Erasmus Mundus scholarship program
My decision to apply for the master program in materials science and large scale facilities (MaMaSELF) under the Erasmus Mundus program is born out of my long term concern and interest in the field and the desire to contribute towards developing new advanced and innovative materials in order to address the pressing future needs and challenges of the 21st century and be part of this exciting new trend in technology.
I studied chemistry (petroleum and petrochemicals concentration) and graduated with a CGPA of 4.37 on the scale of 5 and emerged as the third best graduating student from chemistry department. The foundational basis for settling for the course of study started during my bachelor degree programme when I took courses in materials science, nanotechnology, electrochemistry, applied spectroscopy, analytical chemistry, polymer chemistry and natural products chemistry. I not only passed these courses with good grades but had acquired and internalized knowledge in the area. I also posses a strong passion for academic research and scholarly work.
My choice of the MaMaSELF program was due to an assurance of a high quality education the program partner Universities provides and their reputation and academic excellence globally. The program partner Universities have state of the art facilities and learning centre and expert lecturers that prepare students to solve scientific and technological problems concerning materials and their application.
My academic research interest is in the new materials for energy storage and conversion. I wish to conduct research in this area because in the contemporary world, materials hold the key to many advanced energy technologies including solar cells, batteries, fuels, and catalysis. With the increasing need for cost-efficient methods for energy storage and conversion, it has become essential to accelerate the rate at which energy-related materials are developed. Hence why, I would like to focus my research on the use of fast, scalable computational methods to identify and design new materials for energy and conversion
If opportune to receive the scholarship, personally I hope acquire hands-on experience and industry related skills by taking advantage of the Mamaself Industry collaboration with private sectors and be prepared for work in industry, academia or research and development, to acquire the knowledge and skills on the application of the large scale facilities for the characterization and development of new materials, to acquire the needed scientific and engineering expertise that will equip me to help Nigeria Africa transform it's vast natural resources into engineered materials and respond to the related recycling and environmental challenges and develop an exceptional network of professional throughout the world.
Also, I am physically, mentally and emotionally capable of executing the programme. If given the opportunity, I undertake to discharge the programme diligently and to the best of my ability.