We use cookies to ensure we give you the best experience of our website. By accepting, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our privacy policy.

hero science ojas mahaptra3

Science that benefits society

After completing a PhD in Physics at the University of Canterbury, Ojas Mahapatra was appointed CEO of Photonic Innovations Ltd in Christchurch.

“The company aims to commercialise a new technology which detects toxic gases in industrial environments, thereby helping to safeguard employee health,” Ojas says.

“I always aspired to be an entrepreneur and was always interested in the applications of what we studied. Fundamentals and theory are good, but if they do not translate into something which benefits society we are all wasting time and money.

As far as a PhD in Physics or Nanotechnology goes, it is wonderful. You have the chance to work on extremely sophisticated million-dollar equipment which you can brag about all your life!

Ojas Mahaptra, India, PhD in Physics, specialising in nanotechnology

Stay in touch

For personalised tips and tools for studying in New Zealand.

Please complete all of the fields below.

Please enter a valid email address.

Please enter a first name.

Please enter a last name.

Please select a country.

Please select a valid date (MM/YYYY).

this includes the existence, status and outcome of any visa application I submit, for use in accordance with, and for the purposes set out in, Education New Zealand’s Privacy Policy which I have read and understood. The results Education New Zealand receives may also include visa decisions pre/post the student visa application (such as a work visa post study). This will enable us to provide a more personalised digital experience and undertake research and analytical studies associated with our functions.

You can unsubscribe at any time By submitting this form I agree to Education New Zealand Privacy Policy, and to receive updates and marketing communications about their services, promotions, special offers, new and events.

Thanks for subscribing

Close
Tohu icon

Kia ora! Get answers to your questions about studying in New Zealand

Learn More