In this short video found on the Boston University website, Professor Zaman explains how he and his students use discards to save lives. He is driven by a desire to connect knowledge to real-world solutions for those in developing countries.
As part of a classroom project, engineering students at BU sought to improve conditions for children in Zambia who fall prey to pneumonia. Together they developed a solar-powered charging device that recharges discarded cell phone batteries. This student-driven project moved from the classroom to Zambia and Pakistan where the results are saving lives.