Dr Alconcel has over 14 years of experience working as an engineer and manager on planetary exploration missions throughout the solar system including the Cassini mission to Saturn, JUICE mission to the Jovian system, and the Cluster multi-spacecraft mission investigating the Earth’s magnetosphere. She has worked on the full life cycle of space missions, from concept and design through to build, launch, operations and end-of-life.
Dr Alconcel has long-standing interests in both photography and public engagement in science. She has developed and delivered outreach activities for the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, Imperial College London, and many other schools events and festivals. She is passionate about inclusivity in STEMM teaching, and particularly in aerospace and space engineering. She actively strives to recruit and retain a diverse student cohort to the School’s courses.