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Why Engineering/ semiconductor?
What u want to do in Grad School?
Explain the significance of your field to the world in
general. Start with an analogy or a fact.
First, Ill start with my objective, state my qualifications
and interest in the field.
Related classes
Tutorials, research exp
Insight and what I learnt?
Nothing special??? Cultural
Para 2
Explain how your undergraduate education will play a
significant role in your graduate development. Mention
specific courses you opted in your undergrad (and why)
and how will they complement the courses you intend
to take in your grad school. At this point, visit the
university's department website, open the course
contents, and copy down the relevant courses from
there. The university gets impresses by this research
you did.

Second paragraph, Ill explain how I got interested in

the field and any other events/anecdotes supporting
that. End the second paragraph by stating a desire to
learn more about the field.
What problems have you solved, or at least worked on?
What independent projects have you been part of?
What were your key contributions? What did you learn?
What did you teach the world? How do your results
compare to what was already known? What original
ideas are you most proud of?
Para 3
Start the third paragraph by specifying courses you
took in order to gain information and insight about the
field. Explain your credentials and any other activities
done in the school which would help strengthen your
profile. End the paragraph by stating that you wanted
to get practical experience in the field and hence
decide to do your senior design project in this area.
Para 3: Mention you source of motivation here. It really
helps to include a short story (2 lines) that explains how
you built up this solid motivation. Then explain what
you plan to do after grad school. This is a very
important section of your SOP. Make sure you show the
school that your goals are crystal clear and you are a
serious prospective student.
Graduate Research project
Specific project I like or am interested about
Relate previous paragraphs with this one
What I am gonna do

Para 4
Mention here all the relevant projects/internships you
have completed at this stage. It is essential to include
some relevant details and what have you learnt from
these projects that would inch you closer to your set
goals you mentioned in the previous paragraphs.
Fourth paragraph explain about your project, its
technicalities, your role and responsibilities, team
members, mentor, results, honors and achievements.
Para 5
Fifth paragraph- continue on the point of gaining
practical experience in the field and explain about
Internship and Industry experience, what did you learn
there, how were you promoted and then end the
paragraph by describing some constraints you had
during you experience.
What might you want to work on in the future? What
problems you would like to solve? What would you like
to build? Do you want to push your existing projects
further? If so, how? What new areas are you interested
in exploring? What are your long-term career goals?
Convince the reader that you are knowledgeable about
your target area(s), but be honest about your
ignorance. Be specific, credible, and confident (but not
How does my department fit your research goals?
Para 6
Since you concluded the previous paragraph by stating
some genuine difficulties you had during your industry
experience, you now have a valid reason to pursue
further education. Expand on that in this paragraph.

Also include in this paragraph about your future plans

(if you have any) of what you want to do after your
graduation and what you plan to achieve in the longrun.
Para 7
Ok, now according to my POV this is THE MOST
IMPORTANT PARAGRAPH of your SOP. Here you have to
tell the university people why the hell do you wanna go
there!! As I said earlier, make sure you give them solid
reasons for doing so. These reasons should get them
thinking and admiring their university. You require a lot
of research to write this para. I used to scan each and
every word on the department website before even
thinking to come out with my reasons.
In the this paragraph explain the reasons behind
selecting that particular university. Research
extensively about the university; mention its facilities,
the professors in your area and any other thing which
you feel is important and would make your school
experience productive and enjoyable.
Why this varsity?
With whom u want to work? Why?
Whats special about the department?
Distinguishing mark of this university
Why this matches for your future goal and career?
Para 8
This is the conclusion of your SOP. Remember to be
modest and be soft. Express your gratitude and humbly
ask for scholarship if you want one. That should do it.

Lastly, conclude the SOP by thanking the admission

committee for giving an opportunity to present your
application and thank them for reviewing your

