• FIT







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., & Al-Ghamdi, K. A. (2017). Incorporating Energy Efficiency in Performance Measures of Machining: Experimental Investigation and Optimization. In Sustainable Machining (pp. 47-65). Springer International Publishing.

[2]       Iqbal, A., Al-Ghamdi, K. A., & Hussain, G. (2016). Effects of tool life criterion on sustainability of milling. Journal of Cleaner Production, 139, 1105-1117.

[3]       Yu, J., Zhang, H. C., Deng, D., Iqbal, A., & Hao, S. Z. (2016). Simulation and experiment for crack arrest in remanufacturing. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 87(5-8), 1547-1556.

[4]       Al-Ghamdi, K. A., & Iqbal, A. (2015). A sustainability comparison between conventional and high-speed machining. Journal of Cleaner Production, 108, 192-206.

[5]       Iqbal, A., Zhang, H. C., Kong, L. L., & Hussain, G. (2015). A rule-based system for trade-off among energy consumption, tool life, and productivity in machining process. Journal of Intelligent manufacturing, 26(6), 1217-1232.



Research Interests

 ·         Sustainable Machining Processes

·         Intelligent Manufacturing

·         Additive-Subtractive Hybrid Manufacturing

·         Energy-Efficient Manufacturing Systems

·         Remanufacturing








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