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

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79 Assessments
838 Recommendations
0.81 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$8.16 million Cost Savings*
33 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
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2014
5 Papers / Publications
Xie, J.L., Yuan, C., " Numerical study of thin layer ring on improving the ice formation of building thermal storage system,", Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 69, 2014, Pages 46–54.,
Li, B.B., Gao, X.F, Zhang, H.C., Yuan, C., " Energy Modeling of Electrochemical Anodization Process of Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes,", ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2014, 2 (3), pp 404–410.,
Zhai. Q., Cao, H.J., Zhao, X., Yuan, C., " Assessing Application Potential of Clean Energy Supply for Greenhouse Gas Emission Mitigation: A Case Study on General Motors Global Manufacturing,", Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 75, 2014, Pages 11–19.,
Wang, E.D., Yuan, C., " A Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment of Atomic Layer Deposition Process,", Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 74, 2014, Pages 145–154.,

2013
5 Papers / Publications
Li, T.H., Yuan, C.*, " Numerical modeling of specific energy consumption in machining process,", 2013 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Madison, WI, June 10-14, 2013,
Lopez, H.F., Mendoza, H., and Church, B., " High-Temperature Oxidation Resistance of a Nanoceria Spray-Coated 316L Stainless Steel Under Short-Term Air Exposure.,", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol 45, 2013, pp.1362-1370.,
Li, T.H.,Yang, F., Yuan, C.*, " A Novel Parabolic Trough Solar Lighting and Thermal System for Building Energy Efficiency,", Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, August 17-21, 2013, Madison, WI, U.S.A., Madison, WI, August 17-21, 2013,
Kim, C.-S., Sohn, I., Nezafati, M., Ferguson, J.B., Schultz, B., Bajestani-Gohari, Z., Rohatgi, P.K. and Cho, K., " Prediction models for the yield strength of particle-reinforced unimodal pure magnesium (Mg) metal matrix nanocomposites (MMNCs).,", Journal of Materials Science, Vol.48, 2013, pp.4191-4204.,

2012
6 Papers / Publications
Yuan, C., Zhai, Q., Dornfeld, D., " A three dimensional system approach for environmentally sustainable manufacturing,", CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, Vol.61, 2012, pp.39-42.,
Li, T.,Zhang, H. C., Yuan, C., Liu, Z.C., Fan, C. C., " A PCA Based Method for Construction of Composite Sustainability Indicators,", International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Vol.17, 2012, pp.593-603.,
Itskos, G., Rohatgi, P.K., Moutsatsou, A., DeFouw, J., Koukouzas, N., Vasilatos, C. and Schultz, B., " Synthesis of A356 Al–high-Ca fly ash composites by pressure infiltration technique and their characterization.,", Journal of Materials Science Vol.47, 2012, pp.4042-4052.,
Ferguson, J.B., Sheykh-Jaberi, F., Kim, C.-S., Rohatgi, P.K. and Cho, K., " On the strength and strain to failure in particle-reinforced magnesium metal-matrix nanocomposites (Mg MMNCs).,", Materials Science and Engineering: A 558, 2012, pp.193-204.,
Hejazi, V., Nyong, A.E., Rohatgi, P.K. and Nosonovsky, M., " Wetting Transitions in Underwater Oleophobic Surface of Brass.,", Advanced Materials, Vol.24, 2012, pp.5963-5966.,

2011
9 Papers / Publications
Zhai, Q., Cao, H.J., Zhao, X., Yuan, C., " Cost Benefit Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emission Mitigation of Global Automotive Manufacturing through Clean Energy Supply,", Energies, Vol.4, 2011, pp. 1478-1494.,
Kumar, S. and Reisel, J.R., " Modelling of energy usage for the refining of ethanol from corn.,", International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol. 30, 2011, pp.98-109.,
Amano, R. S. and Rohatgi, P.K., " Laser engineered net shaping process for SAE 4140 low alloy steel.,", Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol.528, 2011, pp.6680-6693.,
Wornyoh, E.Y.A. and Higgs, C.F. (2011)., " An asperity-based fractional coverage model for transfer films on a tribological surface.,", Wear, Vol. 270, 2011, pp.127-139.,
Wornyoh, E.Y.A., Patel, D. and Schuessler, L., " An In Situ Mechanism for the Optimal Cooling of Oil-Lubricated Rolling Element Bearings and Planetary Gear Systems.,", ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Paper No. IMECE2011-64614, 2011, pp.71-80.,
Wornyoh, E.Y.A., Patel, D., Schuessler, L., Francis, A. and Garnett, C., " Improving Rolling Element Bearing Thermal Compliance Through In Situ Cooling.,", ASME/STLE 2011 International Joint Tribology Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Paper No. IJTC2011-61210, 2011, pp.245-247.,
Wornyoh, E.Y.A. and Higgs, C.F., " An asperity-based fractional coverage model for transfer films on a tribological surface.,", Wear, Vol. 270, 2011, pp.127-139,
Wornyoh, E.Y.A., Patel, D. and Schuessler, L., " An In Situ Mechanism for the Optimal Cooling of Oil-Lubricated Rolling Element Bearings and Planetary Gear Systems,", ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Paper No. IMECE2011-64614, 2011, pp.71-80,
Wornyoh, E.Y.A., Patel, D., Schuessler, L., Francis, A. and Garnett, C., " Improving Rolling Element Bearing Thermal Compliance Through In Situ Cooling,", ASME/STLE 2011 International Joint Tribology Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Paper No. IJTC2011-61210, 2011, pp.245-247,

