ASCEND HS21 Ilaria Cinelli

Ilaria Cinelli

Space Healthcare and Business Developer, AIKO

Ilaria Cinelli Eng. PhD FAsMA FAsHFA is a senior engineer with records of biomedical engineering and space exploration accomplishments. Ilaria has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy) and a structured PhD in Neural Engineering from the National University of Ireland Galway (Republic of Ireland). She is also a graduate of the Space Studies Program run by the International Space University at TU Delft (The Netherlands). More recently, she has completed a Postdoc at Tufts University (USA) in Neuromodulation, and she is currently working at AIKO – Autonomous Space Missions. Ilaria is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, Former President and a Fellow of the Aerospace Human Factors Association, Member-at-Large of the Aerospace Medical Council, and an invited member of The Mars Society Steering Committee. She is also one of the 35 most influential women in space identified as a Mentor and Role Model of the Space4Women network of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in 2020. Lastly, she will serve as the European Representative of the AdCOM IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society from 2022.


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