ANGELIKI ARTEMIS (DIANE) RIGOS
Master of Business Administration, September 2004.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Executive Director, Tata Center for Technology and Design, MITEI
2016), Environmental Studies and Sustainability Steering Committee (2015-2016), Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry (2012-2014, 2004-2005, 1996-1998), Director of Resources to Accelerate Integrated Science Education (RAISE) program (1991-2002), Associate Director of National Microscale Chemistry Center (1994-1996), Director of Women’s Studies (1995- 1996).
• Research (funded by NSF, in collaboration with Prof. Tomas Arias, Cornell University): ab initio studies of the reactivity of transition metal oxide surfaces in the presence of a solvent.
• Created Return on Investment Model for International Educators: http://roiie.com/
• Courses taught: Science and Energy Policy (graduate), Sustainable Energy, General Chemistry I and II, Chemistry for Engineers, Physical Chemistry I and II, Adventures in Chemistry, Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Women in Science
Seminar, History of Women in Science and Mathematics. Assistant Professor (1988-1993)
• Research focus: Brownian dynamics simulations of order-disorder transitions in sheared
colloidal suspensions, conformational interconversion in protein crystals.
LEVITAN & ASSOCIATES, INC. BOSTON, MA Executive Consultant
• Practice areas: renewable energy (wind, solar, fuel cells), fuel and power price forecasting,
technical and safety advice on proposed LNG projects, evaluation of power supply proposals.
MASSCHALLENGE BOSTON, MA Industry Champion (Energy)
• Volunteer: Served as lead mentor in the energy industry for the MassChallenge start-ups and
plan the curriculum/programming for the 12-week competition in the following areas: target market, value proposition and solution, revenue, cost structure, funding, metrics and channels. Served as judge of 2016 competition.
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, June 1985. Theoretical thesis with Professor John M. Deutch on “Selected Problems in Diffusion and Chemical Reaction”.
Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry, May 1979, cum laude in chemistry.
CAMBRIDGE, MA N. ANDOVER, MA
Associate Professor (1993-2016)
• President of the Faculty Senate (2013-2014, 2016), Senior Leadership Team (2012-2014,
CLEANTECH OPEN BOSTON, MA Mentor (Energy)
• Volunteer: Served as mentor to the CleanTech start-ups, meeting with them weekly or as
needed and attending regular events such as pitching practice night and other programs. Served on the 2016 mentor organizing committee.
HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE DENVER, CO Participant
• Attended the two-week
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAMBRIDGE, MA Visiting Scientist (MIT Energy Initiative)
• Sabbatical Research: energy policy and technology, sustainable energy program.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY CAMBRIDGE, MA Visiting Scholar (Physics Department)
• Sabbatical Research: density functional theory studies of chromium oxide surface corrosion.
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY BOSTON, MA Visiting Professor (Physics Department)
• Sabbatical Research: density functional calculations of myoglobin vibrational modes.
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY BOSTON, MA Visiting Scientist (Physics Department)
• Research: High-Field EPR Studies of Photosynthetic Reaction Centers. Supported by the
National Science Foundation.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAMBRIDGE, MA Visiting Scientist (Energy Lab)
• Sabbatical Research: corrosion studies of supercritical water oxidation reactors used to
destroy military toxic waste. Partially supported by the Army Research Office.
WORCESTER FOUNDATION FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY WORCESTER, MA Research Scientist
• Research: Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer. Supported by the National Science
INSTITUTE FOR MOLECULAR SCIENCE OKAZAKI, JAPAN Visiting Scientist
• Research: Resonance Raman Studies of Electron-Nuclear Coupling Time Resolved Dynamics
and Magnetic Perturbations of Biomolecules. Supported by the National Science Foundation.
PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC. ANDOVER, MA Principal Scientist
• Research Areas: electrochemical modeling of molten carbonate fuel cell stacks, analysis and
modeling of laser induced high temperature effects on defense related materials, modeling of internal vaporization occurring during the laser irradiation of porous materials.
intensive leadership and management development program preparing
women faculty for institutional leadership roles in higher education administration.
Continued development of proposed leadership project.
1979-1980 INSTITUT DE BIOLOGIE PHYSICO-CHIMIQUE PARIS, FRANCE Research Associate
• Research area: low temperature and high pressure techniques for spectroscopic studies of enzymes.
Languages Fluent in French and Greek, some German. Was fluent in Arabic.
American Chemical Society American Physical Society Sigma Xi
Beta Gamma Sigma
Phi Kappa Phi
S. Parker and A.A. Rigos, “Surprising Takeaways From a New Power Market Analysis”, North American Windpower, September (2015).
D.A. Rigos, B.L. Shapiro, and R.L. Levitan, “Leaning on Line Pack”, Public Utilities Fortnightly, January, 18 (2011).
