Julio (Not in his natural habitat)

Research Programmer for NAMD since July, 2018.
Has worked on improving MOPAC's performance, a semiempirical quantum energy software, as well as integrating it with NAMD for hybrid QM/MM simulations, with professor Gerd Rocha.

Loves science and HPC.

Julio was an awardee of the first Gordon Bell Award for High Performance Computing-based COVID-19 Research in 2020.

Home Department: Beckman Institute

Office Address: BI 3061

Office Phone: 217-244-1928

Email Address: jmaia@ks.uiuc.edu


  • M.S., Computer Science, Federal University of Paraiba, 2018
  • B.S., Computer Science, Federal University of Paraiba, 2015

Research Interests

  • Free-Energy Methods
  • Hybrid QM/MM Simulations
  • Semiempirical Quantum Chemistry Methods
  • Linear-Scaling Approaches for Quantum Chemistry
  • GPGPU Programming