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He knows a lot about semiconductor devices, but he will always ask you to think it through yourself. What he believes he needs to do is to criticize your ideas and results and then ask you to think more about them. Sometimes he will give some good advice, sometimes not.He wants his students to be an engineer and have a big picture. And his... Read More

Posted: Review #21

Meeting Frequency: it depends on but averagely once a week. Do you consider the PI more of a ‘hands-on’ or ‘hands-off’ advisor? She is more like a hands-on advisor but the reason may be I am a rookie in research. Is the PI fairly accessible to you? Is the PI reachable and responsive to your questions? How long does it take for the PI to reply to... Read More

Posted: Review #26

Met 1:1 weekly before COVID. Weekly online group meetings continue during the pandemic. Daily guidance by the PI. "Hand-on" advisor. Very accessible to students as there are only very few students in his group.Expect 3-4 first-author papers for graduation. Students take time off on weekends and are not pushed to work late. In my observation, it... Read More

Posted: Review #11

Meets as project group every week. A project group is typically composed of a Ph.D. student (me) and one intern (undergraduate). Some projects have other Ph.D. students as collaborators. On the project weekly meeting, everyone reports progress with or without slides. The slides and written materials are required to be in English. If all people in... Read More

Posted: Review #14

I never had a chance to meet with this PI 1:1 during the three months trial period. Daily guidance by senior students or post-doc. The PI is not very accessible, as he doesn't live in San Diego. Once it took the PI two weeks to reply to my very important emails. (I followed up several times) I think the communication between the PI and me was not... Read More

Posted: Review #12

Extremely supportvie. Kind of hands-off in experiments but any idea can be discussed and properly advised. Responsive in writing. Variable but in general pretty high. Almost all previous Ph.D. students graduated with NS sub journals. All PhD students graduated in 5 years. Very competitive to get admitted into the group. Affluent in funding. Part... Read More

Posted: Review #30

Bevan is a very hands-off advisor. Do not expect him to ask for 1-to-1 meetings. To be successful, you must be assertive in asking for meetings to discuss your progress. From March 2020 to July 2021, this research group met 3 times on Zoom. Most communication during the pandemic was email.Bevan's expectation is that Ph.D. students must publish 3... Read More

Posted: Review #19

He is a hands-off advisor, who gives ideas but does not help in actually executing it. He comes for meetings every Friday to discuss progress with each individual student, and usually that is the highest amount of contribution he gives. He also occasionally contributes to improving the writing in the papers. Other than that, the student has to... Read More

Posted: Review #27

The PI meets 1:1 every week usually, but more often if a deadline is close. The discussions are very intellectually stimulating and helps improve the quality of research. The PI can be hands-off occasionally if some other professor is taking an active role in the research, but is very active otherwise in working with the student. The PI is very... Read More

Posted: Review #25