Tawfiq was born in Chattogram, Bangladesh. He completed his undergraduate in mechanical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Then he came to the US for his pursuit of science and started gus Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His Ph.D. focuses on the effects of mechanical deformation on the properties of two-dimensional (2D) materials. In his work, he develops and implements multi-scale models to understand material physics and mechanics. Outside of academic activities, he enjoys playing tennis, watching movies, TV series, and sports. Tawfiq wishes to have teleportation superpowers so that he can visit his home in Bangladesh any time he wants.