General Questions
Why are you interested in your chosen field of study? How and when
did you begin to get interested?
Why do you want a graduate degree?
Why do you want to study abroad?
What was the most rewarding class you took in college and why? What
was the most rewarding assignment you did and why?
In addition to classes, how else did you learn about your field of
interest (e.g. books, seminars, lectures, conversations)?
Do you feel your grades (university and graduate school if
applicable) and test scores (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, TOEFL, etc.)
accurately reflect your academic ability and potential? Why or why
What kinds of academic skills (research, lab, etc.) did you learn in
Were you involved in any especially memorable academic
accomplishments in college? Describe them.
Who or what has been the biggest influence on your academic
development and why?
What you want to study at graduate school? ??
Why you want to study it? Motivation
What experience you have in your field? Experience
What you plan to do with your degree once you have it? Future plan
Why do you want to continue studying?
How is graduate studies going to affect your career?
What have you done in the past?
What do you expect?
What are you looking for concerning an international experience?
Why have you chosen this particular University?
After MS, what and why be objective?
Your experiences and academic bac-ground and how these have
influenced your decision to pursue graduate studies?
Career Plans:
1. What are your short and long-term career plans? How certain are
you of them?
2. How will pursuing a graduate degree help you reach your career
your goals?
3. What current and past work experiences have you had? What were
the most important things that you learned from them?
Extracurricular activities:

1. What hobbies do you do in your free time?

2. What clubs or other extracurricular activities did you
participate in during college? Did you hold any leadership
3. Have you won any awards for your extracurricular achievements?
4. Have you done any volunteer work?
1. Is there anything impressive about your background (e.g.
experiences, accomplishments, family history, and cultural
2. Did you have to overcome any unique obstacles growing up?
Personality Questions:



responsible? If yes, describe how.

creative? If yes, describe how.
honest? If yes, describe how.
independent? If yes, describe how.
mature? If yes, describe how.
hard-working? If yes, describe how.
confident? If yes, describe how.

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My purpose of applying for graduate study at your university
XXX is to pursue a career of professional researcher and
educator in this field. One decade from now, I envisage myself
as a full-fledged research professional in an organization, or
a faculty member. A graduate program is very first step in
achieving this goal.
I choose Electrical Engineering for the undergraduate study. I
sat for the admission test and secured my position in the
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), one of
the most prominent public universities in Bangladesh.
We have a big family, 10 brothers and sisters; among all my
siblings and their husbands/wives, there are six doctors in
our family: from Veterinary Specialist to Cardiologist. From
my very childhood I was always been told Being a Doctor is
cool! However, during my tenth grade while visiting a
surgical instruments supplier company, founded by my sister
Dr. Sabira Sultana, I became so fascinated seeing all those
hi-tech electronic surgical machines and devices. The only

thing that came in my mind was, Well, if Doctors are cool,

then the guys who made these, are the Coolest! May be this is
not a great reason, but for a 10th grade boy, this became the
electronics. I decided to attain my Bachelors degree in
electronic engineering.
BD is one of the few countries in the world whose tradition
for scientific investigation is very ancient. The need today
is to revive her ancient spirit and organized scientific
research on modern lines so that the benefits of knowledge in
technology can be applied to the wellbeing of the common man.
If the country is to catch up with the rest of the world the
scientific attitude must replace her traditional mood of
thought and action.
Todays amazing technological advancement has prompted a
enhancement of electronics components and devices are helping
these technological achievements. But in contrast to the fast
pace of the ongoing advancement in the developed countries, my
country is lagging far behind both in expertise and
technically skilled engineers in this field. In this context,
it will be immensely helpful for the country to have skilled
engineer parting their knowledge and expertise in this field.

Your aptitude for the chosen course

To help you understand my current professional goals and

research interests better, I would like to first explain my
educational experience up to this point.


During the years of my graduate studies I gained a

deep understanding of various fields like VLSI System Design,
Semiconductor Devices, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics
Architectures. As part of my graduate thesis, I have had the
opportunity to work closely with semiconductor technology
through studying various device architectures, design, and
characterization. Besides the experience of conducting my
undergrad thesis, working on projects like Microprocessor and
peripherals based traffic control system and a number of
experiments to develop Microcontroller based Glucose Meter, I
got the opportunities to use different programming languages
like Assembly, Matlab, C, C++, Verilog and Python at
application level.

