STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
A few years back, I came across Feynmans famous 1959 lecture, There is plenty of room at the
bottom that greatly influenced my view of science and rejuvenated my passion to pursue a
career in chemistry. It is for this reason that I would like to undertake a doctorate program in
chemistry at the Kansas State University.
My deeper interest in chemistry began from high school and I have fervently followed it through
to college and beyond. I have studied physics, chemistry and biology at secondary and
undergraduate level, which has given me a firm grasp of the fundamental scientific concepts. In
pursuit of my dream, I enrolled for a science-based undergraduate program at Tri-Chandra
College. Three years at Tri-Chandra College gave me the opportunity to reinforce my knowledge
and stirred me to delve deeper in the field of chemistry.
After completing my undergraduate program, I still felt inadequate and thought of furthering my
career in chemistry. I thus joined the Central Department of Chemistry at Tribhuvan University
for Masters degree where only the top 90 students nationally would get admittance. I chose my
major as physical chemistry. I felt like my quest as a visionary, philosophical student then began.
All those insightful lectures guided by eminent professors fueled my motivation and passion
further. My passion for chemistry made all the courses a delightful and deeply enriching
experience. I enjoyed my new laboratory and research experiences. These efforts are clearly
reflected in the excellent grades I have obtained in my masters degree. I ranked among top 10
students in my department. My excellent academic performance and keen interest in research
earned me an opportunity to work under the supervision of Professor Dr. Rameshwar Adhikari,
who is the director of (RECAST) Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology. My
dissertation entailed research in nanotechnology. During the end of academic 2nd year, I started
my dissertation work on Synthesis of copper and cuprite nanoparticles, their characterization
and antimicrobial activity. During this research, I used chemical reduction method to
synthesize cuprite nanoparticles. The morphological studies of synthesized nanoparticles were
carried out via two methods: X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Scanning electron micrograph (SEM).
I obtained great satisfaction from my research. Thus, I want to continue my research at higher
level, aspiring to become involved in the area of analytical chemistry. I hope to grab this
opportunity at your university.
Additionally, academic activities like seminars, presentations and exhibitions at the university
triggered my enthusiasm to propel even further since I was being prepared for a huge leap
towards chemistry and research world. During my graduate studies, I read many articles about
spectroscopy and its wide applications. This enabled me to have keen interest in analytical
chemistry. I also attended several scientific seminars where I got opportunities to interact with
renowned scientists and actively participate in scientific discourse. These activities honed my
critical thinking, research and scientific writing skills. This habit has enabled me to keep myself
updated on the latest developments in the field.