Center for Advanced Energy Studies

What is CAES - A public research and education center focused on collaboration that inspires innovation, fueling energy transitions, and economic growth for the future. The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is a research and education consortium among Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho and the University of Wyoming. Headquartered in Idaho Falls, with complementary capabilities and programs at each of the participating universities, CAES works to solve regional energy challenges that have national impact. CAES research, capabilities, talent and infrastructure emphasize work in focus areas including advanced nuclear energy systems, advanced manufacturing, energy-water nexus, innovative energy systems and cybersecurity.

CAES History

The 55,000-square-foot Center for Advanced Energy Studies building is located on MK Simpson Boulevard in Idaho Falls, near both Idaho State University’s University Place campus and most of Idaho National Laboratory’s in-town facilities.
The CAES building is owned by the state of Idaho and maintained by Idaho State University. However, all five CAES partners – INL, Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, and University of Wyoming – have staff, faculty and students who work at the Idaho Falls facility.
Ground was broken for the CAES building on February 20, 2007. It was dedicated two years later on February 20, 2009.
The CAES facility is one of the few certified “green” buildings in Idaho.

Key Infrastructure

55,000 sq.ft. LEED Gold facility
8 Labs (3 radiological)
150+ research staff
CAVE (3D virtual reality system)
Microscopy & Characterization Suite
Radiochemistry Laboratory
Catalysis Laboratory


CAES engages industry to understand technology challenges and shape research-driven solutions that lead to a commercialization pathway. Industrial partners gain a window into advanced energy studies research programs and core capabilities.

The following information copied from the CAES website.

Building Address: 995 MK Simpson Boulevard, Idaho Falls, ID 83401 Phone Number: (208)-526-1784