Dear Professor ###,
I am ###, a senior student from ####
After reading the introduction to your research on your laboratory website, I am interested in several projects. My research interest focuses on heat transfer, especially its practical application like your projects-thermoelectric waste heat recovery for vehicles. Besides, projects such as Phonon & Electron Nonequilibrium at Interfaces are really advanced and arouse my interest.
I have been working inProf. Fei Qi’s groupfor over six months and focused on butane oxidation. Although this group have little to do with heat transfer, I joined it for the worldclass researching atmosphere. Here I can receive excellent research training. And I believe fundamental skills like literature investigation, experiment skills and ability to reason are shared in other research areas.
My past work including literature investigation on butane oxidation, flow reactor pyrolysis experiments for fuels such as butane isomers, octane. Then I evaluated the experimental data, developing our own model of butane oxidation based on the experiment and the comparison of the simulation results using CHEMKIN. And I am also studying the stiff problem of kinetic model now and would program codes to solve the stiffness for our model.
I was wondering if you would accept new PhD students for the coming 2015 fall. If you do, I would be interested in working under your supervision. You may visit my homepage at ## for more information. Please let me know if you need any other information.
Thanks a lot for reading this email and I look forward to hearing from you!