RESEARCH PROJECTS ON GOING FOR SCHOOLS

SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICS

PI: Mr E. Kapongolo; Co-PI: Dr G Kabwe, Prof. P. S. M. Phiri

PI: Dr A Nicholas Daniel,

Co-PIs: Dr R. S. Katete, Dr C. P. Lombe, Mr J. Pamba, Mr S. Sylvester, Mr A. Tumeo, Mr E Kapongolo, Mr C. Nyanga, Mr P. Mulela.

Design and Synthesis of ligands Derived from Acetyl acetone for the Sequestering of Metal Ions

PI: Dr  N D Silavwe,

Co-PIs: Mr P. Mulela, Mr S Sylvester, Dr Nicholas Daniel, Mr C Nyanga.

The Study of Chelation of Metal Ions by Molecular Species Derived from Food Plants

PI: Dr N D Silavwe, C0-PI: Mr Clive Nyanga, Mr P Mulela

Unexpected Yield Increase of Wheat Varieties with Decreasing Fertiliser Amounts

PI: Dr Mushekwa Sakumona,

Co-PIs: Dr Kalaluka Munyinda, Dr Davies M Lungu and Mr Nchimunya Bbebe Catalytic Pyrolysis of Plastic Waste in Zambia a review and recommendations (paper under preparation)

PI: Dr P.C. Chipampe Lombe; Co-PI: Mr. Ededius Musonda

PI: Dr. N D Silavwe; Co-PIs: Mr E Kapongolo, Mrs G M Mutali, Dr M Sakumona

Investigation of Plant Materials as Sources of Traditional Salt.

PI: Dr N.D Silavwe,

Co-PIs: Mr E. Kapongolo, Ms Lungu, Mr K Moombe.

Instruments for Creating Adaptive and Climate Resilient Urban Environs in Ecologically Fragile Zambian Mining Towns

PI: Mr Phanuel Chuka Hakwendenda; Co-PI: Mr Arnold Mahonko Banda)

APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  1. Kalenga, R.M. Promotion of eggshell powder consumption to increase calcium intake of children of under five years of age: a case of Kawama Compound Kitwe on the Copperbelt
  2. Chipili G,
  • Introduction of fish early in the complementary feeding period to improve infant growth in Samfya District (PhD project)
  • Overweight and obesity in relation to Type II diabetes mellitus: The case of Kitwe District
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) effects on some nutritional parameters in Wistar strain albino rats (Manuscript submitted to the Journal of Food Science and Technology for review)
  1. Lungu, J.M. The effect of Applied Science and Technology Curriculum on the delivery of Home Economics Science related topics in selected provinces of Zambia.
  2. Pansho, M. The impact of plastic waste management on human health and environment – a case of Kitwe.
  3. Pansho, M. Assessment of the implementation of career two pathway curriculum; a case study of Northern, Luapula and Copperbelt Provinces.
  1. Kalenga, R.M. Impact of feeding programmes on academic performance in secondary Schools.
  2. Kalenga, R.M. Effects of junk foods on school going children.
  3. Kalenga, R.M. The impact of a community nutrition program on the nutritional status of an urban population group: a case of Kitwe District, Zambia.
  4. Lungu, J.M. Adherence to RDIS among Zambian household: A case of selected districts on the Copperbelt.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

  1. Kangwa, K. & Chilufya J.M. Investigating the implementation of Computer Studies in rural primary schools.
  2. Mweshi, E. Teachers’ Conceptual understanding of the Mole Concept: Addressing the underlying conceptual and teaching difficulties.
  3. Simango, et al. A Cooperative-Learning Approach to increasing academic achievement of learners at grade 12 level in Mathematics and Sciences in selected schools in Kitwe.
  4. Simango, B., Mukonde B., Sakala, J., & Kwaleyela K. The practicality of the interplay between curriculum and pedagogy.
  1. Kabumbu, Christine (Sr.): Ecological and health risks of dust emitted from surface tailings around Kalulushi mining area, Zambia – A Pilot Study.
  2. Lombe, Annette (Ms.): Using technology-mediated collaboration to enhance learning concepts in an Introductory Genetics course.
  3. Chibuye, Bitwell (Mr.): Plant remedies used to treat poisonous snake bites in Zambia: The case of Luapula and Northern Provinces.
  4. Kabumbu, Christine (Sr.): Ecological and health risks of dust emitted from surface tailings around Kalulushi mining area, Zambia – A Pilot Study.

Lombe, Annette (Ms.): Using technology-mediated collaboration to enhance learning concepts in an Introductory Genetics course

RESEARCH GROUP

APPLIED MATHEMATICS

PROJECT TITLE; Hopf Bifurcation and Fuzzy Theory

SPECIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

  1. Backward Hopf Bifurcation in a mathematical model for coronavirus disease 2019 with the infection delay and innate immune effects

PI: John Pamba,

Co-PI: R.S. Katete)

  1. African universities ranking estimation through fuzzy logical hierarchy process

PI: John Pamba,

Co-PI: R.S. Katete)

  1. Scrutinizing the discrimination of African senior citizens through linguistic Delphi adapted fuzzy associative memories.