My passion for circuit designing in analog VLSI has developed

as a gradual crescendo rather than in subito steps. At the 5th
semester of my under-graduation, Digital Electronics and Logic
Design circuit course gave me the maiden interest for Analog
VLSI. Later courses like VLSI System Design, Microprocessor &
Peripherals assisted me to fulfil full insight on this
subject. Moreover, my thesis research on MOSFET and Nanowire
devices helped me to understand the Integrated Systems from
device to circuit level. My pertinent course work, relevant
research and project experience, strong programming background
make me feel confident that I would be able to cope with
analog VLSI research at my graduate level.
VLSI related courses: During my engineering course I was
microcontrollers and I had taken an instant liking to these
subjects. Even before studying these microcomputer systems, I
learned the basic concepts of combinational logic circuits,
flip-flops, sequential circuits, counters, registers, IC,
memory units etc. This understanding of basic components and
process of how computational logic works made me more
interested in this area of studies. During my course work and
microprocessor architecture such as the Intel 8085, 8086,
80386, Pentium microprocessors and Co-processors, RISK & CISC
processor and instruction sets of Intel 8085, 8086 along with
peripheral devices like 8251, 8253, 8254, 8255, 8257, 8259,
8279 etc. Standard for bus architectures and ports along with
different network architectures made my interest in this field
grew (exponentially). I was very much interested in these
subjects and decided to take VLSI Design course and Digital
Signal Processing to learn advanced aspects in this field.
During my 7th semester studies, I became fascinated with
Verilog and Assembly programming language.
Languages: I secured good results in my engineering. I was
well versed in programming languages like C, C++, Matlab and
basic level Python programming.
Materials subjects: Having developed a solid foundation on
important concepts in quantum mechanics, solid state physics
and electronics through the course Electrical Engineering
Materials and through studying Duttas Quantum Transport:
Atom to Transistor and watching his online class lectures, I
prepared myself to study the micro and nano devices in
interdisciplinary level.
Subjects: I took Electronics Engineering as my major for it
offered me innumerable choices of specialization. During these

4 years I learnt Subjects like-Electronics Devices & Circuits,

Pulse & Digital Circuits, Programming in C, Digital Integrated
Circuits, Digital Communication Theory, VLSI Design, Computer
Communication Networks and Digital Signal Processing.
Subject exposer: As a part of my undergraduate curriculum, I
have been exposed to a range of advanced xxx and I have been
especially drawn towards both the. As an initial step towards
achieving my goal, as part of my undergraduate studies, I have
chosen my electives so as to enhance my understanding of these
subjects. These include such subjects as x, y, and z. My
approach towards courses was to grasp the basic concepts so as
to develop a 'feel' for the subject. My grades reflect my
attitude towards courses.
MP&Semi: I have always been interested in nanotechnology and
its applications. During my time at University of Q, I've
started to focus on semiconductor devices, Microcomputer
Architecture, Digital Logic Design and VLSI related topics. My
research with Md. Nur K. Alam and my lab projects made me more
interested in this field. I've also been influenced by course
A by Prof. Ashraful Ghani Bhuiyan.
Over the course of my PhD studies, I would like to expand my
understanding of howI am also interested in understanding the
mutual interaction of self-trapped beams experimentally which
is more challenging than computational modeling in many ways.

Source of motivation
Undergrad and impetus abstract version: My undergraduate
studies in XXX at the XXX gave me a solid background in YYYYY
and YYYYY. In addition, my studies gave me strong theoretical
framework while allowing me to explore my personal interests
YYYYYY. This undergraduate work helped shape the specific
research interests that now drive me to pursue graduate work
in the field of XXXX and gave me the opportunity to learn and
work with the ________ I need to satisfy those interests.
At undergraduate level, my interests became more focused.
Although semiconductor devices and materials came easy to me,
it was their application field (nanotechnology) that really
captured my interest. I found that nanotechnology was an
interdisciplinary undertaking: today you need a foundation in
electronics, physics, chemistry and even biology to be at the
forefront in this subject. This interdisciplinary aspect of
the subject suits my abilities well. I have performed well in
my undergraduate thesis on semiconductor materials & devices,

