Dr. Asif Iqbal

asif.iqbal@ubd.edu.bn

Associate Professor, Faculty of Integrated Technologies

          

     

Dr. Asif Iqbal (b. 1975), Pakistani national, completed his first degree and masters in Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila, Pakistan. He completed his doctorate in Mechanical Manufacture and Automation in year 2006 from Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China. He has served a state-owned technical R&D organization in Pakistan for 7 years. Since 2010, he has associated himself with the profession of teaching and research. He has served leading universities in four countries as faculty member, namely, Eastern Mediterranean University (Cyprus), Dalian University of Technology (China), Air University (Pakistan), and King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia) before joining Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in Brunei. He has currently been serving the Faculty of Integrated Technologies of UBD as an Associate Professor since August 2017. Furthermore, he has also been associated with Technical University of Dortmund, Germany and Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China as a visiting researcher. His research interests include sustainable manufacturing, high-speed machining, intelligent manufacturing, incremental forming, remanufacturing, process optimization, fuzzy modeling, and expert systems. To his credit are 40 journal publications, 7 chapters in edited books, and 13 papers in international conferences. His name is also listed in in Marquis Who’s Who in the World® as recognition of contribution in the field of Science and Engineering.

EDUCATION

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

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Sustainable Manufacturing; High-Speed Machining; Intelligent Manufacturing; Additive Manufacturing; Remanufacturing

FUTURE PROJECTS

Development of Innovative Lubro-Cooling Methods for Sustainable Machining of Difficult-To-Cut Materials

Machining is considered as the most important and widely utilized domain of manufacturing industry. Since its inception, the main objectives of researchers have been to enhance productivity and quality and reduce cost of process. Recently, with growing awareness of environmental degradation and scarcity of natural resources, the requirements of reduction in energy consumption, pollution and industrial wastes are also being earnestly included in the list of objectives. The aim of the project is to make machining process sustainable by means of simultaneously minimizing energy consumption, pollution, process waste and cost and maximizing productivity and product quality in cutting of high-strength materials by finding innovative ways the process heat is dissipated and lubrication is provided. The project is structured in the following units: (1) investigating the effects of cryogenic cooling, micro-lubrication and their hybridization on the aforementioned sustainability measures; and (2) investigating the effects of adopting varying proportions of used and fresh emulsion coolant mixture on the sustainability measures. The research methodology is mostly an experimental plan with statistical analyses and optimization. The work materials are high-strength engineering and engineered materials such as titanium alloy, composites of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic and laminated arrangement of the first two.


Applications Invited
634

Google Scholar Citations

13

Google Scholar h-index

15

Google Scholar i10-index

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

1. Arfan Majeed, Asif Iqbal, Jingxiang Lv; Enhancement of Tool Life in Drilling of Hardened AISI 4340 Steel using 3D FEM Modelling; The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; Online Version, 2017 [DOI: 10.1007/s00170-017-1235-8]
2. Asif Iqbal, Dirk Biermann, Hussain Abbas, Khalid Al-Ghamdi, Maximilian Metzger; 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, 2018 [DOI: 10.1007/s00170-018-2267-4]
3. Asif Iqbal, Khalid A. Al-Ghamdi; Energy Efficient Cellular Manufacturing: Eco-Friendly Revamping of Machine Shop Configuration; Energy; Vol. 163, pp.863-872, 2018 [DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2018.08.168]
4. Asif Iqbal, Dirk Biermann, Hussein M. Ali, Juliana Zaini, Maximilian Metzger; 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); 2018 [DOI: 10.1177/0954405418802319]
5. Asif Iqbal, Hazwani Suhaimi, Ning He; A Sustainability Comparison between Drilling and Milling for Hole-Enlargement in Machining of Hardened Steels; Accepted for publication in Machining Science and Technology; 2018

TOP PUBLICATIONS

1. Asif Iqbal, Ning He, Liang Li, Naeem Ullah Dar; A Fuzzy Expert System for Optimizing Parameters and Predicting Performance Measures in Hard-Milling Process; Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 32, Issue 4, pp.1020-1027, 2007

2. Asif Iqbal, Iqbal Khan, Naeem Ullah Dar, Ning He, Liang Li; Modeling the Effects of Cutting Parameters in MQL-Employed Finish Hard Milling Process Using D-Optimal Method; Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 199, Issue 1 – 3, pp.379-390, 2008

