Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2023
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University, 2022
Professional Honors
  • James J. Slade Scholar, Rutgers University, 2022
Professional Affiliations
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Asaad Shaikh's expertise includes solid mechanics, failure and stress analysis, component testing, and advanced manufacturing. He is experienced in a wide range of mechanical property verification methods, with multiple publications in the field of composite manufacturing and evaluation. Mr. Shaikh's research experience concerns the performance of components across extreme conditions. From evaluating the performance of composites over a wide-range of strain rates, to demonstrating the efficacy of custom polymer blends from the nano- to macro- scale, he is well-versed in generating thorough technical reports on the performance of unique materials.

Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. Shaikh was a member of the Advanced Materials and Structures Laboratories at Rutgers University for five years. As the primary operator of the nanoindentation devices in AMSL, Mr. Shaikh often collaborated with major companies in the defense sector to generate data on the performance of proprietary materials. He has been trained on a wide variety of machines used to evaluate the mechanical, thermal, and morphological properties of a material. Along with his research, Mr. Shaikh was a member of the Rutgers Formula Racing (SAE) team and was awarded by the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department for excellent manufacturing of his senior capstone project, a modular brake dynamometer. He was also a member of the prestigious James J. Slade Scholar Program, which recognizes the top undergraduate researchers at Rutgers University. Following the completion of his Bachelor's degree, Mr. Shaikh continued his graduate studies at Rutgers University as a member of the 5 Year BS-MS Program, and successfully defended his thesis on the "Nanomechanical Analysis of Poly ether ether ketone Based Polymer Matrix Composites" in March 2023.