Paul received his B.S. degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1984 and M.S. degree from Drexel University in 1986. He is a member of ASM, ASTM, and NACE. He was an R&D Engineer at Howmet Corporation for ten years focusing on investment casting of nickel based superalloys, nickel aluminides, and titanium alloys. He joined Johnson & Johnson Professional in 1996 as a Senior R&D Engineer helping to develop new knee and hip implant systems, surgical instruments, as well as performing failure analyses on retrieved implants. He joined H.C. Starck in January 1999 and is currently a Senior Staff Engineer in the Marketing & Innovation Services group where his responsibilities include product and process development, plant and customer support, and failure analysis of tantalum and niobium products. During his professional career, he has presented and published papers at various conferences including Seven Springs Superalloys, NACE, ASM Materials Solutions, American Vacuum Society, Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center (TIC), and the Corrosion Solutions Conferences. He has been awarded over twenty patents with others currently pending.