About Me

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Thank you for your time for visiting my homepage in NeXT Waves-Indonesia.

My name is Dr. Didit Adytia, I am the founder of NeXT Waves Indonesia (NWI). NWI serves as a bridge between my scientific passion in mathematical modelling and my curiosity in the physical aspects of water waves. During the last ten years (since my master study) I have been working on mathematical modelling of water waves, especially in developing a mathematical model so-called Variational Boussinesq Model (VBM) for simulating very long waves such as tsunami up to very short waves such as wind waves or irregular waves in deep water. I have gained most of the knowledge when I did my PhD in the Applied Analysis (AA) Group in Dept. Applied Mathematics of University of Twente, The Netherlands (2008-2012), and was continued by a Post-Doctoral position in the same group (0.5 fte, 2012-2016).  

At the same time during my PhD and PostDoc, I was a senior researcher in a private research institute Laboratorium Matematika (LabMath) Indonesia in Bandung. In LabMath-Indonesia, I was the main developer of a water wave software called HAWASSI-VBM (Hamiltonian Wave-Ship-Structure Interaction - Variational Boussinesq Model). The software is designed for simulating water waves in a wave tank, harbour design, as well as simulating waves in deep water. The software is available online since September 2015.  

Besides research activities, since December 2012, I started a startup who provides services in coastal engineering area so-called NeXT Ocean Indonesia (NOCI) with LabMath-Indonesia as one of share holders. In NOCI, we were working on modelling of water waves for meteorology and (physical) oceanography (metocean) desktop study. We use phase-averaged wave model as well as phase-resolved wave model as the tools. Portfolio of NOCI can be seen here.

Starting from the 1st June 2016, I am a lecturer and researcher in School of Computing (SoC) in Telkom University (Tel-U). My research topics are in the area of water wave modelling, Boussinesq-type of equations, Variational Method, Finite Element Method (FEM), Soliton of Boussinesq eq, Tsunami, Hydrodynamics Flow Models and Storm Surge. I am now developing a Boussinesq model for fully nonlinear dispersive with breaking, runup, bottom motion and wind disturbances. For High Performance Computing (HPC), I am developing a wave forecasting system. 

Future collaborations with scientists and practitioners are much welcomed.

  • Bussiness inquiry: info@nextwaves-id.com 
  • Personal contact: didit@nextwaves-id.com & adytia@telkomuniversity.ac.id 


didit adytia

Dr. Didit Adytia

Education  Publications  Projects Students Scientific Events



Research Experience:

  • Post Doctoral researcher in Applied Mathematics, University of Twente, The Netherlands, Funded by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), technical division STW, project 11642: Deterministic Wave Modelling and simulaton for Offshore and Harbour Applications.  June 2012-May 2016: 0.5 fte, half-time employment.



Submitted/in Preparation:

  • D. Adytia and S. Husrin. 2016. Numerical simulations of nonbreaking solitary wave attenuation by a parameterized mangrove forest model. Submitted for Journal.
  • M.R. Badriana, H. Bachtiar, D. Adytia, L. Sembiring, Andonowati, and E. van Groesen. 2016. Wave Run-up of a Possible Anak-Krakatau Tsunami on Planned and Optimized Jakarta Sea Dike. Submitted for proceeding.
  • D. Adytia. Modelling of wave runup in variational Boussinesq model. Submitted for proceeding.
  • C. Lawrence, D. Adytia, E. van Groesen. 2016. Variational Boussinesq model for strongly nonlinear dispersive waves. Submitted for Journal.

Journal Publications:

  • Lie She Liam, D. Adytia and E. van Groesen. 2014. Embedded wave generation for dispersive surface wave models. Ocean Engineering, 80, 73-83.
  • D. Adytia and E. van Groesen. 2012. Optimized Variational 1D Boussinesq modelling of coastal waves propagating over a slope. Coastal Engineering, 64,139-150.
  • I. Lakhturov, D. Adytia and E. van Groesen. 2011. Optimized Variational 1D Boussinesq Modelling for broad-band waves over flat bottom. Wave Motion. 49, 309-322.
  • E. van Groesen, D. Adytia and Andonowati. 2008. Near-coast tsunami waveguiding: phenomenon and simulations.Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 8(2).pp. 175-185.

