Intan Ahmad
Ph.D. 1992, University Illinois, USA.


Professor of Entomology
School of Life Sciences and Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology
Jalan Ganesa 10 Bandung 40132, INDONESIA
Fax: (+62) 22 251-5033

Intan Ahmad recently  has been working with insects, such as mosquitoes, cockroaches and flies, which develop resistance to insecticides as well as developing methods, including bait to control various urban and industrial pests. Currently, at his laboratory, he keeps the colony of Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus, Blattella germanica, Musca domestica, and subterranean termites. Previously, he was interested in the adaptive significance of behavioral and physiological characteristics of insects and research where the fields of behavior, ecology, and physiology overlap. He was also interested in the physiology of Bombyx mori, particularly studying the effect of Thyroxine and Juvenile hormones on the economical characters of the cocoon.

Representative and Recent Publications


  • Anggraeni, T., Rahayu, S., Ahmad, I., Esyanti, R.R., and Putra R.E. 2013. Resources partitioning and different foraging behavior  is the basis for the coexistence of Thrips hawaiiensis (Thysanoptera: Tripidae) and Elaeidobius kamerunicus  (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq) flower.  J.  Entomol. Nematol  Vol. 5 (5): 59-63
  • Permana  AD, Johari A, Putra  E, Sastrodihardjo S, Ahmad I (2012) .  The influence of trichome characters of soybean  (Glycine max Merrill) on oviposition preference of  soybean pod borer Etiella zinckenella Treitschke Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Indonesia.  Journal of Entomology and Nematology Vol. 4(3), pp. 15-21. (PDF)

·         Rahayu, R., Ahmad, I., Ratna, E.S., Tan, M.I., and Hariani, N. 2012. Present status for carbamate, pyrethroids and phenylpyrazole insecticide resistance to German cockroach, Blattella germanica in Indonesia. Journal of Entomology 9(6): 361-367 (PDF)


·       Ahmad, I. 2011. Adaptasi Serangga dan Dampaknya Terhadap Kehidupan Manusia (PDF) . MGB-ITB


·      Hariani, N, Ahmad, I  dan  Rahayu R. 2011. Efisiensi makan Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Pada Bawang Daun, Sawi Hijau dan Seledri di Laboratorium. Jurnal Natur Indonesia 14(1): 86-89 (PDF)


·      Ahmad, I. and Suliyat. 2011. Development of fipronil gel bait against German cockroaches, Blattella germanica (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae): Laboratory and Field Performance in Bandung, Indonesia.  Journal of Entomology 8(3): 288-294 (PDF)


·       Ahmad, I, Patrakomala,S., Dwiyanti, S., and Putra. 2009.Effect of  thyroxine on silk gland, and the effect of two different mulberry varieties with thyroxine on silk quality in the silkworm Bombyx

mori (Lepidoptera:  Bombycidae). African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 8 (11): 2644-2647 (PDF)


·       Ahmad, I,  Sriwahjuningsih, Astari, S, Putra, R.A., and Permana, A.D. 2009. Monitoring Pyrethroid Resistance in Field Collected Blattella germanica Linn. (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) in Indonesia Entomological Research 39: 114-118


·      Ahmad, I, Astari, S, Rahayu, R., dan Hariani N. 2009. Status Kerentanan Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Pada Tahun 2006-2007 Terhadap Malation di Bandung, Jakarta, Palembang, Surabaya, Palembang dan Palu. Biosfera 26 (2): 85-89 (PDF)


·      Ahmad, I, Maramis, R, Sastrodihardjo,S. and Permana, D. 2008.  Abundant parasitoids of Erionota thrax    (Lepidoptera; Hesperidae) in four banana plantations around Bandung areas.(ICMNS) Institut Teknologi Bandung, 28-30 October, 2008.(PDF)


·      Ahmad, I., Rahayu, R., Permana, A.D., and Astari, S. 2007. Alteration of  Ecdysteroid Titre by Thyroxine and Juvenile Hormone Analogue  (Methoprene) in Bombyx mori (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae)   Biota Vol. 12 (2): 116-121 (PDF)


·       Ahmad, I., Astari, S., Tan, M., 2007. Resistance of Aedes aegypti  (Diptera: Culicidae) in 2006 to pyrethroid insecticides in Indonesia and its association with oxidase and esterase levels. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 10 (20): 3688-3692 (PDF)


·       Ahmad, I, Astari, S., Rahardjo B., Tan, M., Munif, A. 2006. Resistance of Aedes Aegypti from Three Provinces in Indonesia, to Pyrethroid and Organophosphate Insecticides. Proceedings  International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Sciences. ITB. 29 - 30 November 2006 (PDF)


·       Astari, S and Ahmad, I. 2005. Insecticide Resistance and Effect of Piperonyl  Butoxide as Synergist in Three Strains of  Aedes aegypti (Linn.) (Diptera: Culicidae) to Insecticide Permethrin, Cypermethrin, and d-AllethrinBulletin of Health Studies Vol 33(2):73-79 (PDF)


