[To clarify I am in an European university, have never published anything]
As part of my Masters curriculum in Electrical Engineering I had to do a research project during the semester along with the lectures. This is intended as a hands on methodology in investigation and research in general. The project turned out to be pretty great (got the highest grade possible), and my supervisor (a PostDoc student at my university) and I were very happy with the results.
I did not consider it at the moment (or get it proposed by my supervisor), but with some formatting I think it should be at least good enough to be sent to some journals/publications.
Here are were my questions, considering I am not considering to get for a PhD after my Masters is done:
1) Since the project finished my supervisor ended his PostDoc and left the university. I don't have any contact info from him, and haven't found any from a quick Google search.
Question: should I contact my supervisor to publish along with him?
The ideas and theoretical proposal came from him. He did assist and help me during the project, but I did all the implementation and writing of the projects paper.
2) Not knowing what I am doing after graduation, I think there is little chance I pursue a PhD.
Question: should I be trying to get it published altogether or ditch the idea?
I think that even if I do not continue in academia, it is helpful for later on applying to certain industry jobs. I also would like to share the ideas and findings, since I think the work was well-structured and investigated interesting ideas.
3) As mentioned, I never published before, so I don't know the procedure, the jounals where I should aim, etc. The field was Systems Biology, which is not technically my area, but the project dealt mostly with modelling, simulation (MATLAB), etc. (I followed a Control / Robotics heavy program)
Question: if 2) applies, where should I try to send my work?
Any help, ideas or similar experiencies would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!