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Biographical entry Nexhip, Colin (1969 - )

Kyabram, Victoria, Australia
Chemical engineer


Dr Collin Nexhip obtained his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Melbourne in 1998. Nexhip investigated the physical chemistry of molten slag systems, an energy efficient aspect utilised in making steel and iron. As a student, he presented his work to the Royal Society of London and received a CSIRO Innovation Award for designing a high temperature laser spectrometer which measures how thick molten bubble films are. In 1999, he received a Victoria Fellowship which allowed him to travel overseas and compare his work against other institutions. His work as a senior research scientist/engineer at CSIRO Minerals meant he was involved in a number of pyrometallurgy projects. These revolved around high temperature physical chemistry, molten oxide chemistry and ways to enhance phase mixing and splitting molten liquids. In 2001 he went to the German Aerospace Research Centre, performing ground based preparatory experiments to measure the temperature characteristics of molten metal alloys under various gravitational circumstances.

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