Yavuz Erçil received his B.S., M.Sc. and PhD degrees from Boğaziçi University (Turkey), University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UK) and Brown University (USA) in 1974, 1976 and 1981, respectively. After completing his military service as an officer in the Naval Shipyard Taşkızak in 1983, he started working as a test systems design specialist at Mosaic Systems Inc., Michigan, and then from 1988 onwards, as the Chief of ASIC Design Department of Teletaş, Istanbul. In 1992, he joined the R&D Center of Arçelik AŞ, where he worked in several positions including as an Electronic Technologies Manager of the Center, until his retirement in 2010.
Yavuz Erçil started working for MÜDEK in 2005 as an evaluator for Electrical and Electronic Engineering programs and, then in 2010 as the Secretary General of the Association. Since 2010 he has also been serving as one of the managers of MÜDEK Economic Enterprise.