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Programs Thinking about getting a PhD in Scientific Computing

  1. Dec 11, 2006 #1
    So I've got an MSc in Engineering physics and I'm now deciding if I should go find a job in the industry, or stay in school to get a PhD, more specifically in Scientific computing and numerical analysis. Getting the PhD is very temping, but the main thing holding me back is that I don't know how easy it is to get a job in the industry afterwards.

    So I'm wondering, does anyone know how big (or small) the demand is for PhD's in Scientific computing in the industry?
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  3. Dec 13, 2006 #2
    So noone has any experience about PhD's in scientific computing/numerical analysis?
  4. Dec 13, 2006 #3
    Yes, i am doing a PhD in computational physics in THIS place. I work on the interface between a metal gate and the high k dielectric of a MOSFET transistor.

  5. Dec 14, 2006 #4


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    Can you be more specific?

    ie. numerics with respect to what application?
  6. Dec 14, 2006 #5
    Well, for example these projects here:
    I'm most interested in something similar to the one mentioned there about multi-phase flow. Does such a PhD have any future in the industry?
  7. Dec 15, 2006 #6


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    Yeah - for example, in the UK, a lot of PDE people I know have gone into (inudstrial) consultancy. This involves stuff like, eg., modelling and working on the longitivity and decommision of nuclear reactors.

    Sounds like an open project that one - possible applications are obviously geo-reservoir type stuff - I did something similar for my masters (check out this place: http://www.bpi.cam.ac.uk/)
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