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’s rock engineering/geotechnical specialists have the technical knowhow and experience to improve the safety and economic viability of mines through efficient data acquisition, underground
The CSIR’s geophysics team uses high-resolution geophysical tools, such as 3D and 2D ground-penetrating radar, borehole radar and electrical resistance tomography to address a range of pertinent mi
The CSIR’s mining engineering expertise and project portfolio encompasses an array of sub-disciplines that include mining performance improvement studies, occupational health and safety, ventilatio