Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES)#

About IDAES#

The Institute for Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES) was originated to bring the most advanced modeling and optimization capabilities to the challenges of transforming and decarbonizing the world’s energy systems to make them environmentally sustainable while maintaining high reliability and low cost. For more information about the project, see the IDAES website. See also IDAES concepts in this documentation.

Citing IDAES#

If you use IDAES software for your research, please cite the following publication:

Lee, Andrew, Jaffer H. Ghouse, John C. Eslick, Carl D. Laird, John D. Siirola,
Miguel A. Zamarripa, Dan Gunter et al. "The IDAES process modeling framework
and model library—Flexibility for process simulation and optimization."
Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Processing 3, no. 3 (2021): e10095.


Collaborating institutions#

The IDAES team is comprised of collaborators from the following institutions:

National Laboratory Collaborators#


National Energy Technology Laboratory


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Sandia National Laboratories

University Collaborators#


Carnegie Mellon University


West Virginia University


University of Notre Dame


Georgia Institute of Technology

Contact us#

General, background and overview information is available at the IDAES website. Framework development happens at our GitHub repo where you can report issues/bugs or make contributions. For further enquiries, send an email to: <>

Indices and tables#