Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division

Shanghai, China B2012

Term – B 2012

Project Opportunities – MQP (CHE, EVE)

Housing – Dormitory housing at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Co-Directors - Professors Susan Zhou & David DiBiasio

Preparation – 1/6 unit preparatory activity in A 2012

Application Deadline – November 3, 2011 (before 1:00 p.m.)



Shanghai draws the attention of the whole world as the largest base of Chinese industrial technology, the important seaport and China's largest commercial and financial center. Shanghai is situated on the estuary of Yangtze River of China. Covering an area of 5,800 square kilometers (2,239 square miles), Shanghai has a population of 18.7 million, including 2 million floating population. Modern Shanghai has three key areas of interest to the visitor. These comprise Sightseeing, Business and Shopping centered upon People's Square and along the Huangpu River.



The projects will be performed in collaboration with the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, SJTU. Possible projects include: Microbial clogging processes in porous media; Application of hollow fiber membranes in water treatment plants; Evaluation and application of fluid regimes in reverse osmosis membrane modules; Calculation and evaluation of fluid fields in bioreactors for waste water treatment (computational hydrodynamics); Application of immobilization bacteria for ammonia removal in drinking water (experiment and project design); Preparation of self-organized TiO2 nanotube arrays and its photo electrochemical applications; Pollutant evolvement recorded in the sediment from the Dianshan Lake, Shanghai; Occurrences and characteristics of the emerging contaminants-PPCPs in water environments; Detection of organic acid in surface water using ion chromatography; optimization and software design for waste water treatment; Deep treatment processes and nitrogen removal for landfill leachate; Charged ultra filtration membranes for natural organic matter removal in water.







Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses*


NOTE:  In calculating the extra expense to participate in an off-campus project experience compare this figure to expenses incurred while living on campus: groceries or meal plan, entertainment expenses, transportation, etc.

Travel to site (RT airfare)

$   1,500

Local Transportation, airport to residence

$      200


$      800

Apartment and liability insurance, student ID (required)

$      150

Weekend tourist activities & incidentals

$   1,200

Estimated total out-of-pocket expenses

$   3,850

Expenses included on your WPI bill*


Housing and program expenses

$    2,100


Estimated Total expenses

$   5,750

Tuition and on-campus housing not included

* Subject to change due to fluctuations in the exchange rate





Travel Dates:

Arrive:   Sunday, October, 21 2012
Depart:   Saturday, December 15, 2012


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