Conference Proceeding and Report Publications:

  • D. Adytia, Lawrence. 2016. Fully nonlinear dispersiveHAWASSI-VBM for coastal zone simulations. Submitted as Proceeding on ASME 2016, the 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2016), in Busan Korea.
  • L. Yuliawati, N. Subasita, D. Adytia, W. S. Budhi. 2015. Simulation of Obliquely Interacting Solitary Waves with A Hard Wall by using HAWASSI-VBM and SWASH Model. Accepted for publication in AIP Proceeding 2016.
  • F.T. R. Silalahi, W. S. Budhi, D. Adytia, E. van Groesen. 2015. Numerical solution for Laplace equation with mixed boundary condition for ship problem in the sea. The 5th International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
  • D. Adytia. 2014. Simulations of Short-crested Harbor Waves with Variational Boussinesq Modelling. Proc. 24th Int. Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference. ISOPE-I-14-451.
  • D. Adytia, M. Ramdhani and E. van Groesen. 2012. Phase resolved and averaged wave simulations in Jakarta harbour. Proc. of the 6th Asia Pasific Workshop on Marine Hydrodynamics (APHydro), Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 3-4 September 2012. pp. 218-223.
  • D. Adytia, M. Woran and E. van Groesen. 2012. Effect of a possible Anak Krakatau explosion in the Jakarta Bay, Proceedings Basic Science International Conference 2012, Malang Indonesia, K1-5, ISBN 978-979-25-6033-6.
  • D. Adytia and E. van Groesen. 2011. The variational 2D Boussinesq model for wave propagation over a shoal. International Conference on Developments in Marine CFD, 18 - 19 November 2011, Chennai, India. RINA, pp.25-29. ISBN No. 978-1-905040-92-6.
  • D. Adytia and E. van Groesen. 2009. Variational Boussinesq model for simulation of coastal waves and tsunamis. Asian and Pacific Coasts 2009, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on APAC 2009, 13-16 October 2009, Singapore.. World Scientific. pp. 122-128. ISBN 978-981-4287-944.
  • D. Adytia, A. Sopaheluwakan and E. van Groesen. 2008. Tsunami waveguiding: phenomenon and simulation above synthetic bathymetry and Indonesian coastal area. Proceedings of International Conference on Tsunami Warning Bali, Indonesia, November 12-14, 2008.
  • E. van Groesen, D. Adytia, Andonowati and G. Klopman. 2007. Near coast tsunami waveguiding: simulations for various wave models.Technical Report TR-CTIT-07-93, LabMath-Indonesia, Bandung. ISSN 1381-3625.  [EPRINT].

Poster Publications:

  • D. Adytia, W. Kristina and E.W.C. van Groesen . 2009. Tsunami waveguiding simulation above synthetic and realistic bathymetries. EGU General Assembly 2009, 19-24 April 2009, Vienna, Austria.

Most of the publications above can be downloaded from my Research Gate.


Projects with Industries (via NeXT Ocean Indonesia, as Oceanographer expert).

  • MetOcean Desktop Study for at Semarang, Indonesia. PT. BWGeohydromatics, End Client: PT. Kalimantan Jawa Gas (KJG). Nov 2014-Dec 2014.
  • MetOcean Survey and Study for Site Responses Analysis at Offshore NorthWest Java (ONWJ) Field. PT. BWgeohydromatics, End Client : Pertamina Hulu Energy (PHE) ONWJ. Oct 2014-Dec 2014.
  • Offshore Survey for LNG Floating Storage & Regastification Unit (FSRU) Site at Cilamaya, West Java, Indonesia. PT. BWgeohydromatics, End Client: PT. Pertamina. Oct 2014-Jan 2015.
  • Offshore Survey for LNG Floating Storage & Regastification Unit (FSRU) Project in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia. PT. BWgeohydromatics, End Client: PT. Pertamina. Dec 2013-Mar 2014.
  • Dynamic wind wave simulation to support the design of breakwater in Cilamaya new port in West Java. A research project with BAPPEDA JABAR (as expert). Feb-July 2013.
  • Prediction of Wave Characteristics in Pulau Muara Besar, Brunei. PT. BWgeohydromatics, End Client: Local Authority of Brunei. Mar-April 2013.


Students in Telkom University:

  • Sandra Juliati, Parallel computing on Shallow Water Equations implemented in Staggered Grid. S1 (Bachelor) in Computational Science. Telkom University. June 2016-July 2017.

Supervision of Students:

  • Lia Yuliawati, Investigation of effect of tsunami simulation in the design of Jakarta Giant Seawall, S3 (Doctor) in Mathematics, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). Feb 2015-Feb 2017.
  • Lawrence, Implementation of run-up in Shallow Water Equation using Finite Element Method, S1 (Bachelor) in Ocean Engineering, ITB. Feb-Jul 2015.
  • Fitriani Tupa R. Silalahi, Numerical Solution for Laplace equation with mixed boundary condition for ship problem in the sea, S2 (Master) in Mathematics, ITB. Jan-June 2014.
  • Natalia, Solving Laplace Equation with mixed boundary condition using Pseudo-
    Differential Operator, S2 (Master) in Mathematics, ITB. Jan-Aug 2014.

