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Stephen Hill Mends Aikins

 Mr. Stephen Hill Mends Aikins

+233244245944

Educational History

MPhil Degree in Agricultural Machinery Engineering 1998–2000

Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management 1993–1994

B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in Agricultural Engineering 1982–1987

Some Courses I Teach

AE 356 Farm Power and Machinery (2, 2, 3) (3-Credit hour)

AE 459 Advanced Farm Power and Machinery (2, 2, 3) (3-Credit hour)

AE 456 Mechanised Conservation Agriculture (2, 2, 3) (3-Credit hour)

AE 460 Maintenance and Repair of Agricultural Machinery (1, 3, 2) (2-Credit hour)

AE 551 Soil Mechanics and Cultivations (2, 2, 3) (3-Credit hour)

AE 590 Soil Tillage (3, 0, 3) (3-Credit hour)

AE 373 Machine Design I (2, 2, 3) (3-Credit hour)

AE 541 Research Methods and Instrumentation (2, 2, 3) (3-Credit hour)

ME 491 Engineering Economy and Management (3, 0, 3) (3-Credit hour)

ME 492 Management and Entrepreneurship Development (2, 0, 2) (2-Credit hour)

AE 544 Entrepreneurship Development (2, 2, 3) (3-Credit hour)

 Research Interests

1.Soil and Tillage research

2.Traction

3.Agricultural Machinery Management;

4.Machinery for Production and Post-Production of Crops

5.Industrial Management.

 Areas of expertise

Agricultural Machinery/ Agricultural Mechanization Expert

  Membership of Professional Bodies

1.Member: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) since May, 2005. Member, Ghana

2.Institution of Engineers (GhIE), since September, 2004.

3.Member, University Teachers’ Association of Ghana, since October, 2002.

4.Member, European Society of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng) since May, 1998.

5.Associate, Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE), United Kingdom since May, 1998.

6.Member, Ghana Society of Agricultural Engineering (GSAE), since September, 1996.

 Publications Since 2010

1.Refereed Journal Articles Adu-Acheampong, S. and Aikins, S.H.M. (2013). Comparative Field Study of Fertiliser Application Methods, International Journal of Advanced Biological Research, 3 (4): 599–602.

2.Aikins, S.H.M. and Barkah, N.K. (2012). Tractor Operators and Passengers’ Perception about Agricultural Tractor Safety in Kumasi, Ghana, Global Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology (GJEDT), 1 (2): 6–13.

3.Aikins, S.H.M. and Haruna, K. (2012). Tractor Owners and Operators’ Perception about Tractor Breakdown causes at Tamale, Ghana, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 1 (8): 1–9.

4.Aikins, S.H.M. and Kyere, J.B. (2012). A Survey of Agricultural Tractor Operators’ Background at Ejura, Ghana, Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences (GJBAHS), 1 (1): 1–6.

5.Aikins, S.H.M. Afuakwa, J.J. and Owusu-Akuoko, O. (2012.) Effect of Four Different Tillage Practices on Maize Performance, Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America, 3 (1): 25–30.

6.Aikins, S.H.M. and Afuakwa, J.J. (2012). Effect of Four Different Tillage Practices on Soil Physical Properties under Cowpea, Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America, 3 (1): 17–24.

7.Aikins, S.H.M., Afuakwa, J.J. and Nkansah, E.O. (2011). Effect of Different Sowing Depths on Soybean Growth and Dry Matter Yield, Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America, 2 (9): 1273–1278.

8.Aikins, S.H.M., Afuakwa, J.J., Adjei, E. and Kissi, G. (2011). Evaluation of Different Planting Tools for Maize Stand Establishment, International Journal of Science and Nature, 2 (4): 890–893.

9.Aikins, S.H.M. and Afuakwa, J.J. (2010). Effect of Four Different Tillage Practices on Cowpea Performance, World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 6 (6): 644–651.

10.Aikins, S.H.M., Afuakwa, J.J. and Sarpong, A. (2010). Effect of Triple Superphosphate Fertilizer Application Depths on Cowpea Performance, American–Eurasian Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 8 (3): 349–356.

11.Aikins, S.H.M., Bart-Plange, A. and Opoku-Baffour, S. (2010).Performance evaluation of jab planters for maize planting and inorganic fertilizer application, ARPN Journal of -Agricultural and Biological Science, 5 (1): 29–33.

12.Conference Publications Aikins, S.H.M., Afuakwa, J.J. and Nkansah, E.O. (2011). Soybean Growth and Dry Matter Yield Responses to Different Sowing Depths, Proceedings of the 8th College of Engineering Research Retreat, Tamale, 11–14 July, 2011, pp. 1–12.

13.Aikins, S.H.M., Afuakwa, J.J. and Owusu-Akuoko, O. (2011). Maize Response to Four Different Tillage Practices, Proceedings of the 8th College of Engineering Research Retreat, Tamale, 11–14 July, 2011, pp. 13–25.