2018 China Scholarship Council Funded Placement Projects

The projects on this page are funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC), if you are interested in applying to a project, please follow the instructions on the main page for CSC-Funded Undergraduate Research Placements.

Note: "Suggested Applicant Academic Background" refers to the background a desired applicant may possess; these are not requirements. If you are interested in a project, please feel free to apply.

Click on the project title to see an information sheet for each specific project.

Project Title Department Internship Location Start Date End Date Are the dates flexible? Preferred Intern Background
A computational pathology framework for rapid diagnostics and mobile healthcare in resource-poor settings Chemical and Materials Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Computer science, Statistics, Electrical, Mechanical, Automation
A search for clues to onset of Asian desertification and Tibetan Plateau uplift Physics Edmonton 20-Jul-2018 20-Oct-2018 Yes geophysics, geology. earth sciences, physics
Additive manufacturing with continuous fiber reinforcement for Fused Deposition Modelling process Mechanical Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering
Analysis of ultrasound backscattered signals in cancellous bones Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes The candidate should have background in physics, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or similar with experience in MATLAB; knowledge in signal processing; good organization and verbal/writing communication skills in English; last but not the least, good attitude to learn and be flexible with changes in all aspects.
Analyzing walking gate through Kinect Computing Science Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Computing science; image and video analysis algorithms; software development; kinect
Augmented Reality for Assisting Surgeons in Robotic Needle-based Surgeries Electrical and Computer Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Electrical Engineering. Computer Science. Mechanical Engineering.
Beneficial management practices (BMPs) to enhance carbon sequestration and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agroforestry systems Renewable Resources Edmonton 3-Jul-2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes Soil science, plant science, ecology, or environmental science
Between people haptic/Kinesthetic Feedback System Surgery Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes "Computing Science student with experience of using these programs: C++, Java, HTML, MATLAB. Students with experience in using the Phantom (haptic interface) device, involving with designing tele-operation system will be preferred."
Building Information Models Based Building Energy Management
Civil and Environmental Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Engineering and Architecture in general, but computer and electrical engineering fit the best
Building online games for computational thinking Educational Psychology Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Strong programming skills, preferably web development (JavaScript, HTML5)
Canadian Minority Media Database MLCS Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Students should be fully proficient in English, have a good reading knowledge and understanding of another language than English (preferably Spanish, Italian, German, or any Scandinavian languages), have familiarity with databases and platforms such as Wordpress and Omeka, and social media, and have a good knowledge of research methodology (training will be provided if need be). Students with a background in sociology, marketing & business, languages, media and communication studies are welcome to apply.
Carbon sequestration in boreal soils Renewable Resources Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Soil science, environmental chemistry
Carbonaceous nanoparticles synthesis from biomass Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Sep-2018 Yes Chemical engineering, chemistry
Characterizing protein-protein interactions Pharmacy Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Cell biology or molecular biology
Chinese Economy China Institute Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Economics, International finance, International Business and Trade, Political Economy, International Studies, Public Policy, Development Studies
Chiral spectroscopy of small chiral drug candidates Chemistry Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes A senior chemistry or physics undergraduate student.
Composite materials made from waste or recycled materials and bio based resins AFNS Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Chemistry, materials science, polymer science,chemical engineering or related discipline
Computer Modeling of Pipeline welding CME Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering. Other fields welcome
Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Reactions Chemistry Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Synthetic organic chemistry
Creative design of mechanical system (e.g. 3D printing machine) using Legos Mechanical Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Bachelor's of Science (or Engineering) degree in Mechanical/ Industrial/ Mechatronics/ aeronautical/ manufacturing/ design/ Computer Science.
Cross-kingdom approaches for studying bacterial pathogenesis Medical Microbiology and Immunology Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes The student should have a background in biological sciences and be familiar with microbiology, molecular biology and biochemical concepts. Experience with tissue culture, yeast, and/or plant molecular methods would be an asset. The student must be an effective communicator and well-organized. The student should be comfortable with, and have the ability to, work largely independently after initial training. A high degree of critical thinking skills is expected.
Deep Learning Analysis of 3D Ultrasound Images Radiology Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Computer Science or Engineering
Deep Learning for 3D ultrasound data segmentation Computing Science Edmonton May or June, 2018 July-August Yes computer science and engineering, mathematics
Design for additive manufacturing: Comparison of design tools Mechanical Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design,
Design of fluophores for biological imaging Chemistry Edmonton 3-Jul-2018 28-Sep-2018 Yes Chemistry; experience with quantum chemistry is preferred.
