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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 News Demonstrating Success Through Collaboration

CAES Day Proclaimed in Idaho

Idaho Governor Brad Little proclaimed Oct. 1, 2019 as CAES Day, at the 10th anniversary CAES celebration in Boise on the same day. This year ...
Idaho Researchers Look Underground for Energy Storage Solutions

Idaho Researchers Look Underground for Energy Storage Solutions

By Cory Hatch, Idaho National Laboratory To keep the U.S. electrical grid running smoothly, power plants must continuously adjust their output ...
Idaho State University Professor, Team Win IEEE Big Data Hackathon

Idaho State University Professor, Team Win IEEE Big Data Hackathon

By Andrew Taylor, Idaho State University Idaho State University and Center for Advanced Energy Studies Assistant Professor Leslie Kerby ...
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2024 Research Experience for Undergraduate Participants Announced
2024 Research Experience for Undergraduate Participants Announced

REU Cohort 2024Ten students are once again taking part in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Advanced Manufacturing for a Sustainable Energy Future at CAES through the beginning of August. The cohort is working alongside faculty from the CAES universities and INL researchers to assist on projects related to advanced manufacturing that leverage...

University of Idaho 2024 Seed Grant Recipients
University of Idaho 2024 Seed Grant Recipients

University of Idaho (UI) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 UI-CAES Seed Funding Program. The program provides up to $10K to University of Idaho-led projects with the potential to garner additional, external funding. The funding total was $30K this year and 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.

The seed grant priorities are to:

Support novel, energy-related...

CAES Welcomes University of Idaho Intelligent Manufacturing for Extreme Environments Workshop
CAES Welcomes University of Idaho Intelligent Manufacturing for Extreme Environments Workshop

University of Idaho (U of I), a partner in the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) consortium, hosted an Intelligent Manufacturing for Extreme Environments (IMEE) workshop in Idaho Falls on May 2 and 3. Approximately 50 researchers and content experts, members of academia, students and industry professionals attended the event held in the CAES facility.

IMEE took a deep dive into the heart of intelligent manufacturing to gain inspiration for future projects and provided opportunities for colleagues to network.

Attendees heard from experts representing national labs and universities...

2024 CAES Collaboration Funds Awarded
2024 CAES Collaboration Funds Awarded

Five projects were awarded the 2024 CAES Collaboration Funds in April. CAES Collaboration Funds are awarded once a year. During the projects, INL researchers and academic faculty from the CAES universities (BSU, ISU and U of I) partner to advance promising research and build strategic relationships that enhance the vision, mission and strategic focus areas of INL and CAES.

Congratulations to this year’s projects and recipients:
Development of high-energy, low-cost, and sustainable cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries

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The CAVE at the CAES Applied Visualization Lab

Researchers in the CAES Applied Visualization Lab (AVL) recently published a study sharing experiences and lessons learned during the lab’s 15 years in operation.

Inside the lab, you’ll find the CAVE, a Cave Automated Virtual Environment. Using technology similar to virtual reality headsets, the...

CAES Supports Boise State University’s Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing for Extreme Environment
CAES Supports Boise State University’s Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing for Extreme Environment

Boise State University (BSU), a partner in the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) consortium, hosted an Advanced Manufacturing for Extreme Environments Workshop in Idaho Falls on March 26 and 27. The audience was comprised of over 120 researchers and content experts, members of academia, students and industry professionals.

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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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