Dr Charles Kahanji started today at Stellenbosh University, working alongside Dr Richard Walls, on the IRIS-Fire Project. Charles gained his PhD from Ulster University, Belfast, UK working on high performance fibre reinforced concrete. He previously lectured at the University of Zambia. He obtained his MEng in structural engineering from the Wuhan University of Technology, China, and his under-graduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Zambia. His research interests are in fire behaviour and performance of construction materials and informal settlement fires. He worked a consulting engineer in Zambia for two years.
Charles will be working with Richard, helping to co-ordiante and plan the surveys and large scale tests that will be taking place during the IRIS-Fire Project. He will also help run and deliver some of the training and CPD activities.
by David Rush