A deeper look at Clive Chirwa’s empty CV

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Last time we looked at Clive Chirwa’s personality and we are of the strong opinion that he is nothing more than a confident trickster.

Chirwa is the PF regime director for Zambia Railways. He plans to borrow money from Europe to construct underground rail-lines to operate electric trains, among other dreams.

Our argument is that Zambia needs basic things like clean water and electricity before we start building underground trains. Besides, you cannot manage underground rail-lines if you are failing to manage the simple drainage system left by Cecil Rhodes in 1930. Those underground tunnels will be a danger to the city of Lusaka itself.

But today, we are looking at Clive Chirwa’s so-called impressive Curriculum Vitae (CV). For ease of reference, we have reproduced it at the end of our comment.

After looking at Chirwa’s CV critically, we have come to the reasonable conclusion that it is empty. It’s long winding with little substance. There is nothing on Chirwa’ CV that shows outstanding achievement.

Most of the entries are just about one day events like attending a seminar.  In fact, if we were to edit Chirwa’s CV (remove the nonsense), we can fit it on one page instead of the exaggerated 18 pages he circulates around.

An acceptable definition of a CV is ‘brief account of a person’s education, qualifications, and experience,’

It is not a life history.

But like we argued last time, Chirwa is not an honest person. Just like in his personality, there are holes in his CV. Most of the things he has put together do not make sense.

Scroll down to his CV below and you will notice that the man has put on his CV even exams he has marked. Now the author of this article just finished marking exams for Taiwanese Students at some centre somewhere in Europe. Should that go on his CV? Then we are all as good as Chirwa.

In fact, if we were to put all the conferences we have attended and papers we have presented at different international forums as Chirwa has done, then we would safely say our CVs are better and longer than that of Chirwa.

How can you, as a professor at a university, put as part of your achievements the particular students you have supervised? That is what is on Chirwa’s CV. Is it not expected that when you are teaching at a university then you shall supervise students? Why not then just say professor at Bolton University?

But, like we suspect, Chirwa is fake. He is trying to look more important and qualified than he really is.

At one time or other, Chirwa was invited to inspect a vehicle after a road accident; and that ended on his CV?

RATSA police officers will really have to start compiling their experiences on their CV. Even ordinary lectures he has given are recorded on his CV?

We are unable to find anything tangible on Chirwa’s CV for him to claim that he is such an achiever who can be saviour for Zambia’s transport industry. What we see even on what he enters as board membership and advisory roles is nothing but juxtaposition.

There is nowhere where he says with confidence that he created this or led this board or company apart from leading a research group which as far as we can guess was for just a few months.

In conclusion, we wish to emphasise that Chirwa is a conman who will cost this country a lot. That is our opinion. This man left his family in UK and claimed that he renounced his British citizenship. But he said nothing about his family. Has his wife and or children also renounced their British citizenship or they are still British? So Chirwa is telling us that to go and visit his wife he has to apply for a visa like most of us? We all know getting a British Visa is not very easy

What more to a person who renounced the British Citizenship?

BELOW IS CHIRWA’S CV:

 

Clive E Chirwa

Chair of Automotive & Aerospace Structures

Head of Bolton Automotive & Aerospace Research Group

BEng (Hons), MSc (Auto Trans), MSc (Auto Struct), PhD (Struct Dyn), MSAE, MIVehE, FEIZ

Room: B2-5b

Telephone: 01204 90 3073

Email: c.chirwa@bolton.ac.uk

 

Professional Biography

Honours & Awards

  • 2007 – The Marquis Who’s Who’s in Science & Engineering for demonstrating outstanding achievement in my field of research and for the significant contribution to the betterment of contemporary society, Eleventh Edition.
  • 2003 - The Marquis Who’s Who’s in Science & Engineering for demonstrating outstanding achievement in my field of research and for the significant contribution to the betterment of contemporary society, Seventh Edition.
  •  2001 - The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Holman Brothers Safety Award In Mechanical Engineering for the Best Research work and Paper Published on Aspects of Eliminating Danger to Health.
  • 2001 - The Institution of Mechanical Engineers T A Stewart-Dyer/Frederick Harvey Trevithick Prize In Mechanical Engineering for the Best Research work and Paper Published in the Railway Division.
  • 1997 - The Henry Ford Prize for contributing to the safety of passenger vehicles.
  • 1994 - British Rail Award (Crashworthiness in Rail Vehicles).
  • 1982 - Commonwealth Universities scholarship.
  • 1976 – Isaac Newton’s prize for the best final year project.
  • 1976 – Vice-Chancellor’s prize for the best honours degree in Engineering.

Advisory Board Membership

  • 2010 – Joint Chairperson Representing Europe – Rollover Crashworthiness Subcommittee ANB(45) TRB ( Transport Research Bureaux) , Washington DC, USA.
  • 2005 – Associate member of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1999 – Executive Member, European Passive Safety Network
  • 1999 – Adviser to EU Commissioners’ Policy making Unit on Transport safety
  • 1998 – Adviser to the UK Government on transport safety and education matters
  • 1996 - Member of the Advisory Team, Materials Section, Japanese Research Association, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1994 – Member of the Assessors Committee, Australian Research Council, Canberra, Australia.
  • 1991 -   Member, European Society for the Advancement of Structural Impact (ESASI impact club). Former 1st elected President.

Editorial Board Membership

Conferences Organised

  • Conference General Chairman – International Crashworthiness Conference, and Founder, ICRASH 2010 (Washington) The National Conference Centre, Leesburg, Virginia, USA, 22 – 24 September 2010.
  • Conference General Chairman – International Crashworthiness Conference, and Founder, ICRASH 2008. Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan, 22 – 25 July 2008.
  • Conference General Chairman – International Crashworthiness Conference, and Founder, ICRASH 2006 The Park Hotel, Athens, Greece ,  4 – 7 July 2006
  • Conference General Chairman – International Crashworthiness Conference, and Founder, ICRASH 2004 The Westin St Francis Hotel, Union Square, San Francisco, California. 94102, USA, 14 – 16 July 2004
  • Conference General Chairman – International Crashworthiness Conference, and Founder,  ICRASH 2002 The Society of Automobile  Engineers- Australia, Carlton Crest Hotel,  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 25 – 27 February 2002.
  • Conference General Chairman – International Crashworthiness Conference, and Founder,   ICRASH 2000 The Royal Aeronautical Society, London, 6–8 Sept. 2000.
  • Conference General Chairman – International Crashworthiness Conference, and Founder, IJCRASH’98, Dearborn, Michigan, USA, 9 – 11 September 1998.

