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Mar 1, 2023

Seven projects have been awarded funding through the new UI-CAES Seed Funding Program that began in February. The program provides up to $10K to University of Idaho-led projects with the potential to garner additional, external funding. Its funding comes from the UI Office of Research and Economic Development, where 25% of Facilities & Administration (F&A) […]

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Mar 15, 2022

A collaborative project led by University of Idaho Assistant Professor Amin Mirkouei and industry partner Idaho Strategic Resources recently received a $348K award from the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM). The project, which includes researchers from Idaho National Laboratory, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, the state of Idaho, University of Idaho and Idaho Strategic […]

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Oct 24, 2018

By Cory Hatch, Idaho National Laboratory To keep the U.S. electrical grid running smoothly, power plants must continuously adjust their output to match customer demand. Producing too much or too little power can cause brownouts, equipment damage and more. During off-peak hours, the need to match consumer demand means that plants with large spinning generators […]

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Aug 28, 2018

After conducting her graduate research from the CAES facility, University of Idaho's Emma Redfoot is headed to microreactor startup Oklo, Inc. for a six-month fellowship. Before departing, Redfoot spoke to Rachel Davis about her passion for nuclear energy, environmentalism, and how millennials view the changing face of energy. By Rachel Davis, CAES Communications With […]

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Aug 24, 2018

Argonne National Laboratory hosted the ninth annual Modeling, Experimentation and Validation summer school in late July. It drew 48 nuclear engineering students from seven countries, including Idaho National Laboratory Graduate Fellow and University of Idaho graduate student Stephen Hancock. Hancock was joined by fellow Vandals Jordan Argyle and Kelley Verner. By Argonne National Laboratory Staff […]

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Aug 1, 2018

By Paul Menser, for CAES Communications It was a homecoming of sorts when Dr. Elizabeth Getto came to the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) to make use of its Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS). A mechanical engineering instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy, Getto, 29, was born in Idaho Falls, the daughter of an […]

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Jul 26, 2018

Before departing for a research fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, CAES graduate research assistant Seth Dustin spoke to our Rachel Davis about his unusual career path into chemical engineering, his time at the University of Idaho, and the value of CAES. By Rachel Davis, CAES Communications During his freshman year of college, Seth Dustin […]

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