We are funded by the United States Department of Energy (US DOE). Under the direction
and supervision of the US DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
– Advance Manufacturing Office (AMO), the Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) provide
extensive energy-efficiency services to small and medium-sized manufacturers as well
as water and wastewater treatment plants in the United States.
The cohort of Thirty-nine IACs serve all the regions of the United States. IACs provide
energy, water, waste, and productivity assessments for clients in their respective
Our IAC team is an experienced staff of Oklahoma State University faculty members
and students. Dr. Hitesh Vora currently serves as IAC Director and Dr. Michael McCombs serves as an Assistant Director.
At any one time, we have a staff of six to ten students ranging from Ph.D. to M.S.
to undergraduate students. We have a satellite location at Wichita State University
(Assistant Directors at WSU IAC - Dr. Mehmet Bayram Yildirim and Dr. Deepak Gupta).
Mission: Our mission is to provide our clients with industrial assessments that will help them
reduce energy and waste and increase productivity, while educating and training the
next generation of energy, waste, and productivity professionals.
Focus: We focus on energy, water, waste, and productivity issues within your plant to make
it more efficient and productive.