and projects including Glucose measument systems etc. I find

it challenging to collaborate the technology and knowledge of
several disciplines and make them work together with cuttingedge research to solve practical problems. For this reason I
want to do research works in such interdisciplinary field that
would expand my knowledge and experience in not only my
academic area of studies, but also in other tangible fields as
VLSI: My interest in this field to some extent, is because
even though the microprocessor industry seems to be generally
well off, it has never been able to leave a good thing alone.
So the future looks to be full of changes, changes which I
would like to be part of. VLSI: My interest in this field to
some extent, is because even though the microprocessor
industry seems to be generally well off, it has never been
able to leave a good thing alone. So the future looks to be
full of changes, changes which I would like to be part of.
As a part of curriculum I actively participated in many
innovative projects. As a result I have developed a keen
interest and have a sufficient aptitude for research and
therefore I believe that I shall be capable of meeting the
best standards in research. I firmly believe that this project
is a sufficient demonstration of my ability to conduct
original and independent research.
During my sophomore and junior years, I found myself becoming
more and more interested in X, Y, and Z. During my
undergraduate project, I had to XXX. I had to do this and
that. However, the most challenging task was to xxx. My
project work was highly admired by my supervisor, and he
encouraged me a lot to be engaged in research activities in
the future. Highly inspired by my professors and friends, I
started to visualize myself as a research professional. I
evaluated myself in a different way and tried to figure out
the specific fields in which I could do excellent research
activities in the future.
concepts such as functionalization, self-assembly of
nanostructures, and chemical controllability of mechanical,
electrical, optical, magnetic properties of nanomaterials
enabled me to view nanoscience from the perspective of solidstate-device and has instilled an encouragement in me to work
in interdisciplinary nano-engineering groups in my graduate
spintronics vision for achieving transistor effect from spin
- plasmonics vision to debut optics into nano-regime through

plasmon interactions and through the vision of many other new

fields, I feel that pursuing graduate research in
nanotechnology will a nexus to pursue my goal.
During my senior year, discussions with Professor Dr. who is
an expert in III-nitride semiconductor materials growth
inspired me to explore the multifarious applications of
semiconductor devices.
I always look for the answers of Why we do this? and How do
we do that? These simple questions are my impetus to seek for
the major applications and future possibilities of these NanoDevices. Thats why I intend to involve with graduate research
activities toward my PhD to explore and invent applications of
quantum devices. I would like to work in the area of research
and implementation of Nano-Devices where I can make the
greatest contribution utilizing my theoretical as well as
practical background and creativity as an accomplished
I prefer research problems to be an ideal mix of theory and
practice. The field of XXX interests me because of the scope
for breaking new ground, as well as the vast applications
possible. I believe that XXX, in particular, is an area with a
lot of potential.
It was during this phase that I developed an interest in
exploring the areas of application of semiconductor and
microsystems technology in nontraditional fields like the
Medicine and life sciences. My studies revealed to me both a
high research potential and a significant growth in the
application of microelectronics and microsystems in the field
of Biomedical Engineering. What I discovered significantly
improved my understanding of the subject and further enhanced
my fascination for it.
Y this sbjct: cataract: mom, laser treatment. Lasic: cornia is
reshaped by laser.
y this sbjct: Glucometer; formalin detector, spectroscopy,
Spectroscopy: Laser spectroscopy has led to advances in the
precision with which spectral line frequencies can be
measured, and this has fundamental significance for our
understanding of basic atomic processes.

Graduate Research Project

Significant educational / work experiences

I was assigned to carry out my undergraduate thesis on III-V

channel materials as a promising candidate for performance

enhancement in nm-regime MOSFET devices. My investigation

included the effects of crystal orientation and axis tilting
on device performance; meantime I had this one big question,
why X valley is excluded for thin-body MOSFET simulations
rather using full band (Gamma, X and L) analysis? The outcome
of my investigation was very interesting and revealed that
although off-axis tilting has very negligible effect, if not
none, on device performance, crystal orientation can
dramatically alter the trend of avoiding X valley inclusion,
especially for simulations at lower gate bias. This research
experience was valuable for me not only because it helped me
to get the essence of the theoretical research but also
because I learnt the one most important thing here, If you
keep asking WHY, you are on your way to find something novel.
I have also contributed some further works on Si and Ge
Nanowire performance analysis with my research group.

I tried to understand the solid state device physics and how

these relates to the real physical properties of materials.
Moreover, I kept discovering more on this field watching
online video classes of Supriya Dutta, a pioneer researcher
scientist in this field, in the subsequent semester. By the
same token, at my final academic year, I undertook a thesis on
Crystallographic orientation and mass anisotropy in
semiconductor devices. This thesis work made me to go through
a lot of research studies and simulation works to glean deeper
knowledge. The ultimate reward came when one of our research
projects was approved at an international conference as two
poster papers.

MP project: At the core we have the 8086 microprocessor which

will be programmed using assembly language. This is one of the
most interesting large projects that I had a chance to be a
part of. It is an extremely practical experience, which I
really enjoy.
From literature review, I realized that device performance
improvements gained using III-V materials in MOSFET devices
can be extended by incorporating both crystal orientation and
off-axis tilting together.
With the emergence of the advanced technology in semiconductor
devices and circuits I focused my research on MOSFET and
Nanowire devices. These devices have a wide range of
application in sensors, detectors, dose control circuitry and
thermal interface material.

