Photo of Ray BairRaymond Bair is a recognized expert in high-performance computing applications and facilities. His R&D combines deep knowledge of computer architectures with development and application of computational methods for high-end computers. As project director for Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, Ray planned Argonne’s first national supercomputing facility. In 2008, he became head of strategic planning for Argonne’s Computing Environment and Life Sciences Directorate, where he helps shape computational science and future facilities to meet the growing needs of the Laboratory’s research missions. Ray also manages the Laboratory Computing Resource Center that provides mid-range supercomputing for the Laboratory’s basic and applied programs.
Photo of Doug LongmanDouglas E. Longman is a Mechanical Engineer in Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Transportation Research. He has a combined 32 years of experience in diesel engine research at Argonne, Caterpillar, and AutoResearch Laboratories. He is currently the section manager for Engine Combustion Research and principal investigator for locomotive engine research, heavy-duty truck engine fuel spray and engine research, and biofuels for compression ignition engines. He has an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois.
Photo of Sibendu SomSibendu Som is a Principal Mechanical Engineer in the Center for Transportation Research of the Energy Systems Division. He has a combined 10+ years of experience in computational fluid dynamics and combustion modeling applied to internal combustion engines. He is currently also a fellow at the University of Chicago’s Computational Institute. Dr. Som is a Principal Investigator on Spray and Combustion modeling projects for the U.S. Department of Energy  and on collaborative projects with many original equipment manufacturers. He has a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Som has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles.