Maya Livshits is a Ph.D. Student in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, and recipient of TAU's President Scholarship for Ph.D. students in renewable energy. Her research focuses on heat transfer in porous media with applications in renewable energy. Maya holds a B.Sc. (with honors) in Mechanical engineering from Ben Gurion University, and M.Sc. from Tel Aviv University. Her M.Sc. thesis won the student project competition by the Israeli Sustainable Energy Society. She was a teaching assistant in Heat Transfer and Renewable Energy courses, and served as engineer in two solar energy research European projects.