3. Asif Iqbal, Khalid A. Al-Ghamdi, Ghulam Hussain; Effects of Tool Life Criterion on Sustainability of Milling; Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 139, pp. 1105-1117, 2016

4. Asif Iqbal, Khalid A. Al-Ghamdi; Energy Efficient Cellular Manufacturing: Eco-Friendly Revamping of Machine Shop Configuration; Energy; Vol. 163, pp.863-872, 2018

5. Asif Iqbal, Dirk Biermann, Hussein M. Ali, Juliana Zaina, Maximilian Metzger; 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); 2018

RESEARCH OUTPUTS (PATENTS, SOFTWARE, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS)

Contributions in Journals having Impact Factor
1. Asif Iqbal, Ning He, Liang Li, Naeem Ullah Dar; A Fuzzy Expert System for Optimizing Parameters and Predicting Performance Measures in Hard-Milling Process; Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 32, Issue 4, pp.1020-1027, 2007 [DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2006.02.003]
2. Asif Iqbal, Ning He, Naeem Ullah Dar, Liang Li; Comparison of Fuzzy Expert System Based Strategies of Offline and Online Estimation of Tool’s Flank Wear in Hard-Milling Process; Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp.61-66, 2007 [DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2006.04.003]
3. Yu Su, Ning He, Liang Li, Asif Iqbal, Mao Hua Xiao, Sheng Xu, B.G. Qiu; Refrigerated Cooling Air Cutting of Difficult-to-Cut Materials; International Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture; Vol. 47, Issue 6, pp.927-933, 2007 [DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2006.07.005]
4. Asif Iqbal, Iqbal Khan, Naeem Ullah Dar, Ning He, Liang Li; Modeling the Effects of Cutting Parameters in MQL-Employed Finish Hard Milling Process Using D-Optimal Method; Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 199, Issue 1 – 3, pp.379-390, 2008 [DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2007.08.029]
5. Asif Iqbal, Iqbal Khan, Naeem Ullah Dar; Optimizing Cutting Parameters in Minimum Quantity of Lubrication Milling of Hardened Cold Work Tool Steel; Journal of Engineering Manufacture (Proc. I Mech. Eng. Part B); Vol. 223(B1), pp.43-54, 2008 [DOI: 10.1243/09544054JEM1231]
6. Asif Iqbal, Naeem Ullah Dar, Ning He, Muhammad M.I. Hammouda, Liang Li; Self-Developing Fuzzy Expert System: A Novel Learning Approach Fitting for Manufacturing Domain; Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing; Vol. 21(6), pp.761-776, 2010 [DOI: 10.1007/s10845-009-0252-3]
7. Asif Iqbal, Naeem Ullah Dar, Ghulam Hussain; Optimization of Abrasive Water Jet Cutting of Ductile Materials; Journal of Wuhan University of Technology – Materials Science Edition; Vol. 26(1), pp.88-92, 2011 [DOI: 10.1007/s11595-011-0174-8]
8. Asif Iqbal, Naeem Ullah Dar; Optimal Formation of Fuzzy Rule-Base for Predicting Process’s Performance Measures; Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 38(5), pp.4802-4808, 2011 [DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2010.09.166]
9. Christian Machai, Asif Iqbal, Dirk Biermann; On the Effects of Cutting Speed and Cooling Methodologies in Grooving Operation of Various Tempers of β-Titanium Alloy; Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 213, pp.1027-1037, 2013 [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2013.01.021]
10. Yuanliang Zhang, Zhimin Zhou, Yan Lv, Jinlong Wang, Lei Shao, Asif Iqbal; Wear Behavior of Natural Diamond Tool in Cutting Tungsten-based Alloy; International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 69 (1-4), pp.329-335, 2013 [DOI: 10.1007/s00170-013-5045-3]
11. Hussein M. Ali, Asif Iqbal, Li Liang; A Comparative Study on the Use of Drilling and Milling Processes in Hole Making of GFRP Composite; Sadhana - Academy Proceedings in Engineering Science, Vol. 38 (4), pp.743-760, 2013 [DOI: 10.1007/s12046-013-0186-5]
12. Jing Yu, Dewei Deng, Hongchao Zhang, Asif Iqbal, Shengzhi Hao; Simulation and Experimentation for Crack Arrest in Remanufacturing; International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; Online version 2013 [DOI: 10.1007/s00170-013-5293-2]
13. Ghulam Hussain, Khalid. A. Al-Ghamdi, Hosein Khalatbari, Asif Iqbal, Majid Hashemipour; Forming Parameters and Forming Defects in Incremental Forming Process: Part B; Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 29 (4), pp.454-460, 2014 [DOI: 10.1080/10426914.2014.880457]
14. Jing Yu, Dewei Deng, Hongchao Zhang, Shengzhi Hao, Asif Iqbal; Numerical Calculation and Experimental Research on Crack Arrest by Detour Effect and Joule Heating of High Pulsed Current in Remanufacturing; Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering; Vol. 27 (4), pp.745-753, 2014 [DOI: 10.3901/CJME.2014.0414.075]
15. Hussein M. Ali, Asif Iqbal, Majid Hashemipour; Dimensional Accuracy and Strength Comparison in Hole Making of GFRP Composite Using CO2 Laser and Abrasive Water Jet Technologies; Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences, Vol. 21, pp. 189-199, 2014 [IJEMS Vol.21(2) (April 2014)]
16. Ghulam Hussain, Asif Iqbal; Application of Ceramic Film as Means of Lubrication for Forming of Ti Sheet in a Highly Localized Deformation Process; Journal of Wuhan University of Technology – Materials Science Edition, Vol. 29 (5), pp.1023-1027, 2014 [DOI: 10.1007/s11595-014-0820]
