Muhammad Ali Imam

Materials Engineer


Muhammad Ali's bio

Materials and Metallurgical Engineer with 3+ year experience in
- Thin films, Sputtering
-synthesizing nanoparticles
-Characterization techniques using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) , Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Thermal analysis (DSC, TGA), mechanical testing (Zwick tensile, compression, and Flexure test)
-Polymer processing with single screw Wayne Yellow table top extrusion molding
-E-beam irradiation effect on thermoplastic polymer
-wide range of processing operations such as compression molding, and vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM).

• Teaching experience as a teaching assistant for Engineering Graphics (NX 7.5, solid works) and Engineering Dynamics
• Research experience in 3D micro/nano chip fabrication and surface engineering (Anodizing)
• Research experience in CFD based fire dynamics modelling (FDS )


Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2014 - Current

Graduate Council Fellow

The University of Alabama

2012 - 2014

Graduate Research Assistant

Tuskegee University

2012 - 2014

Teaching Assistant

Tuskegee University

2012 - 2012

Research Assistant

University of Malaya

2011 - 2011

Occupational Trainee

Victoria University

2010 - 2010

Industrial Attaché

Abul Khair Group (AKS)

Graduate Council Fellow

The University of Alabama

Graduate Research Assistant

Tuskegee University

• Synthesizing nanoparticles from waste materials.
• Melt extrusion process is being used to fabricate nanoparticles reinforced thermoplastic nanocomposite
• Characterization using Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermogravimetric Analysis, X-Ray Diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Tensile test.

Teaching Assistant

Tuskegee University

* Teaching assistant for Dr. Jun Xu - Engineering Graphics (Fall 2012)
* Teaching assistant for Dr. Jun Xu - Engineering Dynamics (Spring 2013)

Research Assistant

University of Malaya

• Fabricated lead free 3D chips joining materials which will withstand at high temperature performance
• Micron layers of different metals were deposited using electroplating and got desired intermetallic between different layers which have higher melting point than the metal layers to achieve high temperature performance.

Occupational Trainee

Victoria University

• A preliminary experimental part was conducted on comprehensive pyrolysis & combustion.
• Developed a modelling as well as ANN/GA optimisation part in collaboration with the University of Melbourne and the University of New Castle.
• This included numerical modelling of one-step multi-reaction & multi-step semi-global reaction schemes and gas phase combustion using using Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) and seeking improvement of these schemes/ models.

Industrial Attaché

Abul Khair Group (AKS)

• Served as an industrial intern at Abul Khair Steel Limited.
• This comprised of a month long training on Steel production


See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

University of Alabama

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (Materials Science)

2014 - 2019 Thin films, Sputtering
-synthesizing nanoparticles
-Characterization techniques using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) , Transmission electron microscopy (TEM),

Tuskegee University

Materials Science and Engineering

2012 - 2014 None

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

2006 - 2011 None

Jalalabad Cantonment Public School & College


2003 - 2005 None

Jalalabad Cantonment Public School & College


1992 - 2002 None


A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Corrosion Protection


Differential Scanning Calorimetry

Optical Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy

X-ray Diffraction Analysis



Fire Dynamics Simulator





Thin Films


Polymer Characterization



Materials Science




NX 7.5

Powder X-ray Diffraction



Mechanical Testing






Microsoft Office






Mathematical Modeling

Microsoft Excel


Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Hannah Harding

PhD Student at Tuskegee University

Ali is a very hard working graduate student. He is very knowledgeable in his field of research. He has a pleasant personality and his easy to work with.

Naser Imran Hossain, EIT

Rotational Engineer at OneSubsea - A Cameron & Schlumberger Company

I've know Ali for over 6 years, both as a classmate during my undergraduate years and later on as a graduate student in United States when we both arrived here for our Masters programs. I have seen his work principles and methodologies first hand and is happy to recommend him as an excellent organizer and planner of projects and events that requires both organizational cunning and the quality of meeting deadlines. He has always been active in filling leadership positions during his undergraduate tenures - at the same time maintaining a healthy balance between his academics and research. I think Muhammad Ali Imam would be an excellent addition to any institution that deals with engineering and research based work.

Kamal Uddin

Research Student, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Ali Imam Shafi was worked as an Occupational Trainee in the same group as we are working now at CESARE, Victoria university. He is hard working, innovating and have very good grasp of knowledge in his related research field. He was very helpful to others. We here still miss him a lot.

Iqbal Mahmud

Research student at Victoria University

I am happy to write for Mr Iman. We worked together in CESARE, Victoria University, Australia during January to December 2011. I found him very hardworking, energetic and curious. He has very good interpersonal skills. He is a pleasant, generous person who is never afraid to take on a challenging task. He is good mannered with a strong sense of responsibility. He is able to work independently as well as he possesses a strong leadership quality and good at team-work.

Still I have communication with him. He is one of the persons with good personality, I have seen in my life.

I wish him every success in his life.


Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Area

+1 334-339-1940

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