Meral Altınay was born in Kocaeli, Turkey, in 1972. She received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey, in 1998 and 2005. Since 2006, she has been an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Technical Education, Kocaeli University. Her major fields of interest include modeling and control of power converters, power quality and nonlinear control.