TOP Women in Aerospace & Aviation To Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 79. Elizabeth Barrios

79. Elizabeth Barrios

Structural Materials Engineer | IAF Young Space Leader | Space Enthusiast, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

79. Elizabeth Barrios

Average Post Engagement: 18.60


United States

What I use Linkedin for:

Networking and exposure of young professional development programs in the space industry.

Number of Followers:





Who am I:

I am passionate about the space industry to my core and it drives me to continue advancing our future workforce as well as the technical progress of the industry.

What I do:

I am a materials engineer at NASA where I focus on failure analysis for the entire space industry, as well as the DoD. I also focus on R&D for electronic materials.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

By following me on LinkedIn, you will be aware of many opportunities throughout the international space community – from development programs to funding opportunities. I hope to also inspire those not in the space industry, but want to be, to find their path and take a leap of faith and join our fantastic community.

Who I follow on Linkedin

I follow as many space companies, associated universities, and associated technical professionals as I can. I want to constantly stay up to date with state of the art in the industry and figure out where I might have ideas to jump into new research endeavors. For example, my alma mater, The University of Central Florida and their Nanoscience Technology Center are constantly making great progress towards material development for the space industry. Continuing to follow them, I find new contacts to form collaborations with. I also follow the Space Generation Advisory Council and the International Astronautical Federation to keep up to speed with global events. One person in particular, Minoo Rathnasabapathy, has also been an inspiration in this regard and comes to mind first.


Minoo Rathnasabapathy

Research Engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Elizabeth’s Successful Post

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Not sure if my most successful via numbers but my most successful based on what it represents. I was asked to speak on this panel and a young leader in the space industry. This invitation showcased that I have made a name for myself based on my technical experience and that those many years of working as an intern and getting my PhD and the many sleepless nights paid off, that I’ve started to make an impact on the global space industry in a positive way, and that my hard work has paid off and others, such as those who participate in the IAF Launchpad Mentorship Programmed that I have help to develop, are gaining positive things from my pushing forward to find little ways to make this industry better and to grow. It all showcases that I have found my place in this world and doing what I am meant to be doing. It showcases that amidst the hard times that come my way, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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