Ergun Kirlikovali is the founding President of his company which conducts research and development on new materials based on interpenetrating network polymers. He served as President of Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) from 2011 and 2013. He has served as President of American-Turkish Association of Southern California (ATA-SC), Public Relations Committee Chairman and later Western US Regional Director for the Federation of Turkish-American Associations (FTAA) in New York and ATAA in Washington DC.

He was born in Izmir, Turkey. He attended Robert College, received his BS degree in Chemistry from Bogazici University and MS degree in Polymer Science from the University of Manchester, England. He is married, has one son and lives in Southern California.