Paul Mason graduated in 1989 from South Bank University in London, UK 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. Paul began his career as a research experimentalist and then in 1993 he moved 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.
In 2004, Paul was appointed president of Thermo-Calc Software Inc. when Swedish based Thermo-Calc Software AB started a U.S. subsidiary. Since then, Paul has been responsible for marketing and sales, technical support, training, customer relations and establishing strategic partnerships for the North American market.
Paul has been a champion of the use of computational tools to drive innovation and productivity in the materials industry. He is an active member of several materials professional societies, including MRS.