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 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
The CSIR’s bioprocessing technologies team focuses on the development of disruptive bio-based technologies and products for integration into existing industries or for the establishment of new bio-
The Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) was established to translate biotechnology-based research and development (R&D) into market-ready products and services.