futintgrad, than u for ur genuine comments!
i read ur essay and its unbelievable! i mean its focused and has a great structure.
abt ur suggestions
1. i wanted to introduce myself and my traits to the admission committee so i went ahead with an intro like this. i cud start with co2 emissions but i havent really done some real time research or work on this bcuz its not present in india. neither is the work what i am doin now anywhere realted to co2 storage.. so i thought talkin abt it wud feel artificial.
2 i hve addressed the 2nd and 3rd and 5th comments
3. IIche para i wanted to include to show the other things i ve done. i dunno really whthr i shd remove this!!
"The most beautiful and the most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the power of all true science..." My perspective of what drives me in life is wholly encompassed by these words of Einstein, for I am someone who is driven by my curiosity and passions.
The urge to learn ceaselessly was inculcated in me by my father at a young age, with his questions and facts during our countless avid discussions. He would always direct me to a book or a newspaper to further my knowledge. Such exposure made me impatient to experience all that I read about, providing a momentum to the learning process.
I think life is a fulfilling experience if you pursue your interests and let the experiences help you grow as a person. It therefore becomes very important to take up a career, doing something of genuine interest.
My decision to take up Chemical engineering for my undergraduate studies grew from my fascination for thermodynamics and kinetics in chemistry during my higher secondary days. In the engineering entrance exam I ranked among the top 2% in the state and took up chemical engineering at the University of Mumbai. The coursework was absorbing. I thoroughly enjoyed my subjects and I can certainly say that I have done justice to them. My performance in the undergraduate course is a reflection of how success results when passion meets purpose. In the last three semesters, I have consistently topped my batch, and considering the cumulative score, I rank first in the batch. In recognition of this, I received the prestigious "Sir Ratan Tata Scholarship" during my second and third years for academic excellence.
My association with IIChE (Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers) really came about with "ChEMERGENCE", a technical festival, which started as an initiative to provide a platform to chemical engineering students by a group of my immediate seniors. After being a part of the organizing team in various capacities for the festival three years in a row, it seems to have grown before my very eyes from an enthusiastic start up to an established national technical festival. Undoubtedly my fondest memories of college are of the rush, the nerves and the bonding we as a team experienced during ChEMERGENCE.
As my final year project, I took up "Separation of Omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed oil". This being my first foray into research work, it has been huge learning experience for me and my team. Due to lack of resources and insufficient data, we worked overtime to stay on schedule. And, as the group leader, I had to keep the momentum and the enthusiasm up when there were setbacks.
Armed with the experience from the ongoing project and the confidence I gained from it, I along with 2 other teammates initiated a research project with a consultancy firm, based on the directive of the Ministry Of Environments And Forests and the Central Pollution Control Board of India for the control of harmful volatile emissions from gasoline-naphtha storage tanks. The project aims to analyze activated carbon varieties to be used in developing vapor recovery systems in refineries.
In my three years of studies, I found that chemical engineering has so much to offer to my quest for knowledge. Being a dynamic field which touches almost all aspects of modern science, it has kept me interested and inspired throughout. Seeing its vastness, I certainly feel that a graduate degree is essential to focus on my interests.
Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration was a study project I undertook in my third year of studies. My interest in the topic grew stronger as I learned more about it. Working on the project, I had the opportunity to study numerous IPCC (Inter Governmental Panel for Climate Change) and CCP (Carbon Capture Project) reports. The knowledge I gained was invaluable and I was more than convinced that this was a world changing technology of the future and certainly where I wanted to be involved.
India today is one of the highest carbon dioxide emitting nations in the world. With the growing environmental concerns and the introduction of carbon credit trade, this is a technology which India will need. And when it is here, I want to be an integral part of the effort to provide a greener future to my country.
The department of chemical engineering at the University of .......................