Hi all, new poster here, I graduated First Class with a BS and an MS, specialisation Electronics, from Calcutta University, scoring University highest grades in my special paper, Electronics. Since then, for the past 15 years, I have been teaching at various schools, colleges, and currently an University in India. Finally now, after marriage and kids and all that, I am thinking of pursuing my original dream, a PhD in Europe in semiconductors. Here's some relevant information about myself: - no thesis work - no published papers - a LOT of experience teaching physics to undergrads, IIT candidates etc - in English. My questions: - what are some of the better schools in Europe/UK in the broad field of semiconductors research?- - where I can maybe get a teaching position, which will take care of the fees? - I don't especially need funding for living expenses, I can manage that, although funding or a loan will be nice. - What are they going to be looking for from someone with my background? To sum up, I have considerable teaching experience, hardly any research/lab experience except what little is required in academic programs here in India; but I am hard working and willing to learn. Need some advice on where I should try to apply, and how.