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Biographical entry Ogilvie, Graeme John (1924 - 2001)

Born
23 November 1924
Died
2001
Occupation
Metallurgical Engineer and Physicist

Summary

Graeme John Ogilvie was a metallurgical engineer and physicist who specialised in tribophysics and worked within various divisions of the CSIRO from 1947 to 1989.

He made major contributions to the development of the Australian fibre-optic cable industry with his concept for using hollow, liquid-filled fibres to replace glass which was not easily purified.

He also developed the Synchro-Pulse CDT (controlled drop transfer) arc-welding system, which greatly improved the quality of weld achievable. For this development he received a CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement in 1985.

Around 1980, Ogilvie was appointed Assistant Chief of the CSIRO's Division of Manufacturing Technology, a position he held until his retirement in 1989.

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1947
Career event - Joined the CSIRO Division of Tribophysics

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