Diego Kienle received his Diploma degree (M.S) in theoretical Physics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany in 1997, working on dynamical correlation functions of one dimensio- nal Luttinger liquids. He worked on his PhD thesis in the research center Juelich with the topic of hydrodynamic interactions in polymer solutions by means of Brownian dunamics simulations, and received his Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) from the University of Saarland in 2001. From 2003-2006 he was a postdoctoral researcher in the EE department of Purdue University working on empirical electronic structure and electronic transport through nanoscale systems. His research interests range from modeling of complex fluids using Brownian dynamics and hydrodynamic interaction of polymer systems to electronic structure modeling and transport through nanostructures using the NEGF approach.