Who am I?
I am a scientist, engineer, and educator. I am currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Cognitive Robotics Department of the Delft University of Technology. There, I am leading the Haptic Interface Technology Group within the Delft Haptics Lab. My research focuses on designing haptic devices and applications by considering the capabilities of human haptic perception. For more details, please check my research page, list of publications, or group website.
Before joining to TU Delft, I was a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Haptic Intelligence Department of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. I earned my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey) in January of 2018. Before my Ph.D., I worked as a control engineer at TNO Additive Manufacturing Department in Eindhoven (the Netherlands). I received my M.Sc. degree in Systems and Control at the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands) in 2012, and my B.Sc degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 2010.
I was born in 1987 in Ankara, Turkey. I grew up in Mugla, Turkey, where most of my family members currently live. I am one of the three daughters of my parents. I have been married to Gokhan Serhat since April, 2019. I enjoy hiking, running, dancing, cooking, painting, and watching movies in my free time.
Email: Y.Vardar@tudelft.nl || Address: Building 34, Mekelweg, 2, 2628, CD Delft