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Cinelli Is New AsHFA President

May 30, 2019

Cinelli Is New AsHFA President

Ilaria Cinelli, Ph.D., is the 2019 President of the Aerospace Human Factors Association.

   She has a bachelor’s in biomedical engineering and a master’s degree in mechatronics and surgical robotics from the University of Pisa (Italy). While earning her master’s, she worked as a research assistant at King’s College London (UK) for 2 years. Ilaria has a 4-year structured Ph.D. in neural engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway (Republic of Ireland). In 2018, she completed the Space Studies Program of the International Space University at TU Delft (the Netherlands), and she is now a postdoctoral scholar at Tufts University (United States) working in collaboration with the Centre of Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
   In 2015, Dr. Cinelli completed the Commercial Space Executive Leadership Training and the Intensive Training-Astronaut Training to Weightlessness. Since 2015, she has conducted five analogue missions at the Mars Desert Research Station with the role of Commander, and others under the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Mars Academy USA. The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) nominated her finalist of the AsMA JM Space Medicine Association Young Investigator Award 2013, and the Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Branch (LSBEB) winner of the Research and Development Innovation Award and Certificate in 2014. In 2018, she became an Associate Fellow of AsMA and was elected President-Elect of the Aerospace Human Factors Association and Member-at-Large of the LSBEB.
   Dr. Cinelli was the recipient of the many scholarships including: the 60th British Applied Mathematics Colloquium bursary from the University of St. Andrews (UK) in 2018; the Anita Mantri Scholarship 2018 of AsMA; multiple Emerging Space Leaders Scholarships of the Mars Society; the best IEEE EMB talks in modelling in 2018; and the ESA scholarship 2018. Her additional achievements include: being selected as SGAC delegate of the 35th Space Symposium; being invited to join the Steering Committee of the Mars Society; being presenter of the Lunar Night Survival Project at the NASA HQ in 2018; and being a finalist of the European candidate of the AdCOM elections of IEEE EMB 2017. She has been an invited speaker at many conferences including: the IEEE EMBC EMBS 2017 and 2018; University of Southampton; University of Porto; University of Pisa; TEDx Padova; International Space Medicine Bellagio Summit II; the ESA Moon-Mars workshop; and the MIT New Space Age conference. She has been featured on HBO, on French TV, in the Irish Times, by Engineers Ireland, on Rai TV, in La Repubblica and Le Monde, and in the IEEE Pulse, among others.