Leadership is provided by the Honorary Chairman, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UMIST, Manchester and now a Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Manchester.
Strategic direction is given by the Board of Trustees. They draw on the expertise of an International Board of Advisers, made up of more than 30 learned scholars and dignitaries.
Many of these experts also meet quarterly at the Royal Society, London as the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG), which was formed in 2004 as a steering group for the strategic purpose of externally promoting and developing support for the work of FSTC's mission and campaign.
Please click on the leaders' names below to read their biography.
Honorary Chairman: Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani
Currently he is an Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the School of languages, Linguistics and Cultures, Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, FSTC Ltd, publisher of www.MuslimHeritage.com, and founder of 1001 Inventions touring exhibition; built as a global educational initiative, www.1001inventions.com
Professor Salim Al-Hassani is leading a campaign for promoting the "Cultural Roots of Science" as a platform for community cohesion, world peace and prevention of extremism. Of special interest is his pioneering work in the history of science, where he has made his mark in the application of applied modern engineering analysis to recreate, in 3D virtual space, ancient machines, especially those invented b Muslims during the so called 'Dark Ages' of Europe, which later became the foundation of European science and industry.
This initiative is successful in promoting greater cohesion, respect and understanding between faiths and cultures. Its major value is not only in closing the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims in the UK and worldwide but also in promoting the concept of scientific and technological innovation as a positive and constructive channel for the personal expression of belief, as a alternative to religious isolationalism and extremism and more particularly in facilitating greater understanding of the past positive role of Muslim women in society with particular emphasis on their participation in Science, Technology, Art and Culture. Furthermore it reveals a Muslim past when Muslims, Christians, Jewishs, Sabians and others worked closely together and in harmony to develop society.
Professor Al-Hassani has delivered more than 150 lectures at reputable national and international venues, most recent of which was a keynote speech entitled 'Learning from the Past to Design the Future' delivered at the Intellectual Capital Conference organized by the World Bank in Paris (see: http://muslimheritage.com/topics/default.cfm?ArticleID=943).
He is Chief Editor of more than 300 publications on Muslim Heritage including the ground breaking book, 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in our World (Manchester: FSTC, 2006). The 1001 Inventions book is considered to be essential reading for all those interested to learn about the role of Muslim inventions in today's schools, universities, homes, hospitals, markets, cities, world and universe.
In his academic role, Professor Al-Hassani held the chair of High Energy Rate Engineering at UMIST when he was acknowledged as a world expert in decommissioning of offshore installations and in major plant-related accident investigations. Since 1968, he has published over 200 papers in international scientific journals and books. He has supervised 40 PhD, 50 MSc and numerous post-doctoral fellows from all parts of the world. He has received numerous awards and held patents on engineering.
Board of Trustees
Prof. Salim T S Al-Hassani (Chairman FSTC)
Mr Mohammed Hafiz (Management and Administration)
Mr Zeki Poyraz (International Marketing)
Mr Peter Raymond, MBE (Chairman MHAG)
Prof. Mohammed El-Gomati (Deputy Chairman FSTC)
Mr Ian Fenn (Curriculum Enrichment)
Mr Lee Bryant (IT and Media)
Dr Farooq Bajwa (Legal)
by: FSTC Limited, Sat 15 November, 2008