17. Asif Iqbal; Application of Computational Intelligence and Knowledge-Based System in Predicting Flow Stress of AISI 4340; Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol. 39(11), pp.8253-8263, 2014 [DOI: 10.1007/s13369-014-1402-2]
18. Asif Iqbal, Hong-Chao Zhang, Kong Lu Lu, Ghulam Hussain; Rule-Based System for Trade-Off among Energy Consumption, Tool Life, and Productivity in Machining Process; Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing; Vol. 26(6), pp.1217-1232, 2015 [DOI: 10.1007/s10845-013-0851-x]
19. Khalid A. Al-Ghamdi, Asif Iqbal, Ghulam Hussain; Machinability Comparing of AISI 4340 and Ti-6Al-4V under Cryogenic and Hybrid Cooling Environments: A Knowledge Engineering Approach; Journal of Engineering Manufacture (Proc. I Mech. Eng. Part B), Vol. 229(12); pp.2144-2164, 2015 [DOI: 10.1177/0954405414548496]
20. Hussein M. Ali, Asif Iqbal, Majid Hashemipour; Numerical Optimization of Hole Making in GFRP Composite using Abrasive Water Jet Machining Process; Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Vol. 38(1), pp.66-76, 2015 [DOI: 10.1080/02533839.2014.953240]
21. Hussein M. Ali, Asif Iqbal, Majid Hashemipour; Cut Quality and Strength Evaluation in Hole Making of GFRP Composite Using Laser Beam Cutting Technology; Lasers in Engineering, Vol. 31, pp. 71-95, 2015
22. Heng Hu, Asif Iqbal, Xin-Lin Wang, Hong-Chao Zhang; Experimental Investigation of Residual Stress Relief using Pre- and Post-Clad Heating in Laser Cladding Process; Lasers in Engineering, Vol. 31, pp. 11-27, 2015
23. Hosein Khalatbari, Asif Iqbal, Xiaofan Shi, Lin Gao, Ghulam Hussain, Majid Hashemipour; High-Speed Incremental Forming Process: A Trade-Off Between Formability and Time Efficiency; Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 30(11), pp.1354-1363, 2015 [DOI: 10.1080/10426914.2015.1037892]
24. Khalid Al-Ghamdi, Asif Iqbal; A Sustainability Comparison between Conventional and High-Speed Machining; Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 108, pp. 192-206, 2015 [DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.05.132]
25. Ghulam Hussain, A.R. Mahna, Asif Iqbal; Response Surface Analysis of Cold Formability of Polymers in Incremental Sheet Forming: Effect of Parameters and Associated Thermal Softening; International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, Vol. 17(5), pp. 613-621 [DOI: 10.1007/s12541-016-0074-0]
26. Wu Hongyan, Wei Hongyu, Ghulam Hussain, Tao Kemei, Asif Iqbal, Rao Weifeng; Plasma Surface Cu Alloyed Layer as a Lubricant on Stainless Steel Sheet: Wear Characteristics and On-job Performance in Incremental Forming; Journal of Wuhan University of Technology - Material Science Edition, Vol. 31(2), pp. 422-428, 2016 [DOI: 10.1007/s11595-016-1386-8]
27. Asif Iqbal, Khalid A. Al-Ghamdi, Ghulam Hussain; Effects of Tool Life Criterion on Sustainability of Milling; Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 139, pp. 1105-1117, 2016 [DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.08.162]
28. Arfan Majeed, Asif Iqbal, Jingxiang Lv; Enhancement of Tool Life in Drilling of Hardened AISI 4340 Steel using 3D FEM Modelling; The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; Online Version, 2017 [DOI: 10.1007/s00170-017-1235-8]
29. Asif Iqbal, Dirk Biermann, Hussain Abbas, Khalid Al-Ghamdi, Maximilian Metzger; 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, 2018 [DOI: 10.1007/s00170-018-2267-4]
30. Asif Iqbal, Khalid A. Al-Ghamdi; Energy Efficient Cellular Manufacturing: Eco-Friendly Revamping of Machine Shop Configuration; Energy; Vol. 163, pp.863-872, 2018 [DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2018.08.168]
31. Asif Iqbal, Dirk Biermann, Hussein M. Ali, Juliana Zaini, Maximilian Metzger; 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); 2018 [DOI: 10.1177/0954405418802319]
32. Asif Iqbal, Hazwani Suhaimi, Ning He; A Sustainability Comparison between Drilling and Milling for Hole-Enlargement in Machining of Hardened Steels; Accepted for publication in Machining Science and Technology; 2018
33. Hongyu Wei, Ghulam Hussain, Asif Iqbal, Z.P. Zhang; Friction Indicator versus Process Parameters and Surface Roughness, and an Important Parametric Combination Controlling Roughening of Interior Surfaces in Incremental Forming; Accepted for publication with minor revision in International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; 2018
34. Muhammad Jamil, Aqib M. Khan, Asif Iqbal, Wei Zhao, Ning He; Evaluation of Machinability and Economic Performance in Cryogen-assisted Hard Turning of α-β-Titanium: A Step towards Sustainable Manufacturing; Revised manuscript submitted to Machining Science and Technology; 2018
35. Aqib M. Khan, Mozammel Mian, Muhammad Jamil, Asif Iqbal, Ning He; Performance Comparison and Multi-Objective Optimization for Grinding of AISI D2 Steel with Alumina Wheel under Different Cooling-Lubrication Conditions; Submitted to International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; 2018
36. Muhammad Jamil, Aqib M. Khan, Salman Hussain, Wasim Ahmad, Mirza Jahanzaib, Asif Iqbal; Evaluating the Effects of Micro-Lubrication in Orthopaedic Drilling; Submitted to Journal of Engineering in Medicine (Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H), 2018

