Inspiration All Stars

Dr. Johan Potgieter

Volunteer of the Year

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Natal, Durban; Assoc. Professor of Mechatronics & Robotics and oversees the Mechatronics and Robotics Research Group. Professor Johan Potgieter is a professor of Robotics within the Massey Agritech Partnership (MAP) Research Centre. His current research interests are mainly in areas of Additive Manufacturing and advanced mechatronics/robotics with applications in medicine and automotive related areas. He has been an avid user of additive manufacturing since the mid-90s and is passionate about the potential it offers for innovation and how it allows small businesses to much more easily reach the world market.

Being able to help young people achieve their goals is so rewarding. How could I not get involved? As an engineering professor, I live for STEM, and seek to share my interest with others.
Professor of Robotics
Massey University Agri Partnership Research Centre
New Zealand
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