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Having an Electronics Engineering background (BS Electronics), Naeem completed his MSc in Engineering Control Systems and Instrumentation from the University of Huddersfield. Naeem’s final year project was to design a cost effective machine tool axis straightness measurement system which may replace expensive laser systems commercially used. During the project Naeem experienced severe non-linearity in the data obtained from the designed sensor system which was later researched and found to be the cause of temperature fluctuations which effectively expanded not only the machine but also the sensor system. This become the starting point for Naeem’s PhD. Naeem continued to research into the causes of machine tool thermal instabilities. However thermal tests were found to be very time consuming and is what industries don’t want. Naeem successfully devised a method where thermal testing times on machine tools can be reduced from fort-night to hours. After completing the PhD, Naeem joined the Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT) within the Engineering Control and Machine Performance Group (ECMPG) at the University of Huddersfield as Research Assistant.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Machine tool thermal behaviour
  • Machine tool calibration
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Machine tool performance prior to manufacturing
  • Instrumentation and sensor systems
  • Electronic circuits design
  • Data analysis

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Research Output 2009 2019

  • 9 Conference contribution
  • 4 Article

Core Temperature Measurement in Subtractive Manufacturing Processes

Olabode, O. F., Fletcher, S., Longstaff, A. & Mian, N., Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) Lamdamap 13th International Conference & Exhibition: 13th -14th March 2019, AMRC, UK.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Temperature measurement
Acoustic wave velocity
Machine tools
Open Access
Coordinate measuring machines
Finite element method
Temperature sensors

Workpiece temperature measurement and stabilization prior to dimensional measurement

Mian, N., Fletcher, S. & Longstaff, A., 23 Mar 2018, Conference on Thermal Issues in Machine Tools: Proceedings. p. 367-377 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Temperature measurement
Surface measurement
Thermodynamic stability
Boundary conditions

Areal surface measurement using multidirectional laser line scanning

Akowua, K., Fletcher, S., Longstaff, A. & Mian, N., 15 Mar 2017, Laser metrology and machine performance XII: Papers presented at the Twelfth International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, Coordinate Measuring Machine and Machine Tool Performance (LAMDAMAP 2017). Blunt, L. & Knapp, W. (eds.). Bedfordshire: euspen, p. 175-184 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Surface measurement
Machine tools
Data acquisition
Open Access
Machine tools
Energy balance
Finite element method
Ball screws
Machining centers