Can chemical engineer become research scientist How

Materials science, chemistry, or maybe physics (with special request)? I don't know what is better ...

Materials science, chemistry, or maybe physics (with special request)? I don't know what is better ...
Hello, I'm currently in the eleventh in a bayr. High school, the grades are right.

Basically, I'm already interested in studying materials science, but I don't know if that might not be too general.

Especially since I especially find functional materials (in which mainly physical-chemical (e.g. electrical, thermal, optical, magnetic) properties are used) interesting (I have largely taken the sentence from Wikipedia xD).
This would be (experimental) physics or (physical & solid-state) chemistry
not a bad choice either.

I find the idea of ​​working in areas such as optics / photonics, spintronics, superconductors, nano- & metamaterials, etc. exciting, although these are of course buzzwords for me, but I don't really know what it will look like.

What do you think, focus on materials science or something else?
Re: materials science, chemistry, or maybe physics (with special request)? I don't know what is better ...
I have a doctorate in physics and have a profile myself with a strong material science character, so I am well versed in the field of law.

Unfortunately, I believe that the career opportunities are not so good. The problem is with that materialsciences Are sciences. And science is mainly at universities and
Max Planck made, always on temporary positions and with guaranteed jobs
End of career 6 years after completing your doctorate due to the Science Temporary Contract Act - if you don't believe it, read it or ask a doctor or postdoc in the department
your trust.

Another problem with materials science is that there are huge hype, into which tons of research money is then pumped, with which hundreds of master's students and
PhD students are fed. Often, however, there is no economical one
Hook up for these hype topics, and when it comes to none economic
When implementation comes, the research funding quickly ebbs away again.
In addition, there is then precarious research outside of the university
no more work in this area and one who focuses on this
Specializes in the field or material then looks very stupid!

One example is solar cell research, there was one here
unprecedented boom in materials research where you can research in university
Tried umpteen obscure ways to even better cells - but in
In reality, inexpensive inexpensive modules are then bought from China
and the industry in Dtl. is on the ground. There are dozens more
lesser known examples, such as nanotechnologies, nanomaterials and
many more.

If you are doing materials science, you should therefore make sure to acquire skills that
outside of the narrowly limited research area, the following can be used:
Measurement technology, programming, electronics, etc.
Anonymous  📅 24.11.2017 18:06:17
Re: materials science, chemistry, or maybe physics (with special request)? I don't know what is better ...
Have you ever thought about how you want to get your wages and bread?

If you fancy physics, study electrical engineering or engineering (bioengineering is not one of them).
If you fancy chemistry, study pharmacy.

The career prospects in materials science, chemistry and physics are not bright.
Nick_  📅 24.11.2017 19:23:52
Re: materials science, chemistry, or maybe physics (with special request)? I don't know what is better ...
By jojo.2000 What do you think, focus on materials science or something else?
First of all, you shouldn't let yourself be influenced by the extremely negative view of some physicists in the forum. Especially here at Studis Online, a few members spread extremely one-sided negative representations.

Otherwise nobody knows the job market in 2028 so specifically that they could make the decision between physics, chemistry or an engineering degree for you. Otherwise, the rule is: do what you really like, you are good at it and try to become one of the best at it.
Anonymous  📅 24.11.2017 19:32:43
Re: materials science, chemistry, or maybe physics (with special request)? I don't know what is better ...
By Nick_
By jojo.2000 What do you think, focus on materials science or something else?
First of all, you shouldn't let yourself be influenced by the extremely negative view of some physicists in the forum. Especially here at Studis Online, a few members spread extremely one-sided negative representations.

Otherwise nobody knows the job market in 2028 so specifically that they could make the decision between physics, chemistry or an engineering degree for you. Otherwise, the rule is: do what you really like, you are good at it and try to become one of the best at it.
Holy simplicity! I ask very much for differentiation. I hope you notice the difference between a generally negative attitude and adequate advice on the job situation in Germany.