Invited Lectures and Ceremony Opening

  • 2010- Keynote Lecture, “Rollover in Europe and plan for regulation”, Rollover Crashworthiness International Research Workshop, ANB45(1), TRB Keck Center,The National Academies, 500 Fifth Street NW, Washington DC, USA, 23 July 2010.
  • 2010- Keynote Lecture, “Bus Safety – Design for Rollover, frontal and side Impacts”, INFATS (International Forum of Automotive Traffic Safety), Crowne Plaza Hotel, 77 Zhongshan North Road, Wuhu, 241000China, 25 – 28 September 2010;
  • 2009- Public Lecture, “Bus Safety – Design for Rollover, frontal and side Impacts”, INFATS 111 Programme, International Forum of Automotive Traffic Safety and Seminar For Impact Biomechanics and Injury Prevention In Buses, Xiamen University of Technology, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China, 25 – 28 September 2009;
  • 2009- Keynote Speech, “Theoretical Analysis of Nonprofessional Repairs on Quality and Safety of Road Vehicles Using Finite Element Methods”, 22nd JUMV International Automotive Conference & Exhibition, The Society of Automotive Engineers of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia,14 – 16 April, 2009.
  • 2008- Keynote Speech, “Product reliability in crashworthiness”, INFATS 111 Programme, 6th International Forum of Automotive Traffic Safety and Seminar For Impact Biomechanics and Injury Prevention Conference, Xiamen University of Technology, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China, 01 – 04 December 2008;
  • 2008- Special Lectures, INFATS 111 Programme, Seminar 3: Injury Biomechanics, Human Body Models and Injury Prevention Course, Changsha, Hunan Province, China, 26 – 30 November 2008;
  • 2008- Special Lectures, INFATS 111 Programme, Course on Crashworthiness, Changsha, Hunan Province, China, 15 – 18 July 2008;
  • 2007 – Keynote Speech, Road congestion is bad for businesses, The Marketing & management Institution of Zambia, 2007 Symposium, Lusaka, Zambia, 23-24 November 2007.
  • 2007 – Keynote Speech, Creating National Wealth Through Engineering Excellence Is The Way Forward For Zambia, The Engineering Institution of Zambia, 2007 Symposium, Lusaka, Zambia, 18th  July 2007.
  • 2007 – Keynote Speech, Vehicle Roof Design For Rollover Occupant Protection, Emergency World Summit On People Safe In Rollovers, Washington, USA, 18 – 20 July 2007.
  • 2007 – Speaker – Distinguished Guest, Capitol Hill, US Senate, The European Perspective on World Rollover Accidents, Presented to the Committee On Commerce, Science And Transportation, 16 February 2007;
  • 2005 – Keynote Speech, The Impact Loading of Lightweight Structures Conference, WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences, Costao Do Santinho, Florianopolis, Brazil, 8 – 12 May 2005;
  • 2004 – Keynote Speech, 4th International DEKRA Symposium on Passive Safety of Commercial Vehicles, 20 -21 October 2004, Neuműnster, Germany.
  • 2003 – Keynote Speech, “2nd International International Conference & Workshop on Avoiding Disaster, Engineering, Technology & The Law, 7-10 October 2003, Monash Campus, Prato, Tuscany, Italy.
  • 2003 – Workshop on Materials Technology, “Mechanics of Automobile and Aircraft Strucutres under impact loading”, Fraunhofer IFAM, Institut Fertigungstechnik Materalforschung, 22-23 September 2003, Bremen, Germany.
  • 2002 – Keynote Speech, 3rd International DEKRA Symposium on Passive Safety of Commercial Vehicles, 17-18 October 2002, Neuműnster, Germany.
  • 2002 – Workshop on Head Protection, “Development of a Mechanically Inflated Airbag Head Restraint System”, 24 January 2002, Université Louis Pasteur, DEPULP,   Strasbourg, France.
  • 2001 – Japanese Safety Group Public Lecture, “Development of third generation Mechanically inflated airbag head restraint systems and their characterisation under Impact loading”, 15 August 2001 at The Division of Advanced Fibro Science, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 2001 – The Patterson Lecture, “Some Experimental Results on Inhomogeneous Perturbation and Collapse Mechanisms in Extended Plasticity”, 27 July 2001 at The FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Centre, The George Washington University, Ashburn, Virginia, USA.
  • 2000 – Australian College of Road Safety (ACRS) Public Lecture, “Structural Crashworthiness: Mechanisms that maximise survivability of occupants”, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne 04 October, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2000 – Australian College of Road Safety (ACRS) Public Lecture, “Structural  Crashworthiness: Mechanisms that maximise survivability of occupants”, The University of New South Wales, 03 October, Sydney, Australia.
  • 1999 – Australian College of Road Safety (ACRS) Public Lecture, “Flaws in current Accident Investigation Prediction Methods for Quantifying Collision Severity”, The Queensland University of technology, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety, 29 September, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1999    Keynote Speech, 2nd International Conference on Progress in Space Transportation Systems, The Russian Academy of Sciences, Transportation Division, Volgograd, Russia.
  • 1998 – Lecture, Crashworthiness – What is missing, Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Michigan,  USA.
  • 1997 – Keynote Speech, 5th Japanese international SAMPE symposium and  exhibition, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1997 – Keynote Speech, 2nd International conference on real-world accidents, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1996 – Keynote Speech, ACAM’96, 1st Australasian congress on applied mechanics, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1991 – Lecture, Modelling automotive structures for crashworthiness, Renault, Paris, France.
  • 1990 – Lecture, Future energy absorbing systems, Volvo Car corporation, Göteborg,  Sweden.

Invited Expert Opinion & Expert Witness

  • 2004 – Invited by the Royal Coroner’s Office as a crashworthiness expert on the Zoe Catherine Moran fatal road accident, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK.
  • 1999 – Interviewed and appeared on Sky News, BBC News, Five Live News detailing expert opinion on the fatal car crash of Jenny Reichardt, St Helens, Merseyside, UK.
  • 1999 – Invited by the Royal Coroner’s Office as a crashworthiness expert on the Jenny Reichardt fatal road accident, St Helens, Merseyside, UK.
  • 1998 – Interviewed and appeared on Cable News Network (CNN) on the safety aspect of all flight and mobile structures, prior to the IJCRASH’98 Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, USA.
  • 1997 – Interviewed by The Herald Victoria Newspaper on the fatal Paris road accident of Princess of Wales, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1996 – Invited by the Royal Coroner’s Office as a crashworthiness expert witness on Matthew Harding (Chelsea Football Club Vice-Chairman) fatal helicopter crash in Cheshire, Chester and London, UK.

