He was born in Izmir, 1965 and graduated from Istanbul Technical University as Naval Architect and Marine Engineer. He got his M.Sc. in the same field from Dokuz Eylul University (DEU) Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology and his Ph.D. from DEU the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. He worked as visiting professor in the several institutions in USA, UK, Poland and Japan. He is currently the director of DEU Boat Building Research Center.