The strategic direction of FSTC is provided by a Board of Honorary Trustees, each with responsibility over a specific area of activity. The Board of Trustees is led by President, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, and Chairman, Professor Mohammed El-Gomati.
The Board draws on the expertise of a Panel of Special Advisors[*], the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG) and Key Associates. All of these experts, scholars and supporters, predominantly offer their services voluntarily.
Professor Salim TS Al-Hassani, President
Salim TS Al-Hassani 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, UK. Having developed an interest in the cultural roots of science in the later years of his career as Professor of Mechanical Engineering, he made his mark by utilising applied modern engineering analysis to recreate, in virtual 3D space, ancient machines, especially those invented during the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation such as the machines of Banu Musa, Al-Jazari and Taqi al-Din. More
He has authored and edited hundreds of publications and given numerous national and international talks on science and technology in Muslim heritage. In September 2009 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the British Science Association for his work to promote the scientific and technological achievements within Muslim cultures. In November 2010 he was presented with the New York Hall of Science’s Global Award for Science in recognition of his exceptional leadership in science, technology, innovation and education.
Professor Mohamed El-Gomati, Chairman
Mohamed El-Gomati is Professor of Electronics at York University. His research interests are in Surface Science and Electron Optics with particular emphasis on the development of novel instrumentation for nanostructure analysis. He is the author and co-author of more than 200 articles and patents in these fields. Professor El-Gomati is an advisor to a number of UK universities and charities and speaks on the contribution of muslims in science, technology and civilisation. More
In 2009 he was awarded the Fazlur Rahman Award for excellence in engineering, science and technology by the Muslim News Agency. Besides being Chairman of FSTC, Professor El-Gomati.
Mr. Peter Fell, Trustee
Peter Fell has been Director of Regional and Economic Affairs at the University of Manchester since 2000. He is responsible for managing the university's complex civic and regional strategic relationships. He has a wide understanding of the region's political and business environment having worked previously at senior level for a number of public bodies - including the North West Regional Assembly, Stockport Council and Merseyside TEC. Peter Fell has a particular expertise in civic and regional governance matters and the arts and sits on numerous regional and city boards and committees. More
He is a member of the CBI Regional Council, 4North West's Economic Development Committee, chair of All about Audiences, board member of the Cornerhouse, Vice Chairman of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (MOSI), a trustee of the Manchester Monastery and a member of Council for Tate Liverpool. Previously he was regional chair of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). His role at FSTC is as Advisor for Strategy on National and International Affairs.
Mr. Ian Fenn, Trustee
Ian Fenn has been Head teacher of Burnage Media Arts College, a boys’ school with a catchment area of inner city Manchester, since 2001. He has extensive teaching and headship experience. Apart from school improvement, Ian's main interest is in developing social inclusion and strategies to prevent extremist violence. His role at FSTC is as Advisor on Educational Resources and the National Curriculum. He is a director of Curriculum Enrichment Ltd.
Mr. Muhammad Hafiz, Trustee
Mr. Muhammad Hafiz is Managing Director of Goldfayre Ltd. He has been successful in the textile, food, car and steel industries. A distinguished member of the Muslim community in Manchester, he is well known for his youth charity work. He provides general business and financial advice to FSTC.
Mr. Zeki Poyraz, Trustee
Mr. Zeki Poyraz is Managing Director of ASF Flexible Duct Company. He has been successful in the building and manufacturing industries. He provides FSTC with general business advice on international relations.
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