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Aug 29, 2022

More than 70 people attended a workshop at CAES designed to develop a roadmap for the pursuit of funding through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Regional Innovation Engines program. The program catalyzes and fosters innovation ecosystems across the nation. It accomplishes this by providing up to 10 years of funding, as much as $160M, to […]

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Aug 10, 2022

Physical security at nuclear power plants has traditionally been heavily labor-intensive, requiring multiple shifts of staff per day. A team of researchers from Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Idaho State University (ISU) is examining the feasibility of using robots to enhance and modernize security operations at these plants. The project, one of 13 to receive […]

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Jul 11, 2022

Nahuel joins CAES as our Programmatic Graduate Intern from Oregon State University, where he is finishing his Master’s in Public Policy with a concentration in Energy and Environmental Policy. His background is in economics, and he is passionate about researching energy policy and energy transitions. Nahuel views energy systems as multidimensional systems in which communities […]

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Jun 20, 2022

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. The cohort is working alongside faculty from the CAES universities and INL researchers to assist on projects related to advanced manufacturing that leverage new capabilities at CAES. Go here […]

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Jun 7, 2022

A collaborative research effort involving Boise State University, Drexel University and INL has demonstrated an energy efficient, conceptually simple technique to remove ammonia from agricultural wastewater. The research team is co-led by David Estrada, associate professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Boise State University and the CAES associate director for Boise State, and Tedd […]

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Jun 7, 2022

Idaho State University's Nuclear Engineering Program received a $450K grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission through the Faculty Development Grants to support the research program of assistant professor Amir Ali. The program provides support for education in nuclear science, engineering and related trades to develop a workforce capable of the design, construction, operation and regulation […]

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May 27, 2022

Ten students are taking part in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (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 students were picked from a pool of applicants from across the nation. The cohort is […]

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May 19, 2022

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 […]

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May 13, 2022

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 […]

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Apr 28, 2022

Philip Reppert has been named director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and Idaho University Collaborations at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). 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 […]

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