Industrial Assessment Centers
Louisiana State University IAC
Sponsored by:
DOE MESC
Louisiana State University IAC
Center Established 2017
Louisiana State University
Director Dr. Jonathan Shi
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Louisiana State University
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 Louisiana State University Industrial Assessment Center (LS-IAC) provides free energy, productivity, and waste assessments to small and medium-sized industrial facilities through funding provided by the US Department of Energy.

164 Assessments
940 Recommendations
1.49 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$13.56 million Cost Savings*
81 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
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Generic IAC Assessment Activity
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Related Papers & Publications
Mohammad Hassan, Ahmad Ebrahimi, Hyun Woo Jeon, Chao Wang, " Compressed air leakage detection and quantification through infrared thermography, Proceedings of the 2020 IISE Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, 11/1 to 11/3, | LS-IAC
Vansh Vyas, Hyun Woo Jeon, " Estimating Energy Costs by Simulating Dependence between Turning Parameters, Proceedings of the 2020 IISE Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, 11/1 to 11/3, | LS-IAC
Noteworthy Feedback
""We enjoyed working with your teams as it was exciting to see these types of programs being offered to students these days. I can see in the near future where companies such as the size of ours will have these types of positions on staff full-time looking for opportunities to save in the energy spac..." more
- Source: Lee Bouziga, Vice President, ECO, 06/14/2024
""We at GSM have been impressed and fortunate in all of our experiences with LSU’s IAC program and your team’s help with this grant program is no exception.""
- Source: Chris O'Connor, Maintenance\Safety Manager, Gulf South Machine, Inc., 06/29/2023
"I am so thankful to you and your team for getting this done for us, and I know it will go a long way in helping us move forward with our water and energy sustainability."
- Source: William David Motes, Management Systems Manager, New Orleans Coca-Cola Bottling Co., 02/01/2019
Assessment - Case Studies
LS | Assessment: LS2117
Saving Energy for Southland Industrial Coating
LS | Assessment: LS2113
Wood Pellets and Energy Efficiency
LS | Assessment: LS2107
Energy Saving with Ragan & Massey
LS | Assessment: LS2106
Saving Energy for Bayou Shrimp Processors
LS | Assessment: LS2105
Energy Efficiency in Tarp and Packaging Manufacturing
Related Papers & Publications
2021
1 Papers / Publications
2020
4 Papers / Publications
Mohammad Hassan, Ahmad Ebrahimi, Hyun Woo Jeon, Chao Wang, " Compressed air leakage detection and quantification through infrared thermography, Proceedings of the 2020 IISE Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, 11/1 to 11/3, | LS-IAC
Vansh Vyas, Hyun Woo Jeon, " Estimating Energy Costs by Simulating Dependence between Turning Parameters, Proceedings of the 2020 IISE Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, 11/1 to 11/3, | LS-IAC
Hyun Woo Jeon, Sung Hoon Chung, Kijung Park, " A nonparametric approach to modeling dependence among production parameters for energy cost estimation, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 5/1, | LS-IAC
2019
2 Papers / Publications
Hyun Woo Jeon, Seokgi Lee, Chao Wang, " Estimating manufacturing electricity costs by simulating dependence between production parameters, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing 55 (2019) 129–140, | LS-IAC
Ahmad Ebrahimi, Hyun Woo Jeon, " A hybrid metaheuristic for minimizing total tardiness and electricity costs, Proceedings of the 2019 IISE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA, 5/20, | LS-IAC
2018
1 Papers / Publications
Ahmad Ebrahimi, Hyun Woo Jeon, " Minimizing total tardiness and energy cost by considering layout and scheduling in a flexible job shop, Proceedings of the 2018 IISE Annual Conference, | LS-IAC
2017
2 Papers / Publications
Hyun Woo Jeon, Seokgi Lee, Amin Kargarian, Yuncheol Kang, " Power demand risk models on milling machines, Journal of Cleaner Production 165 (2017), | LS-IAC
Seokgi Lee, Byung Do Chung, Hyun Woo Jeon, Jaeyeon Chang, " A dynamic control approach for energy-efficient production scheduling on a single machine under time-varying electricity pricing, Journal of Cleaner Production 165 (2017), | LS-IAC
Noteworthy Feedback
""We enjoyed working with your teams as it was exciting to see these types of programs being offered to students these days. I can see in the near future where companies such as the size of ours will have these types of positions on staff full-time looking for opportunities to save in the energy space." We appreciate the help you guys have provided us thus far."
- Source: Lee Bouziga, Vice President, ECO, 06/14/2024
""We at GSM have been impressed and fortunate in all of our experiences with LSU’s IAC program and your team’s help with this grant program is no exception.""
- Source: Chris O'Connor, Maintenance\Safety Manager, Gulf South Machine, Inc., 06/29/2023
"I am so thankful to you and your team for getting this done for us, and I know it will go a long way in helping us move forward with our water and energy sustainability."
