3 For example INL developed an advanced modeling and simulation platform that has fundamentally changed how scientists approach such work. The technology is now used by 25 national labs universities and private companies to investigate tough questions in nuclear energy materials science geology and other disciplines. This year the lead developer became the first INL researcher to earn a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Such work illustrates the thought leadership INL provides to the nation and the DOE. By recruiting the best experts in their fields and capitalizing on our systems engineering expertise INL offers big-picture insights. Examples in the pages that follow illustrate INLs leadership related to nuclear energy as well as national security and advanced energy systems. Productive collaborations also underlie success and numerous successful partnerships from the past year are highlighted. Similarly INL is building on its geography and physical infrastructure through ongoing enhancement of state-of-the- art testing and evaluation capabilities. Adding to INLs momentum is a new leadership team overseeing the labs science and technology research a small sampling of which is described in the Advancing Technology section. Finally achievements from the Center for Advanced Energy Studies an unprecedented partnership between INL and Idahos public research universities illustrate how INL is helping redefine the relationship between federal and state institutions. Overall this snapshot of recent achievements illustrates how INL research innovation testing and evaluation is helping apply new energy solutions to safely securely and sustainably advance nuclear energy safeguard infrastructure expand energy supply and improve efficiency. AkiraTokuhiro University of Idaho professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering talks with graduate student Mark Albiston at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies at INL.