PI: Mr John Pamba,

Co-PI: Dr R.S. Katete

  1. Perceptions of quality in academic research in Zambian universities: A Delphi Study

PI: Mr John Pamba,

Co-PI: Dr R.S. Katete

RESEARCH GROUP; Molecular Medicine

HYPERTENSION TREATMENT, MALARIA BIOMARKERS, ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES

  1. The therapeutic potential of molecular hydrogen as an antioxidant (PI: Dr R.S.Katete; Co-PI: Mr John Pamba)
  2. Photodynamic therapy for Treatment of Cancer, Malaria and Tuberculosis (PI: Dr R.S.Katete; Co-PI: Mr John Pamba)
  3. Malaria Biomarkers for disease diagnosis (PI: Dr R.S.Katete; Co-PI: Mr John Pamba)
  4. Hypertension: Save Yourself. (PI: Dr R.S.Katete; Co-PI: Mr John Pamba)

RESEARCH GROUP; Renewable Energy

Hydrogen Production and Storage (PI: Dr R.S. Katete; Co-PI: Mr John Pamba)

  1. Production of Thermal Energy and Organic Fertilizers through Anaerobic Co- 

      digestion of Invasive Aquatic and Arable Weeds with Livestock Manures

(PI: Dr A. Chalwe, Co-PIs: Ms A. Lombe, Mr R. Kabiti, Mr G. Munatsi) 

RESEARCH GROUP; WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

PROJECT TITLE; Integrated water resource

SPECIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

  1. Integrated Water Resources Management Using GIS and other Earth Observation Systems (PI: Mr A.M. Banda)
  1. Genetic improvement of locally adapted potato (Solanum tuberosum) cultivars through mutation breeding by gamma irradiation to enhance tolerance to Phytothora infestans, improving cooking and nutritional qualities, and increase tuber yield. (PI: Dr A. Chalwe; Co-PI: Dr C. Hakachite, Co-PI: Dr M. Sakumona)
  2. Genetic improvement of yellow cassava (Manihoti esculata Crantz) cultivars through mutation Breeding to enhance Fresh Root and Dry matter Yields, β-carotene content, and tolerance to cassava mosaic and Brown streak Diseases (PI: Dr A. Chalwe; Co-PIs: Dr P.C. Chikoti, Dr C. Hakachite, Dr M. Sakumona)
  3. Participatory multi-locational Variety Evaluation and Selection of Cassava (Manihoti esculatenta Crantz) genotypes for use in starch, biofuel and livestock feed industries in Zambia (PI: Dr A. Chalwe; Co-PIs: Dr M. Chiona, Mrs G. M. Mutali)
  1. Chibuye, B. (2019). Effect of dialectical constructivism on performance of second-year Mukuba University Home Science students in Biochemistry, 2019 International Federation of Home Science, 26TH – 31ST August, 2019: Lusaka, Zambia.
  2. Kapongolo, E. L. (2018). A study of conservation status of endemic plants at Musonda Falls in Luapula Province, Zambia. The International Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Research Conference ID: CFP/959/201: Paper-ID: CFP/959/2018
  3. Kwaleyela, K. (2018). Deterministic and probabilistic thinking in quantum mechanics: A Study of undergraduate Physics students at Mukuba University, Kitwe, Zambia. IPREC Conference2018: Ndola, Zambia.
  4. Kwaleyela, K. (2018). Implementation of conceptual models in teaching and learning quantum mechanics. Multi-Research Conference – 2018: Lusaka, Zambia.
  5. Luchembe, D. (2018). Examining nature of feedback and student attitude towards feedback used when learning circular and rotational motion taught via hands-on practical work and computer simulations. SAARMSTE Conference.
  6. Mweshi, E. et al. (2019). ‘Teachers’ Mole Concept pedagogical content knowledge: developing the model for the Mole Concept content representations framework’, Journal of Education and Practice, 10 (8) 51 – 65
  7. Chipili, G., Msuya, J., Pacific, R., & Majili, S. Z. (2018). Women empowerment and the nutrition status of children aged between 6-59 months. J Nutr Health Sci 5(2): 208. DOI: 10.15744/2393-9060.5.208
  8. Chipili, , Msuya, J., Pacific, R., & Majili, S. Z. (2019). Factors that influence stunting in children aged 6 59 months in Kapiri Mposhi District, Zambia. 13th European Nutrition Conference, Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) 2019, the Conversion Centre Dublin, Ireland 15TH – 18TH October 2019. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25576.83208
  9. Kalenga, R.M (2019). Challenges of teaching fashion and fabrics in senior secondary schools: A case study of selected secondary schools on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. 2019 International Federation of Home Science, 26TH – 31ST August, 2019: Lusaka, Zambia.
  10. Pansho M (2019). Stroke patients’ adherence to recommended dietary practices and lifestyle: A case study in Kitwe District, Zambia. 2019 International Federation of Home Science, 26TH – 31ST August, 2019: Lusaka, Zambia.