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CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
Large-scale, long-term, multidisciplinary science to address Australia's major national challenges and opportunities.
CSIRO expertise is organised into 14 research areas
CSIRO manages national facilities and collections that are opened to researchers around Australia and overseas.
New drug developed to combat flu pandemic
CSIRO scientists have created a 'solar sponge' which captures and then releases carbon dioxide using the power of natural sunlight.
We've produced a new two-dimensional material that could revolutionise the electronics market.
In collaboration with researchers at the University of Melbourne, we have developed a new method which could pave the way for a portable Hendra virus biosensor.
- CSIRO is improving the health and well-being of Australians through our bioscience research into the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in a number of human diseases.
- We conduct basic and applied research to promote profitable and sustainable fibre and fibrous structure industries, develop new products and improve production and processing efficiencies.
- We design and synthesise novel polymer compositions and architectures as 'fit-for-function' polymers.
- CSIRO has one of the world’s biggest groups of superconductivity scientists working on detectors for applications in geophysics, physical security, food safety and oceanography and in the frontier science of quantum engineering.
- Our work discovers materials at the intersection between the molecular- and nano-scale.
- Our state-of-the-art characterisation technologies help CSIRO to develop new high-tech materials.
- Our Biomedical Materials and Devices research develops and evaluates new materials and devices for tissue repair, replacement and regeneration.
- CSIRO's Australian Biotech Growth Partnerships supports the growth of the biotechnology industry and is currently working with over 50 companies.
- CSIRO Infrastructure Technologies provides an extensive range of independent testing, assessment and consulting services to support the development of better building products and systems.
- RAFT: a process for making better polymers.
Dr Cathy Foley brings together a diverse range of expertise to support the Australian manufacturing industry.
Dr Furman is interested in building positive research relationships that enhance scientific creativity.
Dr Savage develops technologies with application in the biotechnology industry, especially in the area of bioactive molecules.
Dr Keith McLean is the Biomedical Materials and Devices Theme Leader focused on developing materials and prototype devices for application in diagnosis, tissue repair, replacement and regeneration.
Dr Geoff Naylor investigates the structure, properties and behaviours of fibres and fibrous structures for new industrial materials. Meet an expert on pilling knitwear and the physics of wool doonas.
Dr Tim Adams leads CSIRO's research into biosciences.
Dr Amanda Barnard's work is increasing our understanding of structure/property relationships at the nanoscale, and addresses issues of sustainability that underpin a range of emerging technologies.
Dr Voytek Gutowski is known nationally and internationally for his work in developing and commercialising multifunctional surfaces and interphases for bonding and electrostatic coating of polymers, composites, wood and bio-based materials.
The Recombinant Protein Production and Purification Facility is for academic and industry researchers and was supported by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy program.
CSIRO’s Biomolecular Interaction Facility specialises in the application of sensor platform technology to resolve the binding specificity, kinetic parameters and affinity associated with molecular interactions.
CSIRO’s textile testing laboratory offers consultancy services and access to fast, cost-effective textile research and development.
All textile producers and processors must meet tough new standards if they want to do business in Europe. CSIRO’s internationally accredited chemical testing service is assisting the wool industry comply with Europe’s Eco-label requirements.
You want something impossibly smooth, round or flat? At CSIRO Optics we've been manufacturing with precision for more than fifty years.
Businesses large and small, Australian and overseas, routinely use CSIRO's fibre and textile processing facilities for small batches that require custom processing conditions.
With bushfire season fast approaching, construction of the first bushfire resistant straw bale house tested by CSIRO has begun in rural Victoria. Conceived by sustainable designer Joost Bakker, the house is based on design principles that minimise environmental impact and it is set to withstand temperatures equal to that of a worst case bushfire scenario.
CSIRO has been contracted by PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) to produce antibodies on a large scale that will aid the development of new, safe, affordable and effective vaccines against rotavirus, a major cause of severe and fatal diarrhoea in young children worldwide.
A group of Chinese and Australian scientists, including CSIRO, have developed a handheld, battery-powered plasma-producing device that can rid skin of bacteria in an instant.
A new type of cattle gate aimed at preventing farmer death and injury has completed rigorous testing and development by the CSIRO. SaferGate, designed by farmer and inventor Edward Evans, has been put to the test by a CSIRO-developed 'crash test cow'.
This 12-page brochure highlights the areas where CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering's scientists are making an impact.
This four-page brochure provides information about the capabilites found at CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering.
An information sheet addressing how modern electron and optical microscopy is used to study materials where the problem is invisible to the naked eye. (2 pages)
A brochure detailing CSIRO's current work and capabilities with Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT) technologies. (4 pages)
This brochure outlines the research into fibre science undertaken at the CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering sites at Belmont, Geelong, Victoria and at Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (4 pages)
CSIRO is developing clean, affordable energy and transport technologies. We are working to halve greenhouse gas emissions through the efficient use and generation of energy.
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’s LANDTEM™ is a highly portable exploration tool helping unearth large mineral deposits worth hundreds of millions of dollars. It is the first SQUID-based system for minerals exploration available for commercial sale.
Advances in medical imaging are assisting with the earlier detection of a range of diseases including cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancers and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
CSIRO's biofluid dynamics team is successfully applying their skills to develop original devices and to support industries involved in medical devices, diagnostics and treatment.
Cold gas-dynamic spray technology, or Cold Spray technology, is a rapidly emerging industrial coatings technology.
CSIRO’s relationship with Note Printing Australia (a subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Australia) is changing currency worldwide. Australia has the most secure currency in the world. Discover how CSIRO and the Reserve Bank of Australia created the world’s first polymer banknote.
CSIRO has been working with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to produce a fully objective system to detect impact in combat sports.
CSIRO is developing a wearable power generation and storage system which captures energy from movement.
Materials Science and Manufacturing
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