Mechanical and petroleum engineers are the most sought after upon college graduation, according to a story in Yahoo Hotjobs. Of course, now I can’t find the story to link to, but I thought it was worth mentioning anyway. The demand for mechanical engineers was attributed to increasing retirements. Hotjobs current lists 9,465 engineering positions.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry “to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].”
The term "multiphysics" is used to describe the simulation of multiple types of physics and their influence on one another -- for example, the investigation of the behavior of a chemical in liquid form will involve both chemistry and fluid dynamics.
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