Supervision of former young staffs in NeXT Ocean Indonesia and LabMath-Indonesia:

  • Nugrahinggil Subasita, S.Si. Working on phase-averaged and phase-resolving wave models, sediment transport, flow model and wave forecasting. 2012-2015.
  • Meirita Ramdhani, S.Si, M.Si. Working on phase-averaged wave model. 2012-2013.
  • Edistri Nur Fathya, S.Si. M.Si. Working on 2D flow model. 2013.
  • Putri Kemili, S.Si. M.Si. Working on simulation of phase-resolving wave model. 2013.
  • Sripardi Jamelina, S.Si. M.Si. Working on flow model. 2013.
  • Mourice C. K. Woran. S.Si. M.Sc. Working on phase-resolving model. Fluid-wave interaction. 2013-2015.
  • Paret Agung Sanjaka. S.Si. Working on flow model coupling with phase-averaged wave model. 2014-2015.
  • Alifiya Ikhsani, S.Si. Working on database of metocean. 2015.
  • Januar. S.Si. M.Si. Working on phase-averaged wave simulation. 2015.
  • Mochamad Riam Badriana, S.Si. Working on tsunami simulation. 2016.
  • Annisa Aulia Handika. S.Si., M.Sc. Working on phase-averaged wave simulation. 2016.


Scientific Events

Scientific Events, contributed as Speaker:

  • ICSEBS 2016. The International Conference on Science, Engineering, Built Environment and Social Science, in Telkom University, Bandung, Dec 2016.
  • ICMNS 2016. The 6-th International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Sciences, by Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB),  2-3 November 2016.
  • OMAE 2016. International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering. by ASME, in Busan, South Korea, 19-24 Juni 2016.
  • SEAMS School 2016: Mathematical and Numerical Modelling for Wave Dynamics. organized by Dept. Mathematics Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). 1-9 Juni 2016. 
  • Executive Lecture: Updates in Hydrography and Hydro-information, organized by Dept. Geodesy Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). Sep 2014.
  • The 24th International Offshore (Ocean) and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE-2014), Busan, South Korea, 15-20 June 2014. Jun 2014.
  • Open Science Meeting 2014; ’Science and Society’, organized by KNAW and Universitas Hasanudin, contributed as a speaker in Young Scientist Symposium. Jan 2014.
  • International Seminar and Workshop on Hydrography; Roles of hydrography in Maritime Industry and Resources Management, in Batam, Indonesia. Aug 2013.
  • The 6th Asia-Pasific Workshop on Marine Hydrodynamics, organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Sep 2012.
  • The 1st SWASH international workshop, organized by TU Delft, Netherlands. Sep 2012.
  • The 48th Netherlands Mathematisch Congres (NMC) 2012, Eindhoven, Nederlands. May 2012.
  • Workshop on Numerical Simulation for Ocean dynamics, organized by Math ITB. Jan 2012.
  • International Conference on Developments in Marine CFD (ICMCFD 2011), organized by RINA and The Indian Insitute of Technology (IIT) Madras. Nov 2011.
  • The Seventh IMACS International Conference on Nonlinear Evolutions and Wave phenomena: Computation and Theory, organized by The University of Georgia, USA. April 2011.
  • Open Science Meeting 2009 on ’Science, Innovation and Valorisation: Bridging the Gap between Science, Market and Society’, organized by KNAW. Nov 2009.
  • European Geosciences Union: General Assembly 2009, by Copernicus Meetings, in Austria. April 2009.
  • International Conference on Tsunami Warning (ICTW), by RISTEK, Indonesia. Nov 2008.
  • Konferensi Nasional Matematika XIV ‘Mathematics is a Bridge for a Better Living’. Organized by Sriwijaya University and Indo-MS, in Palembang, Indonesia, July 2008.

Scientific Events, contributed as Main organizer in LabMath-Indonesia and as Speaker: 

  • Workshop: Wave simulations for coastal and offshore engineering. Jan 2016.
  • Coastal Wave Simulation Workshop: New software HAWASSI-VBM. Jan 2015 & Dec 2014.
  • Workshop and Symposium on Water Waves & Ships, in collaboration with TU-Delft. Jul 2013.
  • Open Research House on ’Coastal Wave Modelling and Simulation’, in collaboration with TU-Delft & Alkyon. Jan 2011.
  • Short Course UT-ITC on GEONETCast Toolbox & Training and Research Workshop on Satellite based Water Balance Computational & Modelling, organized by LabMath-Indonesia with partial support from KNAW & University of Twente-ITC. June 2010.
  • Research WorkShop ’Tsunami Modeling and Simulation’. Jan 2009.