Dr. Çakmak graduated from Ankara University Agricultural Faculty Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation in 1988, with honour degree. In the same year, she was appointed as the “first lady research assistant” in the Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ankara. She completed her graduate studies in 1990 and her Ph.D degree in 1994.
She was appointed as Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation on 13th of November, 1997, and as a full professor on 16th of March, 2004.
She is the first lady who received the titles of Associate Professor and Professor both in her department and within the other departments of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation in Turkey.
Dr. Çakmak has also taught graduate level courses at the Department of Environmental Sciences at Gazi University’s Institute of Science. She was a vice president at the Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation between December 2014 and July 2017. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Faculty of Agriculture from February 2015 to July 2017. Dr. Çakmak has published numerous scientific papers in scientific journals