By Dr Salim Ayduz, FSTC / University of Manchester
...Biography: Dr. Salim Ayduz was born in Canakkale , Turkey . In 1986 he attended Istanbul University History Department.
In graduate work at same university, at History of Science Department he
specialized in the history of the Ottoman Science and Technology.He then taught for four years at Fatih University , Istanbul . He concentrated all his scholarly attention to the History of Science of the Ottoman period.He
prepared MA and Ph.D. dissertation on "The Office of Chief Astronomership in the Ottoman Empire " and "Ottoman Imperial Arsenal (Tophane-i Amire)" respectively.Both theses depended on primary sources, especially on Ottoman Archival documents.His
Ph.D. Thesis in press in Turkish Historical Society
in Ankara.Dr. Ayduz
, published many scholarly articles in his
field and also attended many national and international symposiums with original papers.Dr. Ayduz, has been working as a senior researcher in Foundation for science, technology and civilisation (FSTC) in Manchester since 2002, and as a visitor scholar at the Manchester University since 2003.He
recently contributed to the "1001 inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in our world" book under the editorialship of Prof. Hassani with eminent scholars.He
also helped to preparation of the touring exhibition entitled "1001 inventions".He is a member of the FSTC and Turkish History of Science Society.