Jana works as a Research Fellow at University of Western Australia focusing on ocean renewable energy; applying analytical, numerical an experimental skills to solve challenging problems in the field of hydrodynamics. Her work aims to advance fundamental understanding of wave-structure interactions, and to contribute towards safer, more reliable and more economical marine energy systems.
Jana obtained her PhD in ocean and coastal engineering at University of Oxford, UK, and her BSc and MSc degrees were in mathematics. Following her PhD, she spent four years working in industry before returning to academia.
Her current research interests are non-linear excitation mechanisms of wave energy converters and offshore wind turbines, including second-order slow-drift effects, parametric excitation and higher-order sum-frequency loads. Jana works closely with the marine energy industry, and remains active in topics of coastal runup and wavemaker theories stemming from her PhD.