Dr. Mutambo Victor

Department of Mining Engineering
Senior Lecturer
Biography

Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD, Engineering Sciences - Underground Mining of mineral deposits
  • Mining Engineering -Underground mining of mineral deposits.   
  • Advanced levels, Donetsk State University, Ukraine.
  • GCE Certificate, division one (Isoka Boys Secondary School)

Born in Isoka 1967.  Master of Science in Mining Engineering (1994) and PhD in Engineering Sciences (1999) from Krivoy Rog Technical University in Ukraine. Worked as Scientific Research officer in the Department of underground Mining from 1999 to 2000.  In 2001 Joined the University of Zambia as Lecturer   II before rising to a position of Lecturer I in 2006 and Senior Lecturer in 2015 in the School of Mines, in the Mining Engineering Department. He has taught several courses: Underground Mine design; Statistics and Computer application; Drilling and Blasting; Mine Ventilation; Safety Health and Environment; Mineral Production control; Mine Safety Engineering and   Operations research. 

Visiting Lecturer at the university of Zimbabwe (2005,2006 ,2008) where he  taught the following Courses: Mineral Feasibility studies; Research Methods;  Mining Planning and Design ; Mine Ventilation practice and University of Namibia (2010, 2015, 2016)  where he taught  Soil and Rock Mechanics; Mine Equipment and Machinery;  Coal Mining and Excavation Engineering respectively.. 

2011 to 2014 he served as permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development. During his tenure he over saw the Mines Modernisation Program; development of mining policy (2013) and implementation of the gemstone auctioning system in Zambia.  He served as Non- Executive Director for Konkola Copper Mines plc; Luanshya Mine PLC; NFCA plc; Kansanshi Mine plc; Maamba Collieries plc; Chambeshi Copper Mines plc and Mopani Mines plc from 2012 to 2014.

Member to professional bodies:

  • EIZ - Engineering Institution of Zambia
  • Mining International Quality
  • Association of Industrial Hygienist of America, AIHA – International Affairs Subcommittee for Africa. 
  • E/merge - Blended Collaborative Learning in Southern Africa
  • SAIMM (Southern Africa institute of Mining and Metallurgy)
     
Publications

1. Marsheal Fisonga, Fei Wang, Victor Mutambo (2019). Sustainable utilization of copper tailings and tyre-derived aggregates in highway concrete traffic barriers. ELSEVIER Journal of Construction and building Material. Vol 216, P. 29- 39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.05.008

2. Mutambo V and Kangwa S (2018) Electronic waste reprocessing or processing: An alternative practice for production and extraction of metals in Zambia. Proceedings of first Zambia National Conference on Geology, Mining, Metallurgy and Ground Water Resources held at Mulungushi International Conference, Lusaka on 22- 23rd November, 2018. Pp 283- 296

3. Mutambo. V and Chanda. G (2018) Effects of high moisture content on upcast shaft resistance System: Case study of Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Proceedings of first Zambia National Conference on Geology, Mining, Metallurgy and Ground Water Resources held at Mulungushi International Conference, Lusaka on 22- 23 rd November, 2018. Pp 297- 305

4. S. Kangwa and V. Mutambo , (2018) Analysis of Approaches for Selecting an
Optimum Extraction Method for Underground Metallic Ore Deposits. Proceedings of
first Zambia National Conference on Geology, Mining, Metallurgy and Ground Water
Resources held at Mulungushi International Conference, Lusaka on 22- 23rd
November, 2018. Pp 101 – 120

5. G. Dembetembe and V. Mutambo, (2018) Optimisation of Materials Handling Fleet Performance at Nchanga Open Pit Mine. Proceedings of first Zambia National
Conference on Geology, Mining, Metallurgy and Ground Water Resources held at
Mulungushi International Conference, Lusaka on 22- 23rd November, 2018. Pp 167 –189

