Professor Dr. Serdar SALMAN was born in 1962 in Istanbul. His primary school education started in Ankara and, his secondary school education continued in Ankara and Hopa. He started high school in Hopa and, his high school education ended in 1979 in Denizli.
Between 1979 and 1980, he studied at Ege University. He started studying at Istanbul Technical University Sakarya Engineering Faculty Metallurgical Engineering Department in 1980 and graduated in 1984.
He became a research assistant in 1985 in the Metal Education Department of Marmara University Technical Education Faculty. He received his Metallurgical Engineering MSc with his thesis named “The measurement of residual stresses which occur in welding treatment” from Yıldız University Graduate School of Science and Engineering in 1987.
Between 1987 and 1988, he completed his military service as an artillery lieutenant. In 1991, he stayed in England (Huddersfield University) for 9 months with his scholarship from The Council of Higher Education(YÖK)-World Bank II. Industrial Education Project. He became a lecturer in 1992 at Marmara University Technical Education Faculty.
In 1995, he received his PhD with his thesis “Properties of Al2O3-13wtTiO2 and Cr2O3-5wt%SiO2-3wt%TiO2 ceramic coated materials by plasma spraying and flame spraying techniques”, from Yıldız University Graduate School of Science and Engineering.
He became an Assistant Professor in 1995, Associated Professor in 1997 and, Professor in 2003, respectively, at Marmara University Technical Education Faculty Material Education Department.
He worked as a part-time lecturer in Dumlupınar University Engineering Faculty Mechanical Engineering Department and Dumlupınar University Graduate School of Science and Engineering in between 1997 and 1998.
Between 1999 and 2011, he became the Director of Marmara University Technological Application and Research Center (TUAR), and in between 2003 and 2006, he was Vice of Dean of Marmara University Technical Education Faculty and Head of Department of Metal Education Department. Moreover, between the years of 2005 and 2007, he was the Vice of Director of Marmara University Graduate School of Science and Engineering.
In 2007, for a year, he worked as a Visiting Professor at Georgia Tech Material Science Department in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Professor Salman was the founder Dean of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Engineering and Architecture Faculty in between the years of 2012 and 2015. After working as a Head of Marmara University Technology Faculty Metallurgical and Material Engineering Department, on December 6th of 2017, he was appointed as a Vice Rector of National Defense University where he still continues his duty.
Professor Dr. Serdar SALMAN has more than over 200 International and National papers and presentations. His papers are in over 60 index journals. He was the supervisor of 5 research projects. He is still the supervisor of 2 TUBITAK projects.
In international congresses, he worked as a Presenter, Chairman of the Organizing Committee and Chairman of Session in different countries such as USA, South Korea, China, Mexico, Pakistan, Greece, Bulgaria, Cuba, Spain, Croatia, Macedonia, South Africa, Holland, Germany, Serbia, Ukraine, Morocco, England, Scotland.
Professor Dr. Serdar SALMAN has 2 books named The Basic of Material Science and Metallography. He was the supervisor of 9 Doctorate and 34 Master theses. He is still the supervisor of 3 Doctorate and 1 Master theses.
Professor Dr. Serdar SALMAN is married and the father of 2 children.