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Associate Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Office: Room C1-5, Block C, Integrated Science Building

Fax: + 673 246 1502

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·       Ph.D in Mechanical Manufacturing, Nanjing University of  Aeronautics & Astronautics, China (2006)

·       M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, University of  Engineering & Technology, Taxila, Pakistan (2003)

·       M.S in Information Technology, Preston Institute of Manag., Science & Tech., Pakistan (2002)

·       B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, University of  Engineering & Technology, Taxila, Pakistan (1999)


Teaching Areas

Additive Manufacturing; Sustainable Manufacturing; Manufacturing Technology; Mechanics of Materials

Current Research Activities


·     Innovative lubro-cooling techniques for sustainable machining.

·     Use of acoustic emissions and tool deflection for quantification of energy consumption and tool damage in machining process

·     Energy-efficient cellular manufacturing system: A sustainable revamping of job-shop environment

Recent Publications

[1]    Iqbal, A., Biermann, D., Abbas, H., Al-Ghamdi, K. A., & Metzger, M. (2018). Machining β-titanium alloy under carbon dioxide snow and micro-lubrication: a study on tool deflection, energy consumption, and tool damage. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Online version.

[2]  Iqbal, A., & Al-Ghamdi, K. A. (2018). Energy-efficient cellular manufacturing system: Eco-friendly revamping of machine shop configuration. Energy, 163, 863-872.

[3]     Iqbal, A., Biermann, D., Ali, H.M., Zaini, J., Metzger, M. (2018); Investigating the Impact of Tool Inertia on Machinability of a β–Titanium Alloy using Tool Deflection and Acoustic Emission; Journal of Engineering Manufacture (Proc. I Mech. Eng. Part B), online version.

[4]    Majeed, A., Iqbal, A., & Lv, J. (2018). Enhancement of tool life in drilling of hardened AISI 4340 steel using 3D FEM modeling. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 95(5-8), 1875-1889.

[5]     Iqbal, A., Nauman, M. M., & Al-Ghamdi, K. A. (2018, April). On the effects of magnitude of flank wear as tool life criterion on sustainability measures of a continuous machining process. In 2018 4th International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR) (pp. 451-455). IEEE.


Research Interests

·       Sustainable Machining Processes

·       Intelligent Manufacturing

·       Additive-Subtractive Hybrid Manufacturing

·       Energy-Efficient Manufacturing Systems

·       Remanufacturing






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