Dr Maja Cassidy
Senior Lecturer

Dr Maja Cassidy

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons 1), UNSW 2005
  • Masters of Science, Applied Physics, Harvard University 2010
  • PhD, Applied Physics, Harvard University 2012

 

Science
School of Physics

Dr Maja Cassidy is an experimental physicist working at the intersection of condensed matter physics and quantum devices. She is currently a Scientia Fellow and Senior Lecture at the School of Physics at UNSW, where she leads the Quantum Materials and Devices group. Maja did her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering as a Coop Scholar at UNSW, working with Prof Andrew Dzurak at the Center for Quantum Computing Technology. She then moved to the US, completing her PhD at Harvard University as a RG Menzies scholar in 2012 under the supervision of Prof Charles Marcus. She then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at QuTech/TU Delft with Prof Leo Kouwenhoven in the Netherlands, and worked on hybrid superconducting circuits and topological materials. Before joining UNSW, she was a Principal Research Manager at Microsoft Quantum from 2017-2022.  

 

 

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Gazibegovic S; Car D; Zhang H; Balk SC; Logan JA; de Moor MWA; Cassidy MC; Schmits R; Xu D; Wang G; Krogstrup P; Op het Veld RLM; Zuo K; Vos Y; Shen J; Bouman D; Shojaei B; Pennachio D; Lee JS; van Veldhoven PJ; Koelling S; Verheijen MA; Kouwenhoven LP; Palmstrøm CJ; Bakkers EPAM, 2022, 'Retraction Note: Epitaxy of advanced nanowire quantum devices (Nature, (2017), 548, 7668, (434-438), 10.1038/nature23468)', Nature, vol. 604, pp. 786, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-04704-2
    Journal articles | 2022
    Qu J; Beznasyuk DV; Cassidy M; Tanta R; Yang L; Holmes NP; Griffith MJ; Krogstrup P; Cairney JM, 2022, 'Atomic-Scale Characterization of Planar Selective-Area-Grown InAs/InGaAs Nanowires', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.2c09594
    Journal articles | 2021
    Darulová J; Troyer M; Cassidy MC, 2021, 'Evaluation of synthetic and experimental training data in supervised machine learning applied to charge-state detection of quantum dots', Machine Learning: Science and Technology, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2632-2153/ac104c
    Journal articles | 2020
    Darulová J; Pauka SJ; Wiebe N; Chan KW; Gardener GC; Manfra MJ; Cassidy MC; Troyer M, 2020, 'Autonomous Tuning and Charge-State Detection of Gate-Defined Quantum Dots', Physical Review Applied, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.13.054005
    Journal articles | 2020
    Khan SA; Lampadaris C; Cui A; Stampfer L; Liu Y; Pauka SJ; Cachaza ME; Fiordaliso EM; Kang JH; Korneychuk S; Mutas T; Sestoft JE; Krizek F; Tanta R; Cassidy MC; Jespersen TS; Krogstrup P, 2020, 'Highly transparent gatable superconducting shadow junctions', ACS Nano, vol. 14, pp. 14605 - 14615, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.0c02979
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pauka SJ; Das K; Hornibrook JM; Gardner GC; Manfra MJ; Cassidy MC; Reilly DJ, 2020, 'Characterizing Quantum Devices at Scale with Custom Cryo-CMOS', Physical Review Applied, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.13.054072
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pauka SJ; Witt JDS; Allen CN; Harlech-Jones B; Jouan A; Gardner GC; Gronin S; Wang T; Thomas C; Manfra MJ; Gukelberger J; Gamble J; Reilly DJ; Cassidy MC, 2020, 'Repairing the surface of InAs-based topological heterostructures', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0014361
    Journal articles | 2020
    Smith TB; Cassidy MC; Reilly DJ; Bartlett SD; Grimsmo AL, 2020, 'Dispersive Readout of Majorana Qubits', PRX Quantum, vol. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PRXQuantum.1.020313
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kroll JG; Borsoi F; Van Der Enden KL; Uilhoorn W; De Jong D; Quintero-Pérez M; Van Woerkom DJ; Bruno A; Plissard SR; Car D; Bakkers EPAM; Cassidy MC; Kouwenhoven LP, 2019, 'Magnetic-Field-Resilient Superconducting Coplanar-Waveguide Resonators for Hybrid Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics Experiments', Physical Review Applied, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.11.064053
