The aim of the Central Analytical Facilities (CAF) is to advance research in
the scientific community with exceptional analytical solutions and equipment. CAF depends on the support of Stellenbosch University and the Department of Trade and Industry. Clients from academic institutions and industry are welcome.
CAF consists of 8 operational units built around logical clusters of equipment:
The scientific staff provide the following:
- advice to potential users on relevant analytical and sample preparation techniques
- perform analyses for clients
- train users to perform their own analyses
- ensure good maintenance, calibration and performance of the equipment.
Since a strong and efficient CAF is central to the research mission of Stellenbosch University, any comments or suggestions for improvement will be gratefully received by the director,
Prof Gary Stevens.