Serdar SALMAN was born in Istanbul in 1962. He completed his primary education in Ankara, started his secondary education in Ankara and completed in Hopa. Then he started his high school education in Hopa and completed at Denizli Cumhuriyet High School in 1979.
He first studied at Ege University between 1979 and 1980. Started his undergraduate education at İstanbul Technical University, Sakarya Engineering Faculty, Department of Metallurgical Engineering in 1980, he graduated in 1984.
In 1985, he became a research assistant in Marmara University, Faculty of Technical Education, Department of Metal Education. He completed his thesis titled “Kaynak İşleminde Oluşan Artık Gerilemeler ve Ölçülmesi” [Residual Decline and Measurement in Welding Process] under the supervision of Prof. Ahmet Topuz, Ph.D. in Yıldız University, Graduate School of Science, Metallurgical Engineering in 1987 and received his title as Metallurgical Engineer, MSC.
Serdar SALMAN served his military service between 1987 and 1988 with the rank of artillery third lieutenant. In 1991, he studied in England (Huddersfield University) for a period of nine months as part of the YÖK (Turkish Higher Education Council) and World Bank II Industrial Education Project. In 1992, he became a lecturer in Marmara Üniversity, Faculty of Technical Education.
In 1995, he completed his thesis titled “Plazma Püskürtme Tekniği ve Alev Püskürtme Tekniğiyle Al2O3-13wtTiO2 ve Cr2O3-5wt%SiO2-3wt%TiO2 Seramik Kaplanmış Malzemelerin Özellikleri” [Properties of al2o3-% 13tio2 and cr2o3-% 5sio2-% 3tio2 ceramic coated materials with plasma and flame spraying technique] under the supervision of Prof. Zeki Çizmecioğlu, Ph.D. in Yıldız Technical University, Graduate School of Science, Department of Metallurgical Engineering and he received the title of Doctor of Engineer. SALMAN was appointed as assistant professor in Marmara University, Faculty of Technical Education, Department of Metal Education, Subdepartment of Material Education in 1995. He took the title of associate professor in 1997 and of professor in 2003 in the same department.
He worked as a part-time lecturer at Dumlupınar University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering between 1997 and 1998. He acted as the director of Marmara University, Directorate of TUAR between 1999 and 2011; as the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Technical Education and Head of Department of Metal Education at Marmara University between 2003 and 2006; as the Deputy Director of Marmara University, Graduate School of Science between 2005 and 2007. He worked as a Visiting Professor at Georgia Technical University, Department of Material Science in the USA for a year.
Serdar SALMAN served as the Founder Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University. After serving as the head of the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at Marmara University, Faculty of Technology between 2016 and 2017, he was appointed as the Vice Rector of the Turkish National Defence University on 06 December 2017.
Having more than 200 articles and papers at international and national levels, 60 of which were published in indexed journals, Prof. Serdar SALMAN, Ph.D. has also directed five research projects. He is currently project coordinator of two TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) projects.
He has attended several international congresses as presenter of papers, chairman of organising committee and moderator in the USA, South Korea, China, Mexico, Pakistan, Greece, Bulgaria, Cuba, Spain, Croatia, Macedonia, South Africa, the Netherlands, Germany, Serbia, Ukraine, Morocco and England.
He published two books titled as “Malzeme Biliminin Temelleri” [Fundamentals of Material Science] and “Metalografi” [Metalography]. He has acted as an advisor for eight Ph.D. dissertations and 33 Master’s theses. He is still an advisor for three Ph.D. dissertations and one Master’s thesis.
Prof. Serdar SALMAN, Ph.D. is married and has two children. He is fluent in English.