About me!


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

Honours and Achievements:

  • Mentor and Role Model of the Space4Women network of United Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA);
  • President of the Aerospace Human Factors Association;
  • Member-at-Large of the Aerospace Medical Council;
  • Co-Leader of the Space Exploration Project Group of the Space Generation Advisory Council;
  • Member of the Steering Committee of The Mars Society.


  • 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:

  • University of Southampton (UK)
  • University of Porto (Portugal)
  • University of Pisa (Italy)
  • TEDx Padova
  • International Space Medicine Bellagio Summit II
  • ESA Moon-Mars workshop
  • Harvard University (USA)
  • Xpomet (Germany) 
  • MIT New Space Age Conference (USA)


  • 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.