Bianca Cefalo

BIANCA CEFALO, an Aerospace Engineer, a STEM Ambassador and a Space Systems Thermal Product Manager at Airbus Defense and Space
London, UK

Bianca Cefalo is a Space Systems Thermal Product Manager who enables Airbus Defense and Space UK to create and implement disruptive thermal management solutions for Next Generation Telecommunication Spacecraft.

After nearly a decade spent designing, simulating and qualifying innovative technologies that span from the Automotive to the Space industry, Bianca has learned that – in light of the ever shifting Global Geopolitical, Economic and Ethical landscapes – what truly protects market competitiveness for any business is the ability to consistently entrust change, diverse communication and creative thinking at multiple human and organizational levels.

Since 2013, Bianca has been internationally supporting the Thermal Engineering and R&D communities and has contributed to the delivery of several Science and Commercial Telecoms Missions sponsored by NASA, ESA, DLR, UKSA and EU – including HP3 instrument embarked on the NASA/JPL InSight Mars Mission.

Bianca holds a degree in Aerospace and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Naples ‘Federico II’. At present, Bianca is cherishing every single minute in her Rocket Scientist suite and – as STEM Ambassador UK and Committee Member of the ‘Women’s Engineering Society’ London and ‘Women in Aerospace’ Europe – she is ultimately pursuing her utmost heartfelt mission: inspiring and encouraging young girls to become future fierce leaders in STEM industries.

Still actively involved in the field of renewable energy generation, from strategy preparation to operational activities.

Come to hear Bianca speak:

October 21st, Monday, 10:30am-11:30am Panel 1: The Future of Space Exploration and its influence on life on Earth

October 22nd, Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:00pm Panel 7: Hardware, Robotics and Electronics for Space and Earth Innovations

October 23rd, Wednesday, 12:15pm-1:00pm Spacetalk “Want to land a Mission to Mars? How I did it and how you can do it?”

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Company details:

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus responsible for defence and aerospace products and services. It is the world’s second largest space company after Boeing and one of the top ten defence companies in the world. In 2017 Airbus ranked 94th on the Fortune Global 500 list, and was one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies”.

Airbus Defence and Space has its corporate headquarters in Ottobrunn, Germany and has four programme lines: Military Aircraft, Space Systems), Communication-Intelligence-Security and Unmanned Aerial Systems (led by Jana Rosenmann). With its presence in 35 countries, the company employs 40,000 people from 86 nationalities and contributes to 21% of Airbus revenues.