• The University of Western Australia (M053), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

Biography

Jana works as a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia (UWA). She is also a Deputy Program Leader of the Offshore Renewable Energy Systems in the Blue Economy CRC.

Jana's research focuses on marine renewable energy. She is passionate about development of ocean technologies, and is applying her mathematical and numerical skills to solve challenging and practically important problems in the field of hydrodynamics.

Jana has a PhD in coastal and ocean engineering from the University of Oxford, UK, and her undergraduate and Masters degrees were in mathematics. Following her PhD, she worked in industry for 4 years, before returning to academia in 2016.

Research

Jana’s work focuses on wave-structure interactions with applications to renewable energy. She studies both wave energy converters, which are machines designed to convert wave energy into electricity, as well as floating and fixed offshore wind turbines. She is interested in non-linear excitation mechanisms in these systems. She has close links with offshore industry, and her work contributes towards safer, more reliable and more economical marine energy systems.

Offshore Renewable Energy Systems

Offshore Renewable Energy Systems

Offshore Renewable Energy Systems

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering, PhD, PhD in Engineering, University of Oxford

20072011

Mathematics, MSc, MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing, University of Oxford

20062007

Mathematics, BSc, BSc Mathematics, University of Southampton

20032006

Research expertise keywords

  • wave-structure interaction
  • marine renewable energy
  • ocean wave energy
  • offshore wind energy
  • coastal engineering
  • runup and overtopping
  • Boussinesq modelling
  • wavemaker theory

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