Torsten Meier studied Physics at the Philipps-University Marburg and received his Diploma in 1992. From 1992-1994 he continued as a PhD student in Marburg and received his doctoral degree Dr. rer. nat. with distinction. From 1995-1997 he stayed as a Post-Doc at the Department of Chemistry,University of Rochester, New York, USA. Afterwards, he returned to Marburg where he received his venia legend (Habilitation) in 2000. From 2002-2007 he was funded as a Heisenberg fellow by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In April 2007 he started as a full professor (W3) for theoretical physics in the Department of Physics at the University of Paderborn where he is the head of the “Computational Optoelectronics and Photonics” group.