Maja Bachmann is an enthusiastic experimental physicist broadly interested in the field of quantum materials. During her PhD, she has specialized in the burgeoning field of focused ion beam (FIB) microstructuring of single crystals. The precise tailoring of the shape and size of crystalline devices allows her to investigate phenomena that cannot be studied in bulk samples. At Stanford, Maja is excited to combine her FIB expertise with uniaxial strain tuning – a powerful technique to control quantum matter pioneered in Prof. Ian Fisher’s research group. In particular, she is interested in probing and controlling the emergence of charge density wave (CDW) order and the dynamics of the CDW state for quasi-2D systems.