Forensic Engineering, Accident Investigation & Expert Opinion

  • 2009 - “Michael Uren vs VOLVO in single vehicle crash”  Verdict – Case won, UK
  • 2008- Invited by the Santos Foundation to Chair an Independent International Review and Evaluation Committee of the Jordan Rollover System located at Xprts, Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • 2007 - “Amanda Marchiano vs KIA rear impact accident” Verdict – Case on going, USA.
  • 2006 – “Cynthia Fulton vs Ford rollover accident”. Verdict – Case on going, USA.
  • 2006 - “Roxanna Parker vs Hyundai rollover accident”. Verdict – Settlement out of court, USA.
  • 2006 - “Dara Hem vs Toyota rollover accident”. Verdict – Case on going, USA.
  • 2006- “Grant W Kress vs Ford rollover accident”. Verdict – Case on going, USA.
  • 2006 – “Stacy Hervey vs Volkswagen rollover accident”. Verdict – Settlement out of court, USA.
  • 2006 – “Owen Milne vs Volkswagen rollover accident”. Verdict – Case on going, USA.
  • 2006 – “Chelsea Pursell vs Volkswagen lap seatbelt injuries in frontal accident”. Verdict – Case on going, USA.
  • 2006 – “Joseph Bryant Diaz vs VOLVO rollover accident”.
  •  Verdict – Case on going, USA.
  • 2006 – “David Geist vs GM pedestrian accident”. Verdict – Case on going, USA.
  • 2006 – “Pennie Faye Green vs Toyota rollover accident”. Verdict – Settlement out of court, USA.
  • 2005    “Grace Haltom vs GM rollover accident”. – Verdict – Settlement out of court, USA.
  • 2004 – “3 year old Zoe Catherine Moran fatal front seat accident vs Ford”. Verdict – Accidental death, UK.
  • 1999 – “Jenny Reichardt airbag accident vs GM”. Verdict – Accidental death, UK.
  • 1998 – Princess Diana vs Mercedes Benz Reconstruction”, November 1998. Verdict – Accidental death, UK
  • 1997 – “Robert Harding Helicopter crash reconstruction and structural analysis”.   Verdict – Accidental death, UK

PhD Supervision

  • PhD Director of Study, Hongyu Li, “Mobility Scooter Modelling, collection and analysis of traffic safety”, Bolton 2011 –
  • PhD Director of Study, Quain Peng, “Passenger car rollover kinetics”, Bolton 2008 -
  • PhD Director of Study, Emmanuel Matsika, “Kinematics of a Person with Reduced Mobility (PRM) in a railway vehicle”, Bolton 2007 -
  • PhD Director of Study, Sravanthi Nowpada, “Theoretical Analysis of Failure Mechanism of the Tonneau Cover Panel with Egg-box core under compressive and bending loads”, Bolton 2005 -
  • PhD Director of Study, Gopal Chinnaswamy, “Application for improved Lagrangian Technique for child human model development and assessment of kinematics with truck impact”, Bolton 2005 -
  • PhD Director of Study, T Chen, “Vehicle structures under rollover- experimental and theoretical analysis”, Bolton 2003- 2006
  • PhD Director of Study, M Mao, “Numerical simulation of a passenger vehicle using nonlinear dynamic finite element analysis”, Bolton 2003- 2006
  • PhD Director of Study, J. Latchford, “Development of Airbag Head Restraint System”, Bolton 1997- 2007.
  • PhD Director of Study, S. Said, “Heat and power”, Bolton 1997-.2007
  • PhD Director of Study, W. Wang, “Fuzzy Neural Network Control Systems”, Bolton 1997 – 2001.
  • PhD Director of Study, P. Soares, “Fracture mechanics of felt/carbon fibre reinforced composites”, Bolton 1996 – 2000.
  • MPhil Director of Study, J. Thompson, “Mechanics of felt reinforced composites”, Bolton 1998 – 1999.

External Examiner – MPhil, MEng, MSc, EngD & PhD

  • 2010 (PhD), Alix Mary Weekes, “Systems for the automotive industry for improved safety of pregnant occupants”, Loughborough University, UK, 25 November 2010.
  • 2010 (EngD), Arno Eichberger, Habilitation Thesis, “Contributions to primary, secondary and integrated traffic safety”, University of Technology, Graz, Austria, 31st May 2010.
  • 2009 (PhD), Violaine Tinard, “Motorcyclist helmet modelling and optimisation with regards to biomechanical criteria – application to composite helmet”, Universite de Strasbourg, France, 19th October 2009.
  • 2009 (PhD), Zaini Ahmad, “Impact and Energy Absorption of Empty & Foam-filled Conical Tubes”, Queensland University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 16 September 2009.
  • 2009 (PhD), Florian Feist, “Vulnerable Road User Protection in Heavy Goods vehicles”, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, 31st July 2009.
  • 2009 (PhD), Chengyue Jiang, “Head Injury Causation In Car Rollover Crashes”, School of Manufacturing & mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham, UK, 14 January 2009.
  • 2008 (PhD), Rocco Lupoi, “Investigation Into Energy Dissipation In Equal Channel Angular Extrusion”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Bath, UK, 05 August 2008.
  • 2008 (PhD), Selcuk Himmetoglu, “Car seat design and human-body modelling for rear impact whiplash mitigation”, The Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, March 2008.
  • 2007 (PhD), Raguraman M, “Advanced Methodologies for designing metallic armour plates for ballistic impact”, Faculty of Mechanical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore – 560 012, India.
  • 2007 (PhD), McLundie W M, “Investigation of two-wheeled road traffic accidents using explicit FE techniques”, School of Engineering, Cranfield University, Cranfield.
  • 2006 (PhD), Yuanzhi Hu, “Occupant kinematics research in the rollover of sport utility vehicles (SUV)”, School of Manufacturing & mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
  • 2006 (PhD), Juergen Gugle, “Rollover of European vehicles”, Technical University Graz,Graz, Austria
  • 2006 (PhD), Christopher Owen, “Improved vehicle Seating systems for managing rear impact events”, SIMS, Cranfield University, Cranfield.
  • 2005 (PhD), Z Sun, “Finite Element Analysis of Footwear and Ground Interaction”, University of Salford, Salford.
  • 2005 (PhD), L Yu, “The application of the finite element method in contact problems”, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds.
  • 2005 (PhD), G Nagel, “Impact and energy absorption of straight and tapered rectangular tubes, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  • 2004 (PhD), R Fischer, “Caractérisation vibratoire de la colonne cervicale – modélisation physique” [Vibration analysis of the cervical spine – development of a physical model], Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France.
  • 2004 (PhD), X Xue, “Analysis of the crashworthiness of a conventionally designed rail vehicle”, University of Sheffield, Sheffield.
  • 2003 (PhD), Paul Bignell, “Evaluation of the performance and testing techniques of vehicle frontal protection systems”, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  • 2003 (PhD), A D Bailey, “The Effect of damage on energy absorption potential of composite structures”, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham.
  • 2003 (PhD), George Rechnitzer, “The improvement of heavy vehicle design to reduce injury risk in Crashes with other road users, Monash University, Clayton, Australia.
  • 2000 (PhD), L F Daniel, “Factors affecting energy absorption capability of composite materials”, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, London.
  • 2000 (MSc), Emmanuel Matsika, “Modelling of the effect of potholes on motor vehicle structures” School of Engineering, University of Zambia, Zambia.
  • EngD (PhD), Nick Harle, “A feasibility study for an optimising algorithm to guide Vehicle Structure design under impact loading”, College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University, Cranfield.

