TMS Director/Chair, Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division
President, Thermo-Calc Software Inc.
Paul Mason graduated in 1989 from South Bank University in London, U.K., with a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in physical sciences and scientific computing. Upon graduation, he joined the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell and worked on materials R&D issues with applications to civil nuclear power, particularly at high temperatures. Mason began his career as an experimentalist and then transitioned into the modeling realm where he began to apply computational thermodynamics as a predictive tool for materials behavior as well as managing multi-disciplinary programs that combined modeling and experimental work.
Throughout his career, Mason has been a passionate advocate for the use of computational tools in materials design and engineering and their ability to drive innovation and productivity in the materials industry. In 2004, Mason was appointed president of Thermo-Calc Software Inc. when Swedish based Thermo-Calc Software AB started a U.S. subsidiary to serve the North American region.
Mason has been a member of TMS since 2003. He has served on the Computational Materials Science and Engineering Committee since 2008 and has been a member of the Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) Committee since its inception in 2009. He served as chair of the ICME Committee from 2014 to 2016 and was also chair of the organizing committee for the 4th World Congress on ICME in 2017.
Mason has been a member of the TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) since 2012. He has served on both the Public & Governmental Affairs Committee and the Industrial Advisory Committee.
Additionally, Mason has been a member of the editorial board for Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (IMMI) since 2011, represented TMS at a Congressional visit, has been a team member on three TMS ICME-related projects, and has served as an instructor in several TMS-related short courses.