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Dr. Shahid Ikramullah Butt
Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
 H-12, NUST HQ, Islamabad
Tel : +925190856000

Industrial Engineering and Digital Manufacturing

PhD (Mechanical Manufacturing), Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Prof. Dr Shahid Ikramullah Butt completed his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. Then he proceeded for MS in Engineering from Mississippi State University, Mississippi, USA. He completed his Doctorate from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China from Department of Mechanical Engineering in Mechanical & Manufacturing with specialization in Manufacturing. Dr Shahid Ikramullah has nearly five years Industrial Experience. He has also got more than fifteen years teaching and research experience in reputed universities. He has nearly fifty research publication to his credit mostly in the Impact Factor Journals. He has been able to attain research funding from different sources for Industrial Projects. His research interests fall in the categories of Industrial as well Manufacturing with emphasis on Welding Techniques (Advanced and Conventional), Sheet Metal Forming (All Types), Casting, Molding, Designing, Structural Analysis, System Design, Analysis & Optimization, Scheduling, Quality Control, Six Sigma etc.​​​

Research Intersets

  • Provide simulation and modeling of production facility to improve productivity.

  • Use of Ergonomics to improve working condition of the shop floor.

  • Improvement in Die casting technique, machining techniques etc.

  • Improvement in the weld strength by introducing new welding techniques like Stir Friction Welding etc.

  • Implementation of Six Sigma

  • Modification in facility layout

  • Providing QFD solutions to incorporate customers' requirements into product.

  • Short courses on Lean Manufacturing, ISO 9000-2008, Project management, Job Shop scheduling etc.

  • Design and development of test rigs for product quality and performance evaluation.

  • Improvement / optimization of machining processes.

  • Failure analysis of parts / components / assemblies.

  • Impact / crash performance of components / assemblies.

  • Finite element analysis to validate / improve existing design.

  • Weight reduction / Optimization of existing / newly designed parts.

  • Composite parts design and analysis.​

Research publications in ISI and SCI Expanded journal (W Category)

  • Fausz Naeem Ch. Shahid I Butt Effect of carbon fibre on reinforcement of thermoplastics using FDM and RSM, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials,  SAGE Publications, IF=1.343  Article first published online: November 14, 2019

  • Cong Yu Shahid I Butt OntoIMM: An Ontology for Product Intelligent Master Model Applied Sciences., MDPI AG, St. Alban-Anlage 66, CH-4052 Basel, Switzerland, IF=2.217 9(12),  Pp: 1-22

  • Yasir Sagheer Abbasi Shahid I Butt Optimization of parameters for micro friction stir welding of aluminum 5052 using Taguchi technique The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, May 2019. DOI,  Springer London. IF: 2.496 Volume 102, Issue 1–4, pp 369–378

  • Gulfam Ul Rehman  Shahid I Butt Analysis of Burr Formation in Low Speed Micro-milling of Titanium Alloy (Ti-6Al-4V), Mechanical Sciences July 2018,,  Science Citation, Index Expanded. Copernicus Publications. IF 1.352 Vol. 9 pp. 231-243

  • Muhammad Zia ur Rehman Shahid I Butt An appraisal of nodules detection techniques for lung cancer in CT images Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 41, March 2018, Pages 140-151, March 2018,  Science Citation, Index Expanded, Elsevier. IF., 2.783 Vol. 41 Pp. 140-151

  • Muhammad Kamal Amjad Shahid I Butt Recent Research Trends in Genetic Algorithm Based Flexible Job Shop Scheduling Problems Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Feb 2018.  Hindawi Ltd, England, IF: 0.802 Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 9270802,  32 pages

  • Faping Zhang Shahid I Butt Blind Signal Separation Method Based Machining Error Decomposition International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, Feb 2018  Springer-Verlag London, England, IF: 1.497 19(2) Pp:203-211

