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Oklahoma State University IAC
Sponsored by:
EERE AMO
Oklahoma State University IAC
Center Established 1982
Oklahoma State University
Director Dr. Hitesh D. Vora
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Oklahoma State University
IAC Center of Excellence: 2004

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

1,003 Assessments
7,163 Recommendations
13.78 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$127.44 million Cost Savings*
207 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Oklahoma State University also coordinates a Satellite IAC Center at:
Wichita State University
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Related Papers & Publications
McCombs, Michael Lee, " Industrial Energy Audit Reports: A Heuristic for Improved Efficacy,", ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2018. 10815481, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078,
Julio C. Vicencio-Ortiz & William J. Kolarik, " The Assessment of the Impacts of Improvement Projects in the Interrelated Processes: A Cross-Case Study,", Quality Management Journal, Volume 19, Issue 3, ASQ, Taylor & Francis, November, | doi:10.1080/10686967.2012.11918072
Noteworthy Feedback
"Thank you for the team’s hard work and performing such a detailed audit. We look forward to reviewing the findings and implementing the recommendations. The audit was much enjoyed by both parties. The enthusiasm the students and staff were great to see and the recommendations from the audit wi..." more
- Source: Jeremy Adkins , EHS Manager, CRC-Evans Pipeline International, 06/12/2019
"MAX extends a big thank you to the team for an outstanding job on the energy evaluation conducted last fall at MAX Aerostructures. The comprehensive report the team provided us was instrumental in understanding the cost savings opportunity and prioritizing each project for implementation. Having t..." more
- Source: Jarrod Young, Director of Quality Assurance, MAX Aerostructures, 07/15/2019
"I want to personally thank you and your team members who came down from OSU to audit our facility. The information you gathered over the three day period will save our company thousands of dollars every year. We are currently in the process of getting quotes to transition over to LED in our ..." more
- Source: Terry Langley, Facility Maintenance Manager, King Aerospace, 03/18/2019
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Assessment Center saves company $60,000
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Automotive Door Seal Maker Implements IAC Recommendations
Related Papers & Publications
2018
1 Papers / Publications
McCombs, Michael Lee, " Industrial Energy Audit Reports: A Heuristic for Improved Efficacy,", ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2018. 10815481, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078,
2017
1 Papers / Publications
2012
2 Papers / Publications
Julio C. Vicencio-Ortiz & William J. Kolarik, " The Assessment of the Impacts of Improvement Projects in the Interrelated Processes: A Cross-Case Study,", Quality Management Journal, Volume 19, Issue 3, ASQ, Taylor & Francis, November, | doi:10.1080/10686967.2012.11918072
Eric A. Woodroof , Wayne C. Turner , Warren Heffington, Barney Capehart , " Energy Conservation Also Yields: Capital, Operations, Recognition, and Environmental Benefits,", Energy Engineering, July, | doi:10.1080/01998595.2012.10531820
2007
2 Papers / Publications
Haiyan Zhao, " Evaluating Economic Strategies for Multi-party Application of Performance Contracting,", Dissertation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK 74078, December, | doi:https://hdl.handle.net/11244/7785
