Dr. Shafaqat Siddique

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


Shafaqat Siddique started his academic career in 2005 as a Lecturer after earning his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore from where he also completed his M.Sc. in Manufacturing Engineering. Later he proceeded to Germany where he served as a Research Assistant at Technical University Hamburg, where he earned a Masters degree in International Production Management, and later as a Scientific Employee at Technical University Dortmund where he completed his doctorate and continued as a post-doctoral fellow. He also served as visiting lecturer at Dresden International University Germany and Southwest Jiaotong University China. Currently he is serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Lahore, Pakistan.

His research areas focus on materials and mechanical aspects in manufacturing. He works on investigating process-structure-property relationships in additive manufacturing. Other areas of interest include, but not limited to, other non-conventional manufacturing processes, structural analysis, mechanical reliability of parts and components as well as failure analysis. 

E-Mail: shafaqat.siddique@me.uol.edu.pk


SrNo. Year Degree Board/University
1 2005 B.Sc. University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan
2 2008 M.Sc. University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan
3 2012 M.Sc. Technical University Hamburg, Germany
4 2018 Ph.D. Technical University Dortmund, Germany


SrNo. From To Category Designation Organization
1 07/01/2005 12/31/2006 Academic Experience Lecturer University of Central Punjab Lahore Pakistan
2 01/31/2007 08/23/2009 Academic Experience Lecturer The University of Lahore Pakistan
3 05/01/2010 03/31/2012 Academic Experience Research Assistant Technical University Hamburg Germany
4 03/01/2013 03/15/2018 Academic Experience Scientific Employee Technical University Dortmund Germany
5 03/16/2018 08/31/2018 Academic Experience Post-doctoral fellow Technical University Dortmund Germany
6 01/01/2014 12/31/2018 Academic Experience Visiting Lecturer Dresden International University Germany
7 01/01/2016 12/31/2017 Academic Experience Visiting Lecturer Southwest Jiaotong University Chengdu China
8 01/30/2019 to date Academic Experience Associate Professor The University of Lahore Pakistan


SrNo. Title
1 Microstructural damage and fracture mechanisms of selective laser melted Al-Si alloys under fatigue loading
2 Fracture–Mechanical Assessment of the Effect of Defects on the Fatigue Lifetime and Limit in Cast and Additively Manufactured Aluminum–Silicon Alloys from HCF to VHCF Regime
3 Very high cycle fatigue properties and microstructural damage mechanisms of selective laser melted AlSi10Mg alloy
4 Very high-cycle fatigue properties and micro structural damage mechanisms of selective laser melted AlSi10Mg alloy
5 Quality assurance of additively manufactured alloys for aerospace industry by non-destructive testing and numerical modelling
6 Simulation of cyclic deformation behavior of selective laser melted and hybrid-manufactured aluminium alloys using the phase-field method
7 Comparative study of defect-based and plastic damage-based approaches for fatigue lifetime calculation of selective laser-melted AlSi12
8 Qualification of selective lasermelted Al alloys against fatigue damage by means of measurement and modeling techniques
9 Comparison of microstructure and mechanical properties of Scalmalloy® produced by selective laser melting and laser metal deposition
10 Very high cycle fatigue and fatigue crack propagation behavior of selective laser melted AlSi12 alloy
11 High and very high cycle fatigue failure mechanisms in selective laser melted aluminium alloys
12 Freeform characterization of fatigue strength of additively manufactured lightweight alloys through FEM and Monte-Carlo modeling
13 Influence of hybridization by selective laser melting on the very high cycle fatigue behavior of aluminium alloys
14 Detaillierte Untersuchungen zur Bewertung des Ermüdungsverhaltens von Bauteilen bei hohen Lastspielzahlen
15 Einfluss prozessinduzierter Defekte auf das Ermüdungsverhalten additiv-gefertigter AlSi12-Strukturen bei hohen und sehr hohen Lastspielzahlen
16 Development of a stochastic approach for fatigue life prediction of AlSi12 alloy processed by selective laser melting
17 Influence of process parameters on the quality of aluminium alloy EN AW 7075 using selective laser melting
18 Comparison of fatigue life assessment by analytical, experimental and damage accumulation modelling approach for steel SAE 1045
19 Assessment of influence of corrosive environment on fatigue performance of intrinsic CFRP/steel hybrids
20 Fatigue assessment of laser additive manufactured AlSi12 eutectic alloy in the very high cycle fatigue (VHCF) range up to 1E9 cycles
21 Fatigue and fracture reliability of additively manufactured Al-4047 and Ti- 6Al-4V alloys for automotive and aerospace applications
22 Determination of Young’s Modulus of Ti-TiAl3 Metallic Intermetallic Laminate Composites by Nano-Indentation
23 Fatigue life prediction based on finite-element modeling damage accumulation including material inhomogeneity
24 Fatigue performance of laser additive manufactured Ti-6Al-4V in very high cycle fatigue regime up to 109 cycles
25 Mechanical performance of hybrid aluminum structures manufactured by combination of laser additive manufacturing and conventional machining processes
26 Effect of electric current on the production of NiTiintermetallics via electric-current-activated sintering
27 Mechanical performance of light-weight alloys
28 Computed tomography for characterization of fatigue performance of selective laser melted parts
29 Influence of process-induced microstructure and imperfections on mechanical properties of AlSi12 processed by selective laser melting
30 Microstructural and mechanical properties of selective laser melted Al 4047
31 Effects of defects in laser additive manufactured Ti-6Al-4V on fatigue properties
32 High cycle fatigue (HCF) performance of Ti-6Al- 4V alloy processed by selective laser melting


