Dear Professor (surname),
My name is (name) and I recently obtained my master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of (location), Germany. During my studies, I developed a strong fascination for problems in the field of structural dynamics,
This isparticularly truefor research performed on vibrations in aircraft engines. Therefore, I am now looking forto do a PhD project in this area.
While reading your papers about the identification of nonlinear contact parameters in gas turbine flanges, I gained the impression that your research focus is in
excellent agreementline with what I'm interested in researching for my would want to do during aPhD. In the course of my studies I was enthusiastic about working on rotor dynamics, aircraft engines as well as on experimental modal analysis. In my master’s thesis I developed an approach that allows identifying the dynamics of high speed spindles during metal cutting operations and FRF predictions for different assemblies through substructure coupling. Furthermore, I successfully completed duringa six-month internship in the A350 power plant integration department at (company) in (location), where my task was to analyse and categorize malfunctions of the new Trent XWB propulsion system. I was able to gain a deep technical understanding of various engine-related problems that occurred during flight tests, My task was to analyse and categorize malfunctions of the new Trent XWB propulsion system; in this contextand I was also awarded as athe ‘High-performing intern’ title/prize.
I am convinced that my strong analytical thinking is an excellent basis for the successful completion of a PhD; in the past it
allowedhelped me toobtain the highest grades in lecturesmy exams as well as in research projects. My high level of commitment during my studies which I partially completed in France and Canada, also led to several awards and scholarships. Furthermore, I was able to demonstrate my capability to explain complex issues in a simple way in the course of various employmentspositions as a research assistant at my home university.
Since I see the participation in your highly interesting research as the perfect opportunity to further specialise in the field of vibrations in aircraft engines, I would like to know whether you are
generally open tointerested in new PhD student applications. My CV is attached herewith. for yourinformation.In case you are interested in my profile, I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to further discuss my motivation and my qualifications as well as a possible research topic. Currently, I am reviewing different scholarships that would allowprovide funding for my project.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Student or Learner