2016-present | North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • Ph.D. Atmospheric Science

2012-2013 | The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

  • M.S. Climate Change

2003-2007 | Universitas Lambung Mangkurat, Banjar Baru, Indonesia

  • B.S. Chemistry


Research & Work Experience

August 2017-present | Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • Plan and prepare experimental design for reactive nitrogen measurements on turfgrass
  • Conduct field experiment and modeling for reactive nitrogen species emitted from turfgrass
  • Teaching assistant for MEA 321 (Fundamentals of Air Quality and Climate Change) for Fall 2017

January 2008-present | Researcher, Global Atmosphere Watch Observatory, Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG), Bukit Koto Tabang, Indonesia

  • Prepare station report for greenhouse and trace gases monitoring activities
  • Conducted regular data collection and analysis for greenhouse gases, trace gases, and aerosol
  • Data dissemination officer for provincial, national, and international affairs
  • Country representative for Global Atmosphere Watch program for international collaborations

January 2007-August 2007 | Undergraduate Researcher/Laboratory Assistant, Universitas Lambung Mangkurat, Banjar Baru, Indonesia

  • Worked on nationally funded undergraduate research in water purifying system using membrane technology
  • Analyzed and published report on the results
  • Presented research on National Undergraduate Research Symposium



1. Sofen, E. D., Bowdalo, D., Evans, M. J., Apadula, F., Bonasoni, P., Cupeiro, M., Ellul, R., Galbally, I.E., Girgzdiene, R., Luppo, S., & Mimouni, M., Nahas, A.C., Saliba, M., Tørseth, K. (2016). Gridded global surface ozone metrics for atmospheric chemistry model evaluation. Earth System Science Data, 8(1), 41-59.


Conference Presentations

3. Jena, C., A. Nahas, Y. Zhang, and K. Wang (2017). Global and Regional Air Quality and Climate Modeling: Evaluation, Intercomparison, and Improvement. Presented at the Air, Climate, and Energy (ACE) Center Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 1, 2017.

2. Nahas, A., C. Jena, and Y. Zhang (2017). Project 3 – Air Quality and Climate Modeling: Global Air Quality and Climate Modeling Using the Community Earth System Model (CESM): Evaluation using Satellite Retrievals and Surface Measurements. Presented at the Solutions for Energy, air, Climate, and Health (SEARCH) Meeting, Yale University, New Haven, CT, March, 23, 2017.

1. Jena, C., A. Nahas, and Y. Zhang (2016). Global Modeling Climate and Air Quality: Some Preliminary Results. Presented at the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) Workshop, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, November, 2016.


Awards & Honors

August 2016-May 2019 | Foreign Fulbright Scholarship for Ph.D. Program, the U.S. Department State Program on Exchange Students and Scholars
January 2015-April 2015 | Netherlands Fellowship Program, ITC-University of Twente, the Netherlands
January 2012-December 2013 | Australian Development Scholarship/Australia Awards Scholarship
April 2011-May 2011 | Studeren in Nederland Fellowship, Alterra-Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands


Professional Affiliations

January 2017-present | American Meteorological Society, Member
August 2016-present | Fulbright Student Association, Member
January 2016-present | Indonesian Fulbright Fellowship, Member
June 2015-present | Netherlands Fellowship Program Alumni Association, Member
January 2014-present | Australian Alumni Grant, Member
June 2011-present | Nuffic-NESO Indonesia Alumni, Member