Extraction of medical radioisotope

Radio-imaging and radiotherapy using labelled isotopes are extremely important for numerous medical applications, including but not limited to detection of cancer and its treatment. However, obtaining them in fast and efficient manner is still an issue due to their desirable yet challenging short half-life.

(Martini et al., 2019)
This project is in collaboration with Reactor Instituut Delft, and investigates the use of microfluidic and atomic layer deposition to enhance the separation process, thus enabling on-demand production of isotopes in hospital and/or integrated process in centralized facility. At the end of the project, the successful produced system would then be tested in facility.


Albert was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. After completing his BSc in Bioprocess Engineering and MSc in Chemical Engineering at Universitas Indonesia (Cum Laude) with final project in utilization of microalgae for carbon capture and biofuel, he continued with his Professional Doctorate in Engineering at TU Delft where he conducted a one-year research in designing new infant formula at FrieslandCampina under ISPT. After obtaining his PDEng degree, he became a tech-transfer engineer at Pfizer (BE), then an R&D manager at a start-up, Peelpioneers (NL), working in food/pharma-grade valorisation of citrus peels. Currently he is doing PhD under supervision of Ruud van Ommen and Volkert van Steijn. 

Albert Santoso

PhD candidate