Join us for RAPID's monthly technology showcase which highlights individual member capabilities or initatives that can be of value to the broader community.

  • January Topic: Overview of DOE’s Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems
  • Speaker: David C. Miller, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Technical Director for the IDAES Project
  • Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • How to Join: This virtual presentation is available to all employees of RAPID member oganizations. If you've not already received a calendar invitation, email

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES) was formed in 2016 to develop new advanced process systems engineering capabilities to support the design and optimization of innovative new energy processes that go beyond current equipment/process constraints. The IDAES framework is currently being applied to increase the efficiency and operational flexibility of the existing fleet of coal fired power plants while also accelerating the identification and development of next-generation energy technologies for the fossil energy fleet of the future.

This presentation will describe the overall IDAES framework and its capabilities for synthesizing optimized innovative systems, including (1) techniques to effectively integrate multi-scale models, uncertainty, and optimization for advanced energy applications, (2) flexible design approaches, which enable optimization over broad ranges of potential operation, and (3) support for synthesizing complete processes and new approaches for utilizing process intensification concepts to enable the identification and scale up of step change energy technologies that are smaller, more modular and more cost effective.