  • Xiaofan Shi Shahid I Butt The state of residual stresses in the Cu/Steel bonded laminates after ISF deformation: An experimental analysis Journal of Manufacturing Processes. ISSN: 1526-6125,, Dec 2017. IF: 2.322 Elsevier Sci Ltd. The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX51GB, Oxon, England 30(2017) pp:14-26 F. P. Zhang Shahid I Butt Knowledge component-based intelligent method for fixture design, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology ISSN: 0268-3768.  Springer-Verlag London, England, IF: 2.209 Online 30 Sep 2017 pp: 1-19

  • Muhammad Zubair Zahid Shahid I Butt Non-Linear Material Behavior Analysis under High Compression Pressure in Dynamic Conditions International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ISSN: 1687-5966,  Hinawi Ltd, Engand, IF: 1.144 Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID:3616932 ,  15 pages

  • Mansoor A Siddiqui Shahid I Butt Optimizing Availability of a Framework in Series Configuration utilizing Markov Model and Monte Carlo Simulation Techniques Symmetry, ISSN: 2073-8994, 2017,  MDPI AG St. Alban-Anlage 66, CH-4052 Basel, Switzerland, IF=1.457 Vol 2017, 9(7), 96; doi:10.3390/sym9070096 pp: 1-14

  • Abu Bakar Dawood Shahid I Butt Thermal Model of Rotary Friction Welding for Similar and Dissimilar Metals METALS, ISSN 2075-4701,  MDPI AG, St. Alban-Anlage 66, CH-4052 Basel, Switzerland, IF=1.984 Vol (7) Issue (6) # 224, June, 2017 pp: 1-14

  • Muhammad Aaqib Afaq Shahid I Butt Aerodynamic investigation and redesign of ceiling fan blades for enhanced energy efficiency Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology, ISSN 1905-7873,  Maejo University, San Sai, Chiang Mai, Thailand, IF = 0.329  Vol 11. Issue (2), (May-Aug 2017) pp:97-114 F. P. Zhang Shahid I Butt High-definition metrology-based machining error identification for non-continuous surfaces Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B-Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Article first published online: April 19, 2017,  SAGE Journals, IF: 0.978 Vol 2017 pp: 1–11

  • Shahid I Butt Umer Asghar Intelligent Machine Vision Based Modeling and Positioning System in Sand Casting Process, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering,  Hindawi Ltd, England, IF: 1.01 Vol 2017 (2017) pp:1-11,

  • Mansoor A Siddiqui Shahid I Butt A Novel Idea for Optimizing Condition Based Maintenance using Genetic, Algorithms and Continuous Event Simulation Techniques Mathematical Problems in Engineering,  Hindawi Ltd, England, IF: 0.644 Vol 2017 (2017) pp:1-10

  • F. P. Zhang Shahid I Butt A Systematic Approach to Quality Oriented Product Sequencing for Multistage Manufacturing Systems Mathematical Problems in Engineering,  Hindawi Ltd, England. IF: 0.644 Vol 2016 Published 2016 pp:1-9

  • Chengyan Zhang Shahid I Butt Identification of a new friction model at tool-chip interface in dry orthogonal cutting The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology ISSN: 0268-3768.  Springer-Verlag London, England, IF: 1.568 Vol. 89 Issue (1-4) March 2017 pp:921-932

  • F. P. Zhang Shahid I Butt Integrated model based thin-walled part machining precision control for the workpiece-fixture system International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology,  Springer-Verlag London 2016, IF= 1.568 Vol. 85 (Issue 5-8) July 2016 pp. 1745-1758

  • Shan-e- Fatima Shahid I Butt Optimization of Process Parameters for Plasma Arc Welding (PAW) of Austenitic Stainless Steel (304L) with Low Carbon Steel(A-36), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part L - Journal of Materials- Design and Applications, DOI:  SAGE PUBLICATIONS, London IF=0.793 Vol. 230 Issue:2, April 2016 pp: 640-653

