Now that I'm a research assistant at graduate school in mechanical engineering, I'm having trouble finding precisely where my research interests lie. At least part of my problems stem from the fact that my undergraduate degree is in physics, not engineering. Here are the math/physics/engineering-related courses I took as an undergrad:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

University Physics I & II

Modern Physics I & II

Statics

Engineering Circuits

Digital Circuits

Engineering Thermodynamics

Classical Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

Classical Physics Laboratory

Calculus II and III

Ordinary Differential Equations

Linear Algebra

Proof Techniques

Abstract Algebra

Applied Statistics

Mathematical Statistics I & II

Probability

The graduate courses I'm currently enrolled in are:

Aerodynamics

Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems

Manufacturing Techniques

With this background, what mechanical engineering research area am I best suited for? I still have a month or so to find a niche, but I would appreciate any advice or input regarding this situation. Does anyone have a suggestion for a particular research endeavor I have the tools/skills to successfully do work on?

Thanks in advance!

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# Finding a research interest/project

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