Engineering Physics and Nanotech

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Hi. I am in my 3rd year in my engineering physics program (it's a 5-year education). Right now I'm supposed to choose my field of specialization, and the one I'm leaning towards is nanotech. So a few questions:

1. How good are the opportunities for employment in nanotechnology? Should I get a phD if I want to make it big?

2. How ripe is the industry for entrepreneurship? Have any serious companies sprung up yet?

3. Does anybody know of any other career paths that are particularly fitting for an engineering physics graduate?

thanks in advance for all replies :)
 

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Is there some reason nobody is answering? Perhaps I was unclear?
 
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Hi. I am in my 3rd year in my engineering physics program (it's a 5-year education). Right now I'm supposed to choose my field of specialization, and the one I'm leaning towards is nanotech. So a few questions:

1. How good are the opportunities for employment in nanotechnology? Should I get a phD if I want to make it big?

2. How ripe is the industry for entrepreneurship? Have any serious companies sprung up yet?

3. Does anybody know of any other career paths that are particularly fitting for an engineering physics graduate?

thanks in advance for all replies :)
Does the 5-year EP program lead to an MS degree? In what particular area(s) of EP is one interested?

Here is a list of companies or research institutions employing nano-technology.
http://www.nanoindustries.com/links/companies.html [Broken]

There are many opportunities in many fields, e.g., medicine, agriculture, materials, electronics, manufacturing, . . . .

3D printing is an emerging area related to nano-technology.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedo...vilization-changing-revolutionary-next-phase/
Nanotech, or the manipulation of matter on atomic and molecular scales, is currently used to describe micro-scale technology in everything from space technology to biotech.
As such, nanotech has already changed the world. But the fruition of atomically precise manufacturing (APM) — nanotech’s next phase — promises to create such “radical abundance” that it will not only change industry but civilization itself.

ASME Nanotechnology Institute
https://community.asme.org/nanotechnology_institute/default.aspx
 
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Yes, it leads to a MS. Thank you so much for the info!
 

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