SrNo. Year Level City Country Confence
1 2013 - Dubai UAE ICMST 2013, 4th International Conference on Manufa
2 2015 - Oludeniz Turkey 5th International Advances In Applied Physics and
3 2015 - Karlsruhe Germany ICM 12, 12th International Conference on the Mecha
4 2015 - Birmingham United Kingdom Advanced Engineering
5 2015 - Dortmund Germany Aerospace Day III
6 2016 - Neuss Germany Matching for new materials – Expanding the horizon
7 2016 - Veldhoven Netherlands Materials 2016
8 2016 - Dortmund Germany 2. Dortmunder Werkstoff-Forum
9 2017 - Dresden Germany 7th International Conference on Very High Cycle Fa
10 2017 - Erlangen Germany Hael Mughrabi Honorary Symposium & 28th Colloquium



SrNo. From - To Title Organization
1 02/01/2005 - To date Professional Engineer Pakistan Engineering Council

Courses Taught

SrNo. Type Title University Semester
1 Masters Design of Experiments The University of Lahore 1
2 Masters Research Methodology The University of Lahore 1
3 Bachelor Manufacturing Processes The University of Lahore 5
4 Bachelor Machine Design and CAD II The University of Lahore 5
5 Masters Advanced Fatigue Fracture Analysis The University of Lahore 3
6 Bachelor Basic Mechanical Engineering University of Central Punjab 1
7 Bachelor Engineering Workshop University of Central Punjab 1
8 Bachelor Computer Aided Drawing University of Central Punjab 2
9 Bachelor Thermodynamics The University of Lahore 2
10 Bachelor Basic Mechanical Engineering The University of Lahore 2
11 Master Fatigue Behaviour Technical University Dortmund Germany 2
12 Master Measurement Engineering Technical University Dortmund Germany 1
13 Master Measurement Technology Dresden International University Germany 1
14 Master Measurement Technology Southwest Jiaotong University Chengdu China 1
15 Bachelor machine Design and CAD I The University of Lahore Pakistan 4

Project Supervisor

SrNo. Title From - To Organization Type
1 Development of a stochastic approach for fatigue l 01/01/2015 - 31/08/2015 Technical University Dortmund Germany Master Thesis
2 Statistical numerical investigation of fatigue beh 06/01/2016 - 03/15/2017 Technical University Dortmund Germany Master Thesis
3 The effects of grain refinement on the mechanical 08/01/2014 - 06/20/2015 Technical University Dortmund Germany, Turkish Ger Master Thesis
4 Layshaft Design & Material Characterization of a H 09/01/2016 - 07/15/2017 Technical University Dortmund Germany Master Thesis
5 Fatigue resistant design of an aerostat’s mooring 01/01/2017 - 09/30/2017 Technical University Dortmund Germany Master Thesis



SrNo. Title Authors Year Publisher
1 Reliability of Selective Laser Melted AlSi12 Alloy Shafaqat Siddique,, 2019 Springer

Research Fundings

SrNo. From - To Type Title Source Amount
1 2015 Research and Development Application of laser additive manufacturing for development of high strength aluminium alloy (EN AW-7075) for aerospace application – ALOHA Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany EUR 174,000
2 2017 Research Mechanism-based understanding of functional grading focused on fatigue behaviour of additively processed Ti-6Al-4V and Al-12Si alloys German Research Foundation EUR 140,000
3 2018 Research Damage tolerance evaluation of electron beam melted cellular structures by advanced characterization techniques German Research Foundation EUR 132,000
4 2019 Research Qualification of new steel-alloying strategies for LAM powders by combined in-situ additivation, agglomeration and in-/post-process treatments German Research Foundation EUR 163,000

Extracurricular Activities

SrNo. Hobbies Interests

Languages and Skills

SrNo. Langues Skills
1 Urdu, English, German Proficient

Active Collabrations

SrNo. From - To Type Country Organization
1 2013 - To date Academic collaboration Germany Technical University Dortmund
2 2017 - To date Academic collaboration Germany Brandenberg Technical University
3 2014 - To date Academic collaboration Turkey Sakarya University

Consulting Experience