Research Interests

Impact & Crashworthiness:

  • Metallic & Composite Materials and Structures
  • Air and Spacecraft structures
  • Road and Rail Vehicle structures
  • Ship and Submarine structures
  • On- and offshore structures

Impact Biomechanics:

  • Human response to vibrations and impact loads
  • Injury Mechanisms
  • Development of human surrogates

 

Recent Publications

  • Igwe U, Siores E, Chirwa E C, “Impact Response of Electrorheological Fluid-Filled Composite Structure”, J. Int. Environmental Application & Science, vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 944 – 956, 2010
  • Chirwa E C, Stephenson R R, Batzer S A, Grzebieta R H, “Review of the Jordan Rollover System (JRS) vis-à-vis other dynamic crash test devices”, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 15, No. 5, pp. 553 – 569, 2010
  • Nowpada S., Chirwa E. C., Myler P., Matsika E., “ ‘Aluminium Egg-box’ panel as an energy absorber for pedestrian protection”, Advanced Engineering Materials, Vol. 12, No. 7, pp. 591 – 595, 2010
  • Nowpada S., Chirwa E. C., Myler P., Chinnaswamy G K, Matsika E., “ ‘Egg-box’ panel for commercial vehicle front – compressive loading tests”, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 59 – 70, 2010
  • Qian P, Chirwa E. C., Nowpada S, Matsika E, Myler P, Jikuang Y, “A study on anti-ram blocker subjected to truck impact”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2010 Washington, Edited by E C Chirwa, C-D (Steve) Kan, The National Conference Center, 22 -24 September 2010, Leesburg, VA, USA, 2010.
  • Chirwa E. C., Leimbach F, Chinnaswamy G, “Experimental and virtual testing of a small European car under side impact”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2010 Washington, Edited by E C Chirwa, C-D (Steve) Kan, The National Conference Center, 22 -24 September 2010, Leesburg, VA, USA, 2010.
  • Chirwa E. C., Qian P, “Modelling of roof crush using the newly updated FMVSS 216”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2010 Washington, Edited by E C Chirwa, C-D (Steve) Kan, The National Conference Center, 22 -24 September 2010, Leesburg, VA, USA, 2010.
  • Deb A., Chirwa E. C., Nowpada S, Lakshmanan P, “Energy-absorption behaviours of CSM-Based GFRC plates with hemispherical force-multipliers”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2010 Washington, Edited by E C Chirwa, C-D (Steve) Kan, The National Conference Center, 22 -24 September 2010, Leesburg, VA, USA, 2010.
  • Nowpada S, Yang Y, Chirwa E C, Myler P, Matsika E, Qian P, “Aluminium egg-box energy absorber in a commercial vehicle front for pedestrian protection: Energy absorption capability”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2010 Washington, Edited by E C Chirwa, C-D (Steve) Kan, The National Conference Center, 22 -24 September 2010, Leesburg, VA, USA, 2010.
  • Chirwa E C, Chinnaswamy G, “Modelling of a volunteer’s pelvis”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2010 Washington, Edited by E C Chirwa, C-D (Steve) Kan, The National Conference Center, 22 -24 September 2010, Leesburg, VA, USA, 2010.
  • Chirwa E C, Kiebach H, Leimbach F, “Numerical simulations to assess the impacts of non-professional repair on the performance of structure of a car in frontal crash (Ford Fiesta)”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2010 Washington, Edited by E C Chirwa, C-D (Steve) Kan, The National Conference Center, 22 -24 September 2010, Leesburg, VA, USA, 2010.
  • Chinnaswamy G K, Chirwa E C, Myler P, Nowpada S, “Search for pedestrian protection regulations for commercial vehicles”, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 511 – 522, 2009
  • Chirwa E C, Chinnaswamy G K, Matsika E, Nowpada S, Berg F A, Leimbach F, “Theoretical Analysis of Nonprofessional Repairs on Quality and Safety of Road Vehicles Using Finite Element Methods”, 22nd JUMV International Automotive Conference & Exhibition, The Society of Automotive Engineers of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia,14 – 16 April, 2009.
  • Chirwa E C, “Product reliability in crashworthiness”, INFATS 111 Programme, 6th International Forum of Automotive Traffic Safety and Seminar For Impact Biomechanics and Injury Prevention Conference Proceedings, Xiamen University of Technology, 01 – 04 December 2008, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China, 2008.
  • Chinnaswamy G K, Chirwa E. C., Myler P., Nowpada S., “Search for pedestrian protection regulations for commercial vehicles”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2008 Edited by E C Chirwa, H Hamada and K Mizuno, Kyoto Institute of Technology, 22 -25 July 2008, Kyoto, Japan 2008.
  • Chirwa E. C., “Theoretical analysis of roof crush in rollover with validation”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2008 Edited by E C Chirwa, H Hamada and K Mizuno, Kyoto Institute of Technology, 22 -25 July 2008, Kyoto, Japan, 2008.
  • Nowpada S., Chirwa E. C., Myler P., Chinnaswamy G K, Matsika E., “Egg-box panel for commercial vehicle front”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2008 Edited by E C Chirwa, H Hamada and K Mizuno, Kyoto Institute of Technology, 22 -25 July 2008, Kyoto, Japan, 2008.
  • Henderson B, Whitty J P M, Myler P, Chirwa E C, “Crash performance of cellular foams with reduced relative density part 1: Rib thickness variation”, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 677 – 688, 2007
  • Henderson B, Whitty J P M, Myler P, Chirwa E C, “Crash performance of cellular foams with reduced relative density part 2: Rib deletion”, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 689 – 698, 2007
  • Chirwa E C, “Creating national wealth through engineering excellence is the way forward for Zambia”, Proceedings of The Engineering Institution of Zambia, 2007 Symposium on the Role of The Engineering Profession in Fostering National Development, pp. 1 – 10, 31 August 2007
  • Chen T, Chirwa E C, Mao M, Latchford J, “Rollover far side roof strength test and simulation”, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 29 – 40, 2007
  • Mao M, Chirwa E C, Chen T, “Reinforcement of vehicle roof structure system against rollover occupant injuries”, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 41 – 56, 2007
  • Chirwa E. C., G K Chinnaswamy, S K Nammi, S Nowpada, T Chen, M Mao, “Pedestrian Contact Topology in Flat-fronted Commercial Vehicles”, Proc. of The 5th International DEKRA/VDI Symposium, Safety of Commercial Vehicles, edited by F A Berg, 12 – 13 October 2006, Neuműnster, Germany.
  • Chirwa E. C., Mao M , Chen T, Latchford J, “Flaws in Malibu 1 & 2 Interpretation of test Results That have Influenced Many Poor Rollover Roof Designs”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2006 Edited by E C Chirwa and A G Mamalis, The Park Hotel, 04 -07 July 2006, Athens, Greece.
  • Chen T, Chirwa E. C., Mao M , Latchford J, “Passenger car Rollover Far Side Roof Strength Test and Simulation”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2006 Edited by E C Chirwa and A G Mamalis, The Park Hotel, 04 -07 July 2006, Athens, Greece.
  • Chinnaswamy G K, Chirwa E. C., Nammi S K, Nowpada S, Chen T, Mao M, “Benchmarking and Accident Characteristics of Flat-fronted Commercial Vehicle with Respect to Pedestrian Safety”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2006 Edited by E C Chirwa and A G Mamalis, The Park Hotel, 04 -07 July 2006, Athens, Greece.
  • Mao M, Chirwa E. C., Chen T, Latchford J, “Reinforcement of Vehicle Roof Structure System Against Rollover Occupant Injuries”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2006 Edited by E C Chirwa and A G Mamalis, The Park Hotel, 04 -07 July 2006, Athens, Greece.
  • Mao M, Chirwa E C, Wan W, “Assessment of vehicle roof crush test protocols using FE models: inverted drop tests versus updated FMVSS No. 216″, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 49 – 63, 2006.
  • Mao M, Chirwa E C, “Application of Grey Model GM(1,1) to vehicle fatality risk estimation”, Journal of Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Vol. 73, pp. 588 – 605, 2006.
