Ph.d. in Chemical Engineering


Cemical Engineering – PhD.

In this Webinar, we interview a Chemical Engineer who recently submitted her PhD thesis at Georgia tech. The thesis was on the separation of impurities from Natural gas. She has studied chemical engineering at ICT – one of India’s leading colleges.

Questions with the timestamps:

What do you do on a day to day basis ?
1:41

What would you have achieved at the end of your PHD ?
4:36

How do you decide that you want to be a chemical engineer and that you want to do a PHD and follow this career path ?
6:52

What other thesis are your colleagues working on while completing their PHDS ?
8:57

What was the reason behind pursuing further studies in the US ? What was the reason behind choosing GeorgiaTech University amongst the many others present ?
10:13

Do you work alone ? Do you have to interact with other students while working in the lab ?
11:30

What is an NMR ?
12:13

How many hours do you spend in the lab ? How many hours do you spend working in the office ?
13:14

What kind of skills are required to be a good chemical engineer ?
15:11

Thoughts on the misconception that you have to really like chemistry to be a good chemical engineer.
16:21

What are your plans after finishing your PHD ?
18:35

Are the post PHD prospects better in India or the US ?
19:26

Did you do any course between your undergraduate and your PHD studies ?
19:54

Does your work involve a lot of travel ?
20:24

Is the chemical engineering syllabus in India helpful with what you’re working on ?
21:13

What are other skills or qualities required in chemical engineering that would improve the chances of you being employed ?
21:59

Do chemical engineers get picked up for software development ?
26:33

Tips for students who want to pursue further studies in chemical engineering ?
27:32

Where do you see yourself 5 to 10yrs down the line ?
28:12

What are the things that you lile and dislike about your profession ?
29:55

What are your work hours ?
31:28

Do you work with any computer softwares ?
32:06

What’s the future of chemical engineering in India ?
34:33

Are there any new fields coming up within chemical engineering ?
35:23

Audience Q&A

To what extent is chemistry involved in your work ?
14:21

What kind of subjects encompass chemical engineering ?
17:31

Which are the good chemical engineering colleges in Mumbai ?
23:14

What career path should someone take who is interested in molecular chemistry and the food industry ?
24:12

What options does one have if midway through their chemical engineering course, they realises that they’re not enjoying their studies ?
25:36

Is it possible to be self employed in the field of chemical engineering ?
28:55