- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, 2018
- MS in Aerospace Engineering, 2015
- Middle East Technical University
- B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, 2012
- Aerospace systems design, integration, optimization
- Sustainable aviation
- Probabilistic design, surrogate modeling, machine learning
- Systems engineering
Gökçin Çınar (pronounced as gok-chin chin-r) will join the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering in January ’22. Her main research interests include aircraft systems design with a special focus on sustainable aviation concepts such as electrified aircraft. In her research, she utilizes probabilistic and statistical methods and techniques for surrogate modeling, machine learning, design space exploration, and decision making to analyze, understand and design the complex system behavior of an aerospace vehicle.
Prof. Çınar is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). She serves as the Publications and Policy Chair of AIAA’s Electrified Aircraft Technical Committee. She is also an active member of the Organizing Committee for the AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS).
Prior to her appointment at the University of Michigan, Prof. Çınar worked as a Research Engineer Aerospace Systems Design Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology. At Georgia Tech, she has contributed to various research projects funded by the government and industry on future aircraft technologies, sustainable aviation concepts, electrified propulsion system architectures, and model-based systems engineering. As part of her doctoral work, she developed the parametric, physics-based aircraft sizing and synthesis software called “Electrified Propulsion Architecture Sizing and Synthesis (E-PASS)”. E-PASS enables conceptual design and performance evaluation of advanced aircraft concepts with any type of propulsion architecture, including non-electrified systems. E-PASS has been used in various research projects funded by the government and industry, such as NASA, AFRL, and Boeing.
- 29th Annual AHS Student Design Competition Winner Award, Georgia Institute of Technology / Middle East Technical University Team.