  • K. A. Al-Ghamdi Shahid I Butt Force Variations with Defects and a Force-Based Strategy to Control Defects in SPIF  Materials and Manufacturing Processes, October, 2014,  Taylor & Francis IF=1.629 29 (10) 1197-1204

  • Muhammad Umer Shahid I Butt Intelligent Pheromone up Gradation Mechanism through Neural Augmented Ant Colony Optimization (NaACO) Meta heuristic in Machine Scheduling,  Scientia Iranica, May 2014, pdf  Science Direct IF=1.025 21(5)  1726-1731

  • Mohsin Jamil Shahid I Butt Optimal Control based Intelligent Controller for Active Suspension System Life Science Journal, Dec 2013 http ://  Marsland Press / Zhengzhou University IF=0.165  10 (12s)  653-659

  • Jiping Lu Shahid I Butt Tolerance-based Structural Design of Tubular–Structure Loading Equipments International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems. March 2012. Taylor & Francis ISSN: 1875-6883 IF: 0.451 4 (3) 329-336

  • Usama U Shahid I Butt Comparative Analyses for Different Modeling Methods in High Speed Turning Operations for Hardened Steel  Strojniški vestnik - Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2008.  University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana Slovenia IF=0.102 54(2008)12 850-85


  • M Yasir Anwar Shahid I Butt Reverse Engineering in modeling of aircraft propeller blade – First step to product optimization IIUM Engineering Journal, 2014  SCI Expanded / Scopus  15 (02) 43-57

  • Shahid I Butt Sun Houfang Application of Genetic Algorithms and Rules in the Scheduling of Flexible Job Shops. Journal of Applied Sciences. July 2006.  SCI Expanded / Scopus 6(7) 1586-1590

  • M. Zia-ur-Rehman,  Shahid I Butt Adaptive thresholding technique for segmentation and juxtapleural nodules inclusion in lung segments International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology.  Science & Engineering Research Support Society SCOPUS Volume 8, Issue 5, 2016,  Pages 105-114

  • Saad Afzal Shahid I Butt Fuzzy Logic Controller for Boiler Temperature Control using Lab VIEW and MatLab. International Journal of Control and Automation, September 2016. (ISSN (Print) : 2005-4270)  SCOPUS Science & Engineering Research Support society  Vol. 9, No. 9,

  • Muhammad Hamid Shahid I Butt Jib System Control of Industrial Robotic Three Degree of Freedom Crane using a Hybrid Controller Indian Journal of Science and Technology   Scopus ISSN (Print) : 0974-6846 Vol (9), Issue (21) June 2016 1-9

  • Muhammad Sajjad Ahmad Shahid I Butt Modal Analysis of Ship’s Mast Structure using Effective Mass Participation Factor Indian Journal of Science and Technology   Scopus ISSN (Print) 0974-6846 Vol (9), Issue (21) June 2016 1-5

  • Nauman Bashir Shahid I Butt Design and Development of Experimental Hardware in Loop Model for the Study of Vibration Induced in Tall Structure with Active Control. Indian Journal of Science and Technology  Scopus ISSN (Print) : 0974-6846 Vol (9), Issue (21)June 2016 1-5

  • Umer Asghar Shahid I B Mathematical Modeling of Manufacturing Process Plan, Optimization analysis with Stochastic and DSM modeling Technique.  Advanced Materials Research, 2013  Scopus 816-817 (2013) 1174-1180

  • Usman Attique Shahid I B Assembly Line Balancing Type-2 Using Unequal Multiple Operators  Advanced Materials Research, 2013  Scopus 816-817 (2013) 1169-1173

  • Usama Umer Shahid I Butt Experimental and FEM study of serrated chip formation in high speed turning processes  Advanced Materials Research. 2011  Scopus Volume 264-265 1021-1026

  • Lu Yuan Shahid I B The research of man-hour dynamic parameter modelling and visualisation.  International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control. April, 2010  Inderscience publisher / Scopus 9(1-2) 176-181

