Ana Diaz Artiles
Chair
Human Performance in Space Department

Dr. Ana Diaz Artiles (SSP10) is a lecturer and research associate at the Sibley School for Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. Her interests focus on the biomedical and human factors aspects of space exploration, including exercise physiology, cardiovascular modeling, artificial gravity, sensorimotor adaptation, human performance, human health countermeasures, extravehicular activity, biomechanics, and space mission design. At Cornell, she has created and leads the senior/graduate course: “Bioastronautics and Human Performance”, and she directs the “Bioastronautics and Human Performance” research lab.

She received her Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2015, where she studied artificial gravity combined with exercise as a countermeasure for 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. 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.