So I am a senior nuclear engineer with a good GPA and I've actually taken some extra math (PDEs) and physics (nuclear physics and astrophysics) courses over the years. I am extremely interested in detection in general. I have worked at a national lab designing and building neutron detectors and labs in my school doing certain types of radiation detection so I am very familiar with how radiation detectors work and are used. I am wondering what path I could take in grad school so that I could someday design, test and build large scale detectors for high energy physics experiments? Examples of such detectors would be ATLAS, CMS, ALICE, PHENIX and STAR. These are obviously very prestigious physics experiments but I am curious if its just physicists that design these detectors and then get the electrical engineers and such to construct them or is there room in there fr someone who has a more hand on approach to designing detectors. Would a masters in physics be a must or could I continue nuclear engineering under someone/some program that could have applications to these types of physics?