Transitioning from Mechanical Engineering to Applied Physics

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Transitioning from Mechanical Engineering to Applied Physics

Post by ashik2804 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:31 am

Hi guys,

I am planning to pursue a PhD in Applied Physics focused on nano technology. I don't have a physics or a research centered background. But I do have a pretty damn good engineering profile. I would really appreciate any feedback I can get on my chances of admission to a top program. Below is my profile:

- BS in Mechanical Engineering from a reputed tech school in the northeast
- Overall GPA- 3.72, Major GPA- 3.91, Math/Sci GPA- 4.00
- Advanced coursework in Fluid Dynamics with experience in numerical/computational methods
- Co-ops at a Computational Fluid Dynamics software company and a start-up dealing with innovative cooling methods
- By Fall 2014, I will have worked as a R&D Project Engineer in a large company for 2 years

The reason I am applying for an Applied Physics PhD instead of an Engineering PhD is to get a deeper understanding of the core principles.

Please advice on where I can apply and what my chances are. Thanks a lot for your time :)

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