Thomas Mason is director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy. As director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and technology lab, he has an interest in advancing materials, neutron, nuclear, and computational science to drive innovation and technical solutions relevant to energy and global security. Before joining Oak Ridge, Dr. Mason was a faculty member in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto and a Senior Scientist at Denmark’s Risø National Laboratory from 1992 to 1993.
Dr. Mason holds a BSc in physics from Dalhousie University and a PhD in condensed matter sciences from McMaster University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society and the Neutron Scattering Society of America.