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Raymond Christianto

Raymond Christianto


Raymond Christianto comes from Indonesia. He lived in Surakarta, then moved to Yogyakarta in 2014 to do a Bachelor in Engineering Physics at Universitas Gadjah Mada. He has a keen interest in Computer and Physics since Junior High School. This reflected on his final year project which is designing a computer model for an Indonesian endangered musical instrument called ‘Bundengan’.

His PhD project is about designing a smart functionalised surface for water harvesting. While mostly working in simulation, he works closely with experimentalist. His project is interdisciplinary between Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering.

In his free time, he spends his time reading. He enjoys reading fiction and non-fiction, especially about history (World War 2, the Cold War) and about technology.


Department of Physics

PhD Project

Designing smart functionalised surfaces for water harvesting



Supervisory Team

Dr Halim Kusumaatmaja (Department of Physics)

Prof Jas Pal Badyal (Department of Chemistry)

Dr Yudi Rahmawan (Pertamina University, Jakarta)

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The Durham Global Challenges CDT Trip 2019

On 1st July 2019 the Durham Global Challenges-CDT organised a trip to the Angel of the North, Bamburgh, Seahouses and the Farne Islands. The trip offered a unique cultural learning experience of English heritage in North East England and provided an opportunity to network and socialise with the cohort.

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