- Source: William David Motes, Management Systems Manager, New Orleans Coca-Cola Bottling Co., 02/01/2019
""It was fun to nerd out with interested & knowledgeable people about areas of opportunity for our hotel's energy efficiency. The suggestions were helpful and actionable. Generally, I had a really positive experience and highly recommend the program.""
- Source: Nathalie Jordi, Hotel Peter and Paul, 07/10/2023
"Your recommendations are excellent and I thank you and your team for spending the time on this project. Come back any time!"
- Source: Jacob Talley, CEO, Tin Roof Brewing Co., 10/16/2018
""We wanted to let you know how impressed we were with your team's knowledge, professionalism, and humility.""
- Source: Alexander Callahan, Senior Business Analyst, Targa Resources, 05/18/2018
""I really enjoyed working with Dr. Hayes and Dr. Wang. They were very professional and knowledgeable, and I really like the diversity of the team. They come from all walks of life with different genders, races, cultures, religions, and areas of expertise. Through the assessments, I was able to make some contacts that have become friendships based on common fields of interest. I value the feedback that was provided as some of it led directly to getting financial incentives. It assisted us in reducing our GHG footprint and reducing costs. More people were open to the ideas presented based on it coming from subject matter experts. A big benefit for us was also just getting to promote that we are working with LSU.""
- Source: Bryan Rousse, Sustainability Coordinator, Edison Chouest Offshore Companies, 07/12/2023
""We enjoyed our time with the assessment team. The information provided helped us secure funding for some projects to achieve some of our sustainability goals. We are presently upgrading our facility to LED and are requesting funding to install VFD’s in our next 3 budget years. We are also upgrading our tube boilers to package boilers this quarter. Your team did a great job!""
- Source: Jody Kelley, Terminal Manager, LBC Tank Terminal, 07/07/2023
""I have been out for a few weeks and enjoyed finally getting to go through the Driftwood Industrial Energy report. I thought it was very thorough and look forward to hearing my team's thoughts. Thank you!""
- Source: Jessica Nehrbass, Sustainability Program Manager, Sustainability Program Manager, 07/15/2024
""It was great having them here. We were able to reduce our bills by 30-40%. We continue to work on the recommendations. We really appreciate what the team did for us.""
- Source: Todd Maulding, Business Manager, USS KIDD Veterans Museum, 07/07/2023
""Please let the entire team know that Blast Tech is very impressed and grateful for the quality of the data provided by the students. Because the data is so thorough, it allows us to determine our areas of focus with very little additional input required.""
- Source: Andre Fontova, CEO, Blast Tech, 04/20/2017
Contact Center Center Website Facebook LinkedIn Follow @https://twitter.com/lsu_iac
Center Director Dr. Jonathan Shi
Email jshi@lsu.edu
Phone # +12255781255
Mailing Address 3316D Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Assistant Director Chandler Hayes
Assistant Director Dr. Chao Wang
Other Dr. Michael Hayes
Louisiana State University has trained 81 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with Louisiana State University since 2017.
The 31 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Abigail Nix
Ahmad Ebrahimi
Alexander Tepper
Alexia Ruiz
Amanda Cannella
Amelie Echeverria
Anna Kay Bohannon
Ashlee Robinson
Benjamin Avants
Berk Mollaoglu
Bhavya Ramachandran
Blaison Treuil
Blake Brooks
Brandon Crandall
Cameron Torres
Carmen Calderon
Caroline Beeman
Carson Rigol
Casie Jones
Christian Williamson
Cole Lambert
Colleen Angelle
Connor McCarthy
Dania Abdulaziz
Daril Nantchouang
David Quiring
Delia Peterson
Ehsan Shourangiz
Ella Blossman
Emily Rivera
Emma Champagne
Emma Stiening
Entai Xu
Ernesto Alonso
Fatemeh Ghafari
Haley Fuller
Haley Pittenger
Ivie Walker
Jake Rovira
Jasmine Bekkaye
Jasmine Redo
Jeazzelle L Baham
Jennifer White
Joshua Nabatilan
Julie Reinecke
Karen Gilmore
Keith Hunter
Kyle Dear
Laleh Ghanbari
Lauren Soileau
Layla Hopkins
Macy Delatte
Mason Marcantel
Mohammad Hassan
Mysha Ahmed
Nicholas Hardy
Nicholas Kellner
Nicholas Wagner
Perry Rodrigue
Peter Kim
Reginald Blouin
Rickiea Hill
Roshan Sojitra
SAMUEL SHIELDS
Seth Ledet
Shashank Muley
Shelbie Schexnaydre
Shristi Upadhyaya
Solveig Refve
Srikanth Bangaru
Sueed Willoughby
Tarun Ayiluri
Thao Ngo
Thomas Schmidt
Tommy Nguyen
Travis Daly
Trey Aubert
Tucker Brown
Tyler Braud
Vansh Vyas
Weile Wei