I-CARES Researchers Awarded DOE Grant

Peter Raven at Vatican Climate Summit
​​A team of I-CARES researchers led by David Fike, PhD, associate professor of earth and planetary sciences at Washington University, has been awarded a $2.4 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to upgrade the Cameca SIMS ims7f-geo, a state-of-the-art secondary-ion mass spectrometer. The enhancement will allow the instrument to expand its focus to include biological applications.

2015 I-CARES Awardees

​​The International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) has announced the award winners for its 2015 Call for Proposals. I-CARES supports a network of researchers who focus on renewable energy, the environment and sustainability, extending beyond Washington University's seven schools, nationally and internationally. To see the full list of winning projects and faculty members involved, visit here. ​​​​​​​


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Message from the Chancellor and Director


I-CARES nurtures interdisciplinary work and collaborative efforts that accelerate the pace of progress in the discovery and application of knowledge addressing the great energy, environmental and sustainability challenges facing our planet.
Mark S. Wrighton, Chancellor
Washington University in St. Louis



I think of the 'C' in I-CARES as 'catalyst.' If we can bring someone from law, business or architecture to the same table as people from medicine, engineering, the Brown School and Arts & Sciences, then we have the forum to come up with novel ways of making energy and making the environment renewable and sustainable.
Himadri B. Pakrasi
Director, I-CARES