Iqbal Shareef


Morgan Hall 403
(309) 677-2981

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
M.S., Mech/Mfg. Engineering, Osmania University, Hyd., India
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University, Hyd., India


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Honors and Awards:

  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Education
  • Strathmore's Who's Who Peoria Area Outstanding Engineer Award


Teaching Interests:

  • Machining and Forming Processes
  • Design for Manufacturability
  • Optimal Design
  • Tribology
  • Mechanical Design, Statics, Strength of Materials
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Advanced Solid Mechanics


Research Areas:

  • Modeling of Manufacturing and Machining Processes
  • Green Machining of P/M Parts
  • Design for Manufacturability
  • Optimal Design
  • Tribology
  • Environmentally Benign Manufacturing
  • Nano-Coatings for Dry Machining Applications

Selected Publications:

  • “Testing Aerospace Gears For Bending Fatigue, Pitting, and Scuffing,” Proceedings of the ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC2017, August 2017, DETC-68007 (with Tim Krantz, Cody Anderson, and Jason Petty)
  • “Optimization of StepLock® Orthotic Knee Joint Design,” Procedia Manufacturing, 10, pp.622-633, June 2017, NAMRC 2017 (with Omar Castiblanco).
  • “Effect of Differential Hardness on Static Load Capacity of AISI 52100 Bearing Steel,” 72nd STLE Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA, May 2017 (with Dr. Erwin Zaretsky)
  • “Tribology Of James Webb Space Telescope’s NIRSpec Micro Shutter Assembly Mechanism,” Proceedings of the Second Congress In Tribology and Third Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Biomedicine ACT2017–EMC3B, April 2017, Marrakesh, Morocco (with Tim Krantz)
  • “Measurement of Thin-film Coating Hardness in the Presence of Contamination and Roughness; Implications for Tribology,” Metallurgical and Materials Trans A, 47(4), pp.1629-1640, 2016 (with Demas, Lorenzo-Martin, Ajayi, and Erck.)
  • “Tribology of James Webb Telescope,” NASA – Academy of Aerospace Quality, Marshall Space Center, Educator Training Facility, Huntsville, AL August 30 - September 1, 2015.
  • “Friction and wear behavior of thin-film ceramic coatings under lubricated sliding contact” International Journal of Thin Solid Films, Volume 569 (2014) 70–75, (with Cinta Lorenzo-Martin et. al.)
  • “Capturing Ball Bearing Interactions From A Spiral Orbital Tribometer,” STLE 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Orlando, Florida (USA) May 18-21, 2014 (with Michael Gilles and Steven Pepper)
  • “Wear of Steel and Ti6Al4V Rollers in Vacuum” Proceedings of the 41st Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, May 16-18, 2012 (with Tim Krantz)
  • “Adhesive Wear of Rollers in Vacuum,” STLE 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, St. Louis, Missouri (USA) May 6 - 10, 2012 (with Tim Krantz)
  • “International Space Station SARJ Race Ring Damage Simulation and Durability Test for Life Extension,” 19th NASA Quality in Leadership Forum (QLF) and NASA – Academy of Aerospace Quality, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL March 22, 2012
  • “Effect of Surface Contamination Layers and Roughness on the Determination of Mechanical Properties of Thin Films Using Nanoindentation,” ASME/STLE 2011 International Joint Tribology Conference, Loss Angeles, CA October 24-24, 2011 (with Oelayo Ajayi)
  • “Investigation of The Vacuum Tribological Property of Damaged Surfaces in Presence of Grease,” Grease Technical Committee – 2011 STLE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia May 15-19, 2011 (with Tim Krantz).
  • “International Space Station Solar Alpha Rotary Joint Anomaly,” 18th NASA Quality in Leadership Forum (QLF) and NASA – Academy of Aerospace Quality, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL - March 17, 2011
  • “Comparison of Tribological and Nanomechanical Behavior of Different Diamond-Like-Carbon (DLC) Coatings,” 35th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC’11), The American Ceramic Society, Daytona Beach, Florida Jan 23-28, 2011 (with Oelayo Ajayi).