P. Bisson, G. Parodi, D. Rigos and J.E. Whitten, “Low-cost Raman spectroscopy using a violet diode laser”, Chem. Educator, 11, 1 (2006).
S. Petrosyan, A.A. Rigos and T.A. Arias, “Joint density-functional theory: Ab Initio theory of Cr2O3 surface chemistry in solution”, J. of Phys. Chem B. 109, 15436 (2005).
J.A. Cline, A.A. Rigos and T.A. Arias, “Ab Initio Study of Magnetic Structure and Chemical Reactivity of Cr2O3 and its (0001) Surface”, J. of Phys. Chem B. 104, 6195 (2000).
J.A. Cline, A.A. Rigos and T.A. Arias, “Ab Initio Chemical Methods for Modeling Metal Oxide-Ionic Interactions in Hydrothermal Aqueous Systems”, Paper MMA2.4 in “Steam, Water, and Hydrothermal Systems: Physics and Chemistry Meeting the Needs of Industry”, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Properties of Water and Steam, Eds. P.R. Tremaine, P.G. Hill, D.E. Irish, and P.V. Balakrishnan, (NRC Press, Ottowa, 2000).
A.A. Rigos and K. Salemme, “Photochemistry and Pinhole Photography: an Interdisciplinary Experiment”, J. of Chem. Ed. 76, 736A (1999).
R.M. Latanision, D.B. Mitton, S.H.- Zhang, J.A. Cline, N. Caputy, T.A. Arias, A. Rigos, “Corrosion and Corrosion Mechanisms in Supercritical Water Oxidation Systems for Hazardous Waste Disposal”, International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids, Sendai, Japan, May 1997.
T. A. Arias, J. Cline and A. A. Rigos, “Atomistic Origins of Corrosion: A Fundamental Ab Initio View”, Gather/Scatter 13, 2 (1997).
M. M. Singh, R.M. Pike, Z. Szafran and A. A. Rigos, “The National Microscale Chemistry Center- Waste Reduction at the Source”, Chemunity News 4, 22 (1994).
A.A. Rigos and G. Wilemski, “Brownian Dynamics Simulations of an Order-Disorder Transition in Sheared Colloidal Suspensions”, J. of Phys. Chem. 96, 3981 (1992).
L. Zhu, J.T. Sage, A.A. Rigos, D. Morikis and P.M. Champion, “Conformational Interconversion in Protein Crystals”, J. of Mol. Biol. 224, 204 (1992).
Z. Szafran, M.M. Singh, A.A. Rigos, C.A. Werman, S.A. Leone, J.D. Davis, R.M. Pike, “Development of Laboratories in Chemistry for the Non-Science Major”, 11th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, August, 1990, Atlanta, Georgia.
G. Wilemski, R. Cook and A.A. Rigos, “Shear Thinning in Brownian Dynamics Simulations of Concentrated Suspensions”, Paper No. 128, 64th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 18-20, 1990, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
D.E. Hastings and A.A. Rigos, “Laser Irradiation in Porous Media”, AIAA Journal 26, 561 (1988).
A.A. Rigos and J.M. Deutch, “Concentration Effects on the Mullins-Sekerka Instability”, J. of Chem. Phys. 86, 7119 (1987).
A.A. Rigos, D.F. Calef and J.M. Deutch, “Diffusion in Lipid Bilayers Containing Barriers”, Biophys. J. 43, 315 (1983).
A.A. Rigos and J.M. Deutch, “A Simple Model for the Influence of Fluctuations on Explosive Reactions”, J. of Chem. Phys. 76, 5180 (1982).
Presentations in meetings
Cheryl DarrupBoychuck, Angeliki Rigos, and Evelyn Rosengren-Hovee, “Measuring Return on Investment for International Educators: A Working Model”, NAFSA Regions III & VII Bi-Regional Conference in New Orleans, LA, 8 November, 2016.
Cheryl DarrupBoychuck, George Kacenga, and Angeliki Rigos, “Measuring Return on Investment in International Student Recruitment: A Working Model”, Advanced Session at the NAFSA Annual Conference in Denver, CO, 31 May, 2016.
S. Parker, D. Rigos, and M. Drunsic, “Process Overview, Application Checklist, and OREC Bid Forms”, Maryland Offshore Wind Technical Conference, Maryland Public Service Commission, Baltimore, MD, January 8, 2015
Seth Parker, Ellen Cool and Diane Rigos, “Power Market and System Operating Impacts of Solar Development in Massachusetts”, Renewables and Distributed Generation Committee of the New England Energy and Commerce Association, Boston, Massachusetts, March 28, 2012. (webinar, presenters: S. Parker and D. Rigos)
Angeliki A. Rigos, “Leaning On Linepack”, Jurisdictional Forum Shopping: Ripples in the Stream, sponsored by the Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies, Illinois State University, Springfield, Illinois, April 21, 2011.
