Michael developed his interests in the field of Art and Cultural History since the second year of his undergraduate Visual Communication Design program. He became a faculty member at Universitas Ciputra since 2008 and has been teaching Art and Cultural History and Cross-Cultural Design in the context of Creative and Cultural Industries in various multi-discipline design undergraduate programs for the past decade. He is also one of the Kauffman Foundation Global Faculty alumni who intensively studied entrepreneurship education at Kansas City, the United States of America in 2011. 

In 2016 he was awarded a scholarship from the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP). Upon attaining a Master of Art in Art and Design in Education in 2017 from the distinguished University College London (UCL), Institute of Education (IoE), in 2018 Michael established the Centre for Creative Heritage Studies (CCHS) at Universitas Ciputra and is currently the Head of CCHS.  His goal as a faculty member and a researcher in the field of art and cultural history, art, design, and entrepreneurship education, and the creative and cultural industries is to help future young designers to co-create sustainable Indonesian cultural heritage for the future.