William J. Kolarik, " Industrial Assessment Center Program,", Technical Report, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK 74078, February, | doi:10.2172/899885
2006
4 Papers / Publications
Robert Scott Frazier, " An Exergy Diagnostic Methodology for Energy Management in Manufacturing,", Dissertation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK 74078, December, | doi:https://hdl.handle.net/11244/7767
Haiyan Zhao , William Kolarik , Wayne Turner & Kenneth Case, " A Win-Win Strategy to Energy Financing Challenges - Performance Contracts,", Energy Engineering Journal , Volume 103, 2006 - Issue 4, Published online: 22 Jul 2009, | doi:10.1080/01998590609509472
Wisit Kumphai, " Energy Index Decomposition Methodology at the Plant Level,", Dissertation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK 74078,
Noteworthy Feedback
"Thank you for the team’s hard work and performing such a detailed audit. We look forward to reviewing the findings and implementing the recommendations. The audit was much enjoyed by both parties. The enthusiasm the students and staff were great to see and the recommendations from the audit will play an important role as we continually strive to reduce our environmental impacts. We will definitely refer you to other companies. Jeremy Adkins EHS Manager CRC-Evans Pipeline International 10700 E. Independence St.| Tulsa, OK 74116-5601 | USA E Jeremy.adkins2@sbdinc.com T (918) 439-1302 | C (918) 378-9885 www.stanleyblackanddecker.com "
- Source: Jeremy Adkins , EHS Manager, CRC-Evans Pipeline International, 06/12/2019
"MAX extends a big thank you to the team for an outstanding job on the energy evaluation conducted last fall at MAX Aerostructures. The comprehensive report the team provided us was instrumental in understanding the cost savings opportunity and prioritizing each project for implementation. Having the right information makes the decision to start the journey of saving energy that much easier. Great job to you and your team!! "
- Source: Jarrod Young, Director of Quality Assurance, MAX Aerostructures, 07/15/2019
"I want to personally thank you and your team members who came down from OSU to audit our facility. The information you gathered over the three day period will save our company thousands of dollars every year. We are currently in the process of getting quotes to transition over to LED in our facility. Without the audit we would have not known how much energy we were losing each year, and most likely would have never started the possess of changing them. I would recommend the audit to any company that wants to save money and cut energy cost. Thanks again OSU you Rock.. Terry Langley Facility Maintenance Manager Office – 580-389-5505 Cell – 214-478-4116 http://www.kacommercialcorp.com "
- Source: Terry Langley, Facility Maintenance Manager, King Aerospace, 03/18/2019
"The OSU team, headed by Patrick Smith and working under the direction of Dr. William Kolarik, was absolutely outstanding. It was a sincere pleasure to interact with them during their visit; they were well-prepared, diligent, thoughtful guests. They offered appropriate comments and initial feedback same-day, indicating a good working knowledge of systems and opportunities. Following their visit, the bound industrial assessment arrived in professional format and with straightforward, substantive suggestions which are practical and achievable. We will enjoy implementing these improvements, and we look forward to the meaningful difference these efficiencies will make for our operating budget and our future opportunities. "
- Source: Diana Adams, Owner, Central States Business Forms, 11/19/2015
Center Director Dr. Hitesh D. Vora
Email hitesh.vora@okstate.edu
Phone # +14057449578
Fax # n/a
Mailing Address 559 Engineering North
