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CAES is a research, education, and innovation consortium consisting of the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory and the public research universities of Idaho: Boise State University, Idaho State University, and University of Idaho. CAES harnesses the power of collaboration, closely integrating the universities and national laboratory to solve critical energy challenges while providing workforce training opportunities and encouraging economic development in communities throughout the region. CAES accomplishes this through cutting-edge research and programming that pair university students with INL researchers and industry partners. 

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A Better Energy Future

Our vision is to create a better energy future through collaboration that inspires energy leadership, ignites technology innovation, and catalyzes global impact.

Vision

A Better Energy Future

Our vision is to create a better energy future through collaboration that inspires energy leadership, ignites technology innovation, and catalyzes global impact.

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Collaboration Inspiring Innovation and Impact

CAES is the collaboration that inspires innovation and impact by leveraging our collective capabilities to empower students, researchers, faculty, and industry to accelerate energy solutions.

Collaboration Inspiring Innovation and Impact

CAES is the collaboration that inspires innovation and impact by leveraging our collective capabilities to empower students, researchers, faculty, and industry to accelerate energy solutions.

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Through collaboration, CAES member organizations leverage the following collective assets:

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CAES REU Program is under way 

CAES REU Program is under way 

The first CAES REU Program is officially underway. Ten students are taking part in the Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU): Advanced ...
University of Idaho faculty member leads team that lands state award for cybersecurity project

University of Idaho faculty member leads team that lands state award for cybersecurity project

A team led by University of Idaho faculty member Michael Haney recently received a $2.1M award from the Higher Education Research Council-Idaho ...
CAES hosts VIPs from Ohio State University

CAES hosts VIPs from Ohio State University

CAES hosted a great visit by Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence this week. Ed Herderick, the Center’s ...
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CAES REU Program is under way 
CAES REU Program is under way 

The first CAES REU Program is officially underway. Ten students are taking part in the Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU): Advanced Manufacturing for a Sustainable Energy Future at CAES through the end of July. 

Five students were selected from Idaho’s 2-year and 4-year institutions in Idaho and five...

University of Idaho faculty member leads team that lands state award for cybersecurity project
University of Idaho faculty member leads team that lands state award for cybersecurity project

A team led by University of Idaho faculty member Michael Haney recently received a $2.1M award from the Higher Education Research Council-Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (HERC-IGEM) for a project that calls for creating an immersive training environment for cybersecurity students statewide.   

The project, Reconfigurable Attack-Defend Instructional Computing Laboratory (RADICL) at the University of Idaho’s Idaho Falls Center...

CAES hosts VIPs from Ohio State University
CAES hosts VIPs from Ohio State University

CAES hosted a great visit by Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence this week. Ed Herderick, the Center’s Additive Manufacturing director, and Executive Director Nate Ames, received a briefing on CAES’s Advanced Manufacturing Suite, which features a new transmission electron microscope, and the Microscopy and Characterization Suite. Their visit was arranged by the National University Consortium. Thanks to NUC Director Dayna Daubaras and the team from Boise State University's Micron School of Materials Science...

Philip Reppert named director of Center for Advanced Energy Studies
Philip Reppert named director of Center for Advanced Energy Studies

Philip Reppert has been named director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and Idaho University Collaborations at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Reppert P 11117 1 1.jpg?fit=scale&fm=pjpg&h=300&ixlib=php 3.3 Center for Advanced Energy Studies - Homepage

Reppert will oversee operations at the CAES facility in Idaho Falls, which recently added a control room simulator for a NuScale small modular reactor and will soon feature a new transmission electron microscope,...

Summer Visiting Faculty Program’s 5th cohort announced
Summer Visiting Faculty Program’s 5th cohort announced

CAES is pleased to announce the participants for the 2022 CAES Summer Visiting Faculty Program. The collaborative program is scheduled to begin May 16 with six research teams comprised of faculty members from the CAES universities and researchers from Idaho National Laboratory.

In its fifth year, the program pairs university faculty and researchers throughout the summer, with the goal of developing a joint-funded research proposal of value to both parties. Past projects that have received funding include:
• An offshoot of a project led by Boise State University (BSU) Professor Mike Hurley that...

Recipients of CAES Collaboration Program Development Funds announced
Recipients of CAES Collaboration Program Development Funds announced

CAES is pleased to announce the recipients of CAES Collaboration Program Development Funds for 2022. This marks the fifth year in which the collaboration funds have been awarded to projects led by INL researchers in partnership with faculty members/researchers from the CAES universities. The goal is to establish and foster relationships between the CAES entities in research, education and innovation. The 2022 program began in February with a call for proposals. After reviewing a record number of submissions (23), CAES leadership selected 13 proposals best-suited to enhance collaborative relationships...

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 CAES is founded on three pillars. Research, Education, and Innovation. Our work provides a collaborative environment where cutting-edge research, education, and innovation can flourish in these key areas of focus.

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University of Idaho associate professor Haiyan Zhao will present at the CAES Codebreaker webinar on June 2 at 3:30pm MT. Details: https://caes.org/event/13819/