In June 2022 Dr. Díaz was appointed Deputy Vice-president of International Cooperation of CSIC. Her unit handles the strategy of the large international infrastructures at CSIC, as well as international cooperation with Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Isabel Díaz got her PhD in Chemistry in 2001 from UAM with Extraordinary Doctorate Award, with research leaves at University of St. Andrews (UK), Lund University (Sweden), and Tohoku University (Japan). She was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Minnesota during 2002 and 2003. She is currently a Senior Researcher at Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, ICP-CSIC in Madrid, Spain. She is also Adjunct Professor at the Chemistry Department of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, were she was recruited as Full Professor for six years (2010-2016). She broadened her profile getting involved in Gender Equality activities including leader of the Gender Equality Unit at ICP-CSIC, coordinator (2021) of the network of the Gender Equality Unit CSIC Institutes at the UAM Campus in Madrid (10 centers). She was also external advisor of the Women in Science Unity of the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICIN).