Dr. Ayhan Yılmaz was born in Kayseri, Turkey in 1962. She was graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Education. She received her Msc.Degree in science education from the Hacettepe University in 1990, Ankara, Turkey. During her master education, she was appointed as Assistant Professor in Hacettepe University, Faculty of Education, Division of Chemistry Education in 1989. Then she started her doctoral studies at Ankara University, Faculty of Science, and Division of Inorganic Chemistry in 1992. She received Ph.D degree in 1996, her Associate Professor title in 2000. In addition to, she served as a Vice Dean of Faculty of Education from 2006 to 2012. She has been working at the same division as a Professor since November 2006 and Head of Division of Chemistry Education since 2010. She has been serving as a Deputy Dean of Faculty of Education since August 2016.
Her main research interests are students’ conceptions of science, misconceptions in chemistry and science education, environmental education and active learning methods. Professor Yılmaz is a well – known academician who has published many articles about chemistry and science education in peer review journals. In addition to, she is working as a member of editorial boards of national scientific journals and is a member of the GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker) and Turkish Chemical Society.