Design of reconfigurable hybrid machine components (for 3D Printing & CNC machining) Mechanical Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes Bachelor's of Science (or Engineering) degree in Mechanical/ Industrial/ Mechatronics/ aeronautical/ manufacturing/ design/ Computer Science.
Designing of a smart augmented reality platform for skills training Surgery Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes "Computing Science Students. Know these programs: C++, Java, HTML, MATLAB. Students involving with VR/AR project will be preferred. Students having experience of using eye-tracking device will be preferred."
Developing a vaccine against malaria in pregnancy
School of Public Health Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Biology, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology or biochemistry background. Some lab experience preferred.
Developing Software for Variable Adaptive Infills for 3D printing applications Mechanical Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering,
Development and application of analytical mass spectrometry for metabolomics research Chemistry Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Analytical Chemistry
Development of Catalyst-Containing Metal-Organic Frameworks Science Camrose - Augustana Campus 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 No Chemistry, Chemical Synthesis
Development of wearable technologies for outcome evaluation of clinical treatments and daily activity monitoring Mechanical Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering
Directional Quincunx Tight Wavelet Frames and Image Processing Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Mathematics or computer science or engineering
Dusty Skies and Dirty Cities: Light-Induced Chemistry at the Surface of Atmospheric Dust Chemistry Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes I would prefer students to have a typical chemistry background (including analytical and/or organic chemistry), and to have either course experience or a strong interest in environmental/atmospheric chemistry. I would also be happy to accept students in either chemical or environmental engineering or in atmospheric/earth sciences, as long as they have taken some chemistry at the university level.
Ecological stoichiometry modeling Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Edmonton 15-Jul-2018 15-Oct-2018 Yes Applied Mathematics or Theoretical Ecology
Effect of Time of Day on Blood Glucose Responses to Aerobic Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes Physical Education A combination of both Edmonton - North Campus & Camrose - Augustana Campus 1-Apr-2018 30-Jun-2018 Yes Medicine or kinesiology
Experimental and Theoretical Investigation on the Structural and Hygrothermal Performance of Exterior Walls Civil and Environmental Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Engineering in general, but civil and mechanical engineering fit the best
Exploration of fluid flow, heat transfer, and electromagnetic phenomena in molten metal in welding CME Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering. Other fields welcome
Exploring changing cycling patterns in the City of Edmonton and development of its continuous performance monitoring framework Civil & Environmental Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes any engineering discipline, transportation planning, applied math, operations research
Feedback controller for plasma transfer arc additive manufacturing Mechanical Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Mechanical, Mechatronics or Electronics Engineering
Functional pharmacogenomic characterization of chemotherapy adverse drug reactions Medical Microbiology and Immunology Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes The student should have a background in biological sciences and be familiar with molecular biology and biochemical concepts. Experience with tissue culture and cell-based assays would be an asset. The student must be an effective communicator and well-organized. The student should be comfortable with, and have the ability to, work largely independently after initial training. A high degree of critical thinking skills is expected.
Geometric Optimization of 3D Printed Assemblies Mechanical Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Geotechnical Centrifuge Modeling of Helical Pile Foundation Civil and Environmental Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Civil, Geotechnical Engineering
Greenhouse gas fluxes in croplands, grasslands, and/or forest ecosystems Renewable Resources Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Soil Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry
High intensity LED treatment of low-moisture foods AFNS Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes food science, food engineering, food microbiology
High Latitude Ocean Studies EAS Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Some combination of Math, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science. Actually having experience with oceanography or atmospheric science less important than strong mathematical/physics/computational skills.
High speed imaging of droplet impact dynamics Mechanical Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes Physics; Mechanical Engineering. or Electrical Engineering
Identification and assessment of factors impacting air traffic operations at airports and airstrips in Northern Canada Civil & Environmental Engineering Edmonton June - July 4th, 2018 3 months after a start date between June 1-July 4 Yes All engineering disciplines, applied math, operations research
Image segmentation and registration in oral health Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes The candidate should have background in electrical engineering, computer sciences, or similar; good command in MATLAB; good computer skills; knowledge in image processing; good organization, verbal/writing communication skills in English; last but not the least, good attitude to learn and be flexible with the changes in all aspects.
