Industrial Assessment Centers
University of Illinois, Chicago IAC
Sponsored by:
DOE MESC
University of Illinois, Chicago IAC
Center Established 2001
University of Illinois, Chicago
Director Lin Li
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University of Illinois, Chicago
Implementation Grant Funding Opportunity Open
IMPORTANT: The grant program operates on a rolling basis and applications may be submitted at any time, with quarterly reviews.
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Implementation Grant Funding Opportunity Open
Qualifying* small and medium-sized US manufacturers, that received IAC or Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership assessments between 2018 and 2024, can now apply for grants for implementation of assessment recommendations up 50% of qualifying* project costs with a maximum of $300,000 per manufacturer.
IMPORTANT: The grant program now operates on a rolling basis and applications may be submitted at any time through the year, with quarterly reviews.
*See Full Grant Solicitation for full qualification and selection details.
Student Research Award Winner: 2020, 2023

The University of Illinois, Chicago Industrial Assessment Center (IC-IAC) provides free energy, productivity, and waste assessments to small and medium-sized industrial facilities through funding provided by the US Department of Energy.

300 Assessments
2,347 Recommendations
3.98 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$59.24 million Cost Savings*
162 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
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Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Related Papers & Publications
2022
5 Papers / Publications
2021
1 Papers / Publications
Han, M., Zhao, J., & Li, L., " Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds From 4D Printing and Associated Control Strategies Towards Workplace Safety, Proceedings of the ASME 2021 16th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference. Volume 2: Manufacturing Processes; Manufacturing Systems; Nano/Micro/Meso Manufacturing; Quality and Reliability., | IC-IAC
2020
2 Papers / Publications
Holland, M., Pibiri, M., Perez, B., Cacciatore, C., and Dongen, M.,, " The Road to Energy Neutrality, American Made U.S. DOE Water Resource Recovery Prize, Washington, D.C., June 28, 2020, | IC-IAC
Zhou, X., Zhao, J., Yun, L., Sun, Z., & Li, L., " Demand Response for Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Considering Buffer Content Utilization, Proceedings of the ASME 2020 15th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference. Volume 2: Manufacturing Processes; Manufacturing Systems; Nano/Micro/Meso Manufacturing; Quality and Reliability, | IC-IAC
2019
1 Papers / Publications
Dababneh, F., & Li, L., " Integrated Electricity and Natural Gas Demand Response for Manufacturers in the Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 4164-4174,, | IC-IAC
2018
1 Papers / Publications
Dababneh, F., Li, L., Shah, R., & Haefke, C., " Demand Response-Driven Production and Maintenance Decision-Making for Cost-Effective Manufacturing, J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. 140(6): 061008, | IC-IAC
2017
1 Papers / Publications
Dababneh, F, Shah, R, Sun, Z, & Li, L., " Framework and Sensitivity Analysis of Joint Energy and Maintenance Planning Considering Production Throughput Requirements, Proceedings of the ASME 2017 12th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference collocated with the JSME/ASME 2017 6th International Conference on Materials and Processing. Volume 3: Manufacturing Equipment and Systems., | IC-IAC
Contact Center Center Website
Center Director Lin Li
Email linli@uic.edu
Phone # +13129963045
Fax # +13124130447
Mailing Address 842 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Assistant Director Clifford Haefke
Other Faaran Bangash
Other Marcello Pibiri
University of Illinois, Chicago has trained 162 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with University of Illinois, Chicago since 2017.
The 61 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Aaron Hart
Abhinav Ramesh
Abigail Dyra
Aditya Patel
Aditya Patki
Adriana Garcia
Agata Chmiel
Agnieszka Szudy
Ahmad Peyvan
Akshay Patil
Allen Amir Ali
Alora Moore
Amaan Laheri
Andrea Nehrbass
Andrew Sheaffer
Andrey Gribovich
Angie Quiroga
Anna Nawara
Anna Poprawski
Anuj Ghildial
Anvesh Masa
Aravindh Murali
Arturo Hernandez
Arvind Vaitheeswaran
Atharva Parag Lele
Avelino DeVeyra
Ayush Chobe
Azadeh Haghighi
Beulah Orogun
Blaise Steele
Borko Andric
Brennan Downes
Brian Clark
Brian Malone
Bridget Talbot
Carl Lowendorf
Cassandra Rosa
Charles Nganga
Chris Heckert
Christian Gonzalez
Clint Vericker
Damien Karpen
Dan Hollenbach
Dave Kulikowski
Dave Lichtenfeld
David Eslinger
David Garon
Diego Velez
Dima Alfawakhiri
Douglas Bright
Dylan Mathews
Erik Peterson
Ezgi Takmaz
Faaran Bangash
Fadwa Dababneh
Fahad Salman Syed
Fakrogha Porbeni
Freddy Avila
Giuseppe Laudadio
Grace Junge
Hemang Limbachiya
Isaac Banes
Jahin Tatha
Jaime Frausto
James Gilbert
Janhavi Datar
Janik Somaiya
Jason Osei-Tutu
Jeremy Hass
Jian-Yih Cheng
Jim Gibson
Jim Lyon
Jingwen Wang
Joanna Zamiechowska
Joe Parkinson
Jonathan Aardsma
Jonathan Perthel
Jonathon Arana
Joseph Marasso
Juan Munoz
Kaitav Parikh
Kate Merrill
Kenny Hultquist
Kevin Kunkel
Kevin Kunkell
Konrad Lach
Krista Sutton
Kyong Chang
Laila Mendez
Lingxiang Yun
Lois Kwon
Lucia Valenzuela Sandoval
Luis Reyes
Malhar Gaikwad
Mansur Islamov
Mark Stine
Matt Darnell
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Swanson
Md Rashed Hossain
Michael Poulopoulos
Mike Kittler
Milos Stefanovic
Minkun Xiao
Mohd-Salman Alimi
Montserrat Aguero
Muhammad Talha Alam
Muyue Han
Nathan Solano
Nebojsa Kisic
Nick Whitney
Nimesh Raje
Noah Bravo
Noel Corral
Parth Koul
Patrick OBoyle
Paul Nigro
Phillip Valenzuela
Piotr Czarny
Piyush Chitnis
Prathmesh Shashikant Vipra
Purvi Patel
Pushpank Atwadkar
Rahul Shah
Randy Carpio-Orellana
Raymond Trelka
Rimzhim Mazumdar
Rinu Sudheep Ghosh
Rishika Handa
Ritzi Salaum
Riya Veshvikar
Robert Miller
Rohith Bharadwaj
Rosie Galindo
Ruturaj Rachkar
Sahana Seshadri
Samantha Gutierrez
Sangram More
Sasha Slattery
Scott Timme
Serena ODonnell
Shashaank Singh
Sheyla Gomez
Shirley Xiao
Shreenithi Lakshmi Narasimhan
Simon Nowak
Sourabh Ghodake
Stefano Galiasso
Steve Spentzas
Steve Zsinko
Tara Ceasario
Timothy Johnson
Vijay Viswanathan
WaShawn Brooks
Xochitl Menchaca
Yang Nie
Yessenia Nicacio-Rosales
Yin Ling Ng
Yiran (Emma) Yang
Zachary Pouska
Zainab Amin
Zunya Shi