Hi everyone, I am currently applying to graduate schools in nuclear engineering. I am applying to some top 10 schools and also some lower ranked ones as safeties. However, my fear is that if I am not accepted to a top ten school I will have to attend the safety schools. I am not particularly afraid of receiving a bad education from there, but I am concerned that most of the nuclear engineering schools which conduct fusion and plasma physics research are top 10 (michigan, wisconsin, princeton, berkeley, etc.). My question is, if I'm forced to attend a lower ranked school and the only research areas are in reactor physics, radiation transport codes, etc... after my PhD in fission could I eventually do a postdoc in fusion or plasma physics which is my true dream and interest?