16 episodes

Welcome to the “What’s the PhDeal” podcast; the podcast where we attempt to demystify the scientific PhD process. For the folks going through the rigors of pursuing a PhD, thinking about getting a PhD or even people just curious about what it’s all about! You can check out the website associated with us at RealPhDeal.com and we would love it if you email us at our group email: phdealmail@gmail.com.

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Welcome to the “What’s the PhDeal” podcast; the podcast where we attempt to demystify the scientific PhD process. For the folks going through the rigors of pursuing a PhD, thinking about getting a PhD or even people just curious about what it’s all about! You can check out the website associated with us at RealPhDeal.com and we would love it if you email us at our group email: phdealmail@gmail.com.

    Career at a National Laboratory

    Career at a National Laboratory

    Welcome to the “What’s the PhDeal?” podcast; the podcast where we attempt to demystify the scientific PhD process… for folks going through the rigors of pursuing a PhD, folks thinking about getting a PhD or even people just curious about what it’s all about! 
    Your intrepid hosts are four PhD scientists that have gotten their PhDs in different scientific fields and schools; and all come from varied and disparate backgrounds to get different points of view in order to best bring you “the real PhDeal”. Your hosts are Dr. Luis (Lou) Estevez, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (Cornell), Dr. Elizabeth Kautz - PhD in Materials Engineering (RPI), Dr. Elias Nakouzi - PhD in Physical Chemistry (Florida State), and Dr. Rajan Patel - PhD in Chemical Engineering (Missouri S&T).
    All the music on the show is created by Luis Estevez, the graphics (with additional edits from Pamela Gregg) and audio design and editing by Rajan Patel, and all rights are reserved to us and this show. Please send us your questions and comments at phdealmail@gmail.com and check our website: https://realphdeal.com
    Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! We have gotten so much positive feedback and endorsements from peers and leaders from various fields and 1000+ downloads! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. 
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    In this Episode, #16: The gang uncovers the mysterious good things that keep happening around the nation and even the world. Everyone thinks it's this spooky Frankenstein monster, but the gang captures the monster and when unmasked it turns out ... .... ... it was the government all along!
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    Friends of the show:
    Lou has a startup! Check out your PhDeal host Luis Estevez as he navigates the entrepreneurial space!! (AKA: he fooled around in the lab and did some science that now he's trying to sell stuff with it :P ) His company, Advanced & Innovative Multifunctional Materials (AIMM) has a website:
    https://www.aimmlabs.com/
     
    Check out Enrica's Blog where she is: "Helping first-gen students along their PhD journey!" Rock on Enrica!
    https://first-gen-guide.com/
     
    Our buddy Andres De Los Reyes, Ph.D. has a book: "The Early Career Researcher's Toolbox" here:
    https://jccapfuturedirectionsforum.weebly.com/Book.html

    • 1 hr 16 min
    A Career in Academia - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    A Career in Academia - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Welcome to the “What’s the PhDeal?” podcast; the podcast where we attempt to demystify the scientific PhD process… for folks going through the rigors of pursuing a PhD, folks thinking about getting a PhD or even people just curious about what it’s all about! 
    Your intrepid hosts are four PhD scientists that have gotten their PhDs in different scientific fields and schools; and all come from varied and disparate backgrounds to get different points of view in order to best bring you “the real PhDeal”. Your hosts are Dr. Luis (Lou) Estevez, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (Cornell), Dr. Elizabeth Kautz - PhD in Materials Engineering (RPI), Dr. Elias Nakouzi - PhD in Physical Chemistry (Florida State), and Dr. Rajan Patel - PhD in Chemical Engineering (Missouri S&T).
    All the music on the show is created by Luis Estevez, the graphics (with additional edits from Pamela Gregg) and audio design and editing by Rajan Patel, and all rights are reserved to us and this show. Please send us your questions and comments at phdealmail@gmail.com and check our website: https://realphdeal.com
    Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! We have gotten so much positive feedback and endorsements from peers and leaders from various fields and 1000+ downloads! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. 
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    In this Episode, #15: The Spooky Troll on Tenure Track Lane. The gang gets together to try and survive The very long, 5-6 hour arduous journey (METAPHOR!) through the spooky lane. Also The gang get some mail... woo hoo!
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    Friends of the show:
    Check out Enrica's Blog where she is: "Helping first-gen students along their PhD journey!" Rock on Enrica!
    https://first-gen-guide.com/
     
