Maria Ekström is employed as a PhD student at the Quantum Technology laboratory. Her main research topic is quantum properties of Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW). In particular, this involves design, fabrication, and measurements of superconducting quantum circuits. Maria has been in the nanotechnology research field since 2010 when she started her bachelor project. Since then she graduated from Chalmers University of Technology with a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics. During her masters studies she also spent a half year as an exchange student at TU Graz in Austria and two months at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.