Prof. Dr. Ir. Ardi . M.Sc
Professor of Agronomy, and Weed Science
Dean, Faculty of Agriculture Andalas University,Padang, Indonesia


Professor Ardi is a senior lecturer at Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture Andalas University,Padang , Indonesia from 1980 to present. He received his Bachelor of Science degree (Insinyur) in Agronomy from Andalas University in 1979. He studied for his Master of Science degree in Agronomy and Soil Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii from 1983 to 1986. He received JSPS PhD Fellowship to study at Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo, Japan from 1993 to 1996.

Prof Ardi received the fellowship from CIDA as a Visiting scholar at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1992 to 1993. In the first semester he teach Environmental Management, and in the second semester he took Dalhousie students for field study to several places in West Sumatra,Indonesia. At the same period, he also worked as a part time staff at International Education Program at Saint Mary’s University also in Halifax, Canada, with the main activity was to give class about Indonesia to High School students.

About half of Prof Ardi carrier in the office was in administrative issues. He was the Vice Dean for Administration and Finance at Faculty of Agriculture Andalas University from 1996 to 2004 (two terms). He was the Deputy Director of Center for Environmental Studies, Andalas University from 1996 to 1997. Now he is the Dean of Faculty of Agriculture Andalas University for the second term (first term 2008 to 2012, and second term 2012 to 2016) .
He received best lecturer award from Faculty of Agriculture Andalas University in 1987. In the same year, he also got First Prize Winner on writing competition about Tourism held by Ministry of Tourism the Republic of Indonesia.
Prof Ardi was also active in Chamber of Commerce of West Sumatra Chapter from 1994 to 1998. Now he is also a member of Renewable Energy Teamwork in collaboration with Free-state of Bavaria, Germany.

His main research interest are: weed competition and control; weed allelopathy; agronomic aspects of cacao, tea, oil palm, sugar palm; impact of agriculture on the environment; apple growing on the highland of West Sumatra.

He married to Sylvia and they have four sons: Arnolly, Adrian, Alvin, and Alton.