It was fun and they pay me good enough in my opinions ince I spent acutally most of the time doing fun stuff.
My research consisted in finding a formulation that would cure well and work at high temperatures. I also did a little bit of work with gaskets and nanowires. We tried to use silica nanoparticles in many formulations but they didn't turn out as good as we expected.
I also did research at the U of M in the Biotech Institute. I researched microfluidics. It was fun too. I could use the lab for free and had access to many equipment for free. That was pretty cool. Then I had the option to study Chemistry at the U of M but I decided to give up in science and dedicate myself in finance.
I like a bunch of subjects and I really like science but I found out I really liked science because I wanted to make cool stuff that people could use everyday and I wanted to see people using the things I would hope to eventually invent and when I was I 3M, a lot of my science was just becoming patents and sitting in shelves doing nothing, so I felt that instead of contributing to make science available I felt I wasn't contributing as much as I could. I saw that there was already a lot of good technology already developed and that all that was needed to make that technology available to people is a business guy to invest on the idea and bring it to the market, so I realized I needed to be an investor and not an inventor if I wanted to see technology in the world.
I then started studying finance at UST. Business is a joke compared to science. what business people call hard, science people call easy. 2 years after studying finance I got a job as manager and I'm very happy to say that now I do indeed drive products to the market. my work actually involves working with 3M a little bit as partners and it helps me that I already worked there. I dont use much of nano in my current job but it's ok. it was fun to learn it anyway.
well, that is it!