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If anyone is interested in Arizona State University Engineering programs let me know. I have a friend who is a current student there and they can refer you through an internal system to help you out - kind of like in industry. Note this is only available for US applicants, but still it is pretty cool.

Either contact me by responding here or through a message and I can hook you up.

-David

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What are you majoring at there? What about your friend? Do they enjoy it? Would they recommend it?

I don't exactly know why a recommendation would mean much since your friend doesn't actually know me. I have actually already applied to the Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. program at ASU.

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Hi,

My friend won't be able to write you a recommendation. What he will be able to do is submit a referral. The referral will inform the admissions committee that you're a domestic applicant and therefore eligible for certain grants and fellowships. The admissions committee will probably already realize that you're a U.S. citizen from your application, but a referral may help get their attention.

I just finished up the bioengineering PhD program there, so I am no longer a student. But my friend in electrical engineering is still a student, and he will be able to make the referral. I've really enjoyed the program here. I developed some great working relationships and connections within the university and also with local industry. I had a great fellowship package that provided a stipend that was greater than most other schools.

PM me if you want my friend to submit your name in the referral program. Just send me your full name, the name of your undergraduate institution, and your email address.

Good luck with applications.

-David

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Haha ... I am working in the Electrical Engineering Department (G-RA) and how I describe the place : "S**T HOLE" ... The only thing that's going to keep me here is my professor.

Positive thing about ASU is that there are still some of those founder professors at ASU who are really number one in what they do (like my professor). They are few and their number is decreasing. What they tend to hire these years are mostly young faculty memebers who only look at ASU as a jumping stage and the moment they get a good grant they will move one.

They get some 200 graduate student in EE department each year. I don't think getting into their is really a big deal with ~60% acceptance rate.

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I didn't mean recommendation in the classic sense :D, I meant it more in the referal sense!

I'll let you know if I think I need the edge. Thanks for the offer!

There you have Dr. Crozier from Scotland in the admission comity. My fingers are crossed for you buddy. You 'll probably hear back from them in late March I guess. To be honest with you I have thought a lot to figure out what they really care in giving admission though I haven't come up with an answer yet :D ...

Good thing about MSE program here is its very flexible and you can probably do whatever you like.

Bad thing about MSE is you won't learn anything in their courses.

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What's wrong with their courses?

I am interested in nanoscience and electronic materials. Are there faculty you would recommend looking into or avoiding? You can PM me them if you wish. It's possible I could work with faculty in other engineering areas. Who'd you recommend in electronics and nanoscience? I like devices. And photovoltaics.

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What's wrong with their courses?

I am interested in nanoscience and electronic materials. Are there faculty you would recommend looking into or avoiding? You can PM me them if you wish. It's possible I could work with faculty in other engineering areas. Who'd you recommend in electronics and nanoscience? I like devices. And photovoltaics.

Well for instance in MSE you have 4 core courses that you must pass. These guys brought some dude from industry without any academic background to teach the course and well what he did was to copy paste someone else material in the class and he had no idea about the content! I really didn't care about the course but I suppose there are people out there who care ! poor things, missed alot :D

They are very strong in Electronic Materials, but what they are #1 for in the US is Electron Microscopy. Of course that's sort of bad for your mental health :D but that's what they are famous for (we are famous for) and the second place goes to electronic materials. The research in multidiciplinary and you might end up working in the physics department. We have facinating facilities though as you know facilities run on faculty money. the research expenditure of ASU is around 80 Million comparing to 200 and 300 Million on top of the table !

Nano : No Comment, never liked the fashion thing.

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Please be advised that not all faculties have money currently. Some will find sooner or later and some really don't have any plan on getting new students.

In electronic materials Newman's group has lots of resources but he's kindda tough on his students. I have no list of "Avoid" :D

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