Contributions in EI Indexed and Other Journals
1. Asif Iqbal, Ning He, Liang Li, Wen Wei Zha, Yu Xia; Influence of Tooling Parameters in High-Speed Milling of Hardened Steels; Advances in Machining & Manufacturing Technology VIII (Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 315-316), pp. 676-680, 2006 [DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.315-316.676]
2. Asif Iqbal, Ning He, Liang Li, Yu Xia; Influence of Cutter’s Helix Angle, Workpiece Hardness, Milling Orientation, and MQL in High-Speed Side Milling of AISI D2; Advances in Materials Manufacturing Science and Technology II (Materials Science Forum, Vols. 532-533), pp.45-48, 2006 [DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.532-533.45]
3. Ghulam Hussain, Gao Lin, Nasir Hayat, Naeem Ullah Dar, Asif Iqbal; New Methodolgies for Determination of Forming Limit Curve in Single Point Incremental Forming”; Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 97-101(Manufacturing Science and Engineering-I), pp.126-129, 2010 [DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.97-101.126]
4. Asif Iqbal; Balancing and Simulating Inter-Cell and Intra-Cell Moves Costs in a Cellular Manufacturing System; Journal of Studies on Manufacturing, Vol. 1-2010, Issue 1, pp.48-53, 2010
5. Ghulam Hussain, Gao Lin, Nasir Hayat, Asif Iqbal; On the Effect of Curvature Radius on the Spif-ability; Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 129 – 131(Materials and Manufacturing Technology), pp.1222-1227, 2010 [DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.129-131.1222]
6. Asif Iqbal; Modeling Milling Process Using Artificial Neural Network; Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 628, pp.128-134, 2013 [DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.628.128]
7. Hussein M. Ali, Asif Iqbal, Majid Hashemipour; Experimental Analysis of Hole Making in GFRP Composite Using Abrasive Water Jet Cutting Technology; Applied Mechanics & Materials, Vols. 325-326, pp.1392-1398, 2013 [DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.325-326.1392]
8. Ghulam Hussain, Majid Hashemipour, Asif Iqbal, Hosein Khalatbari; Role of Tool Size in Suppressing Defects in SPIF Process; Advanced Materials Research Vol. 746, pp.167-172, 2013 [DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.746.167]
9. Li Tao, Kong Lu Lu, Hong-Chao Zhang, Asif Iqbal; Recent Research and Development of Typical Cutting Machine Tool’s Energy Consumption Model; Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (Chinese version); Vol. 50 (7), pp. 102-111, 2014
10. Qiuhong Jiang, Zhichao Liu, Tao Li, Hongchao Zhang, Asif Iqbal; Life Cycle Assessment of a Diesel Engine Based on an Integrated Hybrid Inventory Analysis Model; Procedia CIRP, Vol. 15, pp. 496-501, 2014 [DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2014.06.091]
11. Hussein M. Ali, Asif Iqbal; A Statistical Approach for Finding Influential Factors in Respect of Energy Consuming of a Car Passenger; Accepted for publication in Materials Science Forum; 2018

