Maicol Ochoa is a PML/UMD Research Scientist in the Atom Scale Device Group and the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received a B.S. in chemistry and a M.S. in mathematics from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a Ph.D. in chemistry and chemical biology from Cornell University. His doctoral research focused on developing numerical and analytical models for the interpretation of single-molecule fluorescence trajectories in nanocatalysis. Maicol later worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California in San Diego and the University of Pennsylvania. His research interest include: quantum and mesoscale electron transport, nanoscale thermodynamics, nanoplasmonics and single molecule dynamics. Currently, he is working with Garnett Bryant developing tight-binding and transport models of atom-based quantum devices for quantum materials and simulators.