Programs Thinking about getting a PhD in Scientific Computing

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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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So noone has any experience about PhD's in scientific computing/numerical analysis?
 

marlon

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So noone has any experience about PhD's in scientific computing/numerical analysis?
Yes, i am doing a PhD in computational physics in http://www.imec.be/ovinter/static_general/start_en_flash.shtml [Broken] place. I work on the interface between a metal gate and the high k dielectric of a MOSFET transistor.

marlon
 
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J77

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So noone has any experience about PhD's in scientific computing/numerical analysis?
Can you be more specific?

ie. numerics with respect to what application?
 
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Can you be more specific?

ie. numerics with respect to what application?
Well, for example these projects here:
http://user.it.uu.se/~gkreiss/doktorandannons.htm
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?
 

J77

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Well, for example these projects here:
http://user.it.uu.se/~gkreiss/doktorandannons.htm
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?
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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