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Department of Physics

Mellon College of Science

Our freshly graduated PhD went into industry, national laboratories, and academia as follows (statistics from acad. year 2000 onward): 

• Industry: ≈34%
• National Laboratories: ≈16%
• Academia (Post Doc): ≈50%

Placement of Recent PhDs

Academic Year 2014/2015 

• Engineering Physicist, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, LLC, Kanagawa, Japan 
• Proprietary Trader, T3 Trading Group, New York, NY 
• Post Doc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 
• Post Doc, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan 
• Post Doc, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 
• Data Analyst, CGG, Houston, TX 
• Post Doc, MIT, Cambridge, MA 
• Researcher, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Pathum Thani, Thailand 
• Software Engineer, Intel, Phoenix, AZ 
• Post Doc, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville, South Africa 
• Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Academic Year 2013/2014

• Engineer, Quest Link, San Diego, CA
• Assistant Professor, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
• Data Scientist, Drawbridge Inc., San Mateo, CA
• Post Doc, Duke University, Durham, NC
• Senior Data Science Engineer, Castlight Health, San Francisco, CA
• Systems Engineer, Data Science Automation Inc., McMurray, PA
• Post Doc, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
• Quantitative Analyst, WorldQuant LLC, Old Greenwich, CT
• Software Engineer, Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, CA
Academic Year 2012/2013

• Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
• Post Doc, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 
• Post Doc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel 
• Post Doc, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
• Material Scientist, RJ Lee Group, Pittsburgh, PA
• Process Engineer, Lam Research, Fremont, CA
• Post Doc, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
• Post Doc, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
• Post Doc, MIT, Cambridge, MA
• Post Doc, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Academic Year 2011/2012

• Post Doc, Rice University, Houston, TX
• Post Doc, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
• Post Doc, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
• Post Doc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 
• Post Doc, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO
• Post Doc, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan 
• Research Scientist, Schlumberger, Houston, TX
• Research Scientist, Sage Bionetworks, Seattle, WA
• Sr. Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
• Technology Associate, Thomson Reuters, New York, NY
• Sr. Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
• Research Scientist, Nokomis Inc., Charleroi, PA
• Post Doc, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA
• Post Doc, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Academic Year 2010/2011

• Post Doc, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
• Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
• Post Doc, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
• Post Doc, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
• Post Doc, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
• Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
• Post Doc, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany
• Post Doc, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN
• Post Doc, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
• Sr. Engineer, Covidien Inc., Mansfield, MA
Academic Year 2009/2010

• Post Doc, Durham University, Durham, England, UK
• Post Doc, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany
• Research Scientist, Nokomis Inc., Charleroi, PA
• Post Doc, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
• Post Doc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
• Post Doc, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
• Post Doc, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Academic Year 2008/2009

• Assistant Professor, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Academic Year 2007/2008

• Post Doc, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
• Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
• Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
• Post Doc, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Washington, DC
• Post Doc, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
• Post Doc, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM
• Post Doc, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
• Post Doc, Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, VA
• Research Scientist, Intel, Portland, OR
• Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
• Staff Physicist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Baltimore, MD
• Post Doc, Imperial College, London, England, UK

Academic Year 2006/2007

• Research Scientist, Physical Optics Corporation, Torrance, CA
• Post Doc, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
• Post Doc, Korean Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul, Korea
• Post Doc, IUCAA, Pune, India
• Post Doc, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
• Post Doc, University of Sussex, Brighton, England, UK
• Quantitative Analyst, Citibank, New York, NY
Academic Year 2005/2006

• Research Scientist, Intel, Portland, OR
• Post Doc, Seagate, Cupertino, CA
• Post Doc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
• Post Doc, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
• Post Doc, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
• Post Doc, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
• Post Doc, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
• Post Doc, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
• Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
• Post Doc, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Beijing, China
• Research Scientist, Intrigue Technologies Inc., Bridgeville, PA

Academic Year 2004/2005

• Post Doc, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
• Analyst, Barclays Capital, New York, NY 
• Research Scientist, Google, Mountain View, CA
• Post Doc, Kyoto, Japan
Academic Year 2003/2004

• Post Doc, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM
• Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
• Financial Consultant
• Post Doc, Columbia University, New York, NY
• Research Scientist, Arete Associates, Santa Rosa, CA
• President, South Asian Physics Foundation
• Research Scientist, Boeing Corporation, Seattle, WA
• Quantitative Analyst, Pequot Capital Management, Westport, CT
• Post Doc, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
• Post Doc, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
• Research Scientist, Raytheon, Waltham, MA

Academic Year 2002/2003

• Professor, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
• Royal Society Post Doc, University College, London, England, UK
• Post Doc, Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, VA 
• Assistant Professor, Penn State University, McKeesport, PA
• Post Doc, Penn State University, State College, PA
Academic Year 2001/2002

• Post Doc, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
• Post Doc, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
• Post Doc, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
• Post Doc, Max Planck Institut, Dresden, Germany
• Research Scientist, Caliper Technologies Corp., Hopkinton, MA
Academic Year 2000/2001

• Post Doc, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
• Staff Engineer/Scientist, IBM, East Fishkill, NY
• Post Doc, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
• Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA
• Post Doc, Fermilab, Batavia, IL
• Post Doc, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
• Research Scientist, IMC Corporation, Indianapolis, IN
• Post Doc, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
• Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
• Research Scientist, IBM
Academic Year 1999/2000    

• Software Engineer, Avanti Systems, Toronto, Canada
• Staff Engineer/Scientist, IBM, Burlington, VT