Our vibrant, multi-disciplinary Flexible Electronics team draws upon the specialised skills of scientists from a range of areas.
Dial "D" for Diagnosis (Podcast 26 Feb 2013)
Researchers are developing an inexpensive mobile-phone-based sensor that will allow users in developing countries to rapidly diagnose infectious disease such as malaria or tuberculosis. (7:05)
Scientists use 3D printing to track big fish
CSIRO scientists are using 3D printing to build a new generation of hi-tech fish tags made of titanium. The aim is to use the tags to track big fish such as marlin, tuna, swordfish, trevally and sharks for longer periods.
Low cost energy, using organic photovoltaics
CSIRO is developing new materials and processes to enable high throughput, low cost reel-to-reel printable electronics for the production of thin film organic photovoltaic solar cells.
CSIRO carries out research into organic photovoltaics and integrated plastic electronics, using our specialist experience in nanotechnology, conducting polymers, and control of polymer structure on a molecular level.
Making titanium metal powder
CSIRO scientists are developing a novel, high-efficiency process for making titanium metal with the aim of paving the way for a revolution in titanium metal production and fabrication.
Biodegradation testing facility
CSIRO has designed and built testing laboratories that can assess the biodegradation of plastics according to Australian Standard AS 4736.
Bioplastics, or “green polymers”, are derived from renewable biomass sources, such as starch, protein or polylactic acid, blended with natural fillers.
Dr Christian Doblin
Dr Christian Doblin is an engineer working to scale up CSIRO's titanium metal production process, TiRO™, to demonstration plant status.
Using nanotechnology and conductive polymers to develop a new generation of plastic electronics will change our lives in much the same way as the first microchip did.
We draw on a broad base of expertise to deliver our portfolio, including chemists, physicists, engineers, materials scientists, polymer specialists and environmental scientists.