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12004-SP
Fulbright Scholar Award

Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad de Vigo (Centro Universitario de la Defensa)

Spain
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Award Activity

A) Teaching Mechanical/Naval/Telecommunication Engineering courses at the undergraduate level:

The Fulbright professor, along with a local instructor, will co-teach one or two courses at the undergraduate level (which includes third, fourth, or fifth year Naval Academy students completing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering) for an average weekly teaching load of eight hours, divided between theory and laboratory practices. The courses are expected to have 60-70 students.

The professor's expertise should either be in mechanical/naval or telecommunications engineering disciplines. He/she is expected to teach part of one or two courses to be chosen from:

Mechanical/Naval engineering courses:

  • Electronics (third year)
  • Materials Engineering (third year)
  • Advanced Strength of Materials (third year)
  • Graphics Engineering (third year)
  • Fundamentals of Automation and Control Systems (fourth year)
  • Advanced Thermodynamics (fourth year)
  • Structure Theory and Industrial Building (fourth year)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (fourth year)
  • Ship Theory (hydrostatics/stability) (fifth year)
  • Automotive Design (fifth year)

Telecommunications engineering courses:

  • Computer networks (fifth year)
  • Naval sensors (radar, sonar, etc.) (fifth year)

Complete degree contents can be found (in Spanish) on the Center’s website or in the University of Vigo website, where some of the courses are also described in English.

B) Research:

The visiting professor will be invited to present his/her research in seminars and to attend research seminars by UVIGO’s and CUD’s professors. There are resources for research in fields of interest to the Spanish Navy and/or the Ministry of Defense. Some examples include:

  • Radar, sonar, optoelectronic devices
  • Artificial intelligence applied to Maritime Situation Awareness
  • Software defined radio applications on radar and communications
  • Unmanned vehicles in naval applications
  • Ship maintenance using advanced acoustic techniques  
  • 3D scanning and photogrammetry for civil engineering and land surveying applications
  • Modelling of fire propagation and extinction
  • Radon in buildings: modelling, measuring and mitigation techniques
  • Energy efficiency: simulation and experimental analysis of energy storage systems
  • Application of non-destructive testing techniques for the evaluation of civil engineering structures and infrastructure
  • Calibration and development of thermal energy models.
  • Transient simulation of multizone building energy models, HVAC systems and cogeneration devices.
  • Scalable and Intelligent Information Systems.
  • Natural language processing applied on human interactions.

Research collaboration with CUD faculty in the above topic areas or any other common areas of interest is encouraged. Opportunities also exist to conduct research through co-advising of students in final degree projects.

The balance between the two activities in this Teaching/Research award is 70% - 30%.

Please note that, although the online information on the host institution website is in Spanish, most faculty in the Centro Universitario de la Defensa/Naval Academy speak English, and the scholar will only be expected to teach in English. Detailed information about their tasks will be provided to candidates in a timely manner and in English, after being selected.

 

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Four months
Award Dates

Mid-August to mid-December 2022. Dates cannot be postponed to the spring 2023 term.

Locations

Centro Universitario de la Defensa (CUD), Spanish Naval Academy, Marín, Pontevedra (affiliated with the Universidad de Vigo)

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Engineering
Areas of Interest

Mechanical/Naval Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering.

Special Features

The CUD sponsors this award and, in addition to the financial benefits, offers logistical assistance in finding housing and, if necessary, a school for dependent children. A contact will be available to help the professor with everything related to his/her adaptation. The professor will be granted access to all digital resources available at the Universidad de Vigo.

Application Deadline
Closed
Activity Type
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Mid-Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.

Professionals
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Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

Senior Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
1
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer
Phone: 
212-984-5326

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