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kroll JG; Uilhoorn W; van der Enden KL; de Jong D; Watanabe K; Taniguchi T; Goswami S; Cassidy MC; Kouwenhoven LP, 2018, 'Magnetic field compatible circuit quantum electrodynamics with graphene Josephson junctions', Nature Communications, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07124-x
    Journal articles | 2017
    Cassidy MC; Bruno A; Rubbert S; Irfan M; Kammhuber J; Schouten RN; Akhmerov AR; Kouwenhoven LP, 2017, 'Demonstration of an ac Josephson junction laser', Science, vol. 355, pp. 939 - 942, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aah6640
    Journal articles | 2017
    Gazibegovic S; Car D; Zhang H; Balk SC; Logan JA; De Moor MWA; Cassidy MC; Schmits R; Xu D; Wang G; Krogstrup P; Op Het Veld RLM; Zuo K; Vos Y; Shen J; Bouman D; Shojaei B; Pennachio D; Lee JS; Van Veldhoven PJ; Koelling S; Verheijen MA; Kouwenhoven LP; Palmstrøm CJ; Bakkers EPAM, 2017, 'Epitaxy of advanced nanowire quantum devices', Nature, vol. 548, pp. 434 - 438, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature23468
    Journal articles | 2017
    Gül O; Zhang H; De Vries FK; Van Veen J; Zuo K; Mourik V; Conesa-Boj S; Nowak MP; Van Woerkom DJ; Quintero-Pérez M; Cassidy MC; Geresdi A; Koelling S; Car D; Plissard SR; Bakkers EPAM; Kouwenhoven LP, 2017, 'Hard Superconducting Gap in InSb Nanowires', Nano Letters, vol. 17, pp. 2690 - 2696, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00540
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kammhuber J; Cassidy MC; Pei F; Nowak MP; Vuik A; Gül O; Car D; Plissard SR; Bakkers EPAM; Wimmer M; Kouwenhoven LP, 2017, 'Conductance through a helical state in an Indium antimonide nanowire', Nature Communications, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-00315-y
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zhang H; Gül Ö; Conesa-Boj S; Nowak MP; Wimmer M; Zuo K; Mourik V; De Vries FK; Van Veen J; De Moor MWA; Bommer JDS; Van Woerkom DJ; Car D; Plissard SR; Bakkers EPAM; Quintero-Pérez M; Cassidy MC; Koelling S; Goswami S; Watanabe K; Taniguchi T; Kouwenhoven LP, 2017, 'Ballistic superconductivity in semiconductor nanowires', Nature Communications, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms16025
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kammhuber J; Cassidy MC; Zhang H; Gül Ö; Pei F; De Moor MWA; Nijholt B; Watanabe K; Taniguchi T; Car D; Plissard SR; Bakkers EPAM; Kouwenhoven LP, 2016, 'Conductance Quantization at Zero Magnetic Field in InSb Nanowires', Nano Letters, vol. 16, pp. 3482 - 3486, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00051
    Journal articles | 2015
    Pribiag VS; Beukman AJA; Qu F; Cassidy MC; Charpentier C; Wegscheider W; Kouwenhoven LP, 2015, 'Edge-mode superconductivity in a two-dimensional topological insulator', Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 10, pp. 593 - 597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2015.86
    Journal articles | 2015
    Whiting N; Hu J; Shah JV; Cassidy MC; Cressman E; Millward NZ; Menter DG; Marcus CM; Bhattacharya PK, 2015, 'Real-Time MRI-Guided Catheter Tracking Using Hyperpolarized Silicon Particles', Scientific Reports, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep12842
    Journal articles | 2014
    Schmid S; Bagci T; Zeuthen E; Taylor JM; Herring PK; Cassidy MC; Marcus CM; Guillermo Villanueva L; Amato B; Boisen A; Shin YC; Kong J; Sørensen AS; Usami K; Polzik ES, 2014, 'Single-layer graphene on silicon nitride micromembrane resonators', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4862296
    Journal articles | 2013
    Atkins TM; Cassidy MC; Lee M; Ganguly S; Marcus CM; Kauzlarich SM, 2013, 'Synthesis of long T 1 silicon nanoparticles for hyperpolarized 29Si magnetic resonance imaging', ACS Nano, vol. 7, pp. 1609 - 1617, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn305462y
    Journal articles | 2013
    Cassidy MC; Chan HR; Ross BD; Bhattacharya PK; Marcus CM, 2013, 'In vivo magnetic resonance imaging of hyperpolarized silicon particles', Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 8, pp. 363 - 368, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2013.65
    Journal articles | 2013
