Analog Astronaut, Founder & CEO, Everest Innovation Lab
Board Member At-Large, Hawaiian Astronomical Society
Judge/GISN Member, NASA GLOBE Program
Marufa Bhuiyan is an Analog Astronaut and Founder & CEO of Everest Innovation Lab, a space research organization registered in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is a Systems Engineer, International Space Station (ISS) Ambassador, and a licensed Ham Radio Technician (callsign: WH6GNE). She enjoys playing music, writing, tracking satellites, and uniquely passionate about astronomy both in real-time and imaginary time.
She also serves as a Board Members-at-Large for Hawaiian Astronomical Society (HAS), Judge for Hawaii Academy of Science and Judge/GISN member for NASA GLOBE Program etc. Currently, Ms. Marufa is working on several projects e.g. Analog Astronaut Training Program, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), Virtual Moonbase, Digital STEM Engagement, Mars City State Design for 1 Million Population, etc. She holds MS and BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, studied another Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She completed several Analog Astronaut Trainings e.g., Mars Medic Mission 2020 at the Mars Desert Research Station, VALORIA II Mission at HI-SEAS facility on the Mauna Loa volcano of Hawaii. Ms. Marufa has received numerous awards and fellowships e.g., Asia Pacific Leadership Program, GLOBE Judge awards (2020, 2019, 2018), Gold medal from SBA, SENCER Hawaii Fellow by NSF and University of Hawaii.