2010
3 Papers / Publications
Yuan, C. and Dornfeld, D., " Integrated Sustainability Analysis of Atomic Layer Deposition for Microelectronics Manufacturing,", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering,
Lipke, D.W., Zhang, Y., Liu, Y., Church, B.C., and Sandhage, K.H., " Near net-shape/net-dimension ZrC/W-based composites with complex geometries via rapid prototyping and Displacive Compensation of Porosity.,", Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Vol. 30, 2010, pp: 2265-2277.,
Lipke, D.W., Zhang, Y., Liu, Y., Church, B.C., and Sandhage, K.H., " Near net-shape/net-dimension ZrC/W-based composites with complex geometries via rapid prototyping and Displacive Compensation of Porosity,", Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Vol. 30, 2010, pp: 2265-2277,

2009
4 Papers / Publications
Yuan, C. and Dornfeld, D., " Reducing the Environmental Footprint and Economic Costs of Automotive Manufacturing through an Alternative Energy Supply,", Transaction of North America Manufacturing Research Institute, Vol. 37, 2009, pp.427-434.,
Mohseni-Languri, E., Taherian, H., Masoodi, R. and Reisel, J.R., " An energy and exergy study of a solar thermal air collector.,", Thermal science, Vol.13, 2009, pp.205-216.,
Nosonovsky, M., Amano, R., Lucci, J.M. and Rohatgi, P.K., " Physical chemistry of self-organization and self-healing in metals.,", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol.11, 2009, pp.9530-9536.,
Daoud, A., El-Khair, M.T.A., Shenouda, A.Y., Mohammed, E. and Rohatgi, P.K., " Microstructure, tensile properties and electrochemical behavior of Pb alloy–45vol.% fly ash microballoon composites.,", Materials Science and Engineering: A Vol.526, 2009, pp.225-234.,

2008
2 Papers / Publications
Higgs, C. F. and Wornyoh, E.Y.A., " An in situ mechanism for self-replenishing powder transfer films: Experiments and modeling.,", Wear, Vol. 264, 2008, pp.131-138.,
Higgs, C. F. and Wornyoh, E.Y.A., " An in situ mechanism for self-replenishing powder transfer films: Experiments and modeling,", Wear, Vol. 264, 2008, pp.131-138,

2007
6 Papers / Publications
Yuan, C., Zhang, H. C., McKenna, G., Korzeniewski, C., and Li, J., " Experimental Studies on Cryogenic Recycling of Printed Circuit Board,", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 34, 2007, pp. 657-666.,
Church, B.C., Sanders, T.H., Speyer, R.F., and Cochran, J.K., " Thermal expansion matching and oxidation resistance of Fe-Ni-Cr interconnect alloys.,", Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing Vol. 452, 2007, pp.334-340.,
Ernst, E. M., Church, B.C., Gaddis, C.S., Snyder, R.L. and Sandhage K.H., " Enhanced hydrothermal conversion of surfactant-modified diatom microshells into barium titanate replicas.,", Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 22, 2007, pp.1121-1127.,
Wornyoh, E.Y.A., Jasti, V.K. and Higgs, C.F., " A review of dry particulate lubrication: Powder and granular materials.,", Journal of Tribology-Transactions of the Asme, Vol.129, 2007, pp.438-449.,
Ernst, E. M., Church, B.C., Gaddis, C.S., Snyder, R.L. and Sandhage K.H., " Enhanced hydrothermal conversion of surfactant-modified diatom microshells into barium titanate replicas,", Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 22, 2007, pp.1121-1127,
Wornyoh, E.Y.A., Jasti, V.K. and Higgs, C.F., " A review of dry particulate lubrication: Powder and granular materials,", Journal of Tribology-Transactions of the Asme, Vol.129, 2007, pp.438-449,