    Cassidy MC; Ramanathan C; Cory DG; Ager JW; Marcus CM, 2013, 'Radical-free dynamic nuclear polarization using electronic defects in silicon', Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.87.161306
    Journal articles | 2011
    Lee M; Cassidy MC; Ramanathan C; Marcus CM, 2011, 'Decay of nuclear hyperpolarization in silicon microparticles', Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.84.035304
    Journal articles | 2009
    Aptekar JW; Cassidy MC; Johnson AC; Barton RA; Lee M; Ogier AC; Vo C; Anahtar MN; Ren Y; Bhatia SN; Ramanathan C; Cory DG; Hill AL; Mair RW; Rosen MS; Walsworth RL; Marcus CM, 2009, 'Silicon nanoparticles as hyperpolarized magnetic resonance imaging agents', ACS Nano, vol. 3, pp. 4003 - 4008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn900996p
    Journal articles | 2008
    Mitic M; Petersson KD; Cassidy MC; Starrett RP; Gauja E; Ferguson AJ; Yang C; Jamieson DN; Clark RG; Dzurak A, 2008, 'Bias spectroscopy and simultaneous single-electron transistor charge state detection of Si:P double dots', Nanotechnology, vol. 19, pp. 265201 - 265205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/19/26/265201
    Journal articles | 2007
    Cassidy MC; Dzurak A; Farrer I; Ritchie DA; Smith CG; Petersson KD; Clark RG, 2007, 'Single shot charge detection using a radio-frequency quantum point contact', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 91, pp. 222104 - 222106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2809370
  • Preprints | 2021
    Witt JDS; Pauka SJ; Gardner GC; Gronin S; Wang T; Thomas C; Manfra MJ; Reilly DJ; Cassidy MC, 2021, Spin-Relaxation Mechanisms in InAs Quantum Well Heterostructures, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2111.15170
    Preprints | 2020
    Darulova J; Troyer M; Cassidy MC, 2020, Evaluation of synthetic and experimental training data in supervised machine learning applied to charge state detection of quantum dots, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2005.08131
    Preprints | 2020
    Khan SA; Lampadaris C; Cui A; Stampfer L; Liu Y; Pauka SJ; Cachaza ME; Fiordaliso EM; Kang J-H; Korneychuk S; Mutas T; Sestoft JE; Krizek F; Tanta R; Cassidy MC; Jespersen TS; Krogstrup P, 2020, Transparent Gatable Superconducting Shadow Junctions, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2003.04487
    Preprints | 2020
    Smith TB; Cassidy MC; Reilly DJ; Bartlett SD; Grimsmo AL, 2020, Dispersive readout of Majorana qubits, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2009.00027
    Preprints | 2019
    Darulová J; Pauka SJ; Wiebe N; Chan KW; Gardener GC; Manfra MJ; Cassidy MC; Troyer M, 2019, Autonomous tuning and charge state detection of gate defined quantum dots, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1911.10709
    Preprints | 2019
    Pauka SJ; Das K; Hornibrook JM; Gardner GC; Manfra MJ; Cassidy MC; Reilly DJ, 2019, Characterising Quantum Devices at Scale with Custom Cryo-CMOS, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1908.07685
    Preprints | 2019
    Pauka SJ; Witt JDS; Allen CN; Harlech-Jones B; Jouan A; Gardner GC; Gronin S; Wang T; Thomas C; Manfra MJ; Reilly DJ; Cassidy MC, 2019, Repairing the Surface of InAs-based Topological Heterostructures, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1908.08689
    Preprints | 2018
    Kroll JG; Borsoi F; van der Enden KL; Uilhoorn W; de Jong D; Quintero-Pérez M; van Woerkom DJ; Bruno A; Plissard SR; Car D; Bakkers EPAM; Cassidy MC; Kouwenhoven LP, 2018, Magnetic field resilient superconducting coplanar waveguide resonators for hybrid cQED experiments, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1809.03932
    Preprints | 2018
    Kroll JG; Uilhoorn W; van der Enden KL; de Jong D; Watanabe K; Taniguchi T; Goswami S; Cassidy MC; Kouwenhoven LP, 2018, A graphene transmon operating at 1 T, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1806.10534
    Preprints | 2017
    Cassidy MC; Bruno A; Rubbert S; Irfan M; Kammhuber J; Schouten RN; Akhmerov AR; Kouwenhoven LP, 2017, Demonstration of an ac Josephson junction laser, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aah6640
    Preprints | 2017
    Gazibegovic S; Car D; Zhang H; Balk SC; Logan JA; de Moor MWA; Cassidy MC; Schmits R; Xu D; Wang G; Krogstrup P; Veld RLMOH; Shen J; Bouman D; Shojaei B; Pennachio D; Lee JS; van Veldhoven PJ; Koelling S; Verheijen MA; Kouwenhoven LP; Palmstrøm CJ; Bakkers EPAM, 2017, Epitaxy of Advanced Nanowire Quantum Devices, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1705.01480
