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.
CAANEVI, a Chinese-Australian alliance offers Australian manufacturers early opportunities to enter Chinese automotive component supply chains.
Teaming up on titanium: CSIRO joins forces with US
US Energy Department Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CSIRO to explore ways to improve efficiency for powders used as feedstock in the production of titanium components.
Titanium metal production
CSIRO supports the development of an Australian titanium metal production industry through advanced metal production technologies.
Powder to product
CSIRO aims to stimulate an Australian titanium industry with applied research on production of feedstock products including titanium sheet and wire.