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Maite Trujillo San Martin

Research Engineer
Human Systems Integration division
NASA Ames Research Center
Updated for Namibia 2010

Maite Trujillo is a Safety Engineer in the Independent Safety Office at the European Space Agency (ESA) in the Netherlands. Previously, she worked at The Boeing Company, where she contributed in the areas of aviation safety and human factors and at NASA Ames in the Human Systems Integration division. In 2004, she was appointed Assistant Professor at the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University, where she collaborated with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Previously, she held several research and teaching positions at City University and Brunel University in London, UK.

Maite Trujillo has a Ph.D in Electronic & Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Decision Modeling and Information Systems from Brunel University (UK). She also holds MBA in International Management from the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University (Dayton, OH). She obtained a Professional Certificate in Strategic Decision & Risk Management from Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) and Aviation Safety & Accident Investigation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Florida). She graduated in Electrical Engineering at University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain).

She is a member of the Space Generation Advisory Council and participates regularly in the UN Committee in Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Activities (COPUOS). She is a FAA private pilot and a certified skydiver.

Research Areas: Safety for Human-rated Space Vehicles, Human Machine Interfaces and Human performance in Extreme environments.

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