  • Faheem Yousuf Shahid I B Six Sigma Implementation to Reduce Rejection Rate of Pump Casings at Local Manufacturing Company  IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Jul-Aug 2013.  IOSR 7 (4) 96-112

  • Zhang Faping Shahid I B Minimum Normal Force Principle Based Quantitative Optimization of Clamping Forces for Thin Walled Part Journal of Beijing Institute of Technology. June 2008.  Compendex / Scopus 17( 2) 148-152

  • Zhang Faping Shahid I B Layered Design of Manufacturing Setup Planning Based on the Manufacturing Resources Capability Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, January 2008  Science Direct/ Compendex / Scopus 14(1) 11-16

  • Shahid I B Sun Houfang Verification of production activity control architecture using PETRI NET tools  Information Technology Journal. Aug, 2007.  Scopus 6(6) 924-928

  • Shahid I B Sun Houfang Dynamic scheduling of flexible job shops Journal of Beijing Institute of Technology, 2007.Scopus / EI 16(1) 18-22

  • Shahid I B Sun Houfang Scheduling in Flexible Job Shop under machine breakdowns with the initial setup times – A practical application  WSEAS Transactions on Systems, 2006.  Scopus / Compendex 5(9) 2224-2229

  • Zhang Faping Shahid I B Genetic algorithm based production planning for alternative process production  Journal of Beijing Institute of Technology (English Ed.), September, 2009.  Compendex / Scopus 18(3) 278-282

  • Shahid I B Sun Houfang An Improved Production Activity Control Architecture for Shop Floor Information System in Digital Manufacturing. Computer Aided Drafting, Design and Manufacturing. 2005  China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database (  15(2)  56-60

  • Shahid I B Sun Houfang An Improved Production Activity Control Architecture for Shop Floor Control Computer Aided Drafting, Design and Manufacturing. 2005  China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database (  15(1) 59-63

  • A M Wain Shahid I B Use of Quality Control Circles - A Fad or Need Computer Aided Drafting, Design and Manufacturing, 2006.   China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database ( 16(1) 44-49

  • H K Niazi Shahid I B The RFID based manufacturing and inventory revolution Computer Aided Drafting, Design and Manufacturing, 2005.  China Knowledge Resource Integrated 31Database (  15(1) 46-51

  • Faheem Yousuf Shahid I B Reduction in repair rate of welding processes by determination and controlling of critical KPIVs International Journal of production management and engineering, Jan 2014.  EBSCO / Universitat Politècnica de València 2(1) 23-36

  • Shahid I Butt Sun Houfang Application of an improved Production Activity Control architecture for shop floor information system in digital manufacturing Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2006.  DOI:10.3901/CJME.2006.04.483 SCI / Scopus IF=0.194 19(4) 483-486


  • Zhang Faping Shahid I B BOM Technology based Knowledge Service Mechanism in Aircraft Product Development Process Proceeding of the 2018 15th   International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology (IBCAST), Islamabad, Pakistan 9th-13th January, 2018. IEEE Explore Publication Year: 2018,  Page(s): 166 - 171

  • Anosh Ali Shahid I B Dry Friction Clutch Disc of an Automobile under Transient Thermal Load: A Comparison of Friction Lining Materials  MATEC Web of Conferences 124:07003 · January 2017.  Published by: EDP Sciences, France. eISSN: 2261-236X 124(2017) Pp: 1-5

  • Muhammad Hamid Shahid I B Intelligent Control of Industrial Robotic Three Degree of Freedom Crane Using Artificial Neural Network Information Technology, Networking, Electronic and Automation Control Conference, IEEE. 20-22 May 2016  IEEE Explore Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4673-9194-8 DOI: 10.1109/ITNEC.2016.7560330 pp:113 - 117

  • Umer Asghar Shahid I Butt Robust Hybrid Normalized Convolution and Forward Error Correction in Image Reconstruction10th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (INNOVATIONS), 2014  IEEE Explore DOI: 10.1109/INNOVATIONS.2014.6987561 54-59

