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Dr Turlough MIV

BSc (Hons) DIS Biochemistry, DIS, PGCert Educational Technology, PGCert Further and Higher Education, PG Dip in Further and Higher Education, MCA, PhD

CEO/Principal/Director of Curriculum and Quality Enhancement                                                   

 Dr. MIV is a Professor of Bio Physical Chemistry at Afriford University and a Professor of Chemical Education at Universidad San Juan De La Cruz (SJDLC). Dr. McIvor is teaching students at SDJLC how to problem solve and think for themselves so that they are more employable worldwide.

Dr. MIV is an academic professional who fosters innovative science and maths programs through national and international organizations. Terry earned a BSc (with honours) in Applied Biochemical Sciences with a Diploma in Industrial Studies from the University of Ulster in 1996. From there he pursued higher degrees in teaching and postsecondary education, culminating in PhDs in Chemistry and Chemical Education (Physical).

 

Turlough worked as a Curriculum Manager of Science & Mathematics at the local College in Derry and he currently lectures in Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Sciences, Nanochemistry, Mathematics and ICT.

Achievements: 

  • An extensive experience in curriculum development to degree level.

  • Written a number of science programmes in partnership with Ulster University and the Open College Network. 

  • Participated in Erasmus and Erasmus+ programmes researching and developing vocational skills curriculum in Germany and India.

  • 20 years’ experience which involved supervising numerous projects both locally and internationally. 

  • Published a paper in mathematical education with Queens University and the University of Maynooth.

  • Published papers in the areas of chemistry and Information Technology.

  • Organised an international conference with Ulster University

  • Co-ordinated the Salters Festival of Chemistry which was held at the local Collage in 2015, the first college in the UK to ever host the festival

  • Organised the International Conference Woman in STEM Conference, which was held at the local College in 2016.

  • Developed and led a team who were involved in launching a Maths Centre at the local College, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.

 

Dr MIV is also:

  • An International Workshop facilitator and he represents Ireland in the Albert Schweitzer Society and is a visiting professor and scholar to schools in Costa Rica and India.

  • A Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (AIC)

  • Author of a book targeted toward both teachers and students entitled “The Development of Learning Strategies in Chemical Education."

  • A professional member of the British Computer Society.

  • Part of the review panel of AIC for conferring chartered chemist status to successful candidates through the credentialing system administered by the National Certification Commission in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (NCCCCE).

  • A member of the Biochemical Society, part of the panel for science education and an adviser for science education policy within the Biochemical Society.

  • A Vice President of Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership.

  • A leader in the development of teaching and learning strategies and also an active member of the Chambers of Commerce

  • A local entrepreneur who has set up successful educational training companies which focuses on vocational and skills training.

Tur was instrumental in pioneering the local College’s strategy to establish a “Science Applied Research Centre” as part of the Department for Employment and Learning’s FE Strategy for centres of specialism, this project  assisted  in building of an  applied research portfolio in this area.   

Stanley Page

STANLEY PAGE

Head of Engineering

Stanley started work with Du Pont (UK) as a Control Technician, this was one of the first multi-discipline positions in the UK at the time. Responsibilities included:

  • all Instrument and process control

  • all electrical installations including switchgear up to 33Kv.

Whilst at Du Pont, he studied for ONC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

He then moved to Northern Ireland Electric Service before moving to Occidental Oil in Libya, working on an LNG Gas Plant and Oil Producing facilities looking after all control systems associated with a large petrochemical complex including Sulzer, Ruston, Pratt & Whitney, & Solar gas turbines. Whilst at Occidental Stanley studied for an HNC in Electrical & Electronic engineering.

After several years with Occidental, he moved to ESI, a subsidiary of Solar Turbines which is part of Caterpillar Inc. Whilst at ESi as a Field Engineer, Stanley worked on numerous projects commissioning, installing, and troubleshooting various Turbomachinery packages worldwide. He was also assigned as part of the management team where Solar & Esi set up a joint venture in Venezuela which built, owned and operated an offshore Gas Compression platform for a major Venezuelan oil producer. Later he was assigned as Project Manager on major project in Egypt where ESi operated and maintained a Gas Compression facility for a major oil company.