Present Job Title
  • Research Professor Civil Engineering, Mississippi State University, Center for Advanced Vehicle Systems
  • Mississippi State University, WES Graduate Institute, Vicksburg, Mississippi, BS degree, MS degree (1989); Major: Civil/Structural Engineering.
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (September 1992May 1996); PhD degree (1996); Major: Civil/Geotechnical Engineering.

Short biography

Dr. George L. Mason is a licensed professional engineer with 40 years of research in the area of off-road vehicle mobility.

Dr. Mason retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center after 34 years spending much of that time field testing various wheeled and tracked military and civilian vehicles.

Dr. Mason is currently a Professor at the Mississippi State University conducting research at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS).

Dr. Mason served on various source selection boards of wheeled and tracked vehicles, supporting vehicle testing of the HMMWV, M1A1, M2, HML,  ASV, MRAP, and JLTV. Dr. Mason’s research also encompasses the use of simulation such as NRMM, DADS, Adams, Vehdyn, and ANVAL to support vehicle evaluation and procurement decisions. His current research includes the application of advanced theories of soil physics and soil mechanics to quantify complex physical phenomena associated with the science and engineering of off-road vehicle mobility. The R&D includes developing new models, algorithms, and data mining techniques for laboratory/field experiments related to vehicle mobility.

Dr. Mason has published over 100 research articles, 4 patents, and has received numerous Army and Civilian awards.