Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan is a Professor of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE) at West Virginia University (WVU) and Director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) funded by the US DOE. He is the President and Member of Pro-Plus Engineering, PLLC located in Morgantown, WV.
Through the IAC and as a private consultant, he has conducted numerous industrial and energy assessments as well as plant wide energy assessments for manufacturing facilities and has published widely in this field. He has conducted numerous in-depth compressed air systems energy assessments for medium and large sized manufacturing facilities.
Dr. Gopalakrishnan obtained his B.E. (Hons) degree in Production Engineering from the College of Engineering at Guindy, University of Madras, India, M.S. degree in Operations Research from Southern Methodist University, and Ph.D degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), certified by the Association of Energy Engineers, Atlanta and a US DOE Qualified AIRMaster+ Qualified Specialist, SSAT Qualified Specialist, FSAT Qualified Specialist, and a PHAST Qualified Specialist. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of West Virginia. His areas of interest are industrial energy conservation, waste reduction, and productivity improvement.