Contributions in Edited Books
1. Asif Iqbal, Iqbal Khan, Ning He, Naeem Ullah Dar, Liang Li; Application of Expert Systems in Manufacturing Domain; In: “New Progress in Expert Systems”; Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, pp.73-118, 2007 (ISBN 978-1-60021-690-9)
2. Asif Iqbal, Naeem Ullah Dar: A Self-Progressing Fuzzy Rule-Based System for Optimizing and Predicting Machining Process; In: “Advances in Electrical Engineering and Computational Science”; Springer Verlag Netherlands, pp.435-446, May 2009 (ISBN: Print - 978-90-481-2310-0; Online - 978-90-481-2311-7) [DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2311-7]
3. Asif Iqbal, Naeem Ullah Dar, Muhammad Ejaz Qureshi; Automation in Determining the Optimal Parameters for TIG Welding of Shells; In: “Welding: Processes, Quality, and Applications”, Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, pp. 167-225, 2011 (ISBN 978-1-61761-320-3)
4. Asif Iqbal, Ghulam Hussain; Improve Prediction Accuracy of Your Fuzzy Systems: A Simulated Annealing Approach; In: “Fuzzy Control Systems”, Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, pp.241-263, 2012 (ISBN 978-1-61324-488-3)
5. Asif Iqbal, Ning He, Liang Li; Hard-Milling using Carbide Cutters: Experimental Investigation and Optimization; In: “Milling: Operations, Applications and Industrial Effects” Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, pp.1-56, 2012 (ISBN 978-1-61470-903-9)
6. Hong-Chao Zhang, JingYu. Asif Iqbal; Application of Electro-Magnetic Heat Effect on Crack Arrest in Remanufacturing Blank; In: “Re-engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability” Springer Singapore, pp.627-632, 2013 (ISBN: Print-978-981-4451-47-5; Online-978-981-4451-48-2) [DOI: 10.1007/978-981-4451-48-2_102]
7. Asif Iqbal, Kahlid A. Al-Ghamdi; Incorporating energy efficiency in performance measures of machining: experimental investigation and optimization; In: “Sustainable Machining”; Springer International Publishing; pp.47-65, 2017 (ISBN: Print: 978-3-319-51959-3; Online: 978-3-319-51961-6) [DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51961-6_3]
8. Muhammad Iqbal, Asif Iqbal, Malik M Nauman, Quentin Cheok, Emeroylariffion Abas; Manufacturing, Remanufacturing and Surface Repairing of Various Machine Tool Components using Laser Assisted Directed Energy Deposition; Invited chapter to be published in “Functional Reverse Engineering of Machine Tools (Taylor & Francis, USA)”, 2018

