Who am I?
How I’ll teach you
Mechanical Science 1 (UKHE level 4 unit)Engineering Skills (UKHE level 4 unit)Vehicle Design (UKHE level 6 unit)Stress and Structural Analysis (UKHE level 6 unit)Structures and MaterialsPassive Safety and Crashworthiness of mobile vehiclesImpact Dynamics
Academic and professional qualifications
- Programme Leader for BEng(Hons) and MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering.
- Faculty Lead (India) for Internationalisation
- Academic Liaison Officer for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
- Quality Management Systems (QMS) Auditor.
Other academic service (administration and management)
Academic Liaison Officer for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Faculty Lead (India) for InternationalisationUnit Leader for Engineering Mechanics (BEng UKHE Level 4 unit) and Vehicle Design (BEng UKHE Level 6 BEng unit)Programme Leader for BEng(Hons) and MEng (Hons) in Mechanical EngineeringQuality Management Systems Auditor
Teaching & Research Supervision
Why study ?
External examiner rolesSchool Governor, St Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic School, Bolton, UKReviewer for 'Vehicle System Dynamics' Journal.Public Engagement Activities and working with local schoolsCo-supervisor for a PhD research project in Engineering Managament, University of Bolton, UK
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Vehicle CrashworthinessPassive Safety of road vehiclesVehicle Occupant Safety and Impact biomechanics
Structural AnalysisVehicle DesignVehicle Crashworthiness Passive Safety of road vehiclesVehicle Occupant Safety Impact DynamicsManagement in Engineering
S. Sashikumar, EC. Chirwa, P. Myler, P. Qian, E. Matsika (2012). Numerical investigation into the collapse behaviour of an aluminium egg-box under quasi-static loading. International Journal of Crashworthiness. 17(6), pp.582-590.
Q. Peng, EC. Chirwa, J. Yang, S. Nowpada, E. Matsika (2012). Virtual testing for the assessment of a double-sided roof crush based on the newly updated Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 216. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. 226(8), pp.1058-1072.
S. Nowpada, EC. Chirwa, P. Myler, E. Matsika Aluminum “Egg-Box” Panel as an Energy Absorber for Pedestrian Protection. Advanced Engineering Materials. 12(7), pp.591-595.
E. Matsika, EC. Chirwa, Q. Peng, P. Myler, S. Nowpada (2011). Wheelchair occupant kinematics during a rail carriage crash. International Journal of Crashworthiness. 16(5), pp.487-500.
S. Nowpada, EC. Chirwa, P. Myler, GK. Chinnaswamy, E. Matsika (2010). ‘Egg-box’ panel for commercial vehicle front – compressive loading tests. International Journal of Crashworthiness. 15(1), pp.59-70.
Engagement & Knowledge Exchange
Projects and initiatives“Parametric analysis of an aluminium egg-box energy absorber under quasi-static loading”, Sashikumar. S, Chirwa E. C, Myler, P, Peng. Q, Matsika. E Oral presentation at the International Conference of Crashworthiness (ICRASH) 2012, held at Politechnico di Milano, Italy.“Numerical Investigation into the Deformation Behaviour of Aluminium Egg-box Energy Absorber under Quasi-static and Dynamic Loads: Pedestrian Protection Applications”, S. Nowpada, E. C. Chirwa, P. Myler, P. Qian, E. Matsika, Y. Yang. Oral presentation at ICRASH2010, Washington DC, USA.“Egg-Box panel as energy absorber for pedestrian protection”, S. Nowpada, E. C. Chirwa, P. Myler, G. K. Chinnaswamy, E. Matsika. Oral presentation at EUROMAT 2009, Glasgow, UK. “Egg-Box Panel for Commercial vehicle Front-Compressive Loading Tests”, S. Nowpada, E. C. Chirwa, P. Myler, G. K. Chinnaswamy, E. Matsika. Oral presentation at ICRASH2008, Japan.
“Deformation of Egg-Box Panel subjected to Compressive Load”, S. Nowpada, E. C. Chirwa, P. Myler, G. K. Chinnaswamy, S. K. Nammi. Oral Presentation at Multiphysics 2007, International Conference, UK.
“Crashworthiness of Egg-Box Panel”, S. Nowpada, E. C. Chirwa, P. Myler, G. K. Chinnaswamy, S. K. Nammi. poster presented at SPARC 2007, University of Salford, UK.“Collapse Behaviour of Egg-Box Panel under Compressive Load”, S. Nowpada, E. C. Chirwa, P. Myler, G. K. Chinnaswamy, S. K. Nammi. Poster presented at Knowledge and Innovation Conference, May 2007, University of Bolton, UK.
Technical Presentations and Keynote speeches are as follows: “Theoretical consideration of the failure mechanism of an aluminium ‘egg-box’ energy absorber”, Sashikumar.S, Chirwa E. C, Mamalis. A. G (2014),. Oral presentation at ICRASH 2014, Sarawak, Malaysia.“Investigation of loading effects on a hip implant in a vehicle occupant involved in a frontal crash”, Sravanthi.S, Chode. K.K , Andrew K. D, Reeves N. D, Mamalis, A. G, Cooper, G (2014). Oral presentation at ICRASH 2014, Sarawak, Malaysia Keynote Speech: “My journey into engineering”, presented at GenY Rail 2014, Manchester, UK.Keynote Speech: “An innovative crash energy absorber for passive safety enhancement in automotive vehicles”, presented at Design, Innovation, Manufacturing and Concurrent Engineering (DIMC)2014, National Institute of technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India.
Awards, Honours & Distinctions
Other distinctionsSenior Lecturer in Mechanical/Automotive Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, UKFellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UKAssociate Member(AMIMechE) of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers(IMechE)Committee Member of the IMechE Greater Manchester Area(GMA) and Greater Manchester Young Members Panel(GMYMP)Part-time Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, University of Bolton, UK (2008-2011)Engineering Consultant, Research and Enterprise, University of Bolton, UK (2009-2011)PhD in Vehicle Crashworthiness, University of Bolton, UKMSc in Control Systems Engineering and Instrumentation, University of Huddersfield, UKBEng in Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras, IndiaLead Auditor for Quality Management Systems (QMS).Researcher in Vehicle Crashworthiness and Impact Biomechanics.