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Is Materials Science a good PhD route to pursue?

  1. Sep 9, 2013 #1
    Hello everyone,

    I'm an undergraduate senior majoring in physics and math, with plans to go to grad school next year. I have two questions for you all: 1) for someone interested in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and physics, is materials science a good PhD to pursue? 2) If so, are there any graduate schools you recommend whose materials science program is particularly great in nano/biotech?

    Much thanks,
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 9, 2013 #2
    Materials Science/Engineering on its own is a (sort of) new concepts.

    A lot of times you can still find a physics department, or engineering, with faculty who do research in materials. Often in the name of condensed matter or solid state.

    I am not too familiar with the programs or departments but you can look at Vanderbilt in Tennessee and U. Conn.
  4. Sep 9, 2013 #3
    I guess the job market for material science is better than high-energy physics, since there are so many practical stuff...
  5. Sep 11, 2013 #4
    Alright, great. Thanks for your help guys.
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