Dear Professor Smith,
Professor Li xian recommended that I contact you about your departmets program in organic chemistry. I am his assistant and am working in t he Institute of Environmental Chemistry , Academia Sinica , Beijing , China. Last year, I graduated from the Graduate School of Academia Sinica with a n MS degree in modern chemistry. Since then I have been studying chemical and bi ochemical synthesis of polymer, carbohydrates and natural compounds. This has en abled me to publish several research papers.Interested in going to the United States for further studies, I am looking for a n American university which best suits my purpose . I have read some of your boo ks and papers , and have found that your findings and theories are of guiding im portance to my academic pursuits.
Professor Li also told me that your wide exper iences in organic chemistry and the well-equipped laboratories in your universit y would be of great help to me. I am hoping that there will be an opportunity to study under your guidance for a PH. D. degree. I would appreciate any suggesti ons you might have for me concerning formal application procedures or other matt ers.I would also like to know about the possibility of receiving financial support f rom your university. Enclosed is a copy of my resume so that you will have additional information abo ut my educational and professional background. If you need any further informati on, I would be happy to send it to you.
Thank you very much in advance for your attention to these matters. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Sincerely yours, Wang Zhiwei