Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2022
  • M.S., Applied Engineering, Georgia Southern University, 2016
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Eng and Tech, 2012
  • Bengali

Dr. Zaman is a mechanical engineer with specialties in novel Li-ion battery technologies, especially in Li metal and solid-state battery chemistries. His expertise ranges from processing battery materials to employing various characterization tools to understand the battery operation and failure modes. He has extensive experience in diagnosing battery materials (structural degradation, performance decay) by coupling in-depth electrochemical analysis with advanced imaging and spectroscopic techniques.

Dr. Zaman has vast expertise in experimental designs for in-situ and in-operando characterization of Li-ion batteries, particularly for synchrotron-based X-ray tomography (XCT), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) techniques. He has broad experience in characterizing materials using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), focused ion beam (FIB), and atomic force microscopy (AFM). He also has hands-on expertise in advanced deposition methods, including e-beam deposition and magnetron sputtering.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Zaman's PhD research was focused on understanding the transport phenomena and interfacial chemo-mechanics of solid-state Li metal batteries. In addition, he also carried out morphological studies on novel 2-dimensional materials for energy storage and desalination applications. His research efforts provide a critical assessment of operating conditions and processing-structure-function relationships in novel energy storage technologies. Dr. Zaman's prior research experience includes developing scalable gas-separation membranes from functionalized nanofibers.