Angeliki Diane Rigos
Program Manager, CENT and Associate Director for Graduate Programs, MIT Energy Initiative at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Living in Massachusetts, United States
Dr Angeliki Artemis (Diane) Rigos is a chemist, educator, energy consultant, artist, writer, mother and, most recently, founder/president of Epistimi, a non-profit to advance and encourage the leadership of women in STEMM. Diane was born in Greece, raised in Europe, the Middle East (Lebanon) and Africa (Congo) and came to the United States to attend university. Most of her career was spent in academia as a Professor in the United States but she was also an energy consultant for a decade with expertise in solar, onshore and offshore wind, and LNG. She is passionate about accelerating the energy transition to a net zero carbon world and increasing the number of scientists and women in leadership positions.
After giving up her tenured position in 2016, she led the MIT Tata Center in its mission to develop scalable solutions to global problems with many partnerships in India. Diane is part of the MIT Energy Initiative and works to prepare MIT graduate students and postdocs to lead the energy transition in their future roles in industry, academia, government and non-profits. She has co-created leadership programs at the Boston Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (where she serves as President) and the MIT School of Science (LEAPS Program). In 2021, she founded the non-profit Epistimi to expand her leadership training of women in STEMM globally.