Naveed Iqbal


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Research Interests

My responsibility includes delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching modules in aerospace materials and advanced manufacturing. I also lead research projects in advanced materials and manufacturing technologies for aerospace,automotive and nuclear sectors.

I have more than fifteen years experience in managing research projects, leading project teams in high-tech materials and manufacturing industries, and contract research environments. Specialist in solid state joining and processing, surface engineering & coating technologies for space structures, development of project plans, implementation strategies and supply chain solutions. Expertise in project management and technology integration for strategic solution development. Working experience of radiation applications like X-rays, Synchrotrons and Neutrons for materials and process investigation in-situ, structural integrity of engineering structures and residual stress investigations, destructive as well as non-destructive tetsing, stress corrosion cracking and metallurgy of weldings. Provided technical consultancy to world leading aerospace agencies like European Space Agency (ESA), Russian Space Agency (ENERGIA) etc, blue chip companies and public sector organizations.




Education/Academic qualification

Materials Science & Engineering, Doctorate, Delft University of Technology

Nuclear Engineering, MSc, Quaid-I-Azam University

Physics, MSc, Quaid-I-Azam University

External positions

Senior Project Leader-Technology, The Welding Institute (TWI)



  • TS Manufactures
  • TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Software Engineering
  • Nuclear manufacturing
  • Management

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Aluminum alloys Engineering & Materials Science
Solidification Engineering & Materials Science
aluminum alloys Physics & Astronomy
solidification Physics & Astronomy
Friction Engineering & Materials Science
Cooling Engineering & Materials Science
Residual stresses Engineering & Materials Science
Nucleation Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2001 2020

Parametric study of pulse arc and laser welding techniques for electrical vehicle battery cells

Iqbal, N., May 2020. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Laser beam welding
Electric arc welding
Laser pulses
Laser modes

Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 316L Stainless Steel Fabricated Using Selective Laser Melting

Iqbal, N., E. Jimenez-Melerob, E., Ankalkhope, U. & Lawrence, J., 3 Jun 2019, In : MRS Advances. 4, 44-45, p. 2431-2439 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stainless steels
mechanical properties
20 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Enhanced erosion performance of cold spray co-deposited AISI316 MMCs modified by friction stir processing

Peat, T., Galloway, A., Toumpis, A., Steel, R., Zhu, W. & Iqbal, N., 15 Apr 2017, In : Materials and Design. 120, p. 22-35 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Tungsten carbide

Activities 2019 2019

  • 2 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 1 Invited talk

The Welding Institute (TWI)

Naveed Iqbal (Visiting researcher)
Oct 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

University of Manchester

Naveed Iqbal (Supervisor)
29 Nov 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution


ALCOA Aluminium Award, 2013 (By Alcoa Inc: Saint Pittsburgh, RUSSIA)

Naveed Iqbal (Recipient), Nov 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Friction stir welding
Aluminum alloys

International Raiser Innovation Award 2017 (ESA Project)

Naveed Iqbal (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)