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.
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.