Industrial Assessment Centers
Kennesaw State IAC
Sponsored by:
DOE MESC
Kennesaw State IAC
Center Established 2021
Kennesaw State
Director Amin Esmaeili
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Kennesaw State
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.

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

26 Assessments
186 Recommendations
0.56 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$4.63 million Cost Savings*
26 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
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Related Papers & Publications
Hugh Allen-Magande, Javad Khazaii, Amin Esmaeili, " A Literature Review of Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics for HVAC Systems, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, | KS-IAC
Hugh Allen-Magande, Javad Khazaii, Amin Esmaeili, " Quantification of the Energy Saving Associated With Early Detection of Faulty Operation of Rooftop Units, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, | KS-IAC
Fadi Hantouli, David A Guerra-Zubiaga, Amin Esmaeili, Sumit Chakravarty, LaShaundra Perry, Paul Forsberg, Gershom Richards, " Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Smart Factories: Exploring the Potential for Energy Savings Through Wireless Communication Technologies, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, | KS-IAC
Noteworthy Feedback
"Thank you for the detailed report. Hopefully, we are able to gain some efficiencies based upon your recommendations."
- Source: Quality Systems Director, 10/03/2022
"Thank you very much to you and your team for generating this report for us. We sincerely appreciate the hard work that was put into it." Factory's Sustainability Specialist, Email of 08/04/2022"
- Source: 08/04/2022
"Thank you again for your efforts to help make our a facility more energy efficient." Bakery's Engineering Manager, Email of 04/01/2022 . . and later in August 2022 . . "We are still seeing good returns and finding regarding the audit that you did a few months ago. [....] Thanks again for everything..." more
- Source: 08/02/2022
Related Papers & Publications
2023
3 Papers / Publications
Hugh Allen-Magande, Javad Khazaii, Amin Esmaeili, " A Literature Review of Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics for HVAC Systems, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, | KS-IAC
Hugh Allen-Magande, Javad Khazaii, Amin Esmaeili, " Quantification of the Energy Saving Associated With Early Detection of Faulty Operation of Rooftop Units, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, | KS-IAC
Fadi Hantouli, David A Guerra-Zubiaga, Amin Esmaeili, Sumit Chakravarty, LaShaundra Perry, Paul Forsberg, Gershom Richards, " Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Smart Factories: Exploring the Potential for Energy Savings Through Wireless Communication Technologies, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, | KS-IAC
2022
2 Papers / Publications
Carrington Chun, David Guerra-Zubiaga, Garrett Bailey, and Kathryn Bharadwaj, " HIGH EFFICIENCY MANUFACTURING WITH A SMART CARBON FIBER END EFFECTOR, Proceedings of the ASME 2022 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition IMECE2022, Columbus, Ohio, 10/30–11/3, | KS-IAC
Khaled Bawaneh, Bradley Deken, Amin Esmaeili, " Energy Consumption Analysis and Characterization of Aerospace Manufacturing Facilities in the United States–A Step towards Sustainable Development, Energy Engineering: Journal of the Association of Energy Engineering, | KS-IAC
Noteworthy Feedback
"Thank you for the detailed report. Hopefully, we are able to gain some efficiencies based upon your recommendations."
- Source: Quality Systems Director, 10/03/2022
"Thank you very much to you and your team for generating this report for us. We sincerely appreciate the hard work that was put into it." Factory's Sustainability Specialist, Email of 08/04/2022"
- Source: 08/04/2022
"Thank you again for your efforts to help make our a facility more energy efficient." Bakery's Engineering Manager, Email of 04/01/2022 . . and later in August 2022 . . "We are still seeing good returns and finding regarding the audit that you did a few months ago. [....] Thanks again for everything." Bakery's Operations Director, Email of 08/02/2022"
- Source: 08/02/2022
Center Director Amin Esmaeili
Email aesmaei3@kennesaw.edu
Phone # +14705782315
Mailing Address 650 Clair Harris Road
Room 119, MD 9061
Marietta, GA 30060
Assistant Director AOlatidoye, Olugbemiga
Assistant Director David Guerra-Zubiaga
Other Hugh Magande
Assistant Director Javad Khazaii
Assistant Director Khaled Bawaneh
Kennesaw State has trained 26 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with Kennesaw State since 2022.
The 7 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Abdoulaye Idrissa
Anthony Apanian
Blake Miccichi
Carrington (Cary) Chun
Christopher Spencer
Cortney Farrand
Daniel Rodriguez
Fadi Hantouli
Fatemeh Ghiasi
Grace Robinson
Hugh Allen-Magande
Joel Francois Bangbang
Joseph Leclair
Keyara Haughton
Kibile Omar Shomari
Lakshmi Prasanna Pedarla
LaShaundra Perry
Maya Muammar
Mehdi Lotfi
Mohamed Elkholy
Nijai Dixon
Paniz Mozaffari
Paul Forsberg
Treasure Thornton
Zhania A Frazier
Zoe Landers