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Shanghai, China Project Center
Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: B term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WPI applicants only
Budget Sheets: B term
Fact Sheet:
Program Term:
B Term
Project Opportunities:
David DiBiasio, Susan Zhou
Center Highlights:
International, Urban
Shared rooms in a student residence/dormitory
Program Preparation:
1/6 PQP in the term preceding departure
Program Eligibility:
Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation)
Major Eligibility:
Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering
Program Description:


With 18.7 million inhabitants, Shanghai is the largest city by population in the world. It’s also the commercial and financial center of China and the largest base of Chinese industrial technology.

Modern Shanghai has three areas of interest to those who visit: sightseeing, business, and shopping. The city is home to several historical landmarks and attractions, many centered around the People's Square or Huangpu River. Shanghai is also a mecca of fashion, art, cinema, museums, and sports, and offers a reprieve from the urban pace in extensive green areas and parks.


Projects are completed in collaboration with the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China.

Possible Projects

• 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 wastewater 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 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 wastewater treatment
• Deep treatment processes and nitrogen removal for landfill leachate
• Charged ultra-filtration membranes for natural organic matter removal in water.


Student travel website from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Country-specific Page from the U.S. Department of State

Country-specific Travel Health Information from the Center for Disease Control

This program is currently not accepting applications.