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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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Energy Innovation Notes, Earth Day edition – April 22, 2021

Energy Innovation Notes, Earth Day edition – April 22, 2021

Happy Earth Day from CAES! Please find below announcements and amplification of current energy funding, innovation and applied education ...

CAES hosts faculty roundtable with INL NS&T Associate Laboratory Director

CAES hosted a virtual roundtable on Monday, April 19 featuring a presentation by Jess Gehin, associate laboratory director for INL’s Nuclear ...
Construction set to start on new addition at CAES: NuScale control room simulator

Construction set to start on new addition at CAES: NuScale control room simulator

Construction of a state-of-the-art NuScale power plant control room simulator is set to start Monday, April 5, at CAES. Its installation is the ...
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CAES-funded project aims to help modernize, optimize physical security at nuclear power plants
CAES-funded project aims to help modernize, optimize physical security at nuclear power plants

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 CAES Collaboration Funds this year, aims to develop a “research roadmap” on the use of robots for security purposes at nuclear power plants. The project is led by Vaibhav Yadav, an instrument controls and data science researcher with...

CAES welcomes CAES Programmatic Graduate Intern Nahuel Guaita
CAES welcomes CAES Programmatic Graduate Intern Nahuel Guaita

Nahuel.jpg?fit=scale&fm=pjpg&h=1024&ixlib=php 3.3 Center for Advanced Energy Studies - HomepageNahuel 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 and the environment play...

Introducing the CAES REU cohort
Introducing the CAES REU cohort

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. 

Collaborative Project on wastewater involves INL, Boise State University
Collaborative Project on wastewater involves INL, Boise State University

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 Lister, a chemical separations researcher in INL’s Energy and Environment Science & Technology directorate, has published an article in the Nature Partner Journal Clean Water. Their study demonstrates...

CAES resident, an Idaho State University Professor, Receives NRC Grant
CAES resident, an Idaho State University Professor, Receives NRC Grant

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 of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials. It is for faculty members in the first four years of their career and is intended to support faculty development under supervision by a...

CAES REU Program is under way 
CAES REU Program is under way 

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...

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A CAES project involving Idaho State University and Idaho National Laboratory is examining how the use of robots could enhance and modernize physical security at nuclear power plants.

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Be sure to tune in to the CAES Codebreaker webinar tomorrow (August 4) at 3:30 pm MT to hear Idaho National Laboratory's Benny Varghese discuss the work he and his colleagues are doing to solve the dilemma of range anxiety for electric vehicle owners. He...