It is of great honor for me to contact you for the application of a PhD position in your prestigious group.
I am xxx, a master student majored in Materials Engineering at xxx University, which is ranked around 10 in China. I am very interested in working with you so I write this email to you.
I have passed the pre-application of the department, and the coordinator advised me submit a formal application to the department for further assessment. I have indicated in the application that I would like to join in your research group, because firstly my research background matches your research topics very well and secondly I am quite interested in working with you world leading scientists.
I would like to describe my research experience in short. Since I was a third year undergraduate student in 2008, I entered the labs to do research on nano materials. My research experience ranged from synthesis of hollow carbon spheres, synthesis of hollow magnetite spheres for microwave absorption, to the synthesis of hollow hybrid between magnetic materials and semiconductors for photocatalysis as well as synthesis of heterostructured Fe2O3-ZnO nanotubes for gas sensing etc. I think my research background matches the research topics in your group very well, so I want to further my PhD studies with the supervision from you.
Besides, I have some output for the research. I have 8 publications in the international journals, including Journal of Materials Chemistry (one paper, first author ),Materials Letters (two papers, first author), Journal of Solid State Chemistry (third author), ACS applied materials and interfaces and so on.
In addition, I have got outstanding academic record for both my undergraduate studies and master studies, ranking top 10% out of 350 students and top 5% out of 120 students, respectively. If you want to know more about me, please see my CV in this email. Thank you very much. And I hope you can spare some time to read my application and CV and then consider my application. I will really appreciate it.
I will be granted the master degree in June, so after that time I will be available for work if you would like to take me as a new student in your group.
I am very keen to work with you and I am looking forward to your reply,