Nuno Loureiro is a PhD Student at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon & École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). His objective is to identify changes in the human brain while participants learn to perform an arbitrary task. He uses a Brain Machine Interface through electroencephalography and designs simple games that participants need to learn to control just with their thoughts.
Previously to his PhD, Nuno worked at the European Space Agency as a trainee engineer in the Mechanisms Section. In 2012 he attended the Space Studies Program of the International Space University with a focus on Space Life Sciences and a team project assessing the possibility of developing a network of spaceports in the solar system. Nuno will be crew scientist during the mission of crew 148 at the Mars Desert Research Station.