Thomas A. Maier

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA


Thomas A. Maier was born in Regensburg, Germany, in 1971. He received a Physics diploma (highest honors) and a Ph.D. degree (summa cum laude) in physics from the University of Regensburg in 1997 and 2001, respectively. Maier serves currently as a Senior Research Scientist in the Computational Materials Science Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He joined ORNL in 2003 as a Wigner Fellow and became Research Staff in 2005. Prior to joining ORNL, Maier was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cincinnati from 2001 to 2003. Maier’s main research interest lies in the theoretical study of strongly correlated electron systems on a fundamental level and the many phenomena occurring in these materials. Examples include superconductivity, magnetism, phase separation, and the rich phenomenology occurring in low-dimensional systems. His work has concentrated on the development and application of high-end computational techniques, in particular quantum cluster theories, to investigate these systems. Recently, he has made important contributions to the theory of cuprate and iron-based high-temperature superconductors. In 2001, he received the W.C. Röntgen prize and the OBAG Kulturpreis for young scientists. In 2008, he was a corecipient of the ACM Gordon Bell prize for high-performance computing applications.

Biography Updated on 21 November 2012

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