He recieved his undergraduate degree in composition from Bilkent University – Music and Performing Arts faculty. Earned his masters degree from the University of music and performing arts Graz. During his studies in Graz he worked with Beat Furrer and Klaus Lang. Following his graduate studies, Akbaş completed his postgradute studies at the University of music and performing arts Wien under the supervision of Michael Jarrell. He has attended masterclasses such as Darmstadt International Summer Courses for new music and Acathes. His pieces have been performed by reowned musicians in festivals such as 6th New Music Week of Shanghai, 2014 International New Music Week Bucharest . He has gained commisions from ensembles and soloists such as ensemble XX. Jahrhundert, Karşıyaka string orchestra and Neo tonarte orchestra ( spain ) . He currently is an instructor at the faculty of Music and Performing Art Bilkent.