Raymond Bair

Senior Fellow


Dr. Raymond Bair is the Chief Computational Scientist for Applications in the Computing, Environment and Life Sciences Directorate at Argonne National Laboratory and a Senior Fellow with the University of Chicago-Argonne Computation Institute. Bair heads strategic planning for CELS computing, and works with computational science and engineering efforts across Argonne and with their university and industry partners. In the past, as project director for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, he planned Argonne's first national supercomputing facility. Earlier at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, he was instrumental in establishing the Molecular Science Computing Facility. He also helped build BioDesign, Inc. (ISV), now Biovia in Dassault Systems. Bair earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Caltech, with a focus on high performance quantum chemistry methods and their applications.