Yaman Arkun has his research interests in process dynamics, modeling and control of chemical and biological systems. His research topics include dynamic modeling, model predictive control, large scale complex and hierarchical systems, and optimization. His current application areas are copolymerization reactors, refinery operations, protein folding and systems biology. He completed his BS from Bogazici University, Turkey in 1974 and has done his MS in 1976 from the University of Minnesota. He has completed his PhD in 1979 from the University of Minnesota. He has held visiting positions at Tennessee Eastman, DuPont and Weyerhauser companies. He has served as the Editor of Journal of Process Control and Associate Editor of Automatica. He has been a trustee and Secretary of Computer Aids in Chemical Engineering (CACHE) Corporation, and is the Director of Computers and Systems Technology (CAST), Division of AIChE. He is the recipient of the Donald P Eckman Award given by the American Automatic Control Council. He received TÜBİTAK Science Award in 2004.