Department of Agricultural Engineering
Assistant Dean Research
Biography

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Cavendish University - Zambia, Lusaka.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Solar Drying University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) - Food Technology (Process Engineering Option) University of Reading, U.K.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Mechanical Engineering University of Zambia, Lusaka.
Research Interests

Research interest

Publications

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Simate, I.N. (2004) Experimental investigation of a natural convection dryer using a biomass air heater. Special Edition on Inter-Disciplinary Research, University of Zambia Journal of Science and Technology, June 2004, 50 – 55. ISSN 1027-4928.
  2. Nguz, K., Shindano, J., Kasase, C., Hikeezi, D.M. and Simate, I.N. (2004) Evaluation of potential microbiological risks in raw and pasteurised milk produced in Lusaka town of Zambia. Special Edition on Inter-Disciplinary Research, University of Zambia Journal of Science and Technology, June 2004, 17 – 23. ISSN 1027-4928.
  3. Simate, I.N. (2003) Optimization of Mixed-mode and Indirect-mode natural convection Solar dryers. Renewable Energy 28 (3), 435 - 453. ISSN 0960-1481.
  4. Simate, I.N. and Kwendakwema, N.J. (2003) Drying of vegetables in solar dryers with wind driven and electric driven fans – a comparison. The Zambian Engineer- Journal of the Engineering Institution of Zambia 36 (1) 13 - 16.
  5. Simate, I.N. (2001), Simulation of the Mixed-Mode Natural-Convection Solar Drying of Maize. Drying Technology - An International Journal, 19 (6), 1137–1155. ISSN 0737-3937.
  6. Simate, I.N. (1999) Experimental Testing of a Wind operated Fan Solar Dryer. First National Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering Research and Development (CRERD – I), Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia. 1999, November 12 – 13; published in The Zambian Engineer, 34 (1), 118 – 121, Engineering Institution of Zambia. ISBN 9982-41-000-8.

Conference Papers

  1. Simate, I.N. (2014) Design of a solar tunnel dryer, Proceedings of the EIZ National Symposium, 18/04/2014
  2. Simate, I.N. and Ahrne, L.M. (2007) Drying Kinetics of Fresh Banana Slices under Combined Microwave and Hot-Air Drying. International Multi-Discipline Conference on Recent Advances in Research 26th – 27th September, 2007, University of Zambia, Lusaka. Available at: www.unza.zm.
  3. Simate, I.N. (2004) Natural convection dryer using a biomass air heater.Conference on Inter-disciplinary Research, 25th and 26th March 2004, Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka.
  4. Shindano J., Nguz, K., Kasase, C., Hikeezi, D.M. and Simate, I.N. (2004) Microbial Quality of Raw and Pasteurised Milk in Zambia. Conference on Inter-disciplinary Research, 25th and 26th March 2004, Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka.
  5. Simate, I.N. and Samundengu, S. (2003) A deep bed model to predict grain temperatures and moisture content in Sun Drying Simulation. Paper Number SI1, Editor: JP Meyer. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, HEFAT 2003, 23 – 25th June 2003, Livingstone Victoria Falls, Zambia.
  6. Simate, I.N. (2001)Solar water distillation – Zambian perspective. Proceedings of the 27th Water Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) International Conference, Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka, Zambia, 20th – 24th August, 2001 pp310 – 312.  
  7. Woods, J.L.; Silayo, V.C.K. and Simate, I.N. (2000), Solar Drying on a Perforated Surface: Deep Bed Simulation with Radiation and Conduction Terms. Paper Number 00-PH-012. European Agricultural Engineering Conference, Warwick 2000, University of Warwick, U.K. July 2 – 7, 2000.
  8. Simate, I.N. (1999) Solar Power Utilization in Agro-Processing. Engineering Institution of Zambia National Symposium, Taj-Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia. 1999, August 27 –28.
  9. Simate, I.N. and Woods, J.L. (1997) Simulation and Optimization of a Mixed-mode Natural Convection Maize Solar Dryer.Silsoe Postharvest Convention, Cranfield University, U.K. March, 1997.
  10. Chapter in a Book
  11. Simate, I.N. and Ahrne, L.M. (2006) Dehydration of Tropical Fruits. In: Handbook of Food Science, Technology and Engineering. Vol. 3.pp. 104-1 – 104-18. Editor: Y.H. Hui. Publisher: CRC Tayloy& Francis, Boca Raton. ISBN 1-57444-552-9.

TEACHING – COURSES TAUGHT

Postgraduate

  1. Solar Energy (solar thermal component) – REE6021
  2. Advanced Crop Storage and Food Processing – AEN6411

Undergraduate

  1. Food Process Engineering – AEN4512
Contact Details
isaac.simate@unza.zm