Industrial Assessment Centers
University of Miami IAC
Sponsored by:
DOE MESC
University of Miami IAC
Center Established 2001
University of Miami
Director Dr. Ramin Moghaddass
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University of Miami
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.
IAC Center of the Year: 2013

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

442 Assessments
3,622 Recommendations
6.43 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$90.31 million Cost Savings*
187 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Contact Center Website
University of Miami also coordinates a Satellite IAC Center at:
University of Turabo
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Noteworthy Feedback
"Ramin Moghaddass, Ibrahim Ahmed and Jessica Mendez, Greetings! I wish to thank you for your time and expertise with our building energy assessment. It was an enlightening experience and truly appreciate working with you on this project. Again, Thank you for your assistance. Sincerely, Yaron..." more
- Source: Yaron Segal, Facility Supervisor, Kimball Electronics, 11/02/2023
"Thank you for the Report and time spent in such well- conceived detailed analysis."
- Source: Natalia Davos, Sr Director of Operations, Prime Matter Labs, 12/04/2023
"Thank you and the team very much for the information/work to get this report completed."
- Source: Andrew Norris, Sr Facilities Manager, Cordis, 11/06/2023
Center Related News
President Obama visit Miami IAC
President Obama toured the Miami Industrial Assessment Center, where engineering graduate student Jason Grant explained the government-supported programs' mission and projects.
February 24, 2012

President Obama visits Miami IAC Center

In February 2012, President Obama highlighted the Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) as a smart and important piece of the administration's "all-of-the-above" approach to domestic energy sources.

President Obama said, "We're taking a step that will make it easier for companies to save money by investing in energy solutions that have been proven here at the University of Miami -- new lighting systems; advanced heating and cooling systems that can lower a company's energy bills and make them more competitive."

