About me

Muhammad Ihtsham HASHMI

Mechanical Engineer from Kashmir - Pakistan

My name is Ihtsham HASHMI; I graduated from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore in January 2006 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After working in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Iraq, I finally ended up in beautiful Neuchâtel.

I created this website as an Online portfolio and resume to highlight the areas I like the most and the projects I have worked on. A summary containing many of the projects on this website can be found under portfolio section.

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My Expertise

I feel very comfortable with CAD using state of art design softwares like PTC Creo, FEA analysis, mechanism designs & simulations, strength of materials being my favorite subject. I have pretty good experience in R&D, project management; manufacturing of the design components, assembly & testing and integration issues of the manufactured parts, production-floor management. Additionally, I have a solid grip over project planning & control, good business development, sales and customer service skills, analysis & resolution of technical issues, reporting, information sharing & active liaison between teams/departments and have team leadership competence.
I am a conscientious person who works hard and pays attention to detail. I'm flexible, good team-player and always eager to learn from others. I am an advanced user of engineering/computer softwares and highly responsive to pick new skills if exposed to new technology or work experience.


I have pretty good experience with Creo, though worked on other packages too.


Since BSc, I have good experience & working knowledge of CNCs & CAM softwares.


I am good at managing/producing technical drawings and date pack controls too.


Experimental research work is something I feel very comfortable with. I enjoy working on different R&D projects, information/data collation & processing etc.


IT applications & different advanced software packages have always been a source of fascination to me and I get expertise with them within no time if exposed to.


Due to sharp IT skills, I have pretty good presentation and communication skills. Due to which I have experience of delivering lectures & technical trainings too.

Work Experience

Due to two degrees Bachelors and Master in two different Engineering domains; Mechanical & Oil & Gas Production Engineering, I have extensive Techno-Managerial experience in both areas; engineering design & manufacturing; planning, supervision & execution of design, quality and manufacturing processes/operations.

- to date January 2016

Berner Fachhochschule - Switzerland


Research & Development in Printing Technology Laboratory; working on 3D printing technology using nanomaterials for medical applications.

Sep, 2014 September 2012

Antonoil International - Iraq

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Lead design and manufacturing of oilfield down-hole tools; 3D prototyping, design of mechanical components and systems, basic stress analysis calculations, CAD models and drawings (layouts, assemblies etc.), active liaison with manufacturing, quality control & integration departments for final manufactured products and resolution of the final assembly issues, engineering test reports etc.

Sep, 2012 August 2010

Petroleum Institute (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) - UAE

Assistant Researcher (R&D)

Research & development activities in the production laboratory; product design & development, strength of materials, simulations, motion analysis, CNC machining. Other assignments were: teaching assistant, technical assistance to undergraduate students in designing and establishing lab experimental setups, students’ supervision in their practical laboratory & mechanical workshop work to ensure all the safety protocols and standards are met.

Sep, 2009 May 2008

SallyHome Group - Saudi Arabia

Project Engineer

Project management; initial concept drawings generation/resourcing out, meetings & evaluation of the contractors, project planning & project execution, mobilizing manpower, monitoring & reporting completed work issues to the project manager.

Apr, 2008 February 2006

Advanced Engineering Research Organization - Pakistan

Design Engineer

Detail design of structures/mechanisms, design optimization & validation, 2D/3D drawing generation, manufacturing, assembly and quality control of products related to aerospace (Pakistan Air Force) industry. Materials characterization, strength of materials, materials selection based on the design criteria. Quality control for the manufactured parts and assembly as per designed values and parameters.

Education & Diplomas

I have Master and a Bachelor of science degree, both in Engineering, details are below.

February, 2012

Master of Science Degree in Petroleum/Production Engineering

The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi - UAE.

Petroleum institute is top-notch premier engineering university of the Gulf region, located in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates, offers a variety of engineering degrees and is funded by a consortium of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and international oil companies.
I worked as a Research Assistant at production engineering laboratory, primarily engaged in research and development activities. Meanwhile, I completed Master of Science degree in the part-time with distinction and was able to produce three research publications.

February, 2006

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore - Pakistan.

The University of Engineering and Technology is an oldest public research university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Established in 1921, it is one of the best institutions of higher learning in the country and ranks 3rd in Engineering and Technology by HEC in the latest ranking. In addition, the university ranks at 281 among world engineering universities. The university is one of the oldest university in South Asia to start engineering degrees.
I completed Bachelor of Science degree with 4.0/4.0 CGPA along-with many other honors and awards.


Since it's been many years to my graduation and the research projects I completed afterwards, I could only retrieve following few projects with little details from the limited archive. .

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Contact details

Sous Les Vignes 2, 2072, Saint-Blaise Neuchâtel - Switzerland.

+41 79 621 70 51



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