Dear Sir or Madam:
I am very pleased to write this recommendation for Mr. W.Y. so as to support his application for admission into your PhD program and for your consideration of his financial support.
Mr. W.Y. is a remarkable student in academic performance in our department. Upon his request, I enrolled him into my research team as my R.A. when he was still a junior, which was an exception. This bold decision was justified by his outstanding academic record during his first two years study. Working as my R.A., he has proved him to be a valuable potential researcher with the qualities of self-motivation, perseverance, modest and thirst for new information and technology. Though lacking of experience at the beginning compared with the other professionals in our team, he strove to keep up with the research by eagerly absorbing all necessary knowledge and constantly consulting other members with much modest. Therefore, not long after he could conduct the experiments without any assistance from the others working in the lab. He even led the discussion of our journal club that he set up from the very beginning in my lab, from which all of us benefited a lot. ↗↗↗His diligence and perseverance in our lab have paid off. Within less than one year, he got involved and finished three of my research projects:
And he also took part in two published papers, one titled XXXX, the other XXXX. This type of acclaim is normally reserved for graduate students and I believe that this exemplifies his commitment to furthering his education.
Besides merits for scientific research, Mr. W.Y. also has a wonderful personality. All of us around enjoy the acquaintance and friendship from him. No matter as a teammate or a team leader, he is always cooperative, considerate and eager to provide help, making us feel so comfortable and confident to be along with him, either for work or just for personal companion.
This young mans professional qualities and personal character have convinced me that he will have no trouble in succeeding in any career that he chooses to pursue, given the opportunity to have a try.
In short, I am confident to assert that Mr. W.Y. has the potential to distinguish himself as a successful researcher, and that this potential will be sure to be fully caressed and exploited if he can be accepted for further pursuit in this field in your institution. I shall greatly appreciate it if you will consider his application in light of this potential.