Born in Ağrı-Tutak, Prof. Dr. Muazzez ÇELİK KARAKAYA completed her primary, secondary and high school education in Ağrı with honors, and her family is of Meskhetian origin.
A graduate of Geological Engineering and the Faculty of Law, Prof. Dr. Muazzez ÇELİK KARAKAYA completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Ankara University Geological Engineering Department between 1977 and 1983 and her doctorate in Hacettepe University Geological Engineering Department between 1984 and 1989. She graduated from Selçuk University Faculty of Law between 2012 and 2016.
She served as the Director of Kulu Vocational School at Selçuk University, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Selçuk University, the Head of the Department for fifteen years, and the Head of the Geological Engineering Department for six years.
Her scientific studies are 38 international and 12 national articles; papers presented in 27 international and 18 national scientific meetings, the full text of which was published. She also presented papers in 60 international and 30 national symposiums. She organized and edited 3 national symposiums. Her scientific studies have received more than 700 international citations, and her H-index is 15. She took part in a total of 26 projects supported by 10 TÜBİTAK, 2 DPT, 1 TTK and 14 university supported, including 7 TÜBİTAK and 2 DPT projects in which she was the project manager. She has 3 books in the field of Geological Engineering. She acted as a panelist/external consultant for TÜBİTAK (25 times) and as a consultant in 2 projects supported by TÜBİTAK. She has served as a referee in journals scanned in international indexes and national journals, as a referee in international and national symposiums and as a member of scientific boards. She provided consultancy in 7 projects of the General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA) for industrial raw material exploration. She participated in NATO-ASI training programs with the support of TÜBİTAK three times.
In 2018, upon the invitation of Durham University (England), she made a presentation on "Heavy Metal/Water Pollution in Mining Fields in Kazakhstan". She won a Domestic Doctorate Scholarship from TÜBİTAK, and her doctoral thesis was supported by TÜBİTAK (TBAG-833).
She received the Project Performance Award from TÜBİTAK in 2021 and the Golden Hammer Research Award from the Chamber of Geological Engineering in 2003.