Assessment - Case Studies
MI | Assessment: MI0361
MIIAC Helps Teledyne Reduce Energy Consumption by 25%
Related Papers & Publications
2017
3 Papers / Publications
2016
2 Papers / Publications
Ahmed A., Cintuglu M., Asfour S., Mohammed O., " Solving the Multi-Variant EV Routing Problem Incorporating V2G and G2V Options, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, September, | MI-IAC
2015
4 Papers / Publications
Zahlan, J., " Optimization of Air Compressor Location and Capacity to Improve Energy Efficiency and Performance in Manufacturing Facilities, Doctoral Dissertation, Miama, Florida, | MI-IAC
Jaime B., Abdulaal A., Asfour S., " ELECTRIC LOAD PATTERN CLASSIFICATION USING PARAMETER ESTIMATION, CLUSTERING AND ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS, nternational Journal of Power and Energy Systems, | MI-IAC
Ahmed, A., Buitrago, J.H., Asfour, S., " Load Pattern Classification: A Hybrid Approach, International Symposium on Advances in Power and Energy Systems, Marina del Rey, California, October, | MI-IAC
2014
3 Papers / Publications
Zahlan, J., Avci, M., Asfour, S., " A New Approach for Determining Optimal Air Compressor Location in A Manufacturing Facility to Increase Energy Efficiency, Thirty-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, May, | MI-IAC
Grant, J., " Short-term Peak Demand Forecasting Using an Artificial Neural Network with Controlled Peak Demand Through Intelligent Electical Load, Doctoral Dissertation, Miama, Florida, | MI-IAC
2013
3 Papers / Publications
Avci, M., " Demand Response-Enabled Model Predictive HVAC Load Control in Buildings Using Real-Time Electricity Pricing, Doctoral Dissertation, Miama, Florida, | MI-IAC
Saenz, J., " Simulation-Based Optimization for Integrated Electric Utility Resource Planning and Deployment, Doctoral Dissertation, Miama, Florida, | MI-IAC
Avci, M., Erkoc, A., Rahmani, Asfour, S., " Model Predictive HVAC Load Control in Buildings Using Real-Time Electricity Pricing, Energy and Buildings, Vol 60, 199-209, | MI-IAC
2012
2 Papers / Publications
Saenz, J., Celik, N., Asfour, S., Son, Y., " Electric Utility Resource Planning using Continous-Discrete Modular Simulation and Optimization, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol 63, 671-694, | MI-IAC
Noteworthy Feedback
"Ramin Moghaddass, Ibrahim Ahmed and Jessica Mendez, Greetings! I wish to thank you for your time and expertise with our building energy assessment. It was an enlightening experience and truly appreciate working with you on this project. Again, Thank you for your assistance. Sincerely, Yaron Segal"
- Source: Yaron Segal, Facility Supervisor, Kimball Electronics, 11/02/2023
"Thank you for the Report and time spent in such well- conceived detailed analysis."
- Source: Natalia Davos, Sr Director of Operations, Prime Matter Labs, 12/04/2023
"Thank you and the team very much for the information/work to get this report completed."
- Source: Andrew Norris, Sr Facilities Manager, Cordis, 11/06/2023
"Thank you and your team for the support and for all the hard work. We are truly grateful, and I’m looking forward to staying in contact with you and your team."
- Source: 09/29/2023
"I would like to personally thank the University of Miami for a remarkable job. We are already implementing some of the recommendations and are eager to keep working together. I believe the results will be greater than expected and will be happy to provide the results. IF possible, I would like to follow up with Dr Moghaddass and his team in regards to some of the projects prior to the 6-9 months period. Thank you again for your support and our door will stay open to the University of Miami. Antoine Bernier President & CEO FM Meat Products"
- Source: FM Meat Products, 05/03/2023
"Hello! I cannot thank you all enough for your time and for providing the excellent Energy Assessment, we have already implemented almost all of the suggestions. I really cannot express my gratitude enough for your input. Thank you again and have a fantastic evening, Aaron Stegall | Environmental Health & Safety Specialist Stryker South Florida Global Quality & Operations"
- Source: Aaron Stegall, Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Stryker South Florida, 05/25/2023
"Thank you Ibrahim You and your team did a great job. [...] please know that we are still trying to proceed with some of your recommendations. Just on the RTU’s, we spent over $360K for one unit last year (coming next month hopefully), and just placed the order for the second unit ($340K). That combined is over $700K. We are also replacing fluorescent light fixtures with LEDs little by little; we still have hundreds of fluorescent light fixtures in different locations. I will keep in mind the occupancy sensors for next year. Thanks again for your support. Regards,"
- Source: Carlos Plaza, CFM, CEM, Facilities Engineering Manager, Trividia Health, 07/13/2023
"[...] As you are aware, Univ of Miami did a detailed study for us last year and we have been actively implementing your recommendations. We have upgraded the chiller plant coils to a higher efficiency design. We are also planning to change the roof on one of our buildings to an energy efficient solution. We are in the process of implementing an ice bank to store thermal energy in the night for use in the day. Robert Samuel Sun Hydraulics"
