Industrial Assessment Centers
University of Miami IAC
Sponsored by:
EERE AMO
University of Miami IAC
Center Established 2001
University of Miami
Director Dr. Ramin Moghaddass
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University of Miami
IAC Center of Excellence: 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.

405 Assessments
3,337 Recommendations
6.03 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$81.28 million Cost Savings*
160 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Contact Center Website
University of Miami also coordinates a Satellite IAC Center at:
University of Turabo
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Generic IAC Assessment Activity
Noteworthy Feedback
"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 ..." more
- 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 rec..." more
- Source: Juan Roque, Vice President, Vista Color Corp, 09/11/2015
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
"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
Assistant Director Jaime Buitrago
University of Miami has trained 160 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with University of Miami since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 54 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Aaron Tarjan
Abdelrahman Tarek Amer
Abdulkader Hanbazazah
Abdullah Alajmi
Abner M. Vega
Adham Suliman
Adrea Silva Lindsey
Adrian Cartegena
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
Deger Ozkaramanli
Diego Cusco
Dylan Azuelos
Edwin Vega Hiraldo
Eeyad Al-Ahmadi
Elias Ealsadi
Elikem Tettey-Tamaklo
Ellie Gaither
Emmanuel Martínez
Enes Erkoc
Eric Rui Chen
Estefan Medina
Faisal Abuljadayel
Fallyn Brody
Feiran Xu
Gabriel Rodriguez
Gabriela Cabrera
Gabriela Rodriguez
German Rueda
Giro Samale
Hanzala Siddiq
Harry Santiago
Hassan Bitar
Henry Locher
Hiba Benkhye
Hussein Bitar
Ibrahim Ahmed
Idalina L Claudio Rodriguez
Isabel Perna
Jacobo Saldarriaga
Jaime Buitrago
Jan P. Claudio Rosario
Jason Claudio Vazquez
Jason Grant
Javier Martinez Santiago
Jean Gonzalez
Jeffery Borres Martinez
Jeffry Ortiz Acosta
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
Katherine Carrasquillo
Kaustubh Phalak
Keun Lee
Kevin Figueroa
Kevin Roman
Kevin Rosado
Khalid Chaar
Koosha Kiamehr
Lamis Amer
Lara Sophia Pineda
Louy Malaikah
Luis Rodriguez
Mariah Szpunar
Maxim Hinds-Hew
Melvin Nunez
Mesut Avci
Michael Caballero
Miguel Moreno
Mohamed Madbouly
Molly Marohl
Mortiz Koeppenkastrop-Lueker
Nadia Tanzeem
Neil Johnson
Nicknan Hajjar
Nicolas Oberndorder
Noor Rifai
Noura Fahmy
Olga Elizabeth Jumbo Sanchez
Olivier Jean-Francois
Omar Howeedy
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
Saad Asfour
Saleh Shaiban
Sam Mathew Cheruvathoor
Saud Boujarwah
Sayan Maity
Seana Sicher
Shane Kemeny
Simran Babani
Sol Alverio
Sonila Cami
Stephany Santana Garcia
Steven Lopez
Tameem Ismail
Tatayanna Cox-Taylor
Thomas Ryba
Tomas Cacicedo
Ulises Perez
Wilantony Vázquez
Xavier Collazo Fernandez
Yang Bai
Zaid Khammash
Zaid Roushdy