  • Mao M, Chirwa E C, “Combination of grey model GM(1,1) with three-point moving average for accurate vehicle fatality risk prediction”, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 635 – 642, 2005.
  • Mao M, Chirwa E C, Chen T, Latchford J, Wang G, “Numerical analysis of a small European vehicle under rollover condition”, Proc. Inst. Mech. Engrs.,, J. Auto. Eng. Part D, Volume 219, No. 12, DOI: 10.1243/095440705X34946, pp. 1369 – 1380, 2005.
  • Latchford J, Chirwa E C, Chen T, Mao M, “The relationship of seat backrest angle and neck injury in low-velocity rear impacts”, Proc. Inst. Mech. Engrs.,, J. Auto. Eng. Part D, Volume 219, No. 11, DOI: 10.1243/095440705X34946, pp. 1293 – 1302, 2005.
  • Mao M., Chirwa E. C., Chen T., , “Vehicle roof crush modelling & validation”, Proc. of The 5th European LS-DYNA User’s Conference, ARUP, Paper 6c-19, International Convention centre, Birmingham, UK, 25 – 26 May 2005.
  • Chen T., Mao M., Chirwa E. C., Wang W., Mao M., , “Side member crumple section simulation and structural optimisation”, Proc. of The 5th European LS-DYNA User’s Conference, ARUP, Paper 6d-45, International Convention centre, Birmingham, UK, 25 – 26 May 2005.
  • Chirwa E. C., Lehmhus D., Mao M., Chen T., Lanzi L., “Mechanics of lightweight aluminium foam wrapped in carbon fibre reinforced composites”, Proc. of The Impact Loading of Lightweight Structures Conference, Edited by M. Alves and N Jones, Costao Do Santinho, Florianopolis, Brazil, 8 – 12 May 2005; WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences, VOL. 49, PP. 157-176, 2005.
  • Anghileri M, Chirwa E C, Lanzi L, Mentuccia F, “An inverse approach to identify the constititutive model parameters for crashworthiness modelling of composite structures”, Journal of Composite Structures, Volume 68, pp. 65 – 74, 2005.
  • Chirwa E C, “Improving passive safety”, Int. J. Traffic Management and Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering & Control, vol. 45 No. 6, pp. 221, 2004.
  • Mao M, Chirwa E C, Chen T, Latchford J, “Static and dynamic roof crush simulation using LS-DYNA3D”, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 495-504, 2004.
  • Mao M, Chen T, Latchford J, Chirwa E. C., “Static and dynamic roof crush simulations using LS-DYNA”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2004 Edited by E C Chirwa and F A Bandak, The Westin St Francis Hotel, 14-16 July 2004, San Francisco, USA.
  • Chirwa E. C., Chen T, Mao M , Latchford J, “Aircraft wing interaction with frangible airport light post under impact loading”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2004 Edited by E C Chirwa and F A Bandak, The Westin St Francis Hotel, 14-16 July 2004, San Francisco, USA.
  • Latchford J, Chirwa E. C., Chen T, Mao M , “The relationship of seat backrest angle of inclination and neck injury in low velocity rear impacts”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2004 Edited by E C Chirwa and F A Bandak, The Westin St Francis Hotel, 14-16 July 2004, San Francisco, USA.
  • Inai R, Chirwa E C, Saito H , Uozumi T, Nakai A, Hamada H, “Experimental investigation on crushing properties of carbon fibre braided composite tubes”, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 513-521, 2003.
  • Mamalis A G, Manolakos D E, Ioannidis M B, Kostazos P K, Chirwa E. C., “Static and dynamic axial collapse of fibreglass composite thin-walled tubes: finite element modelling of the crush zone”, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 8, No.3, pp. 247-254, 2003.
  • Latchford J and Chirwa E C, “Development of a Third Generation Mechanically Inflated Airbag Head restraint System and Its Characterisation Under Impact Loading”, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 201-209, 2003.
  • Chirwa E. C., Latchford J., Clavel P., “Carbon Skinned Aluminium Foam Nosecones for High Performance Circuit Vehicles”, Int. J. Crashworthiness, vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 107-114, 2003.
  • Chirwa E. C., Ashton G., “Commercial vehicle Pedestrian Interface Crashworthiness”, Proc. of The 3rd International DEKRA Symposium, Passive Safety of Commercial Vehicles, edited by F A Berg, 17 – 18 October 2002, Neuműnster, Germany.
  • Saeed S.A.M., Chirwa E C. and Al-Tai M.A.: “The Design of Shells and Tubes for Heat Exchangers of a Very Small Scale Combined Heat and Power System” Proceeding of the 37th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, Staffordshire University, UK, Vol 2, pp 769-773, ISBN: 1-904133-07-X/1-904133-08-8 UK, September 2002.
  • Saeed S.A.M., Chirwa E C. and Al-Tai M.A.: “An Investigation into the Causes and Evaluation of Possible Solutions to a Heat Exchanger Tube Fouling used in Combined Heat and Power System” Proceeding of the 37th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, Staffordshire University, UK, Vol 2, pp 866-869, ISBN: 1-904133-07-X/1-904133-08-8 UK, September 2002.
  • Saito H, Chirwa E C, Inai R, Hamada H, “Energy Absorption of Braiding Pultrusion Process Composite Rods, Journal of Composite Structures, Volume 55, pp. 407-417, 2002.
  • Saito H, Nakai A, Hamada H, Uozumi T, Chirwa E. C., “Experimental Investigation on the Crushing Properties of CF Braided Composite Pipe”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2002 Edited by E C Chirwa and R H Grzebieta, The Carlton Crest Hotel, 25-27 February 2002, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Chirwa E. C., Coenen V, Latchford J., Clavel P., “Carbon Skinned Aluminium Foam Nosecones for High Performance Circuit Vehicles”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2002 Edited by E C Chirwa and R H Grzebieta, The Carlton Crest Hotel, 25-27 February 2002, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Latchford J., Chirwa E. C., “Development of a Third Generation Mechanically Inflated Airbag Head Restraint System and its Characterisation Under Impact Loading”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2002 Edited by E C Chirwa and R H Grzebieta, The Carlton Crest Hotel, 25-27 February 2002, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Wang W., Chirwa E.C., Zhou E., Holmes K., Nwagboso C., “Fuzzy Neural Timing for a Natural Gas Fuelled Spark Ignition Engine”, Proc. Inst. Mech. Engrs., J. Auto. Eng. Part D, Volume 215, pp. 1311 – 1323, 2001.
  • Chirwa E. C., Searancke E J, Hoy A, Wong S M P, “Design of an Efficient Crashworthy Lifeguard for Current and Future EMU Bogies”, Proc. Inst. Mech. Engrs., J. Rail & Rapid Transit, Volume 215 Part F, pp. 217-230, 2001.
  • Chirwa E. C., “Energy Absorption of Braiding/Epoxy Composite Tubes”, Proc. of the Institute of Textile/NWTEXTNET World Congress 2001 on High Performance Textiles, Reebok Stadium, Bolton, 4-5 July 2001.
  • Chirwa E. C., Searancke E J, Hoy A, Wong S M P, “Plastic Collapse Mechanisms of Lifeguards for the Class 465 EMU Bogies”, Proc. of the 7th IMPLAST 2000 Structural Failure and Plasticity Conference, Hotel Sofitel Melbourne, Australia, Edited by X L Zhao and R H Grzebieta, 4 – 6 October 2000, pp 311 – 317.
  • Saeed S.A.M., Chirwa E C. and Al-Tai M.A.: “Very Small Scale Combined Heat and Power System (Heat Recovery)” Proceeding of the 35th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, Queens University of Belfast, Belfast, UK, (CD ROM), September 2000.
  • Latchford J., Chirwa E. C., “Protection of Both Head and Neck During Vehicle Rear End impact”, Proc. of The International Crashworthiness Conference, ICRASH2000, Edited by E C Chirwa and D Otte, The Royal Aeronautical Society, London, UK, 6-8 September 2000, pp 555 – 567.
  • Latchford J., Chirwa E. C., “Airbag head restraint system”, Proc. Inst. Mech. Engrs.,, J. Auto. Eng. Part D, Volume 214 No. D3, pp. 229-241, 2000.
  • Wang W., Chirwa E.C., Zhou E., Holmes K., Nwagboso C., “Fuzzy ignition control for a spark ignition engine, Proc. Inst. Mech. Engrs.,, J. Auto. Eng. Part D, Volume 214 No. D3, pp. 297-306, 2000.

