Dear Professor Gaurav N. Sant,
My name is XXXXwho want to apply for the 2017 Fall Civil Engineering PHD program of XXXX. I am interested in joining your research group, I am especially interested in your studies ofcementitious composites. Thus, I am writing to ask whether I will be one of your PHD students.
My research and interests mainly focus on the performance of composite materials. Such promising research area attracts me a lot in that it is a interdiscipline composed of Civil Engineering and Materials. Currently, I am working on topics of the mechanical and electrochemical performance of the textile reinforced concrete which are implied for impressed current protection (ICCP) anode. I already have published two papers and have one patent in review. I hope to start my research in this area by attending your PhD program. There are a lot of novel and challenging topics in this area.
I also have a very solid background in this area. From September 2008 to July 2012, I majored in civil engineering in XXXXXXX, and have got my Bachelor’s degree. After that I have worked in Shanghai Road &Bridge Groups Co. Ltd. for ten months. From September 2014, I studied at Civil Engineering Department of Jiangsu University as a graduate student and expect to graduate in June 2017.
I am very interested in studying for PHD under your supervision. I wonder if you need a student for your research. I will be much grateful if you could give me some suggestions on this. You can also see my CV in the attachment. Looking forward to your reply!