My self-motivated research on quantum confinement effects on

the electrostatics of nanoscale MOS structures gave me the
insight into a quantum phenomenon in nanostructure. Throughout
my thesis, I examined the effects of mass-anisotropy and axistilting effect on the electron distribution in nanoscale
double gate MOSFETs.

Spintronics: new class of spin transistors referred to as spin

metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (spin
MOSFETs), and their integrated circuit applications. The
fundamental device structures, operating principle, and
theoretically predicted device performance are presented. Spin
MOSFETs potentially exhibit significant magnetotransport
effects, such as large magneto-current, and also satisfy
important requirements for integrated circuit applications
such as high transconductance, low power-delay product, and
low off-current. Since spin MOSFETs can perform signal
processing and logic operations and can store digital data
using both charge transport and spin degrees of freedom, they
are expected to be building blocks for memory cells and logic
gates in spin-electronic integrated circuits. Novel spinelectronic integrated circuit architectures for nonvolatile
memory and reconfigurable logic employing spin MOSFETs are
also presented.

Thesis: I delved through current research on nanoscale device

modeling to capture device scaling trends and familiarized
myself with the different device simulators available at the
nanoHUB. (http://www.nanohub.org). I found that, although
effects of mass-anisotropy on different parameters (gate
capacitance, drain current) of bulk and thind-body MOSFETs
have been examined, these studies always neglected Full Band
study of these devices. Hence, we decided pursue a systematic
study on the effects of Gamma, X and L valley (Full Band
study) of nanoscale double gate MOSFETs using a 2-D quantum
ballistic model. Besides taking courses like `Semiconductor
Devices' and `Optoelectronic Devices' in my senior level for
this research, I took up the venturesome task to master the
most advanced concepts in quantum transport (QT) through
Dutta's seminal text `Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor'
on my own. As our work has almost ended, it is satisfying to
mention that we are the first to explain the relation between
wave function penetration effects on drain current and device
scaling and submission of our manuscript to `J. Appl. Phys.'
is in the offing. Through this research, I received an

excellent training on the art of scientific research - the art

of explaining numerical results not as mathematical or
programming artifacts, rather as physical phenomena. The
exposure and training I got from this research makes me feel
confident that I would be able to cope with nanoelectronics
research at my graduate level.

Significant extracurricular interests, social service

Alongside with academic studies and research, I groomed into

myself management, leadership and interpersonal skills as well
as personal management skills through taking class sessions in
C and C++ programming workshops and a technical Camera Optics
& Sensor workshop, held in our department, during my second
and third year of undergrad studies respectively. During my
final year, I mentored two members in our research team to
help them prepare for research studies.

Future Work
Your short term goals, and long term goals

My goal is to pursue a career in research, either in industry

or in academia. Ten years from now, I envisage myself as a
full-fledged research professional in an organization, or a
faculty member at one of the leading universities. A Ph.D. is
an important first step in achieving this objective.
I plan to carry on advanced study of XX, as well as related
fields, not only through coursework but also by participating
in one of the several ongoing projects. This will also give me
the opportunity to contribute my bit to the understanding of
the fields which interest me so much.
Nanostructures and Devices, currently one of the most
promising and challenging areas of research, is exactly what I
am really passionate about and fortunately I have a background
which I think makes me more suitable for this field. My career
goal is to be an active researcher in the design, fabrication,
and characterization of Nanostructured Devices. I also intend
to involve myself with the cutting edge research activities
either in academia or in industry towards developing new ideas
and concepts in Nano-Devices. A PhD degree from Materials
Science and Engineering (MSE) Department at University of
California, Riverside, USA will be a key step forward towards
achieving this goal.

