Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester since 1991. He worked in industry with directorships of many firms and held academic posts in the UK and overseas. He was awarded sizeable national and international research grants and published over 200 papers in international scientific journals and books. He is a fellow of the Institute of Energy and member of the Institute of Directors.
His side interest in the History of Science and Technology earned him worldwide reputation. He is an honorary Professorial Fellow at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the British Science Association for his work to promote the scientific and technological heritage of Muslim civilisation.
He is presently President of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, UK.
He is the founder of the portal www.Muslimheritage.com visited by millions who seek knowledge on the 1000 years of Science, Technology and Culture missing from schools curriculum and the media.
He is the Chief Editor of the book entitled “1001inventions: Muslim Heritage in our World” and Chairman of the global 1001inventions initiative which includes world touring exhibition, films, educational packs and related website www.1001inventions.com .