My question is whether it is a bad idea to be a physics graduate student with an EE advisor. I ask this because I'm interested in nanophysics at Carnegie Mellon University. On the physics website on the nanophysics page they have listed 6 EE professors and 5 physics professors. It seems likely that a student wanting to do nanophysics research there could be a physics graduate student with an engineering advisor. In fact several current graduate students there are. Would this hurt me in any way academically or in terms of career development both while in graduate school and after (specifically academia as a physicist)? Note that almost all 6 of the EE professors themselves have physics phd's - however they mostly publish in IEEE journals. Any advice would be most appreciated. I haven't been able to find an answer to this anywhere.