Angelo Vermeulen

Angelo Vermeulen is a space systems researcher, biologist, artist and astronaut candidate. He works on bio-inspired concepts for interstellar exploration at Delft University of Technology, with a specific focus on self-replicating architecture and biological life support. He has a deep interest in complex system science and is fascinated by principles of self-organisation, emergence and evolution. Vermeulen was crew commander of the first NASA-funded HI-SEAS Mars simulation in Hawaii and member of the European Space Agency Topical Team Arts & Science (ETTAS). He co-founded SEADS (Space Ecologies Art and Design), a cross-cultural collective of artists, scientists, engineers, and activists. In 2019 and 2020 SEADS sent its Ēngines of Ēternity art project twice to the International Space Station. Over the past years, Angelo has been (guest) faculty at several universities across Europe, the US, and Southeast Asia. To date, he published over 40 papers and book chapters covering his research in art and science.