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Offline hkurn31new

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#Need help, choosing university
« on: January 22, 2016, 03:48:21 AM »
Hi guys I am Henry from Indonesia
I am considering to continue my master degree on chemical engineering in US, focus on energy storage( especially on graphene)
I get scholarship and they gave me preference as this list:

1. Michigan State University
2. North Carolina State University
3. University of Houston
4. University of South Carolina

Do you have any idea for me, maybe to change the preference ?
University of Pittsburgh vs University of Houston, which one is better?
Thank You

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Re: #Need help, choosing university
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 10:05:26 AM »
There really isn't objectively a "better" or "worse". My advice is to look at the ChemE departments webpages of these universities and see what kind of research the faculty is doing. You are interested in energy storage and graphene - you should look for faculty who are doing this kind of research, and what their publication history is. This is the best way to narrow down your choices.

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Re: #Need help, choosing university
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2016, 08:37:03 PM »
Sorry that's not your question, but:

Science too works with fashions and buzzwords like graphene. Fashions get oldfashioned - think at fractals for instance. There is no guarantee - or indeed, few chances - that energy storage in graphene spreads from academia to industry, and the most probable is that it will be over in some years.

So if you want to do this, maintain and develop other skills too, as you'll probably have to adapt.

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