Thomas Maier

Distinguished Research Staff
Computational Sciences and Engineering Division
Center For Nanophase Materials Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Joint Faculty 
Bredesen Center
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Project Director
CompFuse SciDAC project

Research Areas

– Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
– Correlated Electron Systems
– Unconventional Superconductivity
– Magnetism
– Quantum Many-Body Theory
– Computational Physics


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 two 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. 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.

Recent Research

Emerging hole band spurs unconventional superconductivity
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Pairfield fluctuations of a
2D Hubbard model

Two pairing domes in
a cuprate


The Computational Framework for Unbiased Studies of Correlated Electron Systems (CompFuse) project is a DOE sponsored Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) project that seeks to understand, predict, and ultimately control the effects of correlations in quantum materials by developing a computational framework for controlled and unbiased studies of strongly interacting electron systems comprised of a diverse suite of complementary quantum many-body techniques. More information can be found here


An up-to-date list of publications can be found at Google ScholarResearchGateOrcid or on arXiv