    Preprints | 2017
    Gül Ö; Zhang H; de Vries FK; van Veen J; Zuo K; Mourik V; Conesa-Boj S; Nowak MP; van Woerkom DJ; Quintero-Pérez M; Cassidy MC; Geresdi A; Koelling S; Car D; Plissard SR; Bakkers EPAM; Kouwenhoven LP, 2017, Hard superconducting gap in InSb nanowires, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1702.02578
    Preprints | 2017
    Kammhuber J; Cassidy MC; Pei F; Nowak MP; Vuik A; Car D; Plissard SR; Bakkers EPAM; Wimmer M; Kouwenhoven LP, 2017, Conductance through a helical state in an InSb nanowire, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1701.06878
    Preprints | 2017
    Zhang H; Gül Ö; Conesa-Boj S; Nowak MP; Wimmer M; Zuo K; Mourik V; de Vries FK; van Veen J; de Moor MWA; Bommer JDS; van Woerkom DJ; Car D; Plissard SR; Bakkers EPAM; Quintero-Pérez M; Cassidy MC; Koelling S; Goswami S; Watanabe K; Taniguchi T; Kouwenhoven LP, 2017, Ballistic superconductivity in semiconductor nanowires, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1707.03024
    Preprints | 2016
    Kammhuber J; Cassidy MC; Zhang H; Gül Ö; Pei F; de Moor MWA; Nijholt B; Watanabe K; Taniguchi T; Car D; Plissard SR; Bakkers EPAM; Kouwenhoven LP, 2016, Conductance Quantization at zero magnetic field in InSb nanowires, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1603.03751
    Preprints | 2014
    Pribiag VS; Beukman AJA; Qu F; Cassidy MC; Charpentier C; Wegscheider W; Kouwenhoven LP, 2014, Edge-mode Superconductivity in a Two Dimensional Topological Insulator, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1408.1701
    Preprints | 2013
    Atkins TM; Cassidy MC; Lee M; Ganguly S; Marcus CM; Kauzlarich SM, 2013, Synthesis of Long-T1 Silicon Nanoparticles for Hyperpolarized 29Si Magnetic Resonance Imaging, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1305.0368
    Preprints | 2013
    Cassidy MC; Chan HR; Ross BD; Bhattacharya PK; Marcus CM, 2013, In-vivo magnetic resonance imaging of hyperpolarized silicon particles, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1305.3332
    Preprints | 2013
    Schmid S; Bagci T; Zeuthen E; Taylor JM; Herring PK; Cassidy MC; Marcus CM; Villanueva LG; Amato B; Boisen A; Shin YC; Kong J; Sørensen AS; Usami K; Polzik ES, 2013, Graphene on silicon nitride for optoelectromechanical micromembrane resonators, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1305.5890
    Preprints | 2012
    Cassidy MC; Ramanathan C; Cory DG; Ager JW; Marcus CM, 2012, Radical-free dynamic nuclear polarization using electronic defects in silicon, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1206.5125
    Preprints | 2011
    Lee M; Cassidy MC; Ramanathan C; Marcus CM, 2011, Decay of nuclear hyperpolarization in silicon microparticles, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1103.3918
    Preprints | 2009
    Aptekar JW; Cassidy MC; Johnson AC; Barton RA; Lee MY; Ogier AC; Vo C; Anahtar MN; Ren Y; Bhatia SN; Ramanathan C; Cory DG; Hill AL; Mair RW; Rosen MS; Walsworth RL; Marcus CM, 2009, Hyperpolarized Long-T1 Silicon Nanoparticles for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.0902.0269
    Preprints | 2009
    Cassidy MC; Dzurak AS; Clark RG; Petersson KD; Farrer I; Ritchie DA; Smith CG, 2009, Single Shot Charge Detection Using A Radio-Frequency Quantum Point Contact, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.0907.1010
    Preprints | 2008
    Mitic M; Petersson KD; Cassidy MC; Starrett RP; Gauja E; Ferguson AJ; Yang C; Jamieson DN; Clark RG; Dzurak AS, 2008, Bias spectroscopy and simultaneous SET charge state detection of Si:P double dots, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.0802.0375
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Mitic M; Cassidy MC; Petersson KD; Starrett RP; Gauja E; Brenner R; Yang CY; Jamieson DN; Clark RG; Dzurak A, 2006, 'Development of a silicon-based quantum cellular automata cell', in Jagadish C; Lu GQM (ed.), Nanotech 2006, Brisbane, Qld, pp. 9 - 12, presented at ICONN 2006: International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Brisbane, Qld, 03 July 2006 - 07 July 2006

  • RG Menzies Scholarship to Harvard (2008)