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.