Books & Proceedings

  • Chirwa E C, Kan (Steve) C-D, Editors of ICRASH2010 (Washington) International Crashworthiness Conference Proceedings, Published by ICRASH, Leesburg, VA, USA, 2010.
  • Chirwa E C , Hamada H, Mizuno K, Editors of ICRASH2008 International Crashworthiness Conference Proceedings, Published by ICRASH, Kyoto, Japan, 2008.
  • Chirwa E C , Mamalis A G, Editors of ICRASH2006 International Crashworthiness Conference Proceedings, Published by ICRASH, Athens, Greece, 2006.
  • Chirwa E C , Bandak Faris A, Editors of ICRASH2004 International Crashworthiness Conference Proceedings, Published by ICRASH, San Francisco, California, USA, 2004.
  • Chirwa E C , Grzebieta R, Editors of ICRASH2002 International Crashworthiness Conference Proceedings, ISBN 0 908556 78 0, Published by The Society of Automotive Engineers of Australia (SAE-Australia), Melbourne, Australia 2002.
  • Chirwa E C , Otte D, Editors of ICRASH2000 International Crashworthiness Conference Proceedings, Published by ICRASH, Manchester, England 2000.
  • Chirwa E. C., Viano D. C., Editors of IJCRASH’98 International Crashworthiness Conference Proceedings, ISBN 1 85573 460 5, Published by Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, England, 1998.
  • Chirwa E C, “The writing of Technical Reports”, 1st Edition 1990 Liverpool, 2nd Edition 1992 Bolton, England.

Teaching

  • Road Vehicle Structures Engineering
  • Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures
  • Crashworthiness & Impact Engineering of Flight Vehicle Structures
  • Composite Materials and Structures
  • Elasticity Theory
  • Plasticity Theory
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Thin-wall Structures

Projects

  • 2009 – 2011 Unprofessional Repairs, DEKRA (Euro 120k) (Bolton 120k)
  • 2006 – SAFE INTERIOR, EU FRAMEWORK VI (Euro 2.5m) (Bolton £75K)
  • 2003- 2008 European Network of Excellence, FRAMEWORK VI (Euro 1.8m) (Bolton 80k)
  • 2003- APROSYS, Heavy Vehicle, FRAMEWORK VI (Euro 8.0m) (Bolton 210k)
  • 2002- Vehicle Rollover – FRAMEWORK V (Euro 2.9m) (Bolton 260k)
  • 2001- Aircraft Safety Feasibility Study – FRAMEWORK V (Euro 3m) (Bolton £216k).
  • 1997-2000 Compatibility of Light Rail Vehicles with Pedestrians in Shared street Track System (£560k) (Bolton £75k).
  • 1998 The Real World Side Impact Scenario (£190k) (Bolton £16k).
  • 1996-1999 Failure characteristics of felt reinforced composites (£29k).
  • -1997 Head Restraint Performance in Rear end Impact of Passenger Vehicles (£30k).
  • 1995-1998 Design and Development of Felt Reinforced Composite Materials (£135k).
  • 1995-1998 Development of felt panels as reinforcement for vehicle side structure (£55k).

Other Fluently Spoken Languages

French & Russian

 

 

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228 Responses to A deeper look at Clive Chirwa’s empty CV

  1. peace be still

    peace - February 11, 2013
    15:52

  2. HH is rich and has investments around the globe. Am told the man has an airline company in asia. Thats what we call education. Education should be trabslated into money not chi CV full of vidiyo. Uyu Chirwa ni malukula wa magalimoto and can do beter as a car panel beater not runing serious companies like ZRL.

    J J - February 11, 2013
    10:24

  3. To conclude Mr Clive Chirwa is nothing but a car panel beater.

    J J - February 11, 2013
    10:17

  4. you will die hating. you will die with chikonko.ukalowa! Shame on you.

    Munthu Mutwe - February 11, 2013
    09:26

  5. He should go and lecture at UNZA. He has a rich academic CV (lecturing, publishing, etc) but there is nothing in his CV to suggest he is experienced at running companies – let alone struggling companies like ZR.

    Disgusted - February 10, 2013
    13:54

  6. Infact his c.v. is more impressive than hh’s or magande’s.

    mwamba - February 10, 2013
    12:45

    • That is subjective my friend. Besides how can you compare an academic C.V. and a Business C.V.?

