Dr. Yildirim has received his MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1990 from Erciyes University, Turkey. He has received his Ph.D. degree in 1998 from Systems Engineering Department, Cardiff University, UK. He has established the Mechatronics Engineering Department in 2005, Kayseri, Turkey. He is head of the Mechatronics Engineering Department and head of Foreign Relations Office of Erciyes University. He is lecturing the control theory, robotics, principles of mechatronic systems, and neural network applications in engineering at Erciyes University, Turkey. He has supervised some national and international projects such as mobile nurse robot design and control, active vehicle system design and control, and two-legged walking robot control. He has reviewed more than 200 papers. He is also the author of more than 150 journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters. He is currently supervising more than 30 Ph.D. and MSc students and editing 4 journals. His research area consists of neural network, mechatronic systems, control theory and applications, mobile and industrial robots, and vehicle dynamics and control.