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IIP-Tsinghua University
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Lab Based Work, Research
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks Program Adviser: Shahreen Rahman
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Tsinghua University

Organization Overview
The University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) was founded in 1952, and it has developed into one of the most influential key national universities sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education. USTB's main focus is on engineering science, and it is renowned for its study of metallurgy and materials science; at the same time it maintains a balanced program of science, management, humanities, economics and law. The mission of USTB is to develop and train their students with integrity, practical ability and innovation in engineering and other disciplines to best serve the needs of the industry and the society.

The disciplines of the School of Mechanical Engineering cover three categories: Engineering, Management and Art, which specializes in developing interdisciplinary skills combining engineering and art. The School recruits more than 400 undergraduates, 300 postgraduates and Ph.D. students each year. Among the graduate disciplines, the discipline “Mechanical Engineering” is designated a state first-level discipline and a key discipline in Beijing.

Intern Responsibilities:

The IIP placement is in the Lab of MEMS Design & Testing in the School of Mechanical Engineering of USTB and the Lab of Microfluidics and Interfaces in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Tsinghua University, and will focus on one of the following two projects:
  • Observation on the velocity profile of blood flow in microchannel using micro-PIV system-The motion of the red blood cells (RBC) in microvascular is strongly dependent on time, flow and geometries, and the microfluidics provide a good platform to study the blood flow in complex geometries. In this study, a T-junction microchannel is to be designed and fabricated based on soft lithograph technology, to observe the red blood cells (RBC) motion in the daughter branches. The velocity profiles of the blood flow is to be measured by the micro-PIV system using the RBCs as tracers, and the effect of the size ratio of the daughter branches on the motion of the RBCs is to be investigated.
  • Observation of the cavitation in a small glass venturi channel- The cavitating flow through a converging-diverging nozzle has important impacts on the engineering pipe flow and biomedical heart valves.  To understand the cavitation of the liquid in small channels, a glass venturi shaped channel with the characteristic length of millimeter is to be designed and fabricated. Using this device, the cavitation phenomenon is to be observed by a fast camera under the controlled driven pressures.  Then the cavitation number and the effect of the liquid-solid interface are to be investigated.The IIP intern will participate in the experimental research related to microfluidic systems, and they will be responsible for the design and the proceeding of the experimental work.

This internship is ideal for candidates with interests in Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, Bio Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Experience and/or skills in technical drawing and common computer software, and basic experimental skills would be an asset.


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