Two students presented their thesis proposal to be approved by three examiners of the Department of Chemical Engineering ITS. Zarra Miantina Putri presented her research proposal entiled: Synthesis of sulfonate-grafted silica-chitosan hybrid membrane for proton exchange membrane. Ni Made Intan Putri Suari presented her research propoal about electrophoretic coating of steel with nanosilica using pulse-direct current for corrosion protection. They successfully convinced the examiners about their proposal. The examiners for Zarra were Prof. Ali Altway, Prof. Sugeng Winardi and Dr. Samsudin Affandi and for Intan were Prof. Suprapto, Dr. Tantular Nurtono and Dr. Widiyastuti.