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 ?
What would you have achieved at the end of your PHD ?
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 ?
What other thesis are your colleagues working on while completing their PHDS ?
What was the reason behind pursuing further studies in the US ? What was the reason behind choosing GeorgiaTech University amongst the many others present ?
Do you work alone ? Do you have to interact with other students while working in the lab ?
What is an NMR ?
How many hours do you spend in the lab ? How many hours do you spend working in the office ?
What kind of skills are required to be a good chemical engineer ?
Thoughts on the misconception that you have to really like chemistry to be a good chemical engineer.
What are your plans after finishing your PHD ?
Are the post PHD prospects better in India or the US ?
Did you do any course between your undergraduate and your PHD studies ?
Does your work involve a lot of travel ?
Is the chemical engineering syllabus in India helpful with what you’re working on ?
What are other skills or qualities required in chemical engineering that would improve the chances of you being employed ?
Do chemical engineers get picked up for software development ?
Tips for students who want to pursue further studies in chemical engineering ?
Where do you see yourself 5 to 10yrs down the line ?
What are the things that you lile and dislike about your profession ?
What are your work hours ?
Do you work with any computer softwares ?
What’s the future of chemical engineering in India ?
Are there any new fields coming up within chemical engineering ?
To what extent is chemistry involved in your work ?
What kind of subjects encompass chemical engineering ?
Which are the good chemical engineering colleges in Mumbai ?
What career path should someone take who is interested in molecular chemistry and the food industry ?
What options does one have if midway through their chemical engineering course, they realises that they’re not enjoying their studies ?
Is it possible to be self employed in the field of chemical engineering ?