Diana Neves finished her PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems within the MIT Portugal Program, in 2016, from Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Before, she had graduated in Meteorology, Oceanography and Geophysics in 2007 and had her master degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering, in 2009, from the same university. Since 2016, she works as post-doctoral researcher at IN+, Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.
Her main research topics relate to Sustainable Energy Systems planning, through the development of tools to model hybrid and renewable systems. She gives special focus to microgrids, distributed generation and smart grid mechanisms to manage Energy, as demand response, and Energy storage. She has been participating in multiple projects, with utilities, industry and municipalities, towards technology and regional sustainable development, and has publications in high standard international peer-review journals.
Additionally, Diana represented Portugal, competing in Sailing at the London 2012 Olympic Games.