“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Ajinkya Shrish Kamat is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and at Harvard University's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
His research interests include policy implications of technology innovation in various industries, innovation systems, industrial R&D, academic research, public sector R&D, and renewable energy. His research focuses on developing economies, with a particular focus on India. Ajinkya earned his Ph.D. in high energy physics from the University of Virginia, in 2015. He also holds a M.Sc. in physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India and a B.Sc. in physics from the University of Mumbai.Last Updated: Jan 18, 2017, 4:36pm