Bachelor of Science, Black Sea Technology University, Trabzon, Turkey, 1975. Master of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1982.
Process engineer Fiber Board Factory, Artvin, Turkey, 1975-1976. Assistant professor Anatolian University, Eskisehir, Turkey, 1982-1984. From assistant professor to associate professor King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1984-1997.
From associate professor to professor College Engineering and Petroleum Kuwait University, Safat-Kuwait, 1997—2003, professor, since 2003. Speaker in field.
Member Institute Industrial Engineers, Turkish Operations Research Society, Turkish Machine Design & Production Society, New York Academy of Sciences, Informs Society.
Married Necmiye Topcu, June 25, 1978. Children: Bilal, Selim, Leyla.