Dr Javaid Butt

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Javaid Butt is an active researcher in the field of Additive Manufacturing with a passion for interdisciplinary studies associated with Mechatronics, Robotics and 3D Printing.

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Javaid joined Anglia Ruskin University as a Lecturer in January 2016 immediately after submitting his PhD thesis and is rigorously researching in the field of additive manufacturing. Javaid acquired his PhD from the Department of Engineering & Built Environment at Anglia Ruskin University in 2016. He designed a new additive manufacturing process for the production of metal and composite parts. 

At the University of Southampton, Javaid designed a novel mechanism for the production of multiple material parts using a desktop based 3D printer in his MSc project. Javaid’s first degree is in Mechatronics & Control Engineering with the final year project on the design of a master-slave dexterous robotic hand.

Research interests

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Metal Prototyping
  • 3D printing/printers


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BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics & Process Quality Assurance

  • MSc Engineering Management
    • Engineering Quality Management
    MSc Mechanical Engineering

    • Automation and Robotics
    • Innovative Product Design and Manufacture


    • PhD in Additive Manufacturing (Anglia Ruskin University)
    • MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering Sciences/Mechatronics (University of Southampton)
    • BSc (Hons) Mechatronics & Control Engineering (University of Engineering & Technology)

    Memberships, editorial boards

    Student Member of IET

    Selected recent publications

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    Book Chapters

    Butt, J., Mebrahtu, H. and Shirvani, H., In Press. Metal Rapid Prototyping Technologies. In: V. M. Petrova, ed. 2016. Advances in Engineering Research. Volume 14. New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Ch.2.

    Journal Publications

    Butt, J., Mebrahtu, H. and Shirvani, H., 2016. Microstructure and mechanical properties of dissimilar 1050 aluminium/pure copper foil composites made with a new additive manufacturing process. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 238, pp.96-107.

    Butt, J., Mebrahtu, H. and Shirvani, H., 2016. Strength analysis of aluminium foil parts made by composite metal foil manufacturing. Progress in Additive Manufacturing, 1(1), pp.93-103.

    Butt, J., Mebrahtu, H. and Shirvani, H., 2015. Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of Dissimilar Al/Cu Foil Single Lap Joints Made by Composite Metal Foil Manufacturing. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering, 10(1), pp.41-46.

    Butt, J., Mebrahtu, H. and Shirvani, H., 2015. Peel and tensile test investigation of aluminium 1050 foil parts made with a new additive manufacturing process. International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing, 5(1), pp.95-115.

    Butt, J., Mebrahtu, H. and Shirvani, H., 2015. Rapid prototyping by heat diffusion of metal foil and related mechanical testing. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, pp.1-10.

    Butt, J., Mebrahtu, H. and Shirvani, H., 2014. A novel rapid prototyping process for the production of metal parts. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering-CSM, 17 November 2014. Birmingham, United Kingdom (pp. 26-29).