Letter of Recommendation for  Russian Student (01/2003)
The Chemistry Student admitted to Florida State University, Auburn University

Applicant: Ivan Ivanov
Recommender: Prof. Petrov Petr Petrovich
Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Three more titles
XX Street, Moscow, Russia 111111
Phone: 7 (095) 111-1111
Fax: 7 (095) 111-1111
E-mail: xxx

November 30, 2002

To whom it may concern:

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to recommend a 6-th year student of the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Ivan I. Ivanov who is applying for admission to the graduate program in Chemistry at Florida State University. Ivan has been working in my laboratory since 2000. As a Chairman of the Division of XX, at which he has been studying specialized courses, I have known him from the beginning of his study in our Division from 1998. During his study he showed good academic results and did not have any troubles with studies. I should emphasize that it is not a simple task to maintain the high level of records at one of the best and esteemed academic institutions for Chemistry in Russia - Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology requires strong intellectual abilities and assiduity. Ivan is a student who attended my Lectures on courses XX and XX. On the final exams of these classes, he proved high theoretical background of crystal structures and processes and methods of crystal growth.

As a student who has worked in my research group, Artem has gained significant experience in single-crystal growth. Part of experimental work he undertook was at one of the laboratories of the XX Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He dealt with such contemporary materials as laser single crystals. Under my supervision, he has done the research term paper entitled XX which is valuable for our University. I think that such strong characteristics as his high intellectual potential, perseverance and his excellent ability to work independently is the serious motivation to be successful as a graduate student. Im sure that his potential as a teacher is also very high.

I must mention Ivans proficiency in English. Almost all materials I gave him to study (articles from different scientific journals, proceedings of conferences etc.) were written in English. He has no difficulties with understanding such papers.

In addition, on the final interdisciplinary state exam which is carried out in our University in the last semester (prior degree work) covering all specialized courses, he proved high scientific attainments in various areas of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry. In my opinion, Ivan is one of the best students in his class.

As a recommender, I consider the applicant as a gifted and promising student. Ivan Ivanov is comparable with my best students of previous years. I highly recommend him for a program leading to the PhD degree. I am sure that he will successfully accomplish a program of graduate study. I do believe that both Florida State University and Ivan would most certainly benefit from him studying at your graduate school.


Petr Petrov


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