CTRL+P: Printing Australia’s largest solar cells
Scientists have produced the largest flexible, plastic solar cells in Australia – 10 times the size of what they were previously able to – thanks to a new solar cell printer that has been installed at CSIRO.
Dr Geoff Houston
Dr Geoff Houston undertakes commercial activities for the CSIRO flexible electronics portfolio, promoting the technologies to commercial partners across the globe.
CSIRO is developing innovative technologies for the plastics industry in market segments as diverse as aerospace, renewable energy and packaging.
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)
Flagship postgraduate scholarships
National Research Flagships offer full and top-up Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships to high quality students who wish to work on a Flagship research project.
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.