Dr. Edward Siame

Department of Metallurgy and Material Processing
Lecturer I

Academic Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Earth Resources, University of Exeter, United Kingdom.
  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSc. Eng) University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Bachelor of Mineral Science (B.Min.Sc.) with Merit (UNZA).

I completed my Bachelor of Mineral Sciences Degree in December 1996 and in August 1997 was appointed as a Staff Development Fellow. In February 1998, I was given a USHEPIA Scholarship to pursue Master of Science degree at the University of Cape Town, which I completed in December 2000.

After completing the Master’s degree was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Metallurgy and Mineral Processing. I lectured for about 7 years before I got a commonwealth Scholarship to pursue my PhD studies at the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines, in the United Kingdom. I completed my PhD Studies in May 2011 and returned back home to continue my work at the University of Zambia. Thereafter, I have continued to lecture and carry out research in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy.

Membership to Professional Bodies

  • Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)
  • E. Siame, M. Mbewe, L.K. Witika and F.W. Ntengwe, 2014. The Optimisation and Evaluation of the Zinc Solvent Extraction at a Conventional Cobalt Plant in Zambia. In: Zambian Journal of Chemical Engineering (ZJChE), Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 11-15. ISSN 2223 5019 
  • L.K. Witika, G. Sinkamba, E.H. Jere, E. Siame, S. Simukanga and G.M. Beene, 2013. Characterisation and Design of a Process Treatment Route for Unkown Ore from Democratic Republic of Congo. In: Zambian Journal of Chemical Engineering (ZJChE), Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 38 – 48. ISSN: 2223 5019
  • Siame, E., Pascoe, R.D., 2011. Extraction of Lithium from Micaceous Waste from China Clay Production. In: Minerals Engineering, Vol. 24, Issue 14, pp. 1595 – 1602. ISSN 0892-6875
  • Mpapwa, D.M., Siame, E. and Witika, L.K., 2008. Establishing Optimum Flotation Parameters that would give good copper Recoveries and Economical Grades when Mindola and SOB Ores are Blended in the ratio 2:1. In: Africa Journal of Science and Technology (AJST.), Science and Engineering Series, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 1 – 13. ISSN: 1607 9949
  • Mpongo, K.M. and Siame, E., 2006. Effect of Collector, Frother and Depressant Addition on the Copper Recovery and Concentrate Grade of the Nchanga Underground Copper Ore Scavenger Circuit of Konkola Copper Mine Plc. In: Africa Journal of Science and Technology (AJST.), Science and Engineering Series, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 8 – 11.
  • Siame, E., Simukanga, S. and Witika, L.K., 2005. Nature of Fast- and Slow-Floating Sulphide Minerals in Nchanga Underground Copper Ore of Konkola Copper Mines Plc. In: University of Zambia Journal of Science and Technology (UNZAJST), Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 31 – 34. ISSN: 1027 4928
  • Mulenshi, M.J., Siame, E. and Simukanga, S., 2005.  Optimisation of Grinding and Flotation Conditions on Nchanga Open-Pit Cobalt Ore. In: Journal of the Engineering Institution of Zambia, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 5 – 10.
  • Siame, E, Bradshaw, D.J., Gaylard, P. and Simukanga, S., 2003.  The Influence of Grinding Media on the Pulp Chemical Conditions and Flotation Performance of Nchanga Underground Copper Ore. In: Africa Journal of Science and Technology (AJST.), Science and Engineering Series, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 1 – 8.
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