prof. dr. 0000
center for fluorescence and spectroscopy
department of biochemistry and molecular biology
university of maryland school of medicine
725 west lombard street, baltimore, maryland 21201,
(410)706-8409, fax: (410)706-8408
dear prof. dr. 0000
i take great pleasure in writing this letter of recommendation for dr. 0000 to support his application for a postdoctoral position in your lab. dr. 000 is an outstanding graduate student working for the m.s. degree under my supervision. in my contact with him in the university, his creativity and attitude to research work gave me deep impression. he always proposed new ideas on his research and could
resolve problems by himself, i was very satisfied with him. dr 000 has been working on molecular luminescence research about six years. as i know, most of his researches have been concentrated on bioanalytical chemistry in his masters work, such as protein and nucleic acids assays etc. in these fields, dr. 000 has strong background and research ability. he has and would be published several papers in international journals. i am often interested in reading his papers in publication and discussing with him. i am very appreciated of his research ability. dr 0000 also possesses very fine character. he is a devoted research worker. he works on weekends. he is an honest and smart, reliable and responsible person, and is very cooperative too. based on these qualities, i believe this young man will achieve greater academic success in his future work. therefore, i strongly support his application, and it would be greatly appreciated if you could give him your favorable consideration.
please feel free to contact me if i can answer any additional questions about 00000. my address is as follows:
p. r. china
professor of analytical chemistry
in capacity as professor of mathematics at fudan university i'm writing to recommend mr. wang gesintosyour phd program in computer science. i have known mr. wang since his sophomore year of college and have acted as his thesis advisor and mentor. in my experience he is a gifted and diligent student and an admirably hard worker.
wang is an impressive student because he has been forced to overcome the significant challenge of a serious illness during his freshman year. when i first met wang in my discrete math class he did not appear to be anything special to me. while his exam scores were good they were not as high as i would now expect of him. what i didn't know then was that due to his illness wang was attempting to take all of the difficult early mathematics courses at one time including discrete mathematics advanced mathematics linear algebra and possibilities. while most students found preparing for just one set of these exams difficult wang was overwhelmed by four of them. but in the end he achieved an impressive score on the final exam which made me conscious of his unusual determination he demonstrates when confronting difficult challenges.
mr. wang and i have often talked about a variety of mathematics and computer science concepts and problems. during these discussions i always found him to be delightfully intelligent. not only does he quickly understand the concepts and problems presented to him he is able to analyze these problems and present solutions. but perhaps most important is that wang's thinking is intensely rigorous. when looking at any question he carefully scrutinizes it and if he finds any uncertain issues he clears them up immediately. i believe this kind of thought is essential to become an excellent computer programmer.
serving as his thesis advisor i had a first-hand opportunity to observe the way in which wang's mind works. in his senor thesis mr. wang mainly discussed two challenging questions in regards to′ann′. in our books in china knowledge of ann and its uses are very rare. few people in china have studied this topic and consequently the materials that are available on ann are limited. working on this difficult project not only did mr. wang rise to the challenge but he went above and beyond the call of duty to analyze his secondary sources and test them for accuracy in practice. in this way he found mistakes in the book that we use. his diligence and hard work made me extremely proud of him.
mr. wang is an intelligent motivated and industrious individual. teaching and advising him has been a delightful pleasure. i know that if given the chance to study abroad in america he will arm himself to become a great programmer he dreams of being. he has the intelligence and background to achieve these goals - now all he needs is the opportunity. i ask that you look upon his application favorably and grant him a chance to study in your university.
as a teacher in department of biology, nankai university, a leading university in china, i am very pleased to take this opportunity to recommend one of my favorite students to your phd program.
in september, ××××, miss × was my students in general biology, the first professional course they take in the field. she likes it very much. i teach her in an open and interactive manner, she is active and passionate about answering class questions. miss × is bright, energetic and enthusiastic girl who loves speaking out her own ideas. she never escapes from those points of which she is skeptical. apart from that, she often puts forward her ideas upon questions and exchanges all of her innovate ideas with me after class.
upon ending of general biology course, i asked my students to write an essay upon their understanding of biology. i discovered miss ×’s essay was so impressive and persuasive; her careful essay comes from dozens of references to biology literatures. in essay miss × stretched out her creative thinking upon status quo of biological research and branches in the field of biology. all of this speaks to her creative and logical and scientific thinking capability. i am gladly to say that miss × has a clear understanding about general biology, that comprehension has been reflected fully in her essay. therefore miss × got a full point for her essay in her class, and other students took it as model essay for granted.
i believe miss ×’s industriousness, passion and dedication will make her an ideal candidate you are seeking for your program, so i highly recommend her without any hesitation to you. and i will greatly appreciate it if you could accept her into your program.