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Associate professor of General Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asif Iqbal
Associate Professor of General Engineering (Manufacturing Systems)


Staff Office 5, C1.7, First Floor, Block C, Integrated Sciences Building


Education/Professional Qualifications

  • PhD (Mechanical Manufacture and its Automation)
  • MSc (Mechanical Engineering)
  • MS (Information Technology)
  • BSc (Mechanical Engineering) with Honors

Teaching Areas

Sustainable Manufacturing; Manufacturing Technologies; Engineering Mechanics; Industrial Engineering; Quality Control

Current Research Activities

Cryogenic Machining; Cellular Manufacturing; Sustainable Manufacturing; Smart Manufacturing

Recent Publications

  1. Asif Iqbal, Hazwani Suhaimi, Wei Zhao, Muhammad Jamil, Malik M Nauman, Ning He, Juliana Zaini; Sustainable Milling of Ti-6Al-4V: Investigating the Effects of Milling Orientation, Cutter’s Helix Angle, and Type of Cryogenic Coolant; Metals; Vol. 10, 258, 2020 [DOI: 10.3390/met10020258]
  2. Wei Zhao, Asif Iqbal, Ding Fang, Ning He, Qi Yang; Experimental Study on the Meso-Scale Milling of Tungsten Carbide WC-17.5Co with PCD End Mills; Journal of Advances in Manufacturing; published online; 2020 [DOI: 10.1007/s40436-020-00298-y]
  3. Wei Zhao, Fei Ren, Asif Iqbal, Le Gong, Ning He, Qing Xu; Effect of Liquid Nitrogen Cooling on Surface Integrity in Cryogenic Milling of Ti-6Al-4V Titanium Alloy; International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; 2020 [DOI: 10.1007/s00170-019-04721-y]
  4. Asif Iqbal, Hazwani Suhaimi, Ning He; A Sustainability Comparison between Drilling and Milling for Hole-Enlargement in Machining of Hardened Steels; Machining Science and Technology; 2019 [DOI: 10.1080/10910344.2019.1575409]
  5. Asif Iqbal, Wei Zhao, Juliana Zaini, Ning He, Malik M. Nauman, Hazwani Suhaimi; Comparative Analyses of Multi-Pass Face-Turning of a Titanium Alloy under Various Cryogenic Cooling and Micro-Lubrication Conditions; International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture; Vol. 2, pp.388-396, 2019 [DOI: 10.1016/j.ijlmm.2018.12.004]
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Future Projects

  • Principal Investigator: University Research Grant (URG) worth 50,000 Brunei Dollars for the research project, “Comparative Analyses of Throttling-Sublimation and Quenching-Evaporation-Convection Based Mechanisms of Cryogenic Cooling with Varying Lengths of Injection in Machining of Titanium and Inconel Alloys” for a period of 2 years (June 2020 to May 2022)
  • Principal Investigator: University Research Grant (URG) worth 50,000 Brunei Dollars for the research project, “Innovative Lubro-Cooling Methods for Sustainable Machining of Difficult-To-Cut Materials” for a period of 2 years (August 2018 to July 2020)
  • Co-Investigator (Foreign): Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) of the People’s Republic of China Funded 111 research project on “Key Technology in Sustainable Manufacturing” - 4.5 million Chinese Yuan (4,500,000 CNY) for a period of 5 years (January 2016 to December 2020) – being undertaken at Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nanjing, China
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Research Interests

  • Sustainable Machining
  • Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Smart Manufacturing