Current silicon-based electronic devices are reaching their miniaturization limits, and engineers are looking for alternative materials and ideas to propose in their place. Lishai is doing just that, researching an exotic class of materials called correlated oxides that could open new possibilities to future electronics. She has presented her research at multiple conferences including the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting in 2021 and 2022, and already has three published peer-reviewed research papers.

Lishai was born and raised in Binyamina, a small village near the center of Israel. As a youth, she volunteered as a therapeutic riding assistant and took part in the Sayarut youth movement, which helps young people appreciate Israel by exploring the country on foot. Prior to entering the Technion, she served for three years in the artillery unit of the Israel Defense Forces.


Lishai earned her Technion bachelor’s degree cum laude in both materials science and engineering, and in chemistry. She is now on the direct track to her Ph.D. Along the way, she has received several honors including the Jacobs-Qualcomm Fellowship (both 2021-22 and 2022-23), the ACRC prize for excellence in architectures circuits (2022), the Freud Award (2021), the Leonard and Diane Sherman Interdisciplinary Graduate School Fellowship (2022), plus a prize and a scholarship from the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute at the Technion.

In her spare time, Lishai likes to read, hike, and tend her vegetable garden with her spouse. She also participated for two years in the Technion’s prize-winning competitive squash team. As for the future, she is considering one of two routes: continuing in academia for a post doctorate or pursuing a job in industry.

January 2023

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