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.

IEA Chief Speaks at WUSTL

​​“The gateway to a new energy future does not lie behind us. It is ahead, and it is not necessarily what we expect. While efforts to increase the efficiency and sustainability of our current energy system must continue, such efforts cannot be at the expense of tomorrow’s technological breakthroughs. These things take time.”

That's the message International Energy Agency executive director Maria van der Hoeven delivered during a speech at Washington University on July 17. Click here for a full text of her speech.


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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