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Zekai Sen graduated from the Technical University of Istanbul in 1971 with a M.Sc. degree in civil engineering. In 1972, he obtained DIC (Diploma of Imperial College) and another M.Sc. degree in hydrology from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of London. He worked as a staff member and researcher in engineering colleges, faculty of earth sciences in different countries, and he is now in the Technical University of Istanbul, Faculty of Aeronautic and Astronautic Sciences. He contributed numerous papers in international journals in many topics including engineering, earth sciences, atmospheric sciences, atmospheric environment, rock mechanics, hydrology, and environmentally clean energy sources such as wind and solar energy and hydrogeology. His current research interests are atmospheric sciences, scientific research methodologies, history, and philosophy of science.

 

Abstract of paper given at Islam and Ecology conference:
Role of Environment in Human Faith and Ibn Sina's Perspectives

Environment may be defined as that part of space where human activities take place for the betterment of all living creatures in a harmonious manner. Degradation in human faith and uncontrolled interactions with the natural environment are the sole factors which have damaged atmospheric, lithospheric, and hydrospheric environments that are essential parts for survival on this planet. This paper will concentrate on Islamic philosophy, faith, and scientific goals for the protection of the environment. It will highlight Ibn Sina's perspective concerning human health at the center of environmental protection actions.

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