Diane A. Rigos, “Safety Issues in LNG Transportation and Storage”, Energy and the Environment, Montreal, Canada, April 27, 2007.
Angeliki A. Rigos, “Safety Issues in LNG Transportation and Storage”, Atlantic LNG Summit, Halifax, Canada, November 20, 2006.
Sahak Petrosyan, Angeliki Rigos and Tomas Arias, “Density-functional study of chemical reactions at a solid-fluid interface: passivation of the (0001) surface of Cr2O3”, American Physical Society Annual March Meeting, Los Angeles, California, March 21-25, 2005.
Angeliki A. Rigos, Sahak Petrosyan and Tomas A. Arias, “Chemical reactivity of (0001) Cr2O3 surface in the presence of an aqueous solution”, 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim California, March 28-April 1, 2004.
S.A. Petrosyan, A. Rigos and T. Arias, “Environment density functional theory: implicit ab initio approach to physics of solution”, American Physical Society Annual March Meeting, Montreal, Canada, March 22-26, 2004.
S.A. Petrosyan, A. A. Rigos, A. Levskaya and T.A. Arias, “ Ab Initio Study of Infinite Surfaces in the Presence of a Solvent”, American Physical Society Annual March Meeting, Austin, Texas, March 3-8, 2003.
S.A. Petrosyan, Sohrab Ismail-Beigi, A.A. Rigos and T.A. Arias, “Ab Inition Theory of Solvation”, ES 2002, Fourteenth Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Methods, June 6-8, 2002, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, California.
C. Beck, A.A. Rigos, B. Barbiellini, G. Csanyi and P. Champion, “DFT Calculations of Low-Frequency Vibrational Modes in Heme Proteins”, American Physical Society Annual March Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 18-22, 2002.
A. Rigos, J. Cline, T. AriasJ. Tester and R. Latanision, “First Glimpses of Corrosion on an Atomic Level”, 2000 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec 14-19, 2000. Also Chaired the “Physical and Theoretical” General Session at this meeting.
A.A. Rigos, J.A. Cline and T.A. Arias, “An Electron’s Eye View of the Chemistry of Cr2O3 and its (0001) Surface”, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Dallas, November 1999.
J.A. Cline, T.A. Arias and A.A. Rigos, “Ab Initio Quantum Chemical Methods for Modeling Metal Oxide-Ionic Interactions in Hydrothermal Aqueous Systems”, 13th International Conference on the Properties of Water and Steam, Ottawa, Canada, 12-16 September, 1999.
R.M. Latanision, D.B. Mitton, S.H.- Zhang, J.A. Cline, T.A. Arias, A. Rigos, “Corrosion and Corrosion Mechanisms in Supercritical Water Oxidation Systems for Hazardous Waste Disposal”, (40 minutes) International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids, Sendai, Japan, May 1997.
J.A. Cline, T.A. Arias, A. Rigos, “Theoretical Modeling of Corrosion”, M.I.T. Supercritical Fluids Research Group, October 14, 1996.
Z. Szafran, M.M. Singh, A.A. Rigos and R.M. Pike, “Microscale Chemistry: Cost Reduction, Pollution Prevention and Enhanced Pedagogy”, 212th ACS National Meeting, Orlando, Florida, August, 1996.
R.M. Latanision, T.A. Arias, A.A. Rigos, J.A. Cline, E.-H. Han, K.E. Hautanen, D.B. Mitton, S.-H. Zhang, “Materials Corrosion and Corrosion Monitoring”, Army Research Office/URI Annual Meeting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, July 8-11, 1996.
C.B. McGowan and A.A. Rigos, “Strategies and Pedagogies to Attract and Retain Women in Science Career Pathways”, National Science Foundation Conference, Women and Science, Washington D.C., December 1995.
A. A. Rigos and G. Wilemski, “Brownian Dynamics Simulations of an Order-Disorder Transition in Sheared Sterically Stabilized Colloidal Suspensions”, Gordon Research Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of Liquids, New Hampshire, August, 1993.
A.A. Rigos, “Brownian Dynamics Simulations of an Order-Disorder Transition in Sheared Sterically Stabilized Colloidal Suspensions”, STATPHYS 18, Aug. 2-8, 1992, Berlin, Germany. (Abstract accepted, but did not attend due to lack of funds).
Z. Szafran, M.M. Singh, A.A. Rigos, C.A. Werman, S.A. Leone, J.D. Davis, R.M. Pike. “Bridging the Gap Between the Two Cultures: Chemistry Laboratory Development for the Non-Science Major”, 20th Northeast Regional ACS Meeting, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, June, 1990.
