Prof. Dr. Mustafa Güden was born in Polatlı, the district of Ankara in 1967. He graduated from the department of Electrics at Polatlı Industrial Vocational High School in 1984. He attained his Bachelor's Degree from the Department of Metallurgical Engineering at Middle East Technical University in 1992 and his Master's Degree in 1998. He received his PhD. from the Department of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware in 1998.

Prof.Dr. Guden, an academic at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), was a visiting researcher at the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials and a visiting scholar at Kazakh-British Technical University. Prof. Dr. Guden, the chairman of IZTECH Material Research Center, the member of Izmir Technopark Executive Council, has been still the Rector of IZTECH where he was assigned in November 2010. He has 74 publications in the journals indexed by Science Citation most of which are based on the studies conducted at IZTECH, 15 publications in the indexed journals and has 75 scientific publications in national and international conferences. Prof. Dr. Guden, awarded with Prof. Dr. Mustafa Parlar Master Thesis Award, Hüsamettin Tuğac Foundation Technology Research Award, TUBITAK Motivation Award and Elginkan Foundation Technology Award, has been the chairman of Izmir Technology Development Region, the committee member TÜBİTAK Technology Transfer Mechanism Support Group Executive (TEMEG), the member of Higher Education Council University Industry Cooperation Committee and Turkish-Russian Social Forum Education Science Committee member. As an editorial board member of Defence Technology Journal of China,  Dr. Guden is married and has got one daughter.