Improving Performance in Heterogeneous High-Performance Computing Systems Computing Science Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 1-Oct-2018 Yes Solid programming and mathematical background, good knowledge of computer systems including operating systems, compilers, and programming languages. Knowledge of accelerators such as Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and Field Programmable Arrays (FPGAs) would also be desirable.
In-package cold plasma treatment of meat products AFNS Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes food engineering, food microbiology, food science
Influence of materials and process variables on geometric and mechanical properties in material jetting process Mechanical Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Mechanical, Industrial, Mechatronics, Material Engineering
Influence of water properties on the microbial inactivation during processing of low-moisture foods AFNS Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes food science, microbiology, food engineering
Injection Molding of Renewable Polymers Mechanica Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Mechanical Engineer, Materials Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, industrial engineering
Innovative masonry slender walls Civil and Environmental Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Civil Engineering, Strength of Materials
Intelligent Computer Guided Surgery Computing Science Edmonton 15-Jul-2018 15-Oct-2018 Yes Engineering or Computing Science with some experience in Image Processing and/or Robotics.
Inverse method in determining the transmission rate of an infectious disease Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Edmonton 15-Jul-2018 15-Oct-2018 Yes Applied Mathematics, Numerical Simulations, or Infectious Disease Modeling
Lifetime prediction of plastic gas pipe Mechanical Engineering Edmonton 5-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes mechanical or materials engineering
Machine learning and data mining applications in process systems engineering Chemical and Materials Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes Chemical Engineering, Process Systems Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering, Mathematics
Metal-Air Batteries Chemical and Materials Engineering Edmonton 3-Jul-2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes Materials science and/or engineering
Metamaterials for Improving Magnetic Resonance Imaging Electrical and Computer Engineering Edmonton 1-May-2018 1-Aug 2018 Yes microwave engineering, electromagnetic theory, advanced circuit theory, experimental methods in microwave engineering (microwave test/lab course), antenna theory (an asset)
Microfluidics for bio-applications Mechanical Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes Physics; Mechanical Engineering; Chemical Engineering
Microfluidics to study two phase flow mixing in porous media Chemical and Materials Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Mechanical Eng, Chemical Eng, Chemistry, Petroleum Eng.
Modeling and optimization of the CO2 transportation pipeline design in Alberta Chemical and Materials Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics
Modeling of laser cladding for composite materials CME Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering. Other fields welcome
Modelling membrane proteins Pharmacy Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Major in Physics, Mathematics or computer science
Neurobiology and treatment of depression Psychiatry Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Neuroscience, medicine, psychology, biology
Neuroprotective agents in cerebral malaria Pediatrics Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Biological sciences, with lab experience
Novel wearable technologies for sportive performance assessment Mechanical Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering,
Numerical simulation of geothermal reservoirs Civil & Environmental Engineering Edmonton 1-Jul-2018 30-sept-2018 Yes "1. Petroleum/chemical/mechanical/geotechnical/environmental engineering and certain geosciences background (e.g., hydrology, geophysics) 2. Programming (or scripting) skills are important. 3. Previous knowledge about fluid flow, heat transfer, mechanical processes is very helpful."
Numerical Simulations of Astrophysical Transients
Physics Edmonton 3-Jul-2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes At least third year Physics undergraduate level (Statistical Mechanics & Fluid Dynamics), knowledge of Stellar Astrophysics (stellar structure and evolution), and good programming proficiency (ideally knowledge of Fortran and Python)
Obtaining reliable paleomagnetic poles for plate tectonic reconstructions of China in Paleozoic Physics Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes geophysics, geology, earth sciences, physics
Performance monitoring and assessment for photovoltaic systems in cold regions Civil and Environmental Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Engineering in general, but electrical engineering fits the best
Physics of Thermal Plasmas at Atmospheric Pressure CME Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering. Other fields welcome
Power Flow and Fault Studies of a Fully Modular DC-DC Converter for Multi-Terminal DC Networks Electrical and Computer Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Power Electronics and Power Systems
Synthesis of chemically modified peptides for the validation of an accelerated ligand discovery platform Chemistry Edmonton 3-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes "For position 1: strong organic synthesis background (preferably in peptide chemistry) For position 2: strong computing science background (strength in programming and script writing)"
Quality Assurance of Additive Manufacturing Parts
Mechanical Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Mechanical, Mechatronics, or Industrial Engineering
Reduced gravity and foam analysis Mechanical Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering,
Reliability assessment of structures with deterioration Civil and Environmental Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes structural mechanics, or probability and statistics, and/or experience in programming and FE software
Reproducible research in Chemical Engineering (sharing data and code) Chemical and Materials Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Computer science, Electrical engineering, automation, Statistics , software engineering
Robotic motion control and estimation using computer vision Electrical and Computer Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Computer vision, control systems, embedded systems, robotics, programming
Selective inhibitors for the human NEU enzymes for targeting atherosclerosis Chemistry Edmonton 15-Jul-2018 15-Nov-2018 Yes Organic chemistry, synthesis, medicinal chemistry.
