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Manisa Kaewsen


It is clear to see that science and technology are extremely essential in our everyday life as they make things much easier and more convenient. Analytical chemistry which is what I particularly fascinated with has played important roles in using basic science to address a variety of many real-world issues. There also have been performed in many aspects of applications such as forensic science, food manufacturing, biomedical application, and agricultural monitoring. I felt very much fond of this aspect in particularly electrochemistry since my undergraduate study. I could see the possibility of using the basic knowledge of science to propose any interesting ideas that could write a new page to world history. Since the research competition nowadays is much higher, to produce novel innovations for developing breakthroughs, it is necessary to have a strong background in this field.

To fulfill my aspiration, I began my journey by obtaining the Development and Promotion of Science and Technology talents project (DPST) scholarship funded by the government of Thailand to study abroad, which was extremely competitive. Another advantage point of my application is that I am one of the outstanding students in the classes since high school study. I have graduated with the BSc degree in Chemistry with a first-class honor (GPA 3.91/4.00) at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. During my undergraduate study (2014-2017), Prof. Warakorn Limbut, who provided me informal research-oriented training throughout the four years of study. I was introduced to some basics of electrochemistry techniques, including Cyclic Voltammetry(CV), Anodic Stripping Voltammetry(ASV), and Amperometry. These techniques were relevant to my senior research project on the subject of The Simultaneous Determination of Heavy Metal Ions. Moreover, I experienced in the biosensor of Analytical Chemistry, AuNPs detection on membrane strip, while I was an intern at Linkoping University, Sweden. I was also responsible as a teacher assistant with more experience in chemical laboratories. I had opportunities to share my knowledge with colleagues who worked in Trace Analysis and Biosensor Research Center(TAB-RC) every single week which inspired me the most. So that it made me interested and would like to study in this field much more.

For my MSc experience, I took the Analytical Science and Instrumentation course at the University of Warwick. I have studied several fundamental subjects; namely electrochemistry and sensors, mass spectrometry, chromatography and separation science, magnetic resonance and microscopy, and imaging. They have extremely encouraged me and enhanced my curiosity, especially the part of doing an individual project of Transcutaneous Electrochemical Sensor Technology for Medical Applications, under the supervisor of Prof. Julie V. Macpherson. As a science student, the inspiration for creative thinking and reliable data are always with me, a hard-working and energetic person, as well as the constant motivating thoughts during the study. Developing many useful innovations and discovering new knowledge is my deepest desire.

At the moment I am starting year 1of Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Julie V. Macpherson at Warwick Electrochemistry and Interfaces Group, Chemistry, University of Warwick. The next 4 years are going to be fabulous! Don't you think? Let's stay tuned for how far I can go!

Finally, if I finish my Ph.D. study in Chemistry at the University of Warwick, I will exactly bring knowledge and experiences gained to apply with electrochemical works and share to personnel in Thailand to have more specialist and develop mutually work efficiency in this field. Also, To make a better world and overcome the challenges, I willing to be a part of our society as a Chemist for making an effort to discover new things that will be used for the benefit of the entire human race.

Manisa Kaewsen

Warwick Electrochemistry & Interfaces
University of Warwick