Thomas A Maier

Distinguished Research Staff and Acting Section Head Advanced Computing Methods for Physical Sciences

Thomas A. Maier is a distinguished research staff member in the computational materials science group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and a Joint Faculty Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He joined ORNL in 2003 as a Wigner Fellow, following a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Masters in Physics in 1997 and Ph.D. in Physics in 2001 from the University of Regensburg, Germany. His primary scientific interests are numerical studies of strongly correlated electron systems focused on problems in superconductivity and magnetism. Dr. Maier is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has been the recipient of the W.C. Röntgen prize in 2001, the Wigner Fellowship of ORNL in 2003 and the ACM Gordon Bell award in 2008.


2018 American Physical Society Outstanding Referee
2015 Fellow of American Physical Society
2008 ACM Gordon Bell prize for peak performance (Simulation of high-temperature superconductors)
2003 Wigner Fellowship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2001 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen prize for distinguished young scientists
2001 OBAG Kulturpreis, award for outstanding dissertation