·      Rahadian, R. dan Ahmad, I . 2002. Dekomposisi serasah Fagus crenata: Kajian Pengurangan Massa dan Kelimpahan Mikroartropoda. Jurnal Sains & Matematika Vol. 10 (1) (PDF)


·      Ahmad, I., Hariyadi, S., and Anggraeni 2001. Nutrient self-selection  by the armyworm, Spodoptera exempta  WALKER (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae  Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences Vol. 4 (2): 684-687 (PDF)


·      Ahmad, I., Kamal, M. 2001. Consumption and Utilization of Complete Defined Diets Containing various Carbohydrates by Spodoptera exempta (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Biota Vol. VI (3): 99-104 (PDF)


·     Ahmad, I. 2001. Dietary compensatory feeding in Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) larvae. Indonesian Journal of Plant Protection  Vol. 7. No. 2:81-92 (PDF).


·     Anggraeni, T. Putra, E.K, and Ahmad, I . 2001. Infeksi subletal Bacillus thuringiensis pada Helicoverpa armigera : mungkinkah menyebabkan resurgensi ?. Jurnal Perlindungan Tanaman Indonesia. Vol.7 No.1. 16 - 21.


·     Ahmad, I. 1999. Dosage Mortality Studies with Bacillus thuringiensis and Neem Extract on Diamondback Moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera:Plutellidae) . Indonesian Journal of Plant Protection  5(2): 67-71 (PDF)


·      Ahmad I ., Permana A.D., Rahadian R., Wibowo S., 1998. Developing a neem-based pest management product: Laboratory evaluations of neem extracts on insect pests resistance to synthetic pesticides. Supplement  of Proceeding ITB, Vol. 30, No. 2. (PDF)


·      Hadi, M., Ahmad, I.,and Sastrodihardjo, S. 1998. Anti makan dan toksisitas Tithonia diversifolia terhadap larva instar lima Heliothis armigera. Majalah Penelitian LP Universitas Diponegoro Tahun X, Nomor: 38.


·       Permana A.D., I. Ahmad., T. Anggraeni, 1996. Contrrol of the Carambola Fruit Fly, Bactrocera carambolae by male annhilition method. Supplement Proceeding ITB, Vol. 29 No. 1. (PDF) 


·     Ahmad, I. 1995. Entomologi dan Teknologi Pengendalian Serangga Hama yang Berwawasan Lingkungan. Penerbit ITB (PDF)


·     Ahmad, I. Lubis, A., and Sastrodihardjo, S. 1995. Food Utilization Parameters Could be Used to Indicate food suitability in the silkworm, Bombyx mori. J. Biosains Vol 1. No. 1: 5-7 (PDF).


·     Ahmad, I . Waldbauer, G., and Friedman, S. 1993. Maxillectomy Does not Disrupt Self-Selection by Manduca sexta larvae. Annals Entomol. Soc. Amer. 86(4): 558 – 463 (PDF) .


·      Sastrodihardjo, S dan Ahmad, I. 1992. Pengendalian Hama Terpadu, Monograft PAU Ilmu Hayati


·     Ahmad, I., Santoso, T., and Sastrodihardjo, S. 1992. The Development of Neem-based Insecticide in Indonesia.Proc. Conf. on Biotechnologies for Tropical Plant Protection.


·     Steinly , B. A., R. J. Novak and  Ahmad, I.  1993. A shift in Culex pipiens oviposition  initiation in east-central Illinois during 1991. Vector Contr. Bull. North-Central States. 1(2): 215-224 (PDF)


·      Ahmad, I., Waldbauer, G., and Friedman, S. 1989. A defined Artificial Diet for the Larvae of Manduca sexta. Ent. exp. & Appl. 53: 189-19 1(PDF).


Manuscripts submitted or in revision (2014):

·         Efektivitas Penggunaan  Umpan  Fipronil Untuk  Mengendalikan Rayap Macrotermes gilvus  (Isoptera: Termitidae) di Bandung

·         Indeks Nutrisi Kecoak Jerman Blattella germanica L. (Dictyoptera:Blattellidae) Strain Rentan dan Resisten Insektisida

·         Status resistensi dan perkembangan resistensi Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) strain Bandung, Bogor, Makassar dan Palu terhadap Permetrin dengan seleksi lima generasi

·         Respon Berbagai Strain Lalat Rumah, Musca domestica Terhadap Beberapa Macam Umpan dan Warna

·         Survei Keragaman Jenis dan Preferensi Makan Semut yang ditemukan di Lingkungan Kampus ITB.


Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses: Environmental Science, Evolution, Toxicology of Pesticides, Integrated Pest Management, Urban Entomology

Graduate Course: Biological Control, Special topic in Entomology, The Philosophy of Science, Evolution

Ph.D. Students:

-Eko Kuswanto: Diversity and distribution studies of subterranean termites and their control in Bandung greater area

-Kustiati : Peta status dan gen penyandi resistensi lalat rumah, Musca domestica terhadap insektisida di Indonesia

-Sri Yusmalinar: Perubahan tingkat kecepatan reproduksi pada lalat rumah Musca domestica sebagai akibat dari aplikasi insektisida sublethal

-Trisnowati Budi: Aversion (feeding) behavior in Blattella germanica


Master’s and bachelor students:


Desy Purwanti: Host-Seeking and Blood-Feeding Behaviour of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Strain Bandung, Jakarta, Bali and East Kalimantan Exposed to Vapor of Geraniol, Citral, Citronellal, Eugenol, Anisaldehyde.

