I am writing to apply for the Ph.D. position as entitled “Ph.D. Position in the area of smart strategies to break the beam damage limits in transmission electron microscopy”. Proposing the innovative methods to optimize the shape of the incoming electron beam into nanostructure materials provides me with great understanding the various aspects of my future career in the electronic devices. Recently, I have obtained my Master degree from the Sharif University of Technology with overall GPA 17.41 out of 20 and achieved an excellent mark for my thesis. I have done my Master thesis on the electrical properties of 2DMs for electronic circuit devices under the supervision of Prof. Fardmanesh. I also received my bachelor (honors) degree from RMIT University in Australia. I am expressing my great interest in obtaining a Ph.D. position at the University of Antwerp, where I can focus on various aspects of Applied Science and follow my research on electronics fields.
Over the past five years, my research vision was to understand the design and fabrication of IC to improve their performance and reduce power dissipation and their cost. Due to developing my technical experience on nanoelectronics, I have decided to work as a research assistant at the Electronics Lab (SERL) in the Sharif University of Technology in the field of 2D materials and application. I mainly focus on simulation and fabrication of 2D Materials (including TMDs and Graphene) for beyond CMOS Device applications. The purpose of my work is to engineer the electronic properties of devices for future generation of electronic devices. Furthermore, I have participated in building a new CVD to grow new 2DMs based devices. I should note that we were able to grow monolayers of 2DMs as WS2. Next plan will be to fabricate 2D-2D heterostructure using the CVD method and other device fabrication methods.
Back to my high school days, the vague thoughts in physics and mathematics courses guided me to enter RMIT, one of the top Australian engineering universities. When I have started my Advanced diploma course, I came up with pragmatic approaches to improve the performance of network devices like switches and routers. Those ideas motivated me to think about my right place which would be in the field of electronic engineering in the future. In the following the year, I found my talent in the field of electrical and electronic engineering with designing and building circuits. With assembling a room temperature controller by using Atmega Microcontrollers as a first project, I dove deeper into the world of electronics. The various subjects like Microprocessor design, Analog and digital electronics and computer architecture, provided in the first and second year, fascinated me. When I started electronics and communication program, I felt delighted and satisfied with my decision because of the possibility to develop my ideas about having a device with lower cost and better performance can be turned to truth in the industry.
The electronic courses such as Semi Device Fabrication, Electronic Material, Sensor and Measurement Technologies and Electronic Circuits provided in the third and fourth year of bachelor program, helped me to find my inspiration in the realm of nanoelectronics world. In these courses, I have drawn CMOS and how to design them next-generation IC. They guided me through the learning of more complex physics theories along with the experimental principles of Nanoscience. These subjects propel me to choose my final project to investigate the electrical properties of Nickel Germanide (NiGe) thin film on Germanium (Ge) wafer. I have studied the microstructure properties and surface morphology of Nickel Germanide (NiGe) thin films formed on Ge wafers using characterization methods such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and Reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) analysis in a transmission electron microscope (TEM) at RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility (RMMF). The JEM-2100F Field Emission Electron Microscope used to estimate the degree of crystallization of Ni and Ge reaction the films. Besides the courses listed on my transcript, I did many experiments. Therefore, I am confident that my research backgrounds and research interests can meet the requirements of your open position.
Given the highlighted point of my study and research backgrounds above, I persuaded myself to do my research more focused on designing, modeling and fabricating electronic devices. I have been inspired to enter engineering university as Sharif University to continue my academic career as a professional researcher. I have my acceptance from my current supervisor to join his prestigious research electronic lab due to my great achievement among my classmates in the first year of my program. To broaden my research knowledge in the field of nanoelectronics, I have passed courses such as Electronic Digital, and Interface. I have also attended some relevant course such as Nanoelectronics I, Semiconductor Devices I and Quantum Electronics. They encouraged me to focus on a new field in nanoelectronics, which has shaped my current research activities. My hard work and innovation paved the way to be one of the top members of our team in 2017.
Being part of 2DMs group gave me the chance to work with professional researchers from different cultures to improve my research skills using various methods. Collaborating with them also helped me gain more experience in building my teamwork skills. I am usually the last one to leave the lab. I should highlight that our recent project has presented in the best prominent national research institute (IPM) as a high-tech and developed research project in Nanoelectronics area. The efforts put by 2DMs team resulted in two conference papers in IEEE-SISC and Nanomaterials. We are currently in the process of writing several publications.
I have studied numerous research groups and publications and found the EMAT research group at the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of Antwerp. Their salient scientific output gained my attention due to significant contributions to their community. I truly believe that Belgium research institutes play an important role as the world leader in high technology and education where the University of Antwerp is the place, can develop my passions to reach my professions during the Ph.D. position. Based on my previous research experience in electron microscopy and material science, I am interested in gaining more research experience in Nanoelectronics/Nanmoaterials. Reviewing research goals of announced projects such as experimentally applied an innovative design to optimize the probe shape stimulated me to apply for the EMAT research group project to meet my research needs because it is one of the best innovative R&D Centre in the European Union, superior in technology, strong research background.
I would be highly honored to be a part of your team as a full-time student at your R&D center. I am confident that I will bring a high level of energy and enthusiasm to exceed your expectation for this Ph.D. program. To join such an important research center, as the Ph.D. student along with advanced training, is my sincere aspiration to convert my passion into a profession. I am ready to take this position with all its difficulties and uncertainties. I am strongly considering working in your research group.
Hoping that there shall be possible positions in your group for the continuation of my studies in your Ph.D. programs to which I look forward, I will be pleased to provide more details about my projects and background per your advice. With many thanks for your time and gracious consideration, I shall do look forward enthusiastically to hearing from you.

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