    Our buddy Andres De Los Reyes, Ph.D. has a book: "The Early Career Researcher's Toolbox" here:
    https://jccapfuturedirectionsforum.weebly.com/Book.html

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Let's Collab!

    Let's Collab!

    Welcome to the “What’s the PhDeal?” podcast; the podcast where we attempt to demystify the scientific PhD process… for folks going through the rigors of pursuing a PhD, folks thinking about getting a PhD or even people just curious about what it’s all about! 
    Your intrepid hosts are four PhD scientists that have gotten their PhDs in different scientific fields and schools; and all come from varied and disparate backgrounds to get different points of view in order to best bring you “the real PhDeal”. Your hosts are Dr. Luis (Lou) Estevez, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (Cornell), Dr. Elizabeth Kautz - PhD in Materials Engineering (RPI), Dr. Elias Nakouzi - PhD in Physical Chemistry (Florida State), and Dr. Rajan Patel - PhD in Chemical Engineering (Missouri S&T).
    All the music on the show is created by Luis Estevez, the graphics (with additional edits from Pamela Gregg) and audio design and editing by Rajan Patel, and all rights are reserved to us and this show. Please send us your questions and comments at phdealmail@gmail.com and check our website: https://realphdeal.com
    Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! We have gotten so much positive feedback and endorsements from peers and leaders from various fields and 1000+ downloads! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. 
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    In this Episode, #14: The Haunting on Insurmountable Blvd., the gang has to team up with another mystery team to solve the case! They learn that one team has the peanut butter, while the other has the chocolate… which COMBINED TOGETHER helps solve the case! 
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    Friends of the show:
     
    Check out Enrica's Blog where she is: "Helping first-gen students along their PhD journey!" Rock on Enrica!
    https://first-gen-guide.com/
     
    Our buddy Andres De Los Reyes, Ph.D. has a book: "The Early Career Researcher's Toolbox" here:
    https://jccapfuturedirectionsforum.weebly.com/Book.html

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Publishing PhDeal - Part II: Reviewers Strike Back

    Publishing PhDeal - Part II: Reviewers Strike Back

    Welcome to the “What’s the PhDeal?” podcast; the podcast where we attempt to demystify the scientific PhD process… for folks going through the rigors of pursuing a PhD, folks thinking about getting a PhD or even people just curious about what it’s all about! 
    Your intrepid hosts are four PhD scientists that have gotten their PhDs in different scientific fields and schools; and all come from varied and disparate backgrounds to get different points of view in order to best bring you “the real PhDeal”. Your hosts are Dr. Luis (Lou) Estevez, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (Cornell), Dr. Elizabeth Kautz - PhD in Materials Engineering (RPI), Dr. Elias Nakouzi - PhD in Physical Chemistry (Florida State), and Dr. Rajan Patel - PhD in Chemical Engineering (Missouri S&T).
    All the music on the show is created by Luis Estevez, the graphics (with additional edits from Pamela Gregg) and audio design and edited by Rajan Patel, and all rights are reserved to us and this show. Please send us your questions and comments at phdealmail@gmail.com and check our website: https://realphdeal.com
    Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! We have gotten so much positive feedback and endorsements from peers and leaders from various fields. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.
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    This episode (#13), is part 2 of the spooky haunted amusement park on publication lane story... ooooo lucky number 13! After the gang unmasks Reviewer #3, the hauntings continue! The gang gets sleuthing and while Elias and Lou spend all their time making corny jokes, Rajan and Liz do some actual detective work and find out that the painful moaning sounds that have been scaring everyone are just a few grad students chained to the lab benches and forced to do "further experiments" by none other than REVIEWER #2! The real villain! 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Publishing PhDeal - Part I

