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Dr Craig Rofe

Dr Craig Rofe

Principal Investigator

Phone:
+64 4 463 9539

Address:
Victoria University of Wellington
Room 306, Block A
15 Waiteata Road
Kelburn
Wellington

Biography

I have always been interested in physics as a way to explain the deep workings of the world and was given an amazing opportunity in working alongside Sir Paul Callaghan as his PhD student. He would always comment that he envied how I had Māori whakapapa and wished he was part of this rich connection to Aotearoa.

I thought at the time that this was ironic given that I revered him for his connection with a knowledge system that had made him so well known throughout the world. I now, however, understand his ideas and find myself living and researching in the field of Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) and education. I would like all New Zealanders to value our unique culture that connects our people to this whenua (land).

The MacDiamid institute has given me support in engaging students and community with both science and Māori knowledge.

I have always been interested in physics as a way to explain the deep workings of the world.

Dr Craig Rofe

In the news

Annual Report

New Principal Investigators - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

An overview of the research interests of each of our eight new Principal Investigators.

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News Article

New Principal Investigators

August 27, 2018

The MacDiarmid Institute proudly welcomes eight new principal investigators.

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