Z. Szafran, M.M. Singh, A.A. Rigos, C.A. Werman, S.A. Leone, J.D. Davis, R.M. Pike. “Development of Laboratories in Chemistry for the Non-Science Major”, 11th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Atlanta, GA, August, 1990.
A. Bailey, J. Cronin, A. Modak, P. Nebolsine and A.A. Rigos, “High Temperature Materials Effects Modeling”, 6th DoD Conference, May 11th, 1987, Washington D.C.
A.A. Rigos, “Vulnerability Analysis of Aerospace Structures Exposed to Laser Irradiation”, Northrop Corporation, Feb. 17th, 1987, Los Angeles, California.
Consulting Assignments at Levitan &Associates, Inc. (2005-2016)
Evaluated applications to the Maryland Public Service Commission for the approval of a proposed offshore wind project.
Worked on the DOE Phase 1 study of the gas-electric interface with high renewable penetration in the Eastern Interconnection.
Worked on the Gas-Electric Interface Study of the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative which was funded by DOE to prepare analyses of transmission requirements under a broad range of alternative futures and develop long-term interconnection-wide transmission expansion plans in response to the alternative resource scenarios. The 2014 study will inform the planning, operations, and markets of the six EIPC Participating Planning Authorities (PPAs) by evaluating the interaction between the natural gas and electric systems.
Assisted in the evaluation of the proposed contract pricing and economic impacts of the amended PPA between Deepwater Wind and Narragansett Electric for the RI Economic Development Corporation. Calculated price suppression effects throughout ISO-NE as a result of the RI Deepwater offshore project.
Estimated reduction in air emissions and price suppression effects due to the installation of a large offshore wind project in Lake Erie for a confidential wind developer.
Provided wind and biomass expertise to a New England LSE for procuring energy and RECs under long-term contracts, and developing methods for evaluation of bids from renewable energy sources.
Conducted benchmark pricing for solar and wind procurements of energy, capacity and RECs for the Illinois Power Authority.
Managed an analysis of wind potential in New England in support of ISO-NE’s Scenario Analysis, identifying in Phase I the maximum onshore and offshore wind potential prior to screening criteria and calculating effective FCM capacity ratings.1 Completed the Phase II wind study identifying the top 15,000 MW ICAP of onshore and offshore wind assuming commercial sized wind plants.2
Prepared market simulation analysis for an investment bank interested in the purchase of a number of existing and under-development wind farms in the northeast. The analysis included a forecast of regional wind farm capacity expansion and review of wind farm production data and forecasts.
Prepared FERC affidavit regarding gas quality control, Wobbe number and Wobbe number rate of change, on the Maritimes and Northeast system for Calpine Corporation.
Assisted in the 2008/09 competitive procurement of energy (financial swaps) and capacity and RECs (both physical delivery) for the Ameren Illinois Electric Utilities including benchmark pricing, credit issues and REC sources.
Conducted power price forecasts and financial analysis for a confidential equity investor in the auction of the 2,480 MW Ravenswood Facility in New York City.
1 The relevant LAI report (May 9, 2007) entitled “Technical Assessment of Onshore and Offshore Wind Potential in New England” is posted at the ISO-NE website:
Prepared power price forecast, including a wind and solar scenario, for a major deregulation study for the Maryland Public Service Commission that evaluated new generation, transmission, and demand-side options to stabilize retail rates in-state and in SWMAAC; evaluated impact of divestiture on profitability of utility generation fleet and financial contribution to parent company.
Assisted with evaluation of post Katrina and Rita fuel supply adequacy and bulk power security in New England, New York and PJM.3
Estimated cost of new entry for generators in PJM area.
Assessed the safety issues (thermal radiation, vapor dispersion, RPTs) and safety zones in the Broadwater offshore LNG proposal.4
Conducted analysis of discount contracts, operating balancing agreements, backhaul and shorthaul precedent and helped prepare testimony regarding El Paso’s rate filing on behalf of Southwest Gas Corporation
Assisted with methodology and assumptions in the evaluation of Off-Island Capacity for the Long Island Power Authority.
Evaluated electric interconnection and system upgrade costs for PJM merchant generators in support of Reliability Pricing Model assignment.
Calculated the NOx, SOx, CO, CO2 and PM emissions for the Cornell University CHP Master Plan.
3 The relevant LAI report (October 6, 2005) entitled “Post Hurricane Outlook on Fuel Supply Adequacy and Bulk Power Security in New England” is posted at the ISO-NE website: http://www.iso-ne.com/pubs/spcl_rpts/2005/index.html
4 The relevant LAI report entitled “Broadwater LNG: a Technical Assessment – Market, Technology, Environmental and Safety Related Impacts in New York State” was posted at the LIPA website on July 31, 2007: