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Overview: The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is an academic-government-industry consortium comprised of the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory, the public research universities of Idaho (Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho), and industry collaborators.

Vision: Through world-class collaborative research, CAES innovates to secure the nation’s energy future

Mission: Create new knowledge and the next generation of technology leaders through research and
education with academic-industry-government collaborations.

Exterior of the CAES building

CAES focus areas are:

  1. Advanced Manufacturing
  2. Critical Materials/Geoscience/Geothermal
  3. Energy Storage & Energy Transfer

Other topics of interest include Sustainability and the Science and Technology Initiatives at Idaho National Laboratory: 

  1. Reactor Sustainment & Expanded Deployment
  2. Integrated Fuel Cycle Solutions
  3. Integrated Energy Systems
  4. Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
  5. Secure & Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems
  • CAES Building is located in Idaho Falls and operated by Idaho State University. The 55,000 sqft LEED “Gold” Certified building houses offices, meeting rooms, an auditorium, and laboratories with unique equipment 
  • CAES has a budget with discretionary funds to support CAES activities

A Building with access to offices and well-equipped laboratories

A Budget with discretionary funds to support CAES activities

See the CAES.org website for more information about CAES programs, research, capabilities, events, and news.

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