6. Kudakwashe Dzwiti and Victor Mutambo, (2018) Optimization of the Ventilation System Using Ventsim Visual Considering the Full Mine Mechanization Drive at Konkola Copper Mine. Proceedings of first Zambia National Conference on Geology, Mining, Metallurgy and Ground Water Resources held at Mulungushi International Conference, Lusaka on 22- 23rd November, 2018. Pp 190-200

7. Marsheal Fisonga, Wang Fei & Victor Mutambo (2018): The estimation of sampling density in improving geostatistical prediction for geotechnical characterization, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. Taylor & Francis, ISSN: 1938-6362 DOI: 10.1080/19386362.2018.1526484

8. Jason Reynolds Ngoma and Victor Mutambo (2018) Determination of the optimum position of the mining drive when exploiting ore in the deeper section at Mufulira mine, Zambia. Proceeding of the EIZ Symposium on Engineering for an Innovative and Competitive Zambia held at Avani Victoria Fall Resort, Livingstone Zambia on 13-14 April 2018. Pp 270 -278. ISBN 978-998241-013-7

9. Francis Chewe and Victor Mutambo (2018) Determination of total heat load and air quantity requirement for Deep Mining at Mufulira Copper Mine Plc, Zambia.
Proceedings of the 62nd Engineering institution of Zambia, symposium on
Engineering for an Innovative and Competitive Zambia held at Avani Victoria
Fall Resort, Livingstone Zambia on 13-14 April 2018, Livingstone, Zambia Pp (186 -
201) ISBN 978-998241-013-7

10. Sam Kangwa and Victor Mutambo (2018) Determination of Inter-Dependencies of Pestle Factors Affecting the Potential of Mining Zambia’s Low Grade Copper Ore
Deposits. Proceedings of the 62nd Engineering institution of Zambia, symposium on Engineering for an Innovative and Competitive Zambia held at Avani Victoria
Fall Resort, Livingstone, Zambia Pp 213- 225. ISBN 978-998241-013-7

11. G. Tembetembe and Mutambo V. (2018) Optimising the extractive capacity of
mining loading and haulage fleet at Nchanga Open pit Zambia. Southern Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) Proceedings, Society of Mining Professors, 6 th
Regional Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa. Pp 315- 322. SNB 928410-03-4

12. S. Kangwa and V. Mutambo (2018) Pestle and SWOT analysis of the potential for mining Zambia’s low grade copper ore deposits: the case of Kakoso South Deposit. Southern Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) SAIMM Proceedings, Society of Mining Professors, 6th Regional Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa. Pp. 129- 139. SNB 928410-03-4

13. Marsheal Fisonga and Victor Mutambo (2017), “Optimization of the fleet per shovel productivity in surface mining: Case study of Chilanga Cement, Lusaka Zambia”, Cogent Engineering. pp 1-16;  4: 1386852

14. Mungalaba F., Mutambo V., Bunda B., (2017), Determination of air quantity requirements in view of increased heat load for Mindola deep section, Mopani, Zambia. Proceedings of the 61st Engineering Institution of Zambia annual general meeting and symposium, Livingstone, Zambia.

15. Mutambo V., Phiri J., (2017) A methodical review of condition monitoring of equipment as tool for improving productivity of mines. Proceedings of the 61st Engineering Institution of Zambia annual general meeting and symposium, Livingstone, Zambia.

16. Mungalaba F., Mutambo V., (2017). Determination of air quantity requirements for Mindola Deep section. Imperial journal of interdisciplinary research Vol -3, Issue 1,  Pp. 1909- 1915,  ISSN 2454- 1362.

17. Ngambi I., Mutambo V., (2016) Optimisation of stope recovery and dilution at Mufulira Mine through application of appropriate design and practices. International journal of applied research, pp. 397- 402. ISSN 2394- 75500.

18. Jamba M., Mutambo V., (2016) Design an appropriate mining method for extraction of ore between 330 ml and 400 ml at Baluba East upper T- block. International journal of Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing. Pp. 16-23.

