Mustafa Onat received his BS degree in 1988 from Middle East Technical University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. After working in the private sector for a while, he worked as an instructor at SIU Vocational High School between 1991-1994. In 1994, he became a research assistant at Marmara University, Faculty of Technical Education, Department of Electronics and Computer. He received his Master of Science (MSc) degree in 1996 from Marmara University, Institute of Science and Technology, Computer-Control Program. He received his Ph.D. from the same Institute and Program in 2001. In 2010, he received the title of Associate Professor in the field of Control Systems. In 2011, he transferred to Marmara University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and continues his academic studies. His main research interests are in control systems and power electronics.