Dr. Markus Eisenbach is a computational scientist at the National Center for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. His expertise lies in first principles calculations for magnetic materials and large scale scientific computing. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Bristol, UK and the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany with degrees in Mathematics and Physics. His Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics is from the University of Bristol where he worked on magnetism in nanostructured materials. He continued working on non-collinear magnetism and relativistic first principles calculations for metals and alloys as Postdoc in the Materials Science and Technology Division at ORNL before joining the Scientific Computing group at the National Center for Computational Sciences at ORNL. He is the key developer of the relativistic linear scaling multiple scattering code (rel-LSMS) and the Wang-Landau LSMS method for first principles finite temperature calculations of magnetic systems. He was a co-recipient of the SC’08 Gordon-Bell prize for his contribution to the DCA++ code development and the SC’09 Gordon-Bell prize for the Wang-Landau-LSMS code.

His research interest are in the application of first principles density functional calculations and computational statistical physics method – Monte-Carlo simulations in particular – to a wide range of condensed matter and materials science questions mainly related to alloys and magnetic systems. He has applied these methods to large-scale massively parallel computations that scale to the largest currently available computer architectures.