19. Mutambo V.P., 2010. “Analysis of modern mechanism of breaking rock and methods of blast control for effective rock fragmentation.” Journal of research in engineering, volume 7, pp 83-87. ISSB1597-8001

20. Mutambo V. P., 2008. “Status and investment potential in the mining industry in Zambia,” China Mining Journal, Volume 11, PP 15-17.

21. Mutambo V.P., 2007: Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Environmental Research, Technology and Policy, Accra, Ghana. “Challenges facing Zambia in managing environmental Degradation due to small scale mining activities”, PP 41- 48

22. Mutambo V.P, Phiri J., 2006.  “Safety Management in the Mining Industry.” The Zambian Engineer, Volume 39, No.1, pp. 29- 35. ISSN 1608 -6678   ( Paper published in july/august  journal)

23. Mutambo V.P., Phiri J., 2004:. “Mining safety in underground and open pit mines.” Proceedings of the National safety conference for small scale miners. Mulungushi International conference centre, Lusaka.

24. Mutambo V.P., 2002. “Determinations of stress state of rocks around the extraction chamber in the process of mining vertical and horizontal slices”: Challenges facing the mineral industry in developing countries. Gaborone, Botswana. PP 22- 26

25. Sinkala T., Mutambo V.P., 2002. Difficulties in Managing Environmental impacts due to small scale mining. Zambia a case study. Seventh International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production. Cagliari, Italy. PP 57 – 60

26. Mutambo V.P., 1997. “Investigating nature and changes in stress state in the rock medium surrounding an excavation depending on its size and depth of mining.” Ukrainian scientific journal-Mining ore deposits. Volume 64, No.2 PP. 43 – 46.

27. Mutambo V.P., 1997. “ Mining of ore deposit at Luanshya Mine in Zambia.”Ukrainian scientific journal-Mining ore deposits. Volume 61, No.2 PP. 154 – 156.

28. Mutambo V.P., 1997. “Determination of magnitude and character of static stresses formed in strata being broken.” Ukrainian scientific journal-Mining ore deposits.

29. Kudakwashe Dzwiti and Victor Mutambo, (2019) Optimization of the Ventilation System Using Ventsim Visual Considering the Full Mine Mechanization Drive at Konkola Copper Mine. Zambian Journal of Chemical Engineering (ZJChE), Special Issue, Vol 4, No.1. PP, 21-46. ISSN 2223 5019

30. G. Dembetembe and Victor Mutambo, (2019) Optimization of the Materials Handling fleet Performance at Nchanga Open Pit Mine. Zambian Journal of Chemical Engineering (ZJChE), Special Issue, Vol 4, No.1. PP. 95-103. ISSN 2223 5019

31. Mutambo.  V and   Chanda. G (2018) Effects of high moisture content on Upcast shaft resistance System: Case study of Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Zambian Journal of Chemical Engineering (ZJChE), Special Issue, Vol 4, No.1. PP, 64-72. ISSN 2223 5019

32. S. Kangwa, V. Mutambo (2019).Optimal Extraction Methods Selection for Kakosa South Copper Ore Deposit Applying Modified Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Idea Solution Model.   International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT) ISSN: 2249 – 8958, Volume-9 Issue-1.   DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1079.109119

Abstracts

  1. Dzwiti, K and V. Mutambo (2017) Modeling of Konkola Copper mines Ventilation System Using Ventisim Visual. International Conference on Geology, Mining, Mineral and Groundwater resources of the Sub-Sahahara Africa: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead. 11th – 13th July, Livingstone, Zambia.
  1. Dembetembe, G and V. Mutambo (2017) Harmonisation of Mineral Processing plant improvements with the extraction capacity of the mining loading and Haulage fleet: A case study of Nchanga Open pit Mine. International Conference on Geology, Mining, Mineral and Groundwater resources of the Sub-Sahara Africa: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead. 11th – 13th July, Livingstone, Zambia.
Contact Details
vmutambo@unza.zm