Prof. TIRNAKLI completed high school in İzmir, Bornova Anadolu Lisesi. He has got his PhD from Ege University Physics Department in 1998. After his 1 year postdoc research in CBPF, Brazil, he jointed the same Department and in 2006 he became a professor. In 2022, he retired from Ege University and immediately joined İzmir University of Economics.

His most dominant research topics can be classified as statistical physics, dynamical systems and chaos, as well as data analysis.

His scientific research has been awarded by TUBA and TÜBİTAK in 2001 and 2007 respectively. He has also been elected as a member of Science Academy in 2012.

Due to WOS, as of May 2023, he has 77 research papers, 1286 citations and 20 h-index.