You should forget the last sentence as soon as possible: At some point you have to earn your bread.



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Re: materials science, chemistry, or maybe physics (with special request)? I don't know what is better ...
Thanks for your contributions.
As I said, I have only roughly limited my area of ​​interest, in the Christmas holidays I will probably go to study and career counseling, if they are already advertising to us at the school that we should go there
I think that it might make sense to do something less special first in the Bachelor and then something like that in the Master:
http://www.chemie.de/news/163677/neuer-master-studiengang-mikro-und-nanotechnologien-an-der-tu-ilmenau.html

@ FhG physicist, so that I understand you correctly: Your criticism is not that MatWiss. too much of a mish-mash (as some might say of mechatronics), i.e. not a half and nothing whole, but that the job situation is lousy?

Basically you would MatWiss. but already see it as a full-fledged subject?

I hope it doesn't bother if I throw a few links into the room, if you have the time you can write one or two short sentences as you see it, everything sounds great to me
1.https: //www.tu-ilmenau.de/studieninteressierte/studienangebote/bachelor/elektrotechnik-und-informationstechnik-bsc/
2.https: //www.tu-ilmenau.de/studieninteressierte/studienangebote/bachelor/werkstoffwissenschaft-bsc/
3.https: //www.tu-ilmenau.de/studieninteressierte/studienangebote/bachelor/technische-physik-bsc/
4.https: //www.tu-ilmenau.de/studieninteressierte/studienangebote/bachelor/technische-kybernetik-und-systemtheorie-bsc/

So if, for example, I look at the host of German and business students (nothing against them) then it would have to go with the devil if you don't get a proper job ..



And yes, I know it has to be my decision in the end
Anonymous  📅 24.11.2017 22:05:48
Re: materials science, chemistry, or maybe physics (with special request)? I don't know what is better ...
By jojo.2000 Thanks for your contributions.
As I said, I have only roughly limited my area of ​​interest, in the Christmas holidays I will probably go to study and career counseling, if they are already advertising to us at the school that we should go there

There is a very high probability that the study and career counselors will recommend a science to you. But, as explained above, they are breadless.

I think that it might make sense to do something less special first in the Bachelor and then something like that in the Master:
http://www.chemie.de/news/163677/neuer-master-studiengang-mikro-und-nanotechnologien-an-der-tu-ilmenau.html

What do you not understand about "natural sciences are breadless"? Niche specializations of breadless compartments only pull you deeper into the lack of existence.

@ FhG physicist, so that I understand you correctly: So your criticism is not that MatWiss. too much of a mish-mash (as some might say of mechatronics), i.e. not a half and nothing whole, but that the job situation is lousy?

Basically you would MatWiss. but already see it as a full-fledged subject?

The professional future after graduation is important.


I hope it doesn't bother if I throw a few links into the room, if you have the time you can write one or two short sentences as you see it, everything sounds great to me
1.https: //www.tu-ilmenau.de/studieninteressierte/studienangebote/bachelor/elektrotechnik-und-informationstechnik-bsc/
2.https: //www.tu-ilmenau.de/studieninteressierte/studienangebote/bachelor/werkstoffwissenschaft-bsc/
3.https: //www.tu-ilmenau.de/studieninteressierte/studienangebote/bachelor/technische-physik-bsc/
4.https: //www.tu-ilmenau.de/studieninteressierte/studienangebote/bachelor/technische-kybernetik-und-systemtheorie-bsc/

I definitely recommend electrical engineering. All other courses mentioned are niche specializations.

So if, for example, I look at the host of German and business students (nothing against them) then it would have to go with the devil if you don't get a proper job ..

With a science you will most likely not get a proper job. Unless you are one of the postdocs. But who does that?

And yes, I know it has to be my decision in the end



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Re: materials science, chemistry, or maybe physics (with special request)? I don't know what is better ...