Statement of Purpose I have always been fascinated with theseemingly magical ability of chemical reactions ever since my school days.
Chemical reactions are universal. No chemist, however brilliant, understandsall the minute details of chemistry in the universe. However, for a chemist,the wonder and excitement lie in the fact that the to is one huge lab andeverything around us is a reaction. It is this, that motivates me to learnchemistry in my journey of education with a medium as best as the CardiffUniversity. My University provided me the foundation fora scientific approach to life.
I learned that just having an interest is notsufficient & that it needs to be supplemented with hard work &determination to succeed. Over a period of time, my curiosity regarding severalnatural phenomena evolved into choosing a career in Chemistry. I opted forChemistry major at Central University of Tamil Nadu, India, where I am going tocomplete Integrated M.Sc.
-Chemistry by the end of May 2018. As a means tofurther my education and achieve my ambition of becoming a world-class chemist,I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in material science from an institute like Cardiffwhere opportunities for cutting-edge research is available. Chemistry has gained prominence over theseyears, as this branch has undergone technical innovations and enrichment. Theprocesses used for the estimation of the compounds require high sophisticationand skill. Over the past five years, I am introduced to different topics ofChemistry and the basics of the natural sciences, I have spent a good deal oftime learning different synthesis techniques and also I am familiar with the basicspectroscopy principles (UV, Visible, IR), Analysis of XRD plot,Conductometry.
I also have knowledge ofelemental analysis, functional group analysis and basics of ComputationalChemistry, through interest I have also taken up an elective on computationalchemistry and I have a working knowledge of DFT, Hartree-Fock, and other hybridtechniques, in addition to basic operation on GAUSSIAN software. I successfully completed a summer internshipon synthesis and characterization of Cu & Cd-doped SnO2 nanoparticlesand thin film at National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya, India under theguidance of Prof. Ayon Bhattacharjee. This internship has provided me with asensible outlook and the prerequisite attitude and aptitude for research onnanoparticles. Presently I am working on Asymmetric synthesis as my Master’sproject where we are synthesizing unequal amount of enantiomers using acatalyst, which require plenty of time and more number of trials. My plan is tofind a suitable way to synthesize an exclusive product by working incomputational part and identify a suitable candidate and to synthesize it asthe next part.
The doctoral study, I feel, will provide ample opportunities to involvemyself in my areas of interest which is in material sciences, and I havedecided to connect my future career with scientific research area, wishing togain success in the future. And if I become successful I will pay back myparents for their warmth and loving support, as they have been supporting me throughoutmy life.Upon studying about the university, website and on superior’s advise, Ihave found that Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) program suits my needsperfectly. Together with its eminent faculty, excellent research facilities,pleasant university ambiance and academic standards. Moreover, CardiffUniversity ranked below 100th in the Academic World Ranking ofUniversity and is the UK’s most affordable university, which is also located inthe heart of the capital city.
I feel that Cardiff University is the rightplace to embark upon my Ph.D. study. I can assure you that I would live up tothe high academic standards of Cardiff University, supported by CardiffUniversity’s able academic guidance. I believe that admission at CardiffUniversity will satisfy my thirst for the subject and provide an opportunity toscale the ladder of success, I am sure that working in the highly stimulatingatmosphere of your campus will provide me the energy to strive ceaselessly toattain my cherished goals. Coming to my personality, I assure you that I havenecessary commitment, intelligence, maturity, and determination to achieve mygoals. My strengths are conceptual understanding, self-confidence, hardworkingand optimism. I am also ready to push my limits and think out of the box andalso a good team player.
I have lots of activities, which I like todo. I am a big football and cricket fan, which means that I enjoy playing andwatching it. Moreover, I have represented Central University of Tamil Nadu inSouth Zone Inter University Football tournament. And the list of my favoritesports is very wide including football and cricket but also swimming,long-distance jogging, sprint. If I gain the Ph.D.
degree in your universitythen I am going to return back to my homeland to make efforts to establish myown research lab. To achieve such goal, I need to improve my leadershipqualities and acquire special knowledge in the chosen field of education, whichcan come true if I join Cardiff University. Thank you for the opportunity toexpress my views. I hope that I satisfy the criteria for admission along with apossible financial aid.