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Lean and green

A 13-year-old program through which Lehigh engineers help local and regional industries reduce energy consumption has received a five-year competitive grant of $1.37 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The grant will enable Lehigh’s DOE Industrial Assessment Center to train 14 graduate and undergraduate students to become energy efficiency experts. The IAC program gives students hands-on experience, direct exposure to manufacturing plants and the opportunity to work with plant managers. The program is led by Alparslan Oztekin, associate professor, and Sudhakar Neti, professor, both of the department of mechanical engineering and mechanics.