Presentations in International Conferences/Symposia/Workshops
1. Asif Iqbal, Ning He, Liang Li; A Fuzzy Expert System for Optimization of High-Speed Milling Process; Proceedings of 5th IEEE International Workshop on Robot Motion & Control, Dymaczewo, Poland, June 23-25, 2005, pp. 297-304 (ISBN: 83-7143-266-6)
2. Asif Iqbal, Ning He, Liang Li, Naeem Ullah Dar; Simulated Annealing Assisted Optimization of Fuzzy Rules for Maximizing Tool Life in High-Speed Milling Process; Proceedings of 5th IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Applications, Innsbruck, Austria, February 13-16, pp. 335-340, 2006.
3. Asif Iqbal, Naeem Ullah Dar, Iqbal Khan, He Ning; Assessment of Wear Failure Modes of Carbide Cutters in High-Speed Milling of Hardened Steels; Proceedings of Conference on Failure of Engineering Materials & Structures (FEMS’07), Taxila, Pakistan, October 22-23, 2007, pp.119-126
4. Asif Iqbal, Naeem Ullah Dar, Mubasher Chohan; Effects of Cutting Parameters in Erosion Failure of Ductile Materials in Abrasive Water Jet Machining; Proceedings of Conference on Failure of Engineering Materials & Structures (FEMS’07), Taxila, Pakistan, October 22-23, 2007, pp.111-118
5. Asif Iqbal, Iqbal Khan, Naeem Ullah Dar, Ning He; A Self-Developing Fuzzy Expert System, Designed for Optimization of Machining Process; Proceedings of International Conference of Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Systems (World Congress on Engineering 2008), London, UK, July 2 – 4, 2008, pp.1728-1733
6. Asif Iqbal, Iqbal Khan, Naeem Ullah Dar, Ning He; Efficacy of Applying Expert System in Monitoring of Milling Process; Proceedings of International Conference of Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Systems (World Congress on Engineering 2008), London, UK, July 2 – 4, 2008, pp.1734-1738
7. Asif Iqbal, Naeem Ullah Dar, Iqbal Khan; Knowledge-Based Intelligent Diagnostics of Tool Wear States; Proceedings of 6th IEEE International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, January 19-22, 2009, pp.281-286
8. Ejaz M Qureshi, Naeem Ullah Dar, Afzaal M Malik, Asif Iqbal; Optimization of Welding Process Parameters for Arc Welded High Strength Low Alloy Steel (HSLA) by using the Design of Experiments (DOE) Techniques; Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing, Guilin, China, November 16–19, 2010
9. Asif Iqbal, Ning He, Liang Li; Empirical Modeling the Effects of Cutting Parameters in High-Speed End Milling of Hardened AISI D2 under MQL Environment; Proceedings of World Congress on Engineering 2011 Vol.1 (International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management), London, UK, July 6 – 8, 2011
10. Asif Iqbal, Saeed M. Khan, Mukhtar H. Sahir; ANN Assisted Prediction of Weld Bead Geometry in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of HSLA Steels; Proceedings of World Congress on Engineering 2011 Vol.1 (International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management), London, UK, July 6 – 8, 2011
11. Hussein Ali Ibraheem, Asif Iqbal, Majid Hashemipour; Experimental Analysis of Hole Making in GFRP Composite using Laser Beam Cutting Technology; Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials, Goa, India, February 18 – 21, 2013 [Proceedings are SCI indexed]
12. Asif Iqbal; Performance Comparison of Artificial Neural Network and Expert System in Prediction of Flow Stress; Proceedings of 8th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, Melbourne, Australia, June 19– 21, 2013, pp.555-561
13. Asif Iqbal; Revamping Grooving Process for Sustainability using Fuzzy Expert System; Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Mechatronics and Manufacturing, Singapore, January 13-14, 2016
14. Asif Iqbal, Malik M. Nauman, Khalid A. Al-Ghamdi; On the Effects of Magnitude of Flank Wear as Tool Life Criterion on Sustainability Measures of a Continuous Machining Process; Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics, Auckland, New Zealand, April 20-23, 2018, pp.451-455 [DOI: 10.1109/ICCAR.2018.8384718]
15. M. M. Nauman, K. H. Choi, M. Mehdi, A. Iqbal, A. F. Rafique, M. Iqbal; Slot-Die Coated Active Carbon Films for Hydrogen Storage Applications; Proceedings of 8th International Congress on Advances in Applied Physics and Materials Science; Mugla, Turkey, April 24 – 30, 2018
16. Asif Iqbal, Juliana Zaini, Malik M. Nauman; Machinability of an Alloy Steel and a Titanium Alloy under Carbon Dioxide Snow, Micro-Lubrication and Hybrid Lubro-Cooling; Accepted for presentation in 3rd International Conference on Manufacturing Technologies; San Francisco, USA, January 4 – 7, 2019

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

National Development Complex, Islamabad, Pakistan: Assistant Manager (Technical): 1999 - 2004; Manager (Technical): 2004 - 2010
In-depth experience of performing and managing hi-tech manufacturing processes and accomplishing production goals.