Xin Chen is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Aerospace Department of UC3M. She obtained the bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation at Shanghai University, China (Shanghai Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award); the master's degree in Space Engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy and Technical University of Madrid, Spain; and the doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2015, on the topic of Bare Thermionic Electrodynamic Tether (Outstanding Thesis with Honor). During her research stay in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she conducted the investigation on Spectroscopic Hall Thruster Erosion-Rate Measurements. She has also worked for GMV, Spain, in the field of Robotics Automation and Control. Her main area of research is Plasma Physics in Space Applications, which overlaps with Electrodynamics Tether and Plasma Diagnostics.