Christina Silalahi: Feeding behavior of Aedes aegypti  against some commercial insect repellents



Positions Held:

  • 2012 -now ; Chairman of the Senate Institut Teknologi Bandung
  • 2010 -2011 ; Chairman of the Senate School of Life Sciences and Technology ITB
  • 2006 -2010 ; Dean School of Life Sciences and Technology ITB
  • 2004-2005; Dean Fac. Mathematics and Natural Sciences ITB
  • 2003 - 2004; Head, Information Resources ITB
  • 1999-2002; Assistant Director Graduate School ITB
  • 1998-1999; Head, Dept. of Biology-ITB
  • 1993-1998; Vice Dean III FMIPA ITB
  • 1989-1991: Illinois Natural History Survey, ILL, USA
  • 1982-1986: Sr. Marketing Executive ,The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.


Reviewer for:

Journal of Economic Entomology (USA)

Annals Entomological Society of America (USA)

Journal of Medical Entomology

International Journal of Integrative Biology (IJIB).


Member of Professional Organization

Entomological Society of Indonesia

Entomological Society of America (ESA)

Entomological Society of Korea (ESK)


Various Higher Education Activities:






DAAD:  International Deans’ Course Africa and South East Asia: Trainer

2008- present


National Development Planning Agency

Consultant (JBIC) :Distance Learning




Directorate General of Higher education

Task Force member; The planning, design and implementation of Indonesia Higher Education Network (INHERENT)

ICT team

Member: Council of Development

Distance Learning Preparation team










Ministry of Education Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka:

Consultant (World Bank) :Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate Education





Asean Virtual Institute of Science and Technology (AVIST)

Technical Focal Point, Indonesia





South East Asia Higher Education Network (IHE-Net)

Contact person for Indonesia




Directorate General of  Higher Education, Reviewer:

Semi QUE (Quality for Undergraduate Education)

DUE (Development for Undergraduate Education) -Like

QUE (Quality for Undergraduate Education)

TPSDP (Technical and Professional Skill Development Project)

Global Distance Learning Network







1996-2005 :Coordinator: Asian Internet Interconnection Initiatives (AIII)- ITB

1998-2005: Board of Director Asian Internet Interconnection Initiatives (AIII), Japan.

2006-2010 :Head R&D, Indonesian Karate-do Federation

2001 - : Consultant and practitioner Urban Pest Management

2012- Member of Pesticide Commission

Research Collaboration ( with MoUs): Universiti Sains Malaysia (Prof. Lee Chow Yang), Danish Pest Infestation Laboratory (DPIL), Denmark

He got his black belt in Karate in 1978, and now he holds 2nd Dan (he was gold and silver medalist in PON 1981 and PON 1985, respectively)

Other activity:

Higher Education:

·         DIES National Multiplication Trainings (NMT). German Academic Exchange Service. Indonesian Academic Leaders’ Course. Malang 2013. Program Committee and trainer.

·         Towards a Program of Leadership Training at Philippine Universities”, 2012 at De la Salle University the Philipines, invited speaker

·         DIES-Conference. Strengthening Universities, Enhancing Capacities – Higher Education Management for Development. Panelist: The „Entrepreneurial University“: How to Educate Entrepreneurial Minds and Manage Links between Higher Education and the Private Sector?  November 2011, Bonn, Germany

·         UNESCO Conference on Capacity-Building in Life Sciences, Yogyakarta 24 May 2010; Committee member and speaker

·         Conference on” Higher Education without Borders-German University Project Abroad, 21-22 June 2010, Berlin, panelist.

·         Training of Trainers for University Development August 23rd to September 3rd  2010 at the Witzenhausen Campus of Kassel University. Germany.

·         European Union-Asia Higher Education Platform: Round Table: Regional Higher Education Dialogue in the Next Decade: The Bologna Process and Europe-Asia Dialogue. Invited Speaker: Capacity Building in Research collaboration.  Brussels, 1-3 July 2009

·         EU-Asia Higher Education Platform ( Round Table “Autonomy, Governance and Management in Higher Education in Asia and Europe”, invited speaker: Different models of institutional governance and Management, and The entrepreneurial university-model of the future ? Hanoi Vietnam, November 2008.

·         Autonomy in Higher Education: Experiences from Europe and Southeast Asia” Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 28 November 2008, invited speaker



·         Pest Summit, October 12-14, Bali, invited speaker

·         Pest Summit 2012, Boracay the Philippines, invited speaker




SITH: Pesticide Efficacy Testing (Pengujian Efikasi Pestisida (Insektisida)  untuk Pendaftaran)