      Some-Of-Us - February 10, 2013
      13:45

    • wHAT IS THE CV FOR BA SATA KAILI

      maguys - February 10, 2013
      20:45

  7. I believe that it is necessary to question, reasonably and even unreasonably, the credentials of anyone who will be in-charge of our hard-earned tax money. It is us the taxpayers to judge the reasonableness of that criticism. In the process we will discover important things, positive or negative, that we would not discover without the criticism.
    Having said that, Clive and his C.V. are like a very beautiful woman who decorates herself with flashy garments, shoes, Brazilian hairdos, make up, manicures and pedicures without realising she is just as attractive in a simple chitenge, munkule, vaceline and tropicals.
    If Clive’s C.V. was stripped of all the “nonsense” and summarised to one page, I think that page would still be as impressive as the 18 pages. What I am not sure is whether the appointment to that particular job is correct or not. But that will have to wait for another article.

    Some-Of-Us - February 10, 2013
    12:24

  8. Can you please leave Clive Chirwas wife and children out of this nonsense.

    Its Clive who applied for a job at zambia railways not his family.

    Why should his family give up British citizenship and join the the visa Q like you whenever the want to travel to the UK or indeed the rest of the civilised world?

    (British passport holders do not need visas to travel to most parts of the world) in southern Africa it’s only Zimbabwe and ZAMBIA that a britsh passport holder needs a visa.

    You yourself rightly pointed out in your last paragraph that its not easy to get a britsh visa so why? why? why? should the family give up such a wonderful privilege ? Nichani boss? PHD pull him / her down syndrome?

    Just apply for britsh citizenship if you can get it boss .I’m sure you could kill for it

    Zedspetetor - February 10, 2013
    10:39

  9. Two things i have noticed on CC’s CV:

    He has only 1 book, all the rest are conference proceedings

    For journals, he is often not a first author, except for papers written in his journal!

    ndeloleshafye - February 10, 2013
    08:09

  10. Ubupu ba bubi ba Author,stop the nonses nd let’s us suport Chirwa,criticizing won’t tk us anywhere mwe fipuba mwe!!!

    2Mc - February 10, 2013
    07:34

  11. The guy is highly qualified. Shame to author of the article

    dud - February 10, 2013
    07:25

  12. Proff Chirwa is great man from my home town Muf. If we dont agree with his ambitious rail project lets just say so. I personally would like to advise him to think of extending the rail line to all the provinces of Zambia so that we can get our economy moving on rails instead of the roads.. Lets make use of him as a nation bcoz we are always crying for our proffessinals to come back home. Proff plz go on with your program but sart small mudala this is Africa. Pa easy mudala. Dont be disturbed by bafikala aba with smo minds. Ifwe tuli bena Mafukeni tukaba ponona. Tukabatula amatole mudala. Tabalyapo naci KARIBA. Na senta tabaumfwapo. Baba utukala utunono. Tabaishiba noku popa ama misis.

    Sir Wizo Ciwa - February 10, 2013
    07:07

  13. Impressive CV and misleading headline for the article, thats my opinion

    Kasaka - February 10, 2013
    06:56

  14. WRONG APPOINTMENT! Prof Chirwa is definitely not worthless, but his appointment as ZRL chief is certainly misplaced. The man has researched and taught all his life., so take him to Unza or National Council of Scientific Research! In this job, you need a guy who would have worked either as Director, Chief Operations officer or Chief Engineer in some reputable National railway company for a considerable period with traceable achievements. Don’t bring people who theorize to come and work where practical solutions are required.

    Wanu Ngwee - February 10, 2013
    06:18

    • You are RIGHT this guy is like one of the prominent Zambian motivation talker who always encourages others to be their own boss by resigning from their employment but himself has been in employment all his life and he has failed to run even a single business successfully in his life. I hope you know him he is very talkative.
      Let us not theorise these things but we need practical experience.

      Real Patriot - February 10, 2013
      06:39

      • Ka meat?

        juma kaseja - February 10, 2013
        16:35

  15. I dont know Chirwa, but the man questioning his cv must be have his motives questioned. Do you know what it takes to obtain a masters in mechanical engineering, you author?
    I however disagree wth his dream of an underground train system. Not until the current system reaches the gautrain standard of south africa.
    Good CV Dr Chirwa!

    Sebana wikute - February 10, 2013
    06:09

  16. Your article writer is the one that came off as a degree holder in make shit up with honors. Chirwa is more accomplished in his own right. Support the man and pease tear him down no more.

    Zimbabwe - February 10, 2013
    06:00

  17. He may be a professor, but I think the government should have carefully him along with other candidates. He has been a lecturer most of his life and though he has inspected this, that I see very little in his CV that tells me he can rescue a sinking railway company. We should be careful what/how we allow him to carry projects going forward, let’s make sure he uses proper experienced professionals to compliment his lack

    chanda kabimba - February 10, 2013
    05:21

  18. Thats why Zambia rags behind in terms of development, we always concentrate on impossibilities. I thank God for HEMCS for bringing Pro Chirwa because with such levels of innovation and ambition Zambia shall surely develop. Let us for once look at how we can support real development and not just meaningless criticism. If his dream works look how many jobs will be created for our people. Zambians nothing shall impossible if we believe in ourselves, we are well able to do it in Jesus name amen.

    RM - February 10, 2013
    05:15

    • No wonder you can believe this crap because you rag behind and not lag, idiottt

      juma kaseja - February 10, 2013
      16:37

  19. even PK Chishala was a Prof. just advise our Prof. what you wish him to with ZR. Leave his academic excellency out.

    okey - February 10, 2013
    05:11

  20. This chap seems to have brilliant ideas for improvement of zambian railways.All in all his ideas are utopian.The chap is a Day-dreamer.Where will he get the huge cash to change what he is talking about?Zambia Railways is completely run down and it will need a total commitment from the powers that be for complete overhaulling .Will the politicians who own the most of the trucks on the zambian roads allow him to kick them out of business?The zambian politicians would rather keep zambia railways poor so that heavy goods that damage our roads continue being carried by road or maintain the status- quo.Watch this space.The guy is back home masquarading as ZR CEO,but his main intentions are elsewhere-such as competing for republican presidency either in 2016 or thereafter with the Kamimbya,Great Bag of Maize,Zayellow and Sata kubwaice.All in all, that is the main reason why he renounced his British citizenship;so that when time comes he would be elligiable to stand for Presidential elections.The issue here is timing,timing kaah! I rest my case.

