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Career in Nanotechnology

  1. Nov 28, 2011 #1
    Will dual majoring in MechE and physics and pickup up some extra chem classes help towards working with Nanotech?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 6, 2011 #2
    i do supposedly "nano" research as an undergrad and here's what i have to say:

    most nanotech is based on supporting other industries. the actual market for nanoscale materials is tiny, the big market is in devices and that's beyond plain physics and chemistry.

    picking a niche is hard, but i'll just say this: I don't think MechE teaches anything important for nanotech, that you wouldn't get already with a physics degree + 1 year of general chemistry and 2 biology classes.
     
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