Dr. M. Chileshe

Department of Agricultural Engineering
Head of Department
Biography

Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD,
  • MSc,
  • BEng,
  • MEIZ,
  • RENG

1st June 2015-present Head Agricultural Engineering Department 1 Nov 2012 –June 2015 Assistant Dean Postgraduate school of Engineering July 1996 - present Lecturer in the department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia. I have been involved in giving lectures in Farm Machinery Design (EA 412) to the final year students and Farm Machinery and Power (EA311) to the third year students and workshop technology to the school of engineering students (Eg 211). I have also supervised students in their undergraduate project work EA 590 1991 - 1993 Department of Agricultural Engineering University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia, Staff Development Fellow. My duties were conducting tutorials in Mechanical Engineering Drawing and Farm Machinery Design area.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
• Member of Engineering Institution of Zambia

Publications

 Refereed Journal articles

  1. Wu, W., Hong, T., Zeng, L., Xu, Y., Huang, D., Chileshe, J., . . . Lu, D. (2014). Detection of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Nests using Spectral Data. Florida Entomologist, 97(3), 967-971.
  2. Chileshe Joseph Mwape, Hong Tiansheng, Weibin Wu, Static studies of a steel chain ropeway section using Msc Adams, Advanced Materials Research, , 2011, pp. 1031-1036. (ISSN: 1662-8985)
  3. Zhang Lijun, Hong Tiansheng Wu Weibin, Chileshe Joseph Mwape, Feng Zhuofen, Zhao Ben, Xu Ling,2012. Detection of LAI for fruiter based on hemispherical photography. Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, 28(Supp.2): 213-220 (ISSN: 1002-6819)
  4. Ye Zhijie, Hong Tiansheng, Chileshe Joseph Mwape, Wen Tao, Feng Ruijue, 2012. Multi-factor evaluation and modeling correction of EC-5 and 5TE soil moisture content sensors. Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, 28(Supp.2): 157-166 (ISSN: 1002-6819)
  5. Wen Tao, Hong Tiansheng, Su Jian, Zhu Ynqing, Kong Fanbo, Chileshe Joseph Mwape. Tension Detection Device for Circular Chain Cargo Transportation Ropeway in Mountain Orchard, Transactions of the Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery, 2011,42(8):80-84, (ISSN: 1000-1298)
  6. Weibin Wu, Hong Tiansheng, Chileshe Joseph Mwape, et al. 2011. Design and implementation of SAR ADC. Journal of Computers. 6(12): 2631-2638. ( ISSN 1796-203X)
  7. Weibin Wu, Hong Tiansheng, Chileshe Joseph Mwape, et al. 2011. Research of dynamic steering headlamps system based on LIN bus. Journal of Computers. 6(12): 2607-2614, ( ISSN 1796-203X)
  8. Wen Tao, Hong Tiansheng, Su Jian, Zhu Ynqing, Kong Fanbo, Chileshe Joseph Mwape,. Tension Detection Device for Circular Chain Cargo Transportation Ropeway in Mountain Orchard, Transactions of the Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery, 2011,42(8):80-84, (ISSN: 1000-1298)
  9. Wei Bin Wu, Hong Tian Sheng, Chileshe Joseph Mwape, Hao Biao Li.. Design of environmental hardware in car alternator testing system. Advanced Materials Research, 2011,505-508. (ISSN: 1662-8985)


Conference proceedings

  1. Chileshe Joseph Mwape, Hong Tiansheng , Application of design of experiment in the determination of a chain ropeway systems operation point, Innovative agricultural engineering technology to promote the development of modern agriculture - the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering 2011 Annual Conference, 2011.
  2. Presented a paper at an EIZ conference held in 27-28 August 1999 held in Lusaka. The title of the paper was Design and Production of a Chaff Cutting Machine co-authored by S.B. Kanyanga, M. J. Chileshe and A.N. Ng’andu
  3. Coauthored a paper presented at the International Conference On Agricultural Engineering Curriculum and Employment Profile- University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia, 28th –30 June 1999. The title of the paper was Comparison of the Structure of Agricultural Engineering Programmes and Curricula at Selected Colleges and Universities in the East and Southern Africa Sub-Region, co-authored by Chimangeni Kamanga and Chileshe Joseph Mwape.
  4. Presented a paper at the first ERB conference held at the intercontinental hotel in Lusaka on the 12th and 13th November 1999. The title of the paper was Agriculture Mechanization in Zambia as It Approaches The 21st Century by Chileshe Joseph Mwape.

EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES

  • Vice chair of the Zambia national laboratory association.
  • Chairperson of Zambia Bureau of standards subcommittee on standards of agricultural implements

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND EXPERTISE

  • My research interest are agricultural machinery design, occupational health and safety and project management

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  • Database management system for use in agriculture
  • Farm machinery and power
  • Vibration and structure health monitoring system
  • Computer applications in agriculture.

RESEARCH GROUP

  • Farm power and machinery
Contact Details
Phone: +260 978 233 255; Email: mwapejc@unza.zm