    The Eyes of an Eagle up in the sky. - February 10, 2013
    03:51

  21. He certainly has an impressive academic CV. My advice to him is to focus on projects that can be achieved particularly making ZR as a viable private transport company before his name is dented. If he is not careful, Zambia can be a spider’s web and in a short time can find himself entangled in issues he can not come out easily. My other concern is that he has been hopping from party to party a clear indication of an opportunist and people know about it.

    sanders - February 10, 2013
    03:29

  22. I personally think Clive Chirwa is a real prof. But does he have business leadership skills? Maybe he has. The problem I have is his character. He wanted to lead MMD and was chuvked, run to UPND and they were too principled for him, he tried to swing a deal between Sata, who only wanted power and methodical and strategic thinking HH and now I think hes jumped on a frying pan. He has no fixed aboard and hss ibsatiable apetite to lead Zambia. The man even stammers when talking, a sign of ukubilima. Anyway, I give him the benefit of doubt. The other question is does Zambia need an undergroung rail system yet? Do we have the right infrastructure to support it? Where is it written in the PF development plan or manifesto? There is something funny about this.

    Boondocks - February 10, 2013
    01:46

  23. This is not a CV. It is a list of achievements. The title is wrong.

    Malume - February 10, 2013
    01:37

  24. It is very long. If he duplicates, I wouldn’t know because I can’t read. But that is the nature of the Academic world these days. It is publish or perish. So you submit 10 papers to different journals but using the same data, manipulated to answer 10 questions.
    For example,
    1. The V model, is it crashworthy?
    2. Crashworthiness of the V model.
    3. Alterations to the V model.
    4. The modelling of crash worthiness using the V.
    5. V or C models compared.
    6. C model better than V model in crashes
    7. Crashed V model analysed
    8. The V model un crashed.
    9. Crashed C model retains safety over V model
    10. Meta analysis of the first 9 studies.

    LOL!

    THE SAINT - February 10, 2013
    01:34

  25. eee ok stop sipping on that haterade..he has a good CV what are u on about?iyo kwena ine napapa sana

    Bantu_Princess - February 10, 2013
    01:12

  26. HH NDIYE OPUNZILA KWAMANA.

    BEN SIKANYITI - February 10, 2013
    00:54

  27. i thought this is the upnd praised so highly, what has changed? Looking at the cv, my conclusion is that there is something terribly wrong with the author of this article. He/she has an insatiable appetite for pull him down(phd).

    bembaland - February 10, 2013
    00:42

    • Somebody on ZWD blog said “being smart is not believing everything you are told, but being clever is knowing what to believe from what you are told”. Very simple but true. This is the 21st century and the Internet has a story to tell. Google search “Professor Clive Chirwa” and as a comparator also search “Professor Mpazi Singela” both Zambian Professors. Please share what you find and let me know who would play the “pull him down syndrome” on the latter. Sometimes we don’t need to be so gullible but should be able to critically question such claims if they involve our money.

      it's a worry (M'membe & Co should pay back our K18b) - February 10, 2013
      01:29

  28. This materials was obtained here : http://www.bolton.ac.uk/BEE/StaffPages/CChirwa.aspx

    shushu - February 10, 2013
    00:09

  29. I STRONGLY believe the Author has done “GOOD” And opened some eyes by question the credibility of Prof Clive Chirwa’s CV. As Zambians we need to be “critical and thorough” about appointments to such high and financially demanding projects. As a result Of the article i googled and searched Prof Clive Chirwa and drew a blank on any substancial contribution or acknowledgement in his field with the exception of his attachment to Bolton University (employment). I then searched for other Zambian professors I know who have traded their trade in foreign land and I want to urge those condemning the author to google “Professor Mpazi Singela” and compare with this Chirwa. Somewhat one has to question some of these over inflated claims….. Any employer nowadays would do a “google” on someone with such a “self acclaimed” CV. Totally “empty” and no subtance in my view. I wouldn’t employ him at all without “digging deeper”…. Then again the Post is now the PF post….

    it's a worry (M'membe & Co should pay back our K18b) - February 9, 2013
    23:51

  30. If clive is a crook ,i dont really care, all we need is a person who will deliver. we need a descent rail line to avoid all these big trucks on our roads which are caousing accidents all the time. if clive can borrow money good for us cos at least it will be invested in our transport system. If we dont pay back to the developed countries no problem ,how much have they taken from africa? clive, do whatever it takes to improve our country. good luck.

    penzi - February 9, 2013
    23:49

  31. Poverty of the mind will never escape zambian minds,thats why we dont develop,no one dreams of anything,except filling the belly,no wonder a polical party can be power for twenty years and has nothin to show for it.

    Chiwala Mabwe - February 9, 2013
    23:41

  32. We want a university graduate president, but no, we don’t want a highly qualified man to manage our affairs. Especially if they have a good indisputable CV. That is our manifesto! yupienidi.

    rational - February 9, 2013
    23:17

  33. Ba Watchdog. Why are my comments not appearing? You do know that I love you, right. Even more more than the Chipolopolo boys, or my favourite kalembula, or my wild sexual encounters.

    Anyways, regarding this Clive Chirwa chap (yes, I shall refer to him as a chap), he lists on his CV that he has been interviewed for 3 minutes by CNN. Dambisa Moyo too has been interviewed for hours and hours by CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, ABC, NBC. Do you think she has that on her CV? Even me, I have been interviewed by ZNBC, Muvi TV, and Radio Icengelo. Do you think I put that on my CV?

    To conclude, this man may have a dream. Except he is not the right man to make it into a reality.

    Thank you and enjoy your afternoon.

    Ndeleloshafye - February 9, 2013
    23:00

  34. Whereas it is clear that CC is a very educated man, from his CV there are no clear achievements. Chronicle of work history these days is overlooked by recruiters. If I was the one hiring for Zambia Railways job would have overlooked CC for lack of comparable achievements and relevant experience.

    Monazite - February 9, 2013
    22:55

  35. Ba Chirwa,the car hits sum1 and u. are the first one on the Scene to Asses the Damage of the Car and Person’s Injuries you include that on a CV??? Its a Pitty that Zambians lack exposure and Hence they dont understand what a CV is.Chirwa you should just go back to the UK and keep dealing with your Accident cars to Faten you Cheap CV.

    Bengazi - February 9, 2013
    22:41

  36. Just been checking Amazon for any books authored by Clive Chirwa, couldn`t find any.

    Blago - February 9, 2013
    21:28

    • You think ALL books are found on Amazon???

      You are truly lost!!

      You people why do you hate this Professor?

      The Truth - February 10, 2013
      01:22

  37. But what do you get out of posting some one’s CV on an online paper? This is just not on that is why we refuse to come back to Zambia that man has done well for himself and he is very respected her in the first world just leave him alone please!

    London - February 9, 2013
    21:22

    • It doesn’t mean he should come here and con us.

      lucifer jr - February 9, 2013
      22:34

  38. Thanks for this ZWD. There is nothing wrong in scrutinizing Clive Chirwa. He is asking for so much tax payers money to fund his wild ideas, so people have the right to ask/find out who really this guy is,especially that the guy has never run a business. His CV is too long. I was looking for the number of patents under his belt. Couldn`t see any. At his level he should not be talking about papers presented and conferences attended.An engineer is trained for one thing, to invent and innovate! The rest is crap. His CV should be dominated with patents, but cant see any.

    Blago - February 9, 2013
    21:22