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Material science

  1. Feb 5, 2009 #1
    I did Masters in Materials science and presently about to complete PhD in materials technology, to be more specific, thinfilm technology. I prefer working in Industry after this. Could you let me know the possibilities and any industries of interest?

    Do I have more choice? :(
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  3. Feb 5, 2009 #2
    I would start by listing the current industrial/practical applications of thin films and also the current areas under research and take it from there.I suspect there may be many opportunities in this field.
  4. Feb 5, 2009 #3

    Thanks. Well my project has more industrial partners so obviously my work suits current applications but as far as coating only my lab is involved. I want to get clear picture in my mind about industries who might be interested. I mean I want some list and so it would be a motivation factor.
  5. Feb 7, 2009 #4
    There is a lot of demand for scientists with thin film expertise. The big name semiconductor companies like TI or Intel do a lot of fundamental work in CVD and ALD. There are also semiconductor equipment manufacturers such as KLA Tencor and Novellus who specialize heavily in thin film technology. I knew a guy who was hired by Novellus to study PVD of tungsten nitride layers.
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