Many of the grand challenges of the 21st century are related to energy, the environment and sustainability. The International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) at Washington University in St. Louis is focused on seeking solutions for such challenges. Launched in June 2007, I-CARES catalyzes university wide and external collaborative research and educational activities in these focal areas.
The umbrella of I-CARES includes six signature initiatives; a robust internal funding program; a growing cadre of interdisciplinary researchers; a named lecture series to engage the broader university community; and a growing curriculum support focus that has helped engage new instructors, develop new courses and provide experiential opportunities for students.
I-CARES operates under the direction of Himadri Pakrasi.