- Source: Robert Samuel, Sun Hydraulics, 10/27/2023
"At Sun Hydraulics we’ve always had continued efforts to improve upon our use of energy consumption. The assessments provided by the University of Miami Industrial Assessment Center indeed helped us by focusing on how Sun Hydraulics uses energy and what programs/projects would help us better manage our energy usage. I was impressed with the professional ability of each member of team from Miami. They literally rolled up their sleeves and collected data needed for their assessments. Each assessment was presented with the appropriate analysis. It is now up to Sun Hydraulics to use the data presented. Thanks again to your team. "
- Source: Jim Bryington, Facility Manager, Sun Hydraulics Corporation, 11/13/2015
"Thank you so much for the follow up on the Energy Assessment for our facility. This comprehensive program to reduce waste and reduce energy was extremely helpful to us. We understand the importance of this very well prepared and detailed report. We are in the process of implementing some of the recommendations, and prioritizing them as projects for the future. We as a company are always working on continuous improvement. As we check off our list the projects we set forth to complete this year. We will add some of the recommendations you made spilling over to next year. Once again thank your team for the great job and professionalism in preparing such a practical and comprehensive report. We appreciate you all! Thank You! "
- Source: Juan Roque, Vice President, Vista Color Corp, 09/11/2015
Contact Center Center Website
Center Director Dr. Ramin Moghaddass
Email ramin@miami.edu
Phone # +13052849505
Fax # +13052844040
Mailing Address 1251 Memorial Drive
268 McArthur Engineering Building
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Other Dr. Amaury Malave
Assistant Director Ibrahim Ahmed
Other Kelvin Hernandez Cintron
Assistant Director Murat Erkoc
Other Nelson Pluas Cedeño
University of Miami has trained 187 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with University of Miami since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 60 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Aaron Tarjan
Abdelrahman Tarek Amer
Abdulkader Hanbazazah
Abdullah Alajmi
Abel de Jesus Santiago
Abner M. Vega
Adham Suliman
Adianet Miranda
Adrea Silva Lindsey
Adrian Cartegena
Afshin Asadi
Ahmad Seyfi
Ahmed Abdulaal
Ahmed Alsowayigh
Ahmed Mohamed
Alex D. Santiago-Vargas
Alex Kuestermann
Alexander Limia
Alexandra Bonilla
Alvaro Garcia
Alysia Mendia
Amanda Cruz Nieves
Andre Andrade
Andrea Valenzuela Garcia
Anika Morris
Anthony Rodriguez
Antonio Reyes
Ariel Torres Rivera
Barbara Millet
Beau Stump
Behzad M. Dogahe
Benjamin Santiago
Brandon Charette
Brianne Bunjowski
Bruna Cossengue
Casey Grafstein
Charlotte Bowditch
Christopher Mitja Franceschini
Craig Kronberg
Craig Thompson
Cristian Ruiz
Dalia Benchimol
Daniel Bolis
Daniel Ruggiero
Daniela Martinez
David Cortes
David Delgado Vazquez
Deger Ozkaramanli
Delence Gabriel Massacre
Diego Cusco
Dilara Erkilic
Dylan Azuelos
Eduardo Jarrin Moreno
Edwin Vega Hiraldo
Eeyad Al-Ahmadi
Elias Ealsadi
Elikem Tettey-Tamaklo
Ellie Gaither
Emmanuel Martínez
Enes Erkoc
Enrique Alonso
Eric Rui Chen
Estefan Medina
Faisal Abuljadayel
Fallyn Brody
Feiran Xu
FELIX M CRUZ DE JESUS
Gabriel Rodriguez
Gabriela Cabrera
Gabriela Rodriguez
Gadiel J Matheu Vega
Génesis K Placeres Negrón
German Rueda
Giro Samale
Hanzala Siddiq
Harry Santiago
Hassan Bitar
Henry Locher
Hiba Benkhye
Hussein Bitar
Ibrahim Ahmed
Idalina L Claudio Rodriguez
Isabel Perna
Isabella Pepdjonovic
Jacobo Saldarriaga
Jaime Buitrago
Jan P. Claudio Rosario
Jason Claudio Vazquez
Jason Grant
Javier Martinez Santiago
Jean Gonzalez
Jeffery Borres Martinez
Jeffry Ortiz Acosta
Jessica Mendez Negrete
Jesus Jimenez
Joel Zahlan
John Gonzalez
Jonathan Hernandez
Jorge Guzman
Jorge Torres
Jose David Rodriguez
Jose Mojica
Jose Pomes
Juan Felipe Ariza
Juan Jose Montanez
Juan Medina
Juan Saenz
Juan Santiago Figueroa
Katherine Carrasquillo
Kaustubh Phalak
Keun Lee
Kevin Figueroa
Kevin Roman
Kevin Rosado
Khalid Chaar
Koosha Kiamehr
kyounghee Kim
Lamis Amer
Lara Sophia Pineda
Larisa Thai
Louy Malaikah
Luis Rodriguez
Mariah Szpunar
Maxim Hinds-Hew
Maya Alexander
Melvin Nunez
Mesut Avci
Michael Caballero
Miguel Moreno
Mohamed Madbouly
Molly Marohl
Mortiz Koeppenkastrop-Lueker
Nadia Tanzeem
Neil Johnson
Nicknan Hajjar
Nicolas Oberndorder
Nicole De Abreu
Nikesh Kumar
Noor Rifai
Nour Fahmy
Olga Elizabeth Jumbo Sanchez
Olivier Jean-Francois
Omar Howeedy
Omer Erkoc
Oscar de Jesus
Patricia Gomez-Acevedo
Pinaki Chakraborty
Rafael Hernandez
Randall Schwartz
Raymond Perez
Rembo Li
Rhythm Nickybhai Contractor
Ricardo Rodriguez Ramirez
Ricardo Rosa
Ricardo Valentin
Robert Rivera
Roberto Azuaje
Roderick Daniels
Roisin Russell
Saad Asfour
Saleh Shaiban
Salih Salihoglu
Sam Mathew Cheruvathoor
Santiago Goenaga Buelvas
Saud Boujarwah
Sayan Maity
Seana Sicher
Sergio Rivera Cofan
Shane Kemeny
Simran Babani
Sol Alverio
Sonila Cami
Sophia Acon
Spencer Pearson
Stephany Santana Garcia
Steven Lopez
Tameem Ismail
Tatayanna Cox-Taylor
Thomas Ryba
Tomas Cacicedo
Ulises Perez
Wilantony Vázquez
Xavier Collazo Fernandez
Yang Bai
Yasin Erkilic
Zaid Khammash
Zaid Roushdy