• Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering
  • Williams Brothers Construction Company Faculty Fellow
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 2015
  • M.Sc., Aeronautical Engineering, ETSIA Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - 2006

Research Interests

    • Human performance in aerospace environments
    • Artificial gravity and space countermeasures
    • Exercise physiology
    • Human sensorimotor function
    • Computational physiology
    • Extravehicular activity and spacesuits
    • Aerospace human factors

Awards & Honors

  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship (Zonta International), 2014
  • Man Vehicle Lab ‘Sherry’ Award (MIT) 2014
  • MIT-France Fellowship, (MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives), 2014
  • IAAA Best Paper Award (Environmental Systems), 2012
  • Fulbright Fellowship (MIT), 2011
  • Erasmus Fellowship (SUPAERO, France) 2003

Selected Publications

  • A. Diaz Artiles, D. Schor, and G. Clément. Effects of Inverted Vision on Hand Pointing Performance in Altered Gravity during Parabolic Flight. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference.
  • A. Diaz Artiles, A. Priesol, T. Clark, D. Sherwood, C. Oman, L.R. Young, and F. Karmali. The Impact of Oral Promethazine on Human Whole-Body Motion Perceptual Thresholds. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 18 (2017) 581-590. doi:10.1007/s10162-017-0622-z.
  • A. Diaz Artiles, T. Heldt, and L.R. Young. Effects of artificial gravity on the cardiovascular system: computational approach. Acta Astronautica 126 (2016) 395-410. doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.05.005.
  • F. Karmali, A. Diaz Artiles, R. Galvan-Garza, T.K. Clark, D. Sherwood, and L.R. Young. Development of a Countermeasure to Enhance Sensorimotor Adaptation to Altered Gravity Levels. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference. doi: 10.1109/AERO.2016.7500728.
  • A. Diaz, C. Trigg, and L.R. Young. Combining ergometer exercise and artificial gravity in a compact-radius centrifuge. Acta Astronautica 113 (2015) 80-88. doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2015.03.034.
  • A. Diaz, T. Heldt and L.R. Young. Cardiovascular responses under artificial gravity combined with exercise. In: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference. doi: 10.1109/AERO.2015.7118969.
  • A. Diaz, and D.J. Newman. Musculoskeletal Human-Spacesuit Interaction Model. In: Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference. doi: 110.1109/AERO. 2014.6836247
  • M.C Gombolay, R.J. Wilcox, A. Diaz, F. Yu and J.A. Shah. Towards Successful Coordination of Human and Robotic Work using Automated Scheduling Tools: An Initial Pilot Study. In: Proceedings of the 2013 Robotics, Science and Systems Human-Robot Collaboration Workshop.