Gokcin Cinar Research Engineer II, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL), Georgia Tech

Gökçin Çınar is a Research Engineer II at Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL) at Georgia Institute of Technology. Çınar's main research interests include electrified aircraft propulsion and power, aircraft systems architecting, design and integration, and power management optimization. Since 2012, she has been involved in a range of projects including but not limited to future aircraft technologies, green aviation, electrified aircraft and its propulsion subsystems, thermal management systems, and model-based systems engineering.

Çınar received Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2015 and 2018, respectively. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey in 2012. Her doctoral dissertation titled “Methodology for Dynamic Sizing of Electric Power Generation and Distribution Architectures” was conducted in consultation with Prof. Dimitri Mavris at Georgia Tech. As part of her Ph.D. work, she created a parametric, physics-based novel aircraft design and analysis software called “Electrified Propulsion Architecture Sizing and Synthesis (E-PASS)”. E-PASS has since enabled various new research topics funded by entities such as NASA, AFRL, and Boeing.

As a research engineer at ASDL, Çınar leads or works with multi-disciplinary groups to conduct fundamental research funded by various sponsors from the industry and government. She advises graduate students on their projects and theses. As someone who likes to add their own touch to their “habitat”, Çınar also kick-started or rekindled some projects at ASDL that were not necessarily in her job definition. She manages ASDL's website and social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and rekindled the ASDL publication repository on Georgia Tech's open-access publication repository, SMARTech, where you can find the many research papers and dissertations published by ASDL over the years. Çınar started the ASDL Knowledge Sharing Project which provides a platform for researchers to share their experience, codes, tools, documents, or Q&A's.

Çınar is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Within AIAA, she serves as the Publications and Policy Chair of the Electrified Aircraft Technical Committee, and is a also the Technical Program Co-Chair for the 2021 AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium.