Dr. Kanli graduated from Gazi University, Gazi Education Faculty, Physics Education Department in 1998. He started to work as a science teacher in secondary school at the Ministry of National Education. In 1999, he started to work at Gazi University, Department of Physics Education as a research assistant. He completed his master's study in 2001 and his doctorate in 2007. In 2010, he worked as a visiting rprofesor at Georgia State University (United States).
In 2012, as the coordinator of the project carried out in cooperation with the Innovation and Education Technologies in Ministry of National Education and TUBITAK, he prepared 44 physics experiments content to EBA.
In 2014, he worked as the project coordinator on “Polatlı Municipality Science Center and Uluğ Bey Planetaryum” supported by Ankara Development Agency.
In 2015, he organized the “Ankara Science Festival” within the scope of 4007 Science Festivals Support programs of TUBITAK.
He worked as a researcher in the BİLMER project, which was supported within the scope of TÜBİTAK 1001-Supporting Scientific and Technological Research Projects, which aims to strengthen the school-Science Center cooperation and was completed in 2018.
Dr. Kanli, one of the authors of Atılım University's Entertaining Science Journal; 4004, 4005, 4007 etc. carried out by TÜBİTAK Science and Society Department. He carried out physics and astronomy activities as a coordinator, expert and researcher in many national projects.
Since 2019, he is the adviser of Gazi University AstroGAZİ community. Dr. Kanli, who has publications in the field of Physics and Astronomy Teaching, is still working as a faculty member at Gazi University, Faculty of Education.