    Publishing PhDeal - Part I

    Welcome to the “What’s the PhDeal?” podcast; the podcast where we attempt to demystify the scientific PhD process… for folks going through the rigors of pursuing a PhD, folks thinking about getting a PhD or even people just curious about what it’s all about! 
    Your intrepid hosts are four PhD scientists that have gotten their PhDs in different scientific fields and schools; and all come from varied and disparate backgrounds to get different points of view in order to best bring you “the real PhDeal”. Your hosts are Dr. Luis (Lou) Estevez, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (Cornell), Dr. Elizabeth Kautz - PhD in Materials Engineering (RPI), Dr. Elias Nakouzi - PhD in Physical Chemistry (FSU), and Dr. Rajan Patel - PhD in Chemical Engineering (Missouri S&T).
    All the music on the show is created by Luis Estevez, the graphics (with additional edits from Pamela Gregg) and audio design and edited by Rajan Patel, and all rights are reserved to us and this show. Please send us your questions and comments at phdealmail@gmail.com and check our website: https://realphdeal.com
    Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! We have gotten so much positive feedback and endorsements from peers and leaders from various fields. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.
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    In this episode (#12), the gang takes a trip to the haunted amusement park in town. Elias decides the gang should split up; so Rajan and Lou (powered by Scooby-snacks) investigate the scary hall of mirrors. Elias and Liz meanwhile figure out that the "ghost" was really a prop that floated through the air with the help of hidden cables. The dastardly fiend behind all the chaos was found and unmasked... and turned out to be none other than Reviewer #3, who was trying to scare the gang from publishing so he could scoop them... Zoiks!

    • 23 sec
    Now what?!? Careers after a PhD!

    Now what?!? Careers after a PhD!

    Welcome to the “What’s the PhDeal?” podcast; the podcast where we attempt to demystify the scientific PhD process… for folks going through the rigors of pursuing a PhD, folks thinking about getting a PhD or even people just curious about what it’s all about! 
    Your intrepid hosts are four PhD scientists that have gotten their PhDs in different scientific fields and schools; and all come from varied and disparate backgrounds to get different points of view in order to best bring you “the real PhDeal”. Your hosts are Dr. Luis (Lou) Estevez, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (Cornell), Dr. Elizabeth Kautz - PhD in Materials Engineering (RPI), Dr. Elias Nakouzi - PhD in Physical Chemistry (FSU), and Dr. Rajan Patel - PhD in Chemical Engineering (Missouri S&T).
    All the music on the show is created by Luis Estevez, the graphics and audio design and edited by Rajan Patel, and all rights are reserved to us and this show.
    Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! We have gotten so much positive feedback and endorsements from peers and leaders from various fields. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.
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    In this episode (#11), the gang get stranded near a spooky house when the Mystery Machine breaks down! The gang splits up along various paths and investigate the haunted house on Career Boulevard--encountering scary ghosts like academia, industry, national labs and Start-ups! The gang finds out that the scary ghosts were none other than Old Man CV, once unmasked.

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Customer Reviews

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Alcool91 ,

Really helpful and interesting!

I’m starting my PhD in engineering next month and I have been listening to these podcasts to try to prepare myself. Everybody is so funny, and I feel like I’ve gotten a much better idea about what my PhD will be like from listening. Guess the wrong paper is such a fun game. Great idea!

adgar ,

Great first episode

Surprisingly interesting for a non-PhD like myself. Really enjoyed the content and the hosts and I’m looking forward to seeing some varied guests sharing their corner of the PhD world. Cheers!

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