Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani is Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professorial Fellow at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Since 1968, Professor Al-Hassani, has published over 200 papers in international journals and books. He has supervised 40 PhD, 50 MSc students and numerous post-doctoral Fellows from all parts of the world. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary fellowship of the British Science Association.
He is actively involved in philanthropy and has spent over fifty years championing education and cross cultural dialogue. His personal passion is the study of the contributions made by early Muslim Civilisation in helping to create the foundations of modern science and technology. Professor Al-Hassani is a renowned and powerful public speaker on this subject.
In 1999, Professor Al-Hassani founded and continues to be the Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC); a not-for-profit academic organisation based in the United Kingdom that is supported by a large global network of historians of science. He is also Chairman of the global block buster initiative known as '1001 Inventions' - a highly successful public engagement project with touring interactive science exhibitions, films, books and educational products.