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The New Center For Advanced Energy Studies (Caes)

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

Start Date

June 18, 2006

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June 21, 2006

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2153-5965

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Topics in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Education

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Nuclear and Radiological

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11

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11.1314.1 - 11.1314.11

DOI

10.18260/1-2--1328

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https://peer.asee.org/1328

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Leonard Bond Idaho National Laboratory

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Leonard J. Bond, Ph.D., F.InstP., MIEE., C.Eng. is Director, Center for Advanced Energy Studies, Idaho National Laboratory and is Affiliate Faculty, Physics, at both Idaho State University and the University of Idaho. He holds a BS in Applied Physics and a PhD in Physics from The City University, London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) and a Senior Member IEEE. He has been author or co-author of more than 200 publications, including 6 book chapters, 3 monographs and more than 55 in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is author of more than 60 major reports. He holds 6 patents.

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Robert Wharton Idaho State University

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Robert A. Wharton, is the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Idaho State University. He holds his BA and MA from Humboldt State University and his PhD from Virginia Tech. He has been author of over 70 peer reviewed publications and is a Fellow of the AAAS, the Explorers Club and Royal Geographical Society.

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Andrew Kadak Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Andrew C. Kadak, Ph.D., is Professor of the Practice, Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a BS from Union College, an MS and PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Northeastern University. He is currently conducting research on a modular high temperature gas cooled pebble bed reactor.

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Kevin Kostelnik Idaho National Laboratory

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Kevin M. Kostelnik, Ph.D., is Deputy Director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies. He holds a bachelor's and master’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a PhD from Vanderbilt University. His research has focused on environmental resource management, technology development and improving the viability of institutional controls for long-term contaminant isolation. He has been awarded nine U.S. Patents for his research and is a member of the Idaho National Laboratory Inventor’s Hall of Fame.

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The new Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)

Abstract

A secure and affordable energy supply is essential for achieving U.S. national security, in continuing U.S. prosperity and in laying the foundation to enable future economic growth. The next generation energy workforce in the U.S. is a critical element in meeting both national and global energy needs. The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) was established in 2005 in response to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requirements. CAES, located at the new Idaho National Laboratory (INL), will address critical energy education, research, policy study and training needs. CAES is a unique joint partnership between the Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), the State of Idaho, an Idaho University Consortium (IUC), and a National University Consortium (NUC). CAES will be based in a new facility that will foster collaborative academic and research efforts among participating institutions.

Introduction

The world is not running out of energy, but it is starting to run out of some of those sources of energy which have been most commonly used. To meet global energy demand over the next century new technologies will be needed. This will require a highly skilled and inventive workforce. However, it is projected that 40% of the U.S. skilled workforce can retire within about four years, and within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex 75% of those workers with nuclear and related technology expertise could retire by 20101. The U.S. has for a long time supplemented its native U.S. science and technology labor force by attracting foreign born and trained persons. Increasing global competition and slower entry for both foreign students and professionals is impacting this past shortcut to meeting U.S. trained workforce needs. A secure and affordable energy supply is essential for achieving U.S. national security, in continuing U.S. prosperity, and in laying the foundation to enable future economic growth. The next generation workforce is a critical element in meeting both national and global energy demand.

It is recognized with the 2005 Energy Policy Act2 that it is critical for the U.S. to address energy supply issues, including workforce education and training. Part of the U.S. energy strategy includes the formation of the new Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The INL, which has a key nuclear energy mission, was officially established February 1, 2005. The Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), in responding to the request for proposals3 for the new INL, developed a partnership with the State of Idaho, an Idaho University Consortium (IUC), a National University Consortium (NUC) and various industrial organizations to establish a joint institute, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES).

Bond, L., & Wharton, R., & Kadak, A., & Kostelnik, K. (2006, June), The New Center For Advanced Energy Studies (Caes) Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. 10.18260/1-2--1328

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