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Visiting Technical Fellows - Accepting Applications
The West London Institute of Technology (WLIoT) was established in September 2019 to tackle the skill gaps in the STEM sector.  
WLIoT vision is to be “At the heart of the West London Institute of Technology will be ‘creative design engineering’, a concept incorporating a multidisciplinary approach across engineering, digital and construction sectors to develop the future higher level skills of individuals to solve real world problems for employers to improve productivity and add economic value in west London, London and beyond.” 
To support this vision, WLIoT is now looking for expert individuals who can help in developing the skills and knowledge of the IoT students. Below is a list of areas we are seeking such expertise. 

Purpose of Scheme  

The IoT may confer the title of Visiting Technical Fellow for a defined but renewable period on persons of appropriate distinction whose connections with the IoT are appropriate to the visiting title. 
It includes individuals with a non-academic background [who may have achieved prominence in public life, or who have attained distinction in their profession. 
This is an honorary, unpaid volunteer role. Typically contributing two volunteer days per term – one day prep and one day delivery. 
Visiting Technical Fellows appointments will normally be unpaid. Visiting Technical Fellows who are invited to undertake substantial teaching for which they are to be paid will be issued with a Part-Time Teacher contract, which will be regarded as a separate appointment from that of Visiting Technical Fellow. 

Duties and Responsibilities  

The duties of a Visiting Technical Fellow will be to participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department to which she/he is attached in accordance with arrangements to be agreed with the Head of Department 
Within the IoT, Visiting Technical Fellow should have such privileges and rights as members of the academic staff as the IoT board shall determine from time to time. I.e. Use of [technical facilities/ lab space when not in use by students,] the staff rooms and use the IoT/ HCUC Learning Resource Centres 
The Department to which the Visiting Technical Fellow is attached should find the Visiting Technical Fellow a hot desk space when required 
Visiting Technical Fellows will undergo full safeguarding checks and sign a volunteer agreement with the IoT to complete their appointment. 

Period of Appointment  

The initial period of conferment of the title will normally be for a minimum of twelve months and a maximum of three years, renewable thereafter on a triennial basis with no limit on the number of renewals. 

Visiting Technical Fellow Application Form  

Please fill in the following details and upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV). Once your application has been reviewed, our Heads of School in Construction, Digital and Engineering will be in touch.  

Engineering Topics  

For Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic Engineering, we have a vast amount of topics that you could share your knowledge. These include:  
Engineering Design process 
D’Alembert’s principle 
Fluid mechanics 
Heat transfer 
Destructive and non-destructive testing of materials 
The effects of loading on a material 
Degradation of materials and hysteresis 
Material failure 
Renewable energy resources, including current storage and generation technologies 
Machining and forming processes 
CNC machining 
Moulding and shaping processes 
Range of metal and ceramic powder moulding and shaping processes 
Casting, powder metallurgy and sinteringRange of plastic moulding and shaping processes: blow, compression, extrusion, injection, laminating, reaction injection, matrix, rotational, spin casting, transfer and vacuum forming 
Shaping processes: Extrusion, forging, rolling, hot and cold presswork 
Casting processes: Sand, permanent mould, investment, lost foam, die, centrifugal, glass and slip casting 
Simple and compounded geared systems 
Operating principles and efficiencies of hydraulic machines 
Operating principles of different types of water turbine 
Plant equipment e.g. boilers, super-heaters, turbines, pumps and condensers 
Internal combustion engines 
Production processes 
Lean manufacturing and just-in-time (JIT) supply 
PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) 
Communication standards 
Industrial robots 
Types of robots 
Mobile robotics 
Digital circuits design and testing 
Three-phase induction motors 
Three-phase synchronous machines 
Types of generators 
Transducers and actuators 
Single-phase distribution methods and connections 
Three-phase distribution methods and connections 
Types of electric motors and generators 
Types of lighting circuits 
Lighting design 
Power transmission system 
Dynamic rotating systems 
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems 
Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) 
DC to DC converters (Choppers) 
DC to AC converters (Inverters) 
AC to AC converters (Cyclo-converters) 
DC drives 
AC drives 
Technology and methods of energy production 
Electrical vehicle configurations 
Wind electrical generators 
Solar energy systems 
Smart grid network 
Smart homes 
Internet of Things 
Industry 4.0 
Collaborative robotics and highly integrated manufacturing systems 
Steam and gas turbines plants 

Skills Needed 

Presentation skills 
Experience in the field 

Computing Topics  

The topics that we are looking for is: 
Cyber Security  
Software Development  

Knowledge/Skills Needed 

Python (writing functions which provide data for APIs and working with data in a data store) 
Test-driven development (Jasmine test framework for Javascript and Unittest libraries for Python) 
React and Django 
AWS Cloud technologies (RDS, Lambda, API Gateway, Amplify, ) 
SCRUM (understand the SCRUM framework) 
Threat modelling 
Data design 

Construction Topics  

In the BTEC National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment units there are opportunities during the teaching and learning phase to give learners practice in developing employability skills. 
Where employability skills are referred to in this specification, we are generally referring to skills in the following three main categories: 
Cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use systems and technology 
Intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation 
interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development. 

Skills/Knowledge/Experience Needed 

Time served within the construction industry 
Experienced in health and safety in construction 
Experienced in design and project management, construction management, quantity surveyor, structural engineering, geotechnics and soil mechanics 
Experienced in building services, heating and ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning, power and distribution and building management systems 
Experienced in town and country planning, building regulations and control 
Experience in alternative energy, renewable technologies 
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