Christian Trott is a high performance computing expert with experience in designing and implementing software for GPU and MIC compute-clusters. He earned a Dr. rer. nat. from the University of Technology Ilmenau in theoretical physics. Prior scientific work focused on computational material research using Ab-Initio calculations, molecular dynamic simulations and monte carlo methods. As of 2015 Christian is a senior member of technical staff at the Sandia National Laboratories. He is a core developer of the Kokkos programming model with a large role in advising applications on adopting Kokkos to achieve performance portability for next generation super computers.