To meet its mandate of improving the quality of life of South Africans, the CSIR relies on its most important asset, its people. The CSIR’s multidisciplinary nature positions the organisation to help solve the increasingly complex problems of our time. This multidisciplinary science, engineering and technology base is made up of individuals who are highly specialised in their respective fields. They are geneticists, virologists, software developers, polymer chemists, applied mathematicians and industrial engineers, just to name a few.
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Verhaeghe’s current research interests are performance-based design procedures, resilience of road infrastructure, adaptation to climate change and capacity building.
Anochie-Boateng’s research interests focus on pavement engineering, asphalt materials and the application of modern imaging techniques to model the shape of crushed stones used in roads, railways and airfield
Mgangira’s research focuses on the prediction and behaviour of geomaterials, road material characterisation and assessment. He also conducts pavement failure investigations related to structural inadequacies and poor materials.