Mona Schiefloe

Mona Schiefloe
Research Scientist

Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Space (CIRiS)
NTNU Social Research

Mobile phone: +47 958 91 516


Mona Schiefloe holds a MSc in Biology and a BSc in Sociology. She has worked as a Research Scientist at CIRiS since 2010.

Research area

Research activities emphasize plant production in closed systems, spaceflight Life Support Systems and greenhouses.

Of special interest is environmental factors affecting plant growth, recirculation, monitoring and control of nutrient solution, resource recycling between biological systems, camera technologies for plant monitoring and process control of the plant growth facilities. Projects span from cooperation with local farmers in their greenhouses to development of life support systems for human spaceflight and execution of plant experiments on the International Space Station.

Schiefloe has several years of practical experience from integration and operation of spaceflight projects, and is a certified console operator for ESA and NASA for the International Space Station program.