About Us

The Center for Advanced Energy Systems (CAES) was established by Rutgers University under the supervision of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department. It is a multi‐disciplined, full service center including thrusts in research, teaching, and outreach in response to fertile opportunities for important advances in technology and significant student interest. While not typical of university‐based centers, the success we have experienced shows that initiatives such as ours can be an important part of the portfolio of activities at major research universities serving to ground researchers in the world of reality and allowing for a new way of approaching problems.

Our History

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  • 1976

    Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Centers (EADC) is established as a part of the Department of Commerce in response to the OPEC oil embargo.

    Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Centers (EADC) is established as a part of the Department of Commerce in response to the OPEC oil embargo.

    August 1, 1976
  • 1978

    IAC [EADC] is moved to the newly created Department of Energy.

    IAC [EADC] is moved to the newly created Department of Energy.

    August 16, 1978
  • 1981

    IAC [EADC] database is created to store data collected on assessments.

    IAC [EADC] database is created to store data collected on assessments.

    August 20, 1981
  • 1986

    Rutgers begins operating as one of the centers in IAC [EADC]

    Rutgers begins operating as one of the centers in IAC [EADC]

    August 29, 1986
  • 1990

    Office of Industrial Productivity and Energy Assessment (OIPEA) is created at Rutgers. CAES [OIPEA] becomes field manager for IAC [EADC].

    Office of Industrial Productivity and Energy Assessment (OIPEA) is created at Rutgers. CAES [OIPEA] becomes field manager for IAC [EADC].

    August 29, 1990
  • 1992

    IAC [EADC] database is moved to a public domain.

    IAC [EADC] database is moved to a public domain.

    August 20, 1992
  • 1996

    IAC [EADC] expands to become the Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC). The focus is broadened to include productivity enhancement and waste minimization.

    IAC [EADC] expands to become the Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC). The focus is broadened to include productivity enhancement and waste minimization.

    August 20, 1996
  • 2002

    Board of Governors changed OIPEA to Center for Advanced Energy Systems. NJ DEP awards CAES the NJ Program for Manufacturing Excellence (NJME).

    Board of Governors changed OIPEA to Center for Advanced Energy Systems. NJ DEP awards CAES the NJ Program for Manufacturing Excellence (NJME).

    August 15, 2002
  • 2004

    NJ BPU awards CAES the CHP Technical Support Program.

    NJ BPU awards CAES the CHP Technical Support Program.

    September 9, 2004
  • 2016

    IAC broadens scope to focus on cybersecurity and wastewater treatment plants.

    IAC broadens scope to focus on cybersecurity and wastewater treatment plants.

    August 20, 2016
  • 2017

    Rutgers wins successive contract with DOE for the IAC field management role.

    Rutgers wins successive contract with DOE for the IAC field management role.

    September 9, 2017

Our Expertise

  • Education

    As an integral part of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department in the School of Engineering at Rutgers University, CAES has taught many courses inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Research

    The team at CAES is engaged in research that further builds on the world’s understanding of energy systems. CAES has many publications in the field of energy engineering.

  • Outreach

    CAES has several different programs focused on helping end users adopt new technologies, develop energy efficiency programs and reduce emissions.

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Total Assessments

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$137K

Avg Recommended Savings

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