About me!


  • Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (FAsMA) – since June 20th, 2020;
  • Doctor in Philosophy – since March 21st, 2019 (PhD);
  • Engineer.

Honours and Achievements:


  • AIKO – Autonomous Space Missions
  • Mars University;
  • Member of the Advisory Board of InnovaSpace (UK);
  • Tufts University (USA);
  • TU Delft (The Netherlands);
  • National University of Ireland Galway (Rep. of Ireland);
  • King’s College London (UK);
  • University of Pisa (Italy).


  • Space Studies Program (International Space University – The Netherlands) ;
  • Structured PhD in neural engineering (National University of Ireland Galway – Rep. of Ireland);
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in biomedical engineering (University of Pisa – Italy).

Invited as keynote speaker by the:


  • Seal of Excellence released by the European Union 2020;
  • Finalist of the EuroMoonMars/ArtMoonMars ESA 2019
  • Travel grant by the Tufts Postdoctoral Association 2019
  • 60th British Applied Mathematics Colloquium bursary from the University of St. Andrews (UK) 2018
  • Anita Mantri Scholarship 2018 by the Aerospace Medical Association
  • Winner of multiple Emerging Space Leaders Scholarships (2016 and 2017) by The Mars Society
  • Winner of the IEEE EMB talks in modelling (2018)
  • Winner of the ESA scholarship (2018) by the International Space University
  • Winner of the Research and Development Innovation Award of Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Branch of the Aerospace Medical Association (2014).

Featured on: HBO, French TV, VICE USA and Italy, Irish Times, Engineers Ireland, Rai TV, La Repubblica, Le Monde, IEEE Pulse and many others.

Publications: Ilaria Cinelli Google Scholar.