Aykut Kentli was born in Isparta, Turkey on September 5th, 1975. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 1997. He entered Marmara University as a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Multi-objective Design Optimization. He received his MSc degree in 2002 and PhD degree in 2008 in Mechanical Engineering. Since 1997, he has been working as an academician at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Marmara University Faculty of Engineering. He commenced lecturing on the courses of Manufacturing Processes, Statics, Strength of Materials, Machine Design and Mechanical System Design. His research interests are design optimization and fuzzy logic and their applications to engineering systems.