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Most countries today are working tirelessly to diversify their economies through science and technology. Through the development and application of new efficient nanotechnologies, some countries have improved their economic status. Through applied nanoscience researchers have developed nanostructured materials that have enhanced properties which have allowed the development of new efficient devices, these have contributed to the improvement in people’s lives and countries’ economies. This has inspired my interest in the area of Nanomaterials stemming from the desire to understand the physic around us and how it can impact new advancement.From my childhood, I wanted to be a scientist who can add value to the world. But I did not know exactly how this was going to happen, later in my secondary school, my physics teacher started to call me a failure after I had failed to define what “Radiation” meant. This rather engineered my love for physics, that I made up my made up my mind to explore more about the subject. I received an excellence government scholarship at Makerere University, Uganda, for my B.Sc degree, where I was a physics major. Because of my enthusiasm, I wanted to explore and find a suitable area in physics in which I would have my future research activities that could impact my community, I decided to apply for a masters degree. I got an offer and completed my M.Sc. in mathematical sciences (physics, mathematics and technical computing) at African Institute for mathematical sciences, Tanzania with a distinction, and was awarded for being an outstanding student in the programme. In this degree after my masters thesis about atomic force microscopy (AFM), where I worked on the physics of AFM, describing the working principle, the dynamics of the cantilever oscillation, describing AFM modifications, like Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) , PeakForce Tapping KPFM, PeakForce TUNA and how quantitative measurements can be extracted using the DMT model, I found the technique fascinating and desired to know more about it and acquire more practical experience.I applied for a scholarship in Finland at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) for a masters research, where I am currently as a Technical physics student. Through this programme, I have grounded my interest in the field of Nanoscience. Studying courses like Semiconductor and superconductor physics, Nanophysics, Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, Applied Optics, and Advanced topics in material science, has been a great opportunity for me to appreciate and value the physics of the nanoworld and how much impact can be brought about through understanding materials at a nanoscale using various microscopy techniques like Scanning probe microscopy (SPM),optical microscopy and electron microscopy techniques. With this background, I have chosen to study of materials at the nanoscale as my research area because I find it fascinating and a pathway to new, efficient technologies that will impact our economies. Following after Richard Feynman’s Lecture “There’s plenty of room at the bottom” that was held in 1959, I found studying materials such as Nanowires, quantum dots, Nanotubes, Graphene and many other novel materials a door to great breakthroughs by exploiting their enhanced properties for the development of efficient devices like ultrafast lasers, thin film solar cells, LEDs, transistors. I have given a talk on Quantum dots for photovoltaics and lasers at a departmental level. I have conducted some experiments in the LUT laboratory with KPFM, to characterise the surface potential, topography and roughness of the samples, I have also worked with the scanning electron microscope (SEM) to image Gallium Arsenic (GaAs) nanowires. I am currently conducting my masters’ thesis in the LUT laboratory, studying nanowires for the enhanced electrical properties and mechanical properties such as Young’s modulus using SPM techniques and SEM. As a passionate young scientist, desiring to contribute to the community through research, I  find Indian Institute of Science the right place to make my dreams come true, the Research environment of the Institute is conducive for collaborative research. I believe that at IIS, I will gain more experience in the field of Nanoscience.  The provision to offer to fund for my P.hD. research studies is another great consideration, without the funding I cannot continue into a P.hD  to meet my future goals as a passionate researcher as I lack the necessary funds.I hereby, take this opportunity to apply for a P.hD.  Research position at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in the Nanoscience and Engineering department, following my interests I have found  Synthesis of Nanomaterials and nanoparticles, Properties of Nanomaterials pretty suiting me. With my background, I will be in a position to meet the expectations of the department,  and the institute, producing high-quality work for publication.   I am a dynamic person, ready to face new challenges and explore possible solutions. I am committed to giving the best of my time, thinking outside the box, so that my contributions to the Indian Institute of Science are of massive impact to the new world of technology. I easily adapt to new environments, get along with team members easily.   I will be grateful if my application is put into considerations.  Thank youYours sincerely,