Maya Kiskinova graduated from Sofia State University, received Ph.D in 1977 and Sc. D. in 1989. She was a senior scientist in Bulgarian Academy of Science before moving to Elettra Laboratory in1990 where is presently the Research Coordinator. She worked at NBS, now NIST (USA) in 1980, IGFKFA, now FZJ (Germany) in 1982-1984 and University of Pittsburgh (USA) in 1987-1988. In 2002 she received Italian citizenship for scientific merits and in 2005 was awarded Distinguished AvH Grant. She has more than 300 articles, 14 invited reviews and one book. H-index 48. Web-page: http://www.elettra.trieste.it/PEOPLE/index.php?n=MayaKiskinova.HomePage.