Sirikanya Chokaouychai

Sirikanya Chokaouychai
Sirikanya Chokaouychai

It is such an honour to be a chemical engineering graduate from the place where the subject itself was born.

Graduated: 2012

Current occupation: Postgraduate student (MSc in Nanomedicine) at Cranfield University

What route have you taken to get to your current position?

As a Royal Thai Government Scholarship Student with the scholarship focusing on nanotechnology, I realised that chemical engineering would provide essential knowledge and greatly facilitate my postgraduate study in nanotechnology related field.

The Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Manchester I have achieved provides me with powerful credits. Through a series of lectures, participation in problem-based learning sessions, laboratory sessions, and design projects, I have gained invaluable knowledge, skills, and experiences in chemical engineering, team working, and associated fields.

Along with my previous qualification, before taking the chemical engineering programme, a medical student, the Manchester Chemical Engineering qualification makes a good basis for nanomedicine. And, most importantly, with warm help and support from my great personal tutor, Professor Colin Webb, and project supervisor, Dr Esther Ventura-Medina, I was able to overcome obstacles and achieve a BEng in Chemical Engineering, and was accepted at Cranfield University for a course in Nanomedicine.

What does this position involve?

The study of medical applications of nanotechnology.

What do you most enjoy about your current role?

Understanding nanotechnology and being able to apply it into medicine.

What did you most enjoy about your course?

Applying the knowledge to real life problems.

What skills/knowledge from your degree have you found particularly helpful in this role?

The technical knowledge in chemical engineering would certainly be very helpful in understanding several aspects of nano-scale phenomena and facilitates understanding of other related topics. Practical skills and team working skills would also become very useful in future works.

What advice would you give to students applying for the same programme that you took?

It is such an honour to be a chemical engineering graduate from the place where the subject itself was born. Manchester is the birthplace of chemical engineering, also the ‘hive of industry’. The industrial atmosphere gives you motivation about the subject. Through lectures, you study theories. Through problem-based learning sessions and private study, you practise your skills. Through laboratory sessions, you gain practical skills. Through design projects, you learn how to integrate your knowledge. If you need help with the subjects, the lecturers can help you during their surgery sessions. Also you have your personal tutor to seek advice from. I really enjoyed my undergraduate life as a chemical engineering student at The University of Manchester.

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