Steffen Christgau is a research associate in the Algorithms for Innovative Architectures research group of the Supercomputing Department at the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). His current research interests are the efficient usage of persistent memory for HPC applications as well as their optimization for new hardware platforms via established and new programming environments. He received a Ph.D. in computer science as well as his M.Sc. degree in computer science from the University of Potsdam, Germany. While working at the Operating Systems and Distributed Systems group, his research focused on designing and optimizing MPI implementations for an experimental many-core hardware.