The last post near this topic was 1.5 years ago, so I thought I would try to solicit some more answers. I am finishing my M.S. next spring on the topic of micro devices and want to change institutions and complete a PhD, but I am not sure where to go. Here is what I have discovered about my interests: If I have no lab time I will die, so pure theory is out. I like mechanical devices on the microscale - actuators, sensors etc. I like more pure physics on the nanoscale I do not like microfluidics, but having microfluidics secondary in something like a chemical sensor is all right. Biology is interesting, but I have a weak background in it. Looking at schools it seems I might be looking for a Physics, Mechanical, or Electrical engineering department. I know I can do a Physics qual, think I could do an ME qual, but might have trouble with a EE qual. Thank you for any advice or name dropping!