Tshilidzi Marwala, PhD (CWR '95)

Tshilidzi Marwala, PhD (CWR '95) is a recipient of the Professional Achievement Award. Mr. Marwala is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Innovation at the University of Johannesburg. After his undergraduate education at CWRU, he earned his Master of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK). In addition to holding numerous positions and titles, he is well known throughout South Africa having worked with all spheres of government and industry and has led delegations to the South African parliament. Mr. Marwala has published papers on the link between science policy and development, development of states, democratization, and technical papers. He has been featured on television, radio, and newspapers and published in the Economist, New Scientist and Time Magazines.  Finally, despite all he has achieved in his career, he continues to mentor students and has supervised 45 Masters and 19 PhD's. He truly embodies all the success a CWRU education can bring to one's profession.