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Assistant Director Dr. Bayram Yildirim
Assistant Director Dr. Deepak Gupta
Assistant Director Dr. Michael McCombs
Oklahoma State University has trained 207 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with Oklahoma State University since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 66 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Aaron Douglas
Abdurrezzak Sener
Abhijeet A. Barve
Abhijeet Sadhu
Abhijit Patil
Abhimanyu Sah
Abhishek Mukherjee
Abhishek Pathak
Aditya Purohit
Adnan
Ahmet Akgun
Ajaykumar Aripirala
Ajit Kameshwara Rao
Akshaya Satpute
Alex Zhukov
Alexander Priyawardhana
Alok Dand
Ameya A. Dixit
Amit Awate
Amol Birje
Amol Shenoy
Amrit Chugani
Andrew Austin
Andrew Bakewell
Aniket Padval
Aref Qazanfari
Arnold Ankrah
Arvind Srihari
Ashkan Jaromi
Ashraf Hammouri
Austin Nefzger
Bayram Yildirim
Benjamin Farris
Bintou Bayo
Boshra Karimi
Brandon Brown
Brett Cowan
Brian Mathias
Burhani Razvi
Carol Jones
Caroline France
CD Nayak
Cem Diniz
Chase Harding
Chelsea Wilson
Chris Sallas
Claudia Escobar
Craig Parsons
Cynthia Craig
Dan Clifford
Daniel Navaresse
Daniel Valencia
Daric Adair
Darin Nutter
David Everly
Deepak Gupta
Denay Hamm
Devarshi Tharwala
Doug Hoersten
Dr. Hitesh D. Vora
Dr. Terry Collins
Dustin Neuenschwander
Ebru Barut
Elham Kookhahi
Evan Hawk
Farnaz Ghazi Nezami
Fei-Ting Chang
Ford Lewallen
Freddy Hutt
Gokcen Akgun
Griffin Chodak
Haiyan Zhao
Hariharasundram Srinivasan
Heramb Amonkar
Hessamedin Vali
Hugh Maguire
Jacob Everly
James Davis
Jamie Janota
Jason Throckmorton
Jay Shah
Jeremy Lee
Johanna Perez
John Osborne
Joo Ching Yong
Jorge Espinosa
Joyce Taylor
Julio Vicencio
Justin Kirby
Kaitlin Krause
Kalpak Karule
Kannan Ramasamy
Kapil Pundir
Katie Fyre
Katie McLarty
Kaveta Chelliah
Kazim Topuz
Khaled Bawaneh
Kian Er
Kuldeep More
Lacy Greening
Landan Taylor
Latefah Miller
Lavanya Eswaran
Leonardo Souza
Lipkian Saw
M. Amin Esmaeilli
Mathew Plummer
Megan Robinson
Michael L. McCombs
Michael R. Branch
Michelle Biby
Mithun Buthada
Moayad Almatar
Morad Rahmani
Mostafa Hasan
Muhammed Ceylan
Mukesh Vohara
Mun Tyng Chew
Natalie Whalen
Nathan Greb
Neha Shah
Niaz Sharif
Nilesh Baraskar
Nita Hivarekar
Nithya Sankaranarayanan
Noel Noriega
Nofirman
Oleksiy Zhukov
Ozlem Cosgun
Pankaj Neupane
Patrick Smith
Paul Saugato
Peter Koyianis
Pradeep Mulage
Pragya Niraula
Prashant Shinde
Pratap Jadhav
Prateek Raje
Probir Shah
Pushkar Vartak
Rajkumar Pattabi
Randy Bowler
Ranjith
Ranjith Murthy
Raymond Lininger
Richard Tan
Rick Couvillion
Robby Hill
Roman Gorodov
Russel Simkins
Ryan Eckl
Saeed Rubaee
Sahil Bhosale
Sai Brindha KVS
Sairam Seemakurthi
Salem Algarni
Sampath Chintagiri
SAndeep Putta
Sarang Baviskar
Satyajit Patil
Scott Frazier
Scott Makintubee
Scotty McKnight
Seak Hwa Tan
Senthoor Dhanapal
Seth Sade
Shailesh Negi
Shane Fernandes
Shankar Earni
Shawn Sauerbry
Shraddha Bherde
Shravan Iyer
Shravan Rao
Siddharth Divecha
Sree Krishna Somayajula
Srinivasa Rao Venigalla
Stephen Ellis
Stetson Spencer
Steven Hryniewics
Subarna Haque
Suna Cinar
Tanay Bapat
Tejasv Bharadwaj
Thomas Hong
Tommy Coulter
Tuan Truong
Varun Ramanujam
Vighnesh Naik
Vijay V.Ghuge
Vinodbasalalli Basalalli
Vishwaraj Naik Nimbalkar
Vivek Dubey
Vivin Madanayakanahalli
Wade Svetgoff
Walter Penn
Wei Guo
Wendy Lau Wong
William Bryant
Wisam Siddiqui
Wisit Kumphai
Yatiraj Gharse
Yejun Kim
Yudong Liu
Zach Alderman
Zhi-Liang Yaw
Ziad Alseoudi

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Specific Eligibility Requirements*:
  • Must be a US Manufacturer
  • Yearly Energy Bills:
    • Greater than $100,000
    • Less than $2,500,000
  • Within 150 miles of an IAC

*For special cases, certain requirements may be waived.

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