Ana Diaz Artiles

Expertise: Biomedical aspects of human exploration, extravehicular activity, artificial gravity, exercise, cardiovascular modeling
Affiliation: Cornell University
Certification/Education: PhD Aeronautics and Astronautics

BASALT Research Objectives

Operations and technology development to facilitate human exploration


Dr. Ana Diaz Artiles is a lecturer and research associate in the Mechanical and Aerospace department at Cornell University. Her interests focus on human spaceflight and space system engineering, particularly on aerospace biomedical engineering, extravehicular activity and artificial gravity. She received her Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015, where she studied artificial gravity combined with exercise as a countermeasure to spaceflight-related physiological deconditioning. Prior to MIT, Ana worked for five years in Kourou (French Guiana) as a member of the Ariane 5 Launch team. In particular, she worked as a specialist in operations concerning the Ariane 5 upper stage (both cryogenic and storable) and ground systems. Dr. Diaz Artiles has a background in aeronautical engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), and SUPAERO in Toulouse (France). She is a 2011 Fulbright fellow, and a 2014 Amelia Earhart Fellowship recipient