Gülin Vardar

Assistant Professor
Room / Office: 
Phone Number: 
+90 212 359 6437
Fax Number: 
+90 212 287 2456

Ph.D. 2016, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (Materials Science and Engineering)
M.S. 2013, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (Materials Science and Engineering)
B.S. 2010, Boğaziçi University, Turkey (Mechanical Engineering, Physics)


Assistant Professor, Boğaziçi University, Turkey (Mechanical Engineering), 2018-present 
Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (Nuclear Science and Engineering), 2016-2018
Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (Materials Science and Engineering), 2010-2016

Courses Taught: 
  • ME120 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • ME212 Introduction to Materials Science
  • ME411 Materials Engineering
  • ME511 Principles of Materials Science and Engineering
  • ME58G Special Topics: Energy Storage
Research Interests: 
  • Energy storage technologies
  • New generation batteries
  • Battery testing and characterization
Awards & Honors: 

C3E (Women for Advancing Clean Energy) Poster Finalist (2015)
University of Michigan, Rackham Research Grant (2012) 
Fulbright Scholarship (2010-2012) 

  • Y. Kim, D. Kim, R. Bliem, G. Vardar, I. Waluyo, A. Hunt, J. T Wright, J. P. Katsoudas, Bilge Yildiz, “Thermally Driven Interfacial Degradation between Li7La3Zr2O12 Electrolyte and LiNi0.6Mn0.2Co0.2O2 Cathode” Chem. Mat. (2020)
  • Q. Lu, S. Huberman, H. Zhang, Q. Song, J. Wang, G. Vardar, A. Hunt, I. Waluyo, G. Chen, B. Yildiz, “Bi-directional tuning of thermal transport in SrCoO x with electrochemically induced phase transitions” Nature Materials 19, 655–662(2020)
  • J. Wang, S. R Bishop, L. Sun, Q. Lu, G. Vardar, R. Bliem, N. Tsvetkov, E. J. Crumlin, J.-J. Gallet, F. Bournel, I. Waluyo, B. Yildiz, “Threshold catalytic onset of carbon formation on CeO2 during CO2 electrolysis: mechanism and inhibition” J. Mat. Chem. A 7, 15233-15243 (2019)
  • G. Vardar, W. J. Bowman, Q. Lu, J. Wang, R. J. Chater, A. Aguadero, R. Seibert, J. Terry, A. Hunt, I. Waluyo, D. D. Fong, A. Jarry, E. J. Crumlin, S. L. Hellstrom, Y.-M. Chiang, B. Yildiz, “Structure, Chemistry, and Charge Transfer Resistance of the Interface between Li7La3Zr2O12 Electrolyte and LiCoO2 Cathode” Chem. Mat. 30, 6259-6276 (2018)
  • Q. Lu, G. Vardar, M. Jansen, S. R. Bishop, I. Waluyo, H. L. Tuller, B. Yildiz, “Surface Defect Chemistry and Electronic Structure of Pr0.1Ce0.9O2-δ Revealed In Operando” Chem. Mat. 30, 2600-2606 (2018)
  • Y. Chen, Y. Chen, D. Ding, Y. Ding, Y. Choi, L. Zhang, S. Yoo, D. Chen, H. Xu, Q. Lu, B. Zhao, G. Vardar, J. Wang, H. Bluhm, E. J Crumlin, C. Yang, J. Liu, B. Yildiz, M. Liu, “A robust and active hybrid catalyst for facile oxygen reduction in solid oxide fuel cells” Ener. Environ. Sci. 10, 964-971 (2017)
  • A. F. Chadwick, G. Vardar, S. DeWitt, A. E. S. Sleightholme, C. W. Monroe, D. J. Siegel, K. Thornton, “Computational Model of Magnesium Deposition and Dissolution for Property Determination via Cyclic Voltammetry” J. Electrochem. Soc. 163, A1813-A1821 (2016)
  • G. Vardar, J. G. Smith, T. Thompson, K. Inagaki, J. Naruse, H. Hiramatsu, A. E. S. Sleightholme, J. Sakamoto, D. J. Siegel, C.W. Monroe, “Mg/O2 Battery Based on the Magnesium-Aluminum Chloride Complex (MACC) Electrolyte” Chem. Mat. 28, 7629-7637 (2016)
  • T. Jen, G. Vardar, Y. Q. Wang, R. S. Goldman, “Identifying the dominant interstitial complex in dilute GaAsN alloys” Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 221904 (2015)
  • G. Vardar, E. G. Nelson, J. G. Smith, J. Naruse, H. Hiramatsu, B. M. Bartlett, A. E. S. Sleightholme, D. J. Siegel and C. W. Monroe, “Identifying the Discharge Product and Reaction Pathway for a Secondary Mg/O2 battery”, Chem. Mat. 27, 7564-7568 (2015)
  • G. Vardar, A. E. S. Sleightholme, J. Naruse, H. Hiramatsu, D. J. Siegel and C. W. Monroe, “Electrochemistry of Magnesium Electrolytes in Ionic Liquids for Secondary Batteries”, ACS Appl. Inter. Materials 6, 18033 (2014)
  • R. Kudrawiec, P. Sitarek, M. Gladysiewicz, J. Misiewicz, Y. He, Y. Jin, G. Vardar, A.M. Mintarov, J. L. Merz, R. S. Goldman,  K.-M. Yu and W. Walukiewicz, “Surface photovoltage and modulation spectroscopy of E− and E+ transitions in GaNAs layers”, Thin Solid Films 567, 101 (2014)
  • N. Feldberg, J. D. Aldous, W. M. Linhart, L. J. Phillips, K. Durose, P. A. Stampe, R. J. Kennedy, D. O. Scanlon, G. Vardar, R. L. Field III, T. Y. Jen, R. S. Goldman, T. D. Veal and S. M. Durbin, “Growth, disorder, and physical properties of ZnSnN2”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 042109 (2013)
  • G. Vardar, S. W. Paleg, M. V. Warren, M. Kang, S. Jeon and R. S. Goldman, “Mechanisms of Droplet Formation and Bi Incorporation during Molecular Beam Epitaxy of GaAsBi”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 042106 (2013)
  • B. Pursley, M. Luengo-Kovac, G. Vardar, R. S. Goldman and V. Sih, “Spin lifetime measurements in GaAsBi thin films”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 022420 (2013)