Selective, Photochemically Promoted Functionalization of Indoles and Related Heterocyclic Systems Chemistry Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes advanced undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory experience is necessary
Signal processing of ultrasound guided waves in human tibia Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes The candidate should have background in physics, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or similar with experience in MATLAB; knowledge in signal processing; good organization, verbal/writing communication skills in English; last but not the least, good attitude to learn and be flexible with changes in all aspects.
Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Next-Generation Materials Chemistry Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Chemistry, Physics or Engineering background
solution-processed optoelectronics Electrical and Computer Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Applied Physics
Spline Multiwavelets Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Edmonton 6-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Mathematics
Sustainable northern transportation policy-making: Supporting communities and resource development through adapted, responsive transportation network analysis Civil & Environmental Engineering Edmonton 1-Jun-2018 3 months from whatever start date is chosen between June 1 and July 4. Yes Civil engineering (or almost any engineering discipline), operations research, applied mathematics, systems engineering
Synthetic modifications and evaluation of novel Lipid-based nanoparticles for drug delivery AFNS Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Biology
Temperature responsive gels for biomedical applications Chemical and Materials Engineering Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Polymer Engineering
The Impact of Body Composition Change on Colorectal Cancer Prognosis AFNS Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Nutrition (preferably) or exercise science
Translational laboratory for testing trophic factors in neonatal short bowel syndrome Pediatrics Edmonton 1-Sep-2018 30-Nov-2018 Yes Bachelor or higher; this laboratory suited to Veterinary medicine or medical research trainees
Treatments for transformations in new materials CME Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering. Other fields welcome
Understanding air pollution - analysis of chemicals in atmospheric particulate matter Chemistry Edmonton 3-Jul-2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes Environmental Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry
Understanding Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies Physics Edmonton 3-Jul-2018 30-Sep-2018 Yes 3rd year in physics, astronomy. Some background in computer programming, statistics or image processing is an asset.
Vision system for plasma transfer arc additive manufacturing. Mechanical Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Mechatronics, Electronics, or Computer Engineering
Volunteering abroad and Education to Global Citizenship at the postsecondary level Education Edmonton - Campus Saint Jean 28-Aug-2018 28-Nov-2018 Yes, but the internship may not start before August 28th Education, French studies
Welding Process for Unweldable Aerospace Alloys CME Edmonton 4-Jul-2018 4-Oct-2018 Yes Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering. Other fields welcome
Exploring human production and comprehension of spontaneous speech Linguistcs North Campus/South Campus/Enterprise Square July 4 4-Oct-2018 Yes Linguistics, Computer Science
Deep learning as a tool to automate wildlife identification Biological Sciences North Campus/South Campus/Enterprise Square July 4 4-Oct-2018 Yes Computing science degree
Developing a STATA package School of Public Health North Campus/South Campus/Enterprise Square July 3, 2018 3-Oct-2018 Yes Statistics and programming, knowledge of STATA preferred
Going Viral: The Dynamics of Belief Diffusion Science Augustana Campus 4 June 2018 31-Aug-2018 Yes Mathematics, Computer Science
Diffuse Connections: Making Sense of Smell in Canadian Diasporic Women's Writing Fine Arts and Humanities Augustana Campus July 4 3-Oct-2018 Yes Ideally English literary studies, but I would also welcome students who work in fields such as Chinese literature/art/culture, cultural studies, media studies, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, legal studies, anthropology, linguistics, and potentially psychology, biology/science, or other related disciplines if they have an interest/background in sensory studies/smell research and have familiarity with literary studies and have strong skills in research and writing.