- PhD Candidate, Deakin University, Australia, 2018-current
- PgCert in Observational Oceanography, NF-POGO CofE, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany, 2016-2017
- BSc in Marine Science, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia, 2009-2015
Jaya’s research interest spans the field of coastal oceanography. He would like to focus on the analysis of wetland ecosystems in order to quantify the economic from coastal protection services provided by these ecosystems. He is also interested in developing numerical and physical models to understand the long-term coastal dynamics that influenced by climate change, i.e. extreme events and sea level changes.
The main objective of his PhD thesis is to develop local valuations of wetland ecosystems services on coastal protection in southeastern Australia. His proposed research means to quantify the benefits people gain from natural systems, by evaluating the impacts of wetland ecosystems to attenuate the incoming waves generated by storms or typhoon, reduce the flooding impacts, and maintain shoreline elevation. He will use several approaches that include field observation and monitoring, numerical model, and physical model.
- Awarded Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2018-2021, to develop the Australian component of the Global Mapping Ocean Wealth project with a focus on coastal protection services.
- Independent research project during NF-POGO CofE program at Alfred Wegener Institute in cooperation with Coastal Research Institute, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany, 2017. “Sea levels along Indonesian coasts: trends and extreme values”.
- Bachelor thesis research project, 2014-2015, Padjadjaran University, and supported by Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia. “The effectiveness of coastal forest and its environment on reducing tsunami run-up based on COMCOT model (Case study: Pangandaran July 17th 2006 Tsunami)”.
- Research assistantship, 2013-2014, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia, on several topics including small islands development and zoning plan, ocean renewable energy, and coastal morphology.