my interest in applying for the Ph.D. program
Below is motivation letter for a PhD program in the field of material science. I genuinely would appreciate any correction, remark, critique.
I would like to express my high interest in applying for the Ph.D. program titled "
" offered by your esteemed institution. My decision for applying is the result of my long-term interest in the field of material science and the desire to contribute to the development of new, innovative and advanced materials to tackle to modern challenges.
I started my academic career studying Physics of Matter: Materials Science as my majors at the"
", in which we focused on the fundamental aspects of physics. Back then, I chose this field because I had a small insight into how much fundamental physics can affect the flow of scientific research and innovation for the better. Now, I genuinely believe that this statement could not have been more true. Thanks to this I was received the rudiment and became acquainted with the basic aspects of various thematics of physics including, crystallography, solid state physics, quantum physics, statistical physics, condensed matter physics, theory of materials, electromagnetism, etc.
I pursued my master's program "Material Science: Instrumentation and Measurements" at the faculty"
", where we have dived into more specialized fields, to name a few, semiconductor technology in electronics, polymers for optoelectronics, materials for energy storage and conversion. Furthermore, we have particularly focused on the theoretical aspects of interaction between particles and matter and the applications of this in different research fields, specifically spectroscopic characterization and microscopic instruments as well as deposition techniques. All that has given me the unique opportunity to build strong understanding of wide variety of elaboration and synthesis techniques (chemical and physical); as well as a thorough understanding of an extremely essential aspect of R&D: characterization and failure analysis, that goes from the basic knowledge of the instrument's setup, working principal, the sample preparation protocols, all the way to the interpretation of analysis and circumventing any artifacts or distortion that can originate from either the inherent aspects of interaction between particles and matter or can be due to some malfunctioning in the instrument itself. Indubitably, this is where good knowledge of fundamental physics plays out, as it typically ensures the adequate interpretation of the results. I believe that every aspect of these skills shall further develop working by your side.
I am doing my master's program final internship at the "
", a research platform for solar energy to work on my thesis. I am working on conceptualizing and optimizing two photoelectrodes for a photoelectrochemical cell for hydrogen production and wastewater treatment. It is such an amazing opportunity for me to work in very favorable conditions, including a cleanroom environment in which I am performing different clearing procedures, and using depositing techniques such as CVD, PECVD, ALD, Inkjet printing. Additionally, I also perform analysis using variety of techniques, namely, SEM-EDX, GA-XRD, SIMS, Ellipsometry, Raman, FTIR, EPR, HPLC-MS, Micro-XRF.
My professional goal is to be a foremost lecturer, researcher and consultant in the field of materials science with particular interest in materials micro and nano analysis, as it is safe to say that had been exposed to the reality and demand of my choice of career. Undoubtedly, I am optimistic that your program shall be a huge step towards the achievement of this dream. I am beyond excited at the prospect of committing to an academically rigorous setting and work as Ph.D. student in one of the most respected institutes of scientific research. I believe this to be my chance to enrich my knowledge and to give me the framework to utilize my full potentials.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration. I am eager to learn more about this opportunity and share how I might be a good fit for your team.
I am looking forward to hearing a positive response from you.