Hi! I have to write a motivation letter for a phd position and need help. I appreciate your help and your advice! Thank you!

To the Doctoral Program Admission Committee,

I am writing to apply for a PhD in Material Sciences at the xxxx.

I have been studying physics in at the xx in 2005/2006 before choosing my specialization in micro and nanotechnologies, from 2006 to 2008. I am currently finishing my master in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems with a master project at the EPFL. I am very interested in physics, particularly at the micro and nanoscale, so I chose an international training in which I could benefit from the experience of three leading European engineering schools, to learn as much as possible on micro and nanotechnologies. Thanks to many theoretical and experimental works, as well as group and individual projects, my interest in micro devices has not ceased growing, as I am learning more and more about the challenges behind their realization, from the understanding of micro and nanoscale phenomena to the technological difficulties to design very small objects. Moreover, I did a semester project at the Materials Science Institute of xxx, a research laboratory in x, on the analysis of various samples of nanomaterials, using AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy). I have worked in close collaboration with several researchers, which has been undoubtedly what made my mind clear about my wish to become a researcher.

I am choosing the xxxx for its experience and professionalism (surely the most professional teaching I have seen during my studies). During my semester here, I was able to appreciate the quality of the teaching and the means at the disposal of students and researchers. Currently, I am working under the guidance of Professor xxxxx, on a project comprising physics of the interactions between radiations and semiconductors and processing electronics. This master project is in collaboration with the CERN at , in the framework of LHC (Large Hadron Collider) upgrades. I already have satisfying results, which should allow me to produce the final layout of a chip at the end of the five months term. This further motivates me to keep working on this kind of project, mixing physics and electronics, at the cutting edge of technology.

My fields of interest are electromechanical and magnetic MEMS, biomedical devices and devices using nano objects like carbon nanotubes. Indeed, I like many fields of physics and my background should allow me to work on a variety of subjects. My aim, choosing a PhD, is to work on micro devices for a long term research project in order to become an expert in this field. I am really motivated to lead the elaboration of a new device of high scientific interest, from the working principle to the chip. I would like to manage every step because I like diversity in work, and this is what the design of micro and nanosystems can offer, especially in the framework of a PhD thesis. A long term research project, apart from satisfying my curiosity, would allow me to build an exciting professional career as a researcher in the domain of micro and nanosystems.

Finally, I would like to highlight the fact that I have little experience in teaching. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to convey my knowledge to others whenever I can, as I did for high school students two years ago.

I hope I have managed to convince you of my desire to work as a researcher at the xxxx, in the domain I want to focus my career: microsystems. I welcome the opportunity to meet you, so you can better appreciate the merit of my candidacy and I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Yours sincerely,
Anon:
It would help a lot if you used fake names instead of ***.
AnonymousI had have been studying physics in France at the *** in 2005/2006 before choosing my to specialize specialization in micro and nanotechnologies. from 2006 to 2008. I am currently finishing my masters degree in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems including with a master project at the EPFL.
The reason why I am very interested in physics, particularly at the micro and nanoscale, so I chose an international training program was to in which I could benefit from the experience of three leading European engineering schools, to learn as much as possible about on micro and nanotechnologies.
Thanks to many theoretical and experimental works, as well as group and individual projects, my interest in micro devices has not ceased growing, as I am learning more and more about the challenges behind their realization, from the understanding of micro and nanoscale phenomena to the technological difficulties to design very small objects.(This sentence, and some of the following ones, are so long and complex, that I cannot fathom what you are trying to say. I cannot tell if you are talking about general advances in technology, or your own projects and publications. You can describe your prior experiences, background, and motivations, etc. in a much more logical sequence. It seems to be very disorganized as it is presently written.)

Moreover, I did a semester project at the Materials Science Institute of ***, a research laboratory in x, on the analysis of various samples of nanomaterials, using AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy). I have worked in close collaboration with several researchers, which has been undoubtedly what made my mind clear about my wish to become a researcher.
I am choosing the *** for its experience and professionalism (surely the most professional teaching I have seen during my studies). During my semester here, I was able to appreciate the quality of the teaching and the means (resources available to?) at the disposal of students and researchers. Currently, I am working under the guidance of Professor ***, on a project comprising physics of the interactions between radiations and semiconductors and processing electronics. This master project (is this the same project you mentioned in the second sentence?) is in collaboration with the CERN at Geneva, in the framework of LHC (Large Hadron Collider) upgrades. I already have satisfying results, which should allow me to produce the final layout of a chip at the end of the five months term. This further motivates me to keep working on this kind of project, mixing physics and electronics, at the cutting edge of technology.

My fields of interest are electromechanical and magnetic MEMS, biomedical devices and devices using nano objects like carbon nanotubes. Indeed, I like many fields of physics and my background should allow me to work on a variety of subjects. My aim, choosing a PhD, is to work on micro devices for a long term research project in order to become an expert in this field. I am really motivated to lead the elaboration of a new device of high scientific interest, from the working principle to the chip. I would like to manage every step because I like diversity in work, and this is what the design of micro and nanosystems can offer, especially in the framework of a PhD thesis. A long term research project, apart from satisfying my curiosity, would allow me to build an exciting professional career as a researcher in the domain of micro and nanosystems.



Finally, I would like to highlight the fact that I have little experience in teaching. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to convey my knowledge to others whenever I can, as I did for high school students two years ago.





I hope I have managed to convince you of my desire to work as a researcher at the ***, in the domain I want to focus my career: microsystems. I welcome the opportunity to meet you, so you can better appreciate the merit of my candidacy and I look forward to hearing from you very soon.



Yours sincerely,

Thank you very much, I will work on it!