The CSIR is a multidisciplinary organisation with a vast range of science, engineering and technology competences, rooted in the minds of its qualified, experienced and renowned experts. The organisation’s range of expertise include broad fields of science such as mathematics; computer and information science; applied sciences such as urban and town planning; physical sciences; chemical sciences; earth and related environmental science; and biological sciences.
It also includes engineering and technological fields such as civil engineering; architecture; mechatronics; microsystems such as microfluidics; systems engineering; mining engineering; electrical and electronic engineering; mechanical engineering; chemical engineering; materials engineering; industrial engineering; and nanotechnology. The organisation also has expertise in health and medical sciences. In the agricultural sciences, expertise includes agricultural ecology, molecular diagnostics and agroprocessing. Expertise rooted in social sciences includes resource economics.
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The CSIR electrochemical energy technologies research group focuses on developing new materials-based technologies for energy storage systems and demonstrating these technologies to enable new indu
The CSIR’s energy supply and demand research group, situated in Pretoria, provides the scientific and industrial expertise necessary to support South Africa’s energy transition towards low-cost cle
The CSIR’s energy industry research group, situated in Pretoria, provides the scientific expertise necessary to address South Africa’s growing energy needs from an economic and socio-economic persp