" I Can " " I can, and I will. "
Two small words , pasted over my best friend's cupboard , whose simplicity always caused me to smile as a kid , have all along proved a driving force in my life of a much greater magnitude than meets the eye. I dream of a career in research and teaching . I believe in my dreams .
As a kid in school , it was the vivid colors of various chemical compounds that first attracted me towards Chemistry . But as I grew , this juvenile attraction slowly metamorphosed into a more mature respect for the subject. As my understanding of Chemistry grew , so did my fascination for it , and I knew that I wanted to be a Chemical Engineer .
In my sophomore year of my undergraduate study , I first began to seriously consider a career in research . My years as an undergraduate student of Chemical Engineering made me realize the vastness of this subject and the enormous scope it offered for research in several areas .
During the course of my undergraduate education , courses such as “Environmental Engineering” nurtured me to develop a passion for Environmental Studies . This passion has blossomed into a desire to delve deeper into myriad research areas . I had always been fascinated to the concept of biological principles in wastewater treatment . Industrial wastewater treatment is a challenging field with the effluent having a high concentration of toxic substances .
It was during the time of my summer internship at NMDC , it made me develop a keen interest in Effluent Treatment . My project during my internship was "Manufacture of Glacial Acetic Acid". This includes process control and optimization of the plant , which is studied by modeling and simulation of the plant using computers . Apart from this, my project also included design of new Effluent Treatment Plant for various concentrations of inlet streams .
My visits to several Industries made me realize the importance of treatment techniques . These industrial associations brought to light the awareness in industries that biological processes and their application in Industrial wastewater treatment have provided the most effective and safe treatment mechanisms . Most industries generating waste materials have to set up an Effluent treatment plant , however there is a discomfort factor in the form of investment for the same . Giving weight age to this factor , I would like to devote my research in obtaining optimum all-round benefits from Effluent treatment projects and a commercially feasible Effluent treatment plant would be a dream come true for me .
My emergent fascination for Environmental Treatment Techniques compelled me to research technical journals , papers and books in related topics keeping me abreast with the latest industrial and academic advancements . With the adequate foundation that I now have in Environmental Engineering , I feel that this is the right time for me to have a broader approach towards treatment of Industrial wastewater . I aspire to develop a Joint treatment of Industrial and Domestic wastewater with the usages of Advanced wastewater treatment methods .
I feel that undergraduate study is only a preliminary ground of preparation for acquiring knowledge of such a vast subject . Graduate study is what would enable me to build on this foundation through focused study. Moreover , I feel that the firsthand experience of research that one gains during graduate study is necessary for the transformation of an enthusiastic undergraduate to an active researcher . I strongly believe that my drive , motivation and hard-working nature supplemented with my abilities to perform dedicated research work will be useful tools in helping me realize my dreams .
I strongly aspire to further my research into a Ph.D. Degree . Also , I see my career as one that will play a definite role in tackling various challenges facing Environmental Engineers . For the above reasons , I feel that a faculty position involving research and teaching is ideal for me .
When I had to choose the right place for my graduate study , University of East Anglia attracted my attention because of the excellent reputation of its Environmental Engineering program . I feel that the wide range of well equipped research centers and facilities at your university will definitely provide the stimulating environment that I am looking for . The eminent list of faculty members who are doing considerable research in my areas of interest has spurred me on to become a part of your distinguished team and have all given a fillip to my goal of pursuing my studies at university . The impeccable academic reputation , diversity and ambience , I am sure would make me feel at home .
This is not the end of my statement . This is just its beginning . I am determined to succeed . I ought to thank my friend for providing the inspiration to put up a poster of my own on my cupboard , with a slight addition to suit my interests more. It reads:
" I Can "
" I can, and I will. "