Tansu is like those from Japan.

Credit: Indo Travel Tips blog

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