Summer Research: University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological University located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city. Its commitment to ‘useful learning’ guides its research, learning and teaching and connections with businesses and organisations.

Engineering students can participate in projects in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Electronic & Electrical Engineering; Arts & Science students can participate in projects in Biomedical Science.


Pre-approved courses: CSB397Y0

Departmental approved pathways: Engineering placements not-for-credit (You do not pay U of T tuition)

Research projects:

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences,

Civil & Environmental Engineering provides projects in the following areas:

1. Electrical Engineering – Mechanical or Manufacturing
2. Physics or Chemical Engineering.

Applicant should have a strong background in electronic engineering, mechanical, or manufacturing and Andrea a student with a strong background in physics or chemical engineering.

School of Psychological Sciences and Health provides the following projects:

1. The validity of the activpal in measuring posture, physical activity and sleep in 1-18 month olds: a lab-based study
2. Lifestyle interventions (diet and physical activity) to combat the effects of ageing on the musculoskeletal system
3. Exploring the effect of breaking up sedentary behaviour on objective continuously measured physical behaviours, glucose, heart rate and blood pressure.

Chemical & Processing Engineering provides the following projects:

1. Nucleation assessment workflow for industrial crystallisation processes development

The development of industrial crystallisation processes is challenging due to many problems and pitfalls related to scale-up. Typical methods that are successful for crystallisation at laboratory scale are not easily transferable to large scale crystallisation processes. This is often because nucleation kinetics and its dependence on operating conditions are not known. Therefore it is necessary to develop ways to better understand how quickly crystals nucleate and which solid phases are preferred under given conditions. The aim of the project is to further develop experimental workflows introduced in our research group for assessment of nucleation kinetics applicable to pharmaceutical process development, with the special focus on controlling heterogeneous nucleation at solution interfaces. This project is aligned with the CMAC Future Manufacturing Hub (

2. Student research interest-based project.

Funding: Students applying to University of Strathclyde should also apply for Globalink Research Award. Successful GRA applicants will not be considered for $3000 CIE funding and IE Award because the GRA amount is the greater of the two.

Housing: On-campus housing not guaranteed

Subjects Available at Host: Arts and Science, Applied Science and Engineering

Program Type: Research

Accepting Applications: No

Application Deadline: December 3, 2019

Timeline: Summer

Country: Scotland

City: Strathclyde

Institution: University

Language of Study: English

Level of Study: Undergrad

Credit: Varies

Open to Programs at UofT: Applied Science and Engineering, Arts and Science (St. George), Kinesiology and Physical Education

Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT

Program Fees: No fees

Funding: $3000 + Possibility for IE Award OR GRA

Eligibility Requirements: Minimum cGPA 2.5 and 2+ years of study completed