Dr. Diana Bauer serves as the acting deputy director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In this role, Diana is responsible for technical coordination and strategic planning. She also has departmental and interagency leadership roles in energy storage, critical materials, and the energy-water nexus focus areas. Before joining AMO, Diana directed the Office of Energy Systems Integration Analysis within the Department’s Office of Policy, where she and her staff looked at the connection between energy and other systems. She was the lead author of The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities in 2014. Also, in the policy office, she led the drafting of DOE’s 2010 and 2011 Critical Materials Strategy reports.
Before coming to DOE, Diana led the extramural sustainability research program at the Environmental Protection Agency, which focused on green engineering, green chemistry, green buildings, and transportation systems.
She has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with a concentration in green design and manufacturing from the University of California, Berkeley.