Dr Andrew Dixon

Dr Andrew Dixon has been working for the past 25 years as an Industrial Mathematician for BHP/BlueScope.

His work has specialised in developing models to describe manufacturing processes including metal rolling, furnace heating, thin strip steel casting and the flow of thin film coatings. He has a degree in physics and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from UNSW, where he did theoretical investigations into free surface flows. He hopes to use these mathematical techniques in flow mechanics to gain a better understanding into the causes of metallic coating thickness defects, which are known to develop when the coating is still molten.

His expertise and experience will help augment the computational and experimental work of being undertaken within the Steel Research Hub.