2006
4 Papers / Publications
Yuan, C., Zhang, T., Rangarajan, A., Dornfeld, D., Ziemba, B., and Whitbeck, R., " A Decision-based Analysis of Compressed Air Usage Patterns in Automotive Manufacturing,", Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol.25, 2006, pp.293-300.,
Ahmad, G., Dickerson, M.B., Church, B.C., Cai, Y., Jones, S.E., Naik, R.R., King, J.S., Summers, C.J., Kröger, N. and Sandhage, K.H., " Rapid, Room-Temperature Formation of Crystalline Calcium Molybdate Phosphor Microparticles via Peptide-Induced Precipitation.,", Advanced Materials, Vol. 18, 2006, pp.1759-1763.,
Church, B.C., Sanders, T.H., Speyer, R.F., and Cochran, J.K., " Thermal expansion matching and oxidation resistance of Fe-Ni-Cr interconnect alloys,", Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing Vol. 452, 2007, pp.334-340,
Ahmad, G., Dickerson, M.B., Church, B.C., Cai, Y., Jones, S.E., Naik, R.R., King, J.S., Summers, C.J., Kröger, N. and Sandhage, K.H., " Rapid, Room-Temperature Formation of Crystalline Calcium Molybdate Phosphor Microparticles via Peptide-Induced Precipitation,", Advanced Materials, Vol. 18, 2006, pp.1759-1763.,

2005
2 Papers / Publications
Church, B. C., Sanders Jr., T.H., Speyer, R.F. and Cochran, J.K., " Interconnect thermal expansion matching to solid oxide fuel cells.,", Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 40, 2005, pp.4893-4898.,
Church, B. C., Sanders Jr., T.H., Speyer, R.F. and Cochran, J.K., " Interconnect thermal expansion matching to solid oxide fuel cells,", Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 40, 2005, pp.4893-4898,
Noteworthy Feedback
"The team from UWM did an outstanding job performing an energy audit of our plant in Allenton WI , finding a potential annual energy cost savings of $ 195 ,000 . The audit was very extensively and professionally done . At the conclusion of the research a very comprehensive report was written and then presented with outstanding explanations. We are currently exploring the implementation of several recommendations . Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the program and please send my Thanks to the team at UWM IAC ."
- Source: John Cleary, Plant Manager, Allcast Inc. LLC, 12/03/2014
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the UW Milwaukee Industrial Assessment team for the recent Industrial Assessment completed at the GKN Germantown facility. It is an extremely useful tool to have an objective evaluation of our processes and savings opportunities evaluated by an outside resource as it opens our eyes to areas we may potentially overlook. We are currently focusing on what we felt were high potential projects in your summary of recommendations. Those are the compressed air efficiency, low pressure blow offs, furnace insulation and at some point in early 2015 I plan on revisiting the power factor correction. Over all this was a great experience for GKN. "
- Source: Bob Harry, Mfg. & Facility Engineering Mgr., GKN Sinter Metals, 12/01/2014
"I was very impressed with the quality of the report. It is especially helpful that you provided all your calculations. There are clearly some excellent energy reduction opportunities for the facility. I'll work with Bill and the operations group to get an implementation plan rolling. Thanks again for your help. "
- Source: Daniel Welch, Corporate Environmental&Sustainability Manager, Bostik, Inc, 04/12/2016
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University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee has trained 33 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 20 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Amirsaman Hamzeh Bajgiran
Anne Barlas
Anwar Aglan
Arash Kialashaki
Chris Bruzas
Chris Zahn
Colin Garnett
Daniel Smith
Divyeshkumar Patel
Elizabeth Ehrke
Ellen Forde
Emad Omrani
Guorong Chen
Heidi Ranicke
Jasmine Kaur
Jianyang Li
Jonathan Robert Fisher
Junling Xie
Karthik Palaniappan
Kelly Kunowski
Maliha Maisha Rahman
Marcus McDade
Michael Schulze
Oluwatobi Amida
Peter Kinsella
Qiang Zhai
Ross Goessl
Sidharth Ashok
Thomas Omwando
Tonghui Li
William Barlas
Yadan Zeng
Yagnaramasubramanian Somayajulu

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