  • Raja Waseem Tahir Shahid I B Optimization and Analysis of Cutting Parameters Using Cryogenic Media in Machining of Alloy Steel (D406A)  The 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2013), Sep, 2013  Cranfield University, UK 

  • Rizwan Moeen Shahid I B Supplier Sift - A Strategic Need of Modern Entrepreneurship ‘International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing’, Istanbul, Turkey. June 20-21 2013.  World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. 78 2037-2042

  • Jiping Lu Shahid I B Research on Assembly Quality Evaluation Based on Markov Chain IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management, Hong Kong, 8-11 December, 2009. IEEE Explore  1366-1370.

  • Zhang Faping Shahid I B An integrated methodology for workpiece fixture system stiffness calculation and error control International Conference on Measuring Technology & Mechatronics Automation, ICMTMA 2009, 11-12 April 2009.  IEEE Explore / Compendex  v 2 487-490

  • ZHANG Faping Shahid I B Research on object oriented information modeling in manufacturing planning for CAPP IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management, 8-11 Dec 2008.  IEEE Explore / Compendex  847-851

  • Yuan Lu Shahid I B An algorithm for excess stock matching Based on Fuzzy Integrated Evaluation International Conference of Production and Operation Management (ICPOM’08), 8 – 10 December, 2008, Xiamen, PR China. Springer / Xiamen Univ., Xiamen, China

  • Shahid I B Sun Houfang Performance Measure for Rescheduling Algorithm of Flexible Job Shop 38th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2008, Beijing, China. Beihang University, Beijing, China  1810-1814

  • Yuan Lu Shahid I B The Research of Man-Hour Dynamic Parameter Modeling and Visualization International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control, Jun 29-July 2, 2008.  IJMIC / Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., China. 

  • Usama U Shahid I B High Speed Turning of H-13 Tool Steel using Ceramics and PCBN 2nd Tehran International Congress on Manufacturing Engineering, Dec 10-13, 2007, IUST, Tehran, Iran. SME Iran / Iran Univ of Sciences and Technology 

  • Shahid I B Sun Houfang Rescheduling of Flexible Job Shops under machine Breakdowns Proceeding of the 10th WSEAS International Conference on Systems, 10th – 12th July, 2006, Athens, Greece.   WSEAS, Athens, Greece  154-159

  • Cheng Guangyao Shahid I B Research on Intelligent CAPP System based on PDM. Proceedings of the International echnology and Innovation Conference (IET Conference Publications), 6-7 November 2006. Hangzhou, China.  Scopus Vol (2006)  Issue(CP524) 8-13

Teaching Profile - 2009-2019

  • Involved in teaching of undergraduate and post-graduate subjects including Manufacturing Processes, Project Management, Engireening Economics, Quality & Reliability Management, CIM, Supply Chain Engineering, PLM etc.

Head of Research – SMME – Sep 2015 to Nov 2018

  • To promote research activities in the department by bridging gap between industry and academia.

Head of Mechanical Engineering Department – Dec 2011 to Feb 2015

  •  Responsible for all the activities for smooth running of undergraduate programme in Mechanical Engineering Department. Assigning subjects to the faculty for the semester.

  • B.E. Mechanical curriculum updating and implementation according to the latest international and industrial requirements.

  • Worked to get the program accredited from Pakistan Engineering Council.

  • Currently, working to implement Outcome Based Education (OBE) system to get program accredited according to Washington Accord requirements.

  • Worked to hold DICE Automotive 2014 event in collaboration with DICE Foundation, USA in NUST in 2014.​

Packages Limited, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Department Incharge (December 1994 – August 1998)

Responsibilities undertaken

  • Production planning and scheduling of the shop floor.

  • Stocks inventory management.

  • Control the quality control section to maintain quality of the product.

  • Look after the maintenance activities of the shop floor for smooth running of machines.

  • Steps taken to implement ISO9002.

DESCON Engineering (Pvt) Limited, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Assistant Engineer (April 1994 – November 1994)​ ​​