Why this varsity

Why this specific university, and why this particular course

My utmost motivation for applying to the Electrical

Engineering and Computer Science program at -----------stems from the presence of numerous outstanding faculty
members with research interests aligned with my own.
University of ---------------- with her strength on
------------ and long history of producing veritable leaders
in the science and technology arena will undoubtedly give me
the perfect opportunity to fulfill these academic and
professional goals of mine.
My purpose in applying for graduate study in nanoscale science
and technology at University of California, Berkeley is to
become a professional researcher and educator in these fields.
I feel that I need academic preparation beyond my
undergraduate education in order to make the meaningful
technical contributions to society in my career. My main
motivation for applying to the Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science program at UC Berkeley stems from the
presence of numerous outstanding faculty members with research
interests aligned with my own.
UC Berkeleys distinct niche in nanoelectronics research
encourages me to apply into its graduate program at EECS
department. As I see pioneering research on electronics, such
as BSIM model and FinFET done here, I feel excited and the
keenness to be a part of this institution. I am particularly
interested in Prof. Bokors research with `Nanoelectronics and
Nanostructures Group. While the groups researches on
transport phenomena through nanoSchottky contact and
hybridization of CNT with Si technology are perfectly aligned
with my research interests, silicon based approach to QC of
this group also interests me. Besides, I am also interested in
Prof. Javeys work on nanowire fabrication and Prof. ChangHasnains research on nano-optoelectronics.
My strengths are a strong academic background, sense of
teamwork, integrity and ability to put in sustained quality
effort consistently. It is my desire to have a mutually
beneficial association with your University and to contribute
my best to the field of XXX Engineering. I know that graduate
studies at XXX University would provide me with the
opportunities to attend advanced courses like XXX, YYY and
help me to prepare myself to overcome obstacles towards my

I find it fascinating as the research intent amalgamates the

field of Nanotechnology, Optics, Optoelectronics, Medicine and
Life Sciences for ground breaking inventions. It is a
wonderful opportunity for tremendous research and to explore
numerous applications in today's world of technology. I am
particularly interested in the application of microsystems
technology and the latest microelectronics technology in
developing implanted biomedical devices and other xxx
products. My parallel areas of interest are the design and
fabrication of Biomaterials and determining the mechanical,
transport and biocompatability properties of implantable
artificial materials and the applications of Biomedical

I am confident that I would be able to conduct high quality

research and add values to the cutting edge research
environment of MSE Department if given the opportunity.
I am very much aware of Prof. Dr. XXXs research group
activities in XXX Laboratory. Recently I have been in contact
with him and he seems to be interested in supervising and cooperating me on doing advanced research in the relevant
fields. This really inspires and accelerates me towards EEE
Department at UCSC.
In the graduate school, I would like to specialize in nano
electronic and -photonic devices and novel device concepts. My
interests are closely aligned with Prof. Chous research at
the Nano Structured Laboratory-especially with his
nanoelectronics research. Dr. Gmachls work on quantum
electronics and Dr. Pettas (PRISM) interest in quantum
information systems also inspires me to work in their groups.

I started looking for scope and found that the University of

XXX is renowned for its tremendous graduate programs and
prominent research facilities. I have made contact with Dr.
YYY, Professor Department of Electrical Engineering, to look
for any opportunity to work with him. I have made a detailed
investigation about his current work on diffusion bonding of
metals. His current work on XXX made me interested to work
with him. Moreover, my intention to work with him got higher
when I came to know about his past research work on ZYZ. I
believe that we will make a best research team together and

our work will provide remarkable contributions in the field of

materials science.
In selecting the University of XXX I have been influenced by
the way your research program addresses biological questions
at the levels of molecule, gene and cell. I am particularly
looking forward to such courses as Developmental Biology and
Bioinformatics. I am also excited to interact with Professors
XXX whose work is closest to what I want to pursue for the
original research component of the MS degree.

Has a lot of researchers available to collaborate with in

several fields of Electrical Engineering.

XXX University has active research groups working on the areas

that enthrall me most. The areas where I am confident to be
useful and contributive are x, y and z. I am particularly
interested in m, n and l. If asked about my other interest
areas, I would like to name I, J and K. I can use both my
analytical and computational skills to carry out worthwhile
researches in these areas.

Considering the pioneering work going on at your department in

the field of my interest, your department is an ideal choice
for an exciting research career.

If no prof contacted: The high quality research projects in

analog VLSI encourages me to apply into its graduate program
at EECS department. As I see pioneering research on analog
VLSI, such as Prof. XXX done here, I feel excited and the
keenness to be a part of ensuing feats from this institution.
I am particularly interested in Dr. XXX. While the groups
researches on XXX and YYY are perfectly aligned with my
research interests, projects like ZZZ in this group also
interests me. Besides, I am also interested in Dr. YYY on XXX
research and Dr. XXXs research on YYY.

University of California, Berkeley with her strength on nano
research and long history of producing veritable leaders in
the science and technology arena will undoubtedly give me the

perfect opportunity to fulfill these academic and professional

goals of mine.