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

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. 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)