Hello gents, The thing is that I'm an Instrument Engineer with an oil&gas in-field(on site) experience and I used to maintain and fix different instrument equipment(transmitters,flowmeters,valves,etc) but I want to perform a smart R&D work in future, e.g. creating and development of modern meters for different applications with new sensor types and I guess I need an extra education for that like,say,Phd,because nobody will take me seriously as a researcher or developer looking at my current CV with an "in-field" experience only.It's not perspective in my native country to search a such R&D position that's why I'm looking for a PhD program worldwide,and graduation from that afterwards would make me attractive for R&D departments of companies.Or maybe you could advise me some different approach? Does anyone have any information about grad schools providing PhD programs in Instrumentation&Controls Engineering,Automation or sth. with a relevant name which could be recommended?(not necessarily in the US but anywhere on the globe) I was searching through the web but couldn't find anything proper(only web links to Indian universities' undergrad programs come up).Perhaps,someone knows sth. on that. Or,perhaps,you got any information about how people normally get to research work in Instrumentation and Automation field,say,which degree is generally required for that,based on your acquaintances' or your own experience. Any information is appreciated. P.S. Or,perhaps,such PhD programs exist only as a part of Electrical&Electronics Engineering departments' programs but not the separate ones?