Hi all! I am currently doing a mechanical engineering degree. I am considering to further my study after graduate and hopefully get a lecturership in university. It would be fantastically great for me to be a researcher in this field. But I am doubting my own ability and my inclination. I would see myself as a person being proficient at analyzing and understanding abstract concepts. So, it would seem more appropritate for me to go for math or physics. But for some reasons, I stayed with mechanical engineering. I would like to know in research level of engineering, are the method of research and the abilities required very different from that of physics? Can anyone kindly share your experience and comments on this?