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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.

Mission

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 Baby Shark Tank event featured

CAES Baby Shark Tank event featured

An article on the CAES Annual Pitch Event, also known as Baby Shark Tank, is available on INL's web site. The competition began in August with ...

Dr. Christopher Nomura joins CAES Steering Committee as VPR at University of Idaho

Dr. Christopher Nomura joined the CAES Steering Committee on October 1, when he became University of Idaho's vice president of research and ...
Pandemic ‘drastically changed’ CAES resident Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar’s term as ANS President

Pandemic ‘drastically changed’ CAES resident Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar’s term as ANS President

CAES resident and Idaho State University Associate Dean Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, current American Nuclear Society president, has had to change ...
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CAES Collaboration Fund: Recipients selected
CAES Collaboration Fund: Recipients selected

Fourteen collaborative projects involving INL researchers and their counterparts at the CAES universities were awarded CAES Collaboration Funds in April. CAES Collaboration Funds are awarded once a year to projects led by INL researchers in collaboration with faculty members from the CAES universities. The goal of this program, which is in its sixth year, is to not only help advance promising research but also to build strategic relationships that enhance the vision and mission of INL and CAES within the CAES strategic focus areas and INL mission areas. Awards typically range from $30K to $40K....

University of Idaho announces new funding program, names first recipients
University of Idaho announces new funding program, names first recipients

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) funds from sponsored projects are returned to UI research institutes, including UI-CAES, to incentivize competitive research awards. In launching the program, CAES Associate Director for UI John Russell said its priorities are to:
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CAES accepting application for CAES Collaboration Fund through Feb. 28
CAES accepting application for CAES Collaboration Fund through Feb. 28

CAES is accepting applications for CAES Collaboration Program Development Funds through February 28. These Collaboration Funds are available to assist Idaho National Laboratory researchers in establishing collaborative relationships with CAES entities - Boise State University, Idaho State University and University of Idaho. They are intended to provide an opportunity for members of INL's R&D community to seek program development resources to work collaboratively with the CAES universities in building strategic relationships that enhance the mission and vision of INL and CAES within the CAES...

Mustafa Mashal named CAES associate director for Idaho State University
Mustafa Mashal named CAES associate director for Idaho State University

Idaho State University faculty member Mustafa Mashal has been named the CAES associate director for ISU. Mashal replaces Dave Rodgers, who retired in December after more than three years in the role.Mustafa 1.png?fit=scale&fm=png&h=1024&ixlib=php 3.3 Center for Advanced Energy Studies - Homepage
Mashal is an associate professor and director of the Disaster Response Complex and Structural Laboratories in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at ISU. He...

Idaho State University announces recipients for ISU CAES Seed Grant Program 
Idaho State University announces recipients for ISU CAES Seed Grant Program 

Ten Idaho State University researchers were awarded ISU CAES Seed Grants in December. The grants are awarded each year to collaborative research projects led by ISU researchers in collaboration with their peers from Idaho National Laboratory and the other CAES universities. Funding for the projects is intended to help the researchers develop research proposals with the potential to garner additional funding and comes from the portion of ISU’s annual state funding that is allocated for CAES activities.
Here is a list of the recipients:

Application period open for CAES Summer Visiting Faculty Program
Application period open for CAES Summer Visiting Faculty Program

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is accepting applications for its Summer Visiting Faculty Program through February 28. The program pairs selected faculty members from the CAES universities with researchers from Idaho National Laboratory for collaboration over 12 weeks during the summer (May 15-August 4) on a submission-ready research proposal. In its sixth year, the program features professional development opportunities, seminars and informational sessions aimed at building the faculty member’s understanding of the US Department of Energy and its core capabilities, INL’s strategic...

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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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