Thomas A. Maier is a Distinguished Research Staff and Section Head for Advanced Computing Methods for Physical Sciences in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). 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 materials 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.