Scientist and Enterprise Architect
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bruce E. Wilson is an Enterprise Architect in the Information Technology Services Division at ORNL, and an adjunct professor of information sciences at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He also maintains a matrix position of Environmental Informatics Advisor in the Environmental Sciences Division. His general research interests are in systems architecture to enable science and scientific informatics, particularly enabling data-intensive science in ecology and climate science through advancing data storage, curation, distribution, analysis, and visualization technologies and practices.
After receiving his doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Washington, Wilson joined Eastman Chemical Company where he worked in a variety of roles over 11 years during which he studied cellulose acetate production, polyester production, thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers as rheology modifiers, chemical information management, and computational chemistry applied to partial oxidation chemistry. Wilson moved to Dow Corning for a year, working on improved understanding of silicone sealant production. He then worked for Dow Chemical for five years, eventually becoming a technical leader, responsible for informatics support to high throughput research in catalysis, materials, and formulations. He joined ORNL in June 2006 as the systems engineer for the ORNL DAAC and was promoted to the group leader position in late 2007. He moved to the Information Technology Services division in early 2011
Wilson serves on the Advisory Board for the USA-National Phenology Network and the Leadership Team for the DataONE (Observation Network for Earth) project. He also serves as a peer-reviewer for several journals and for grant programs at the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, and DOE.