James, or Jim, Eggebrecht is an Associate Research Engineer at the ESL. He is the Assistant Director of the Texas A&M University Industrial Assessment Center and the Executive Director of the Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC). He also assists the Texas A&M University System in its purchase of electrical energy for the System’s various campuses and agencies.
Jim’s area of expertise is in energy efficiency and energy management in industrial plants. As the Assistant Director of the TAMU IAC, he has performed over 370 industrial assessments at various industrial facilities. He has over thirty-five years of experience in both the public and private sector, seventeen years of experience with Conoco oil and gas production, and twenty years with the Energy Systems Laboratory.
While at the Energy Systems Lab, Jim has directed the IETC for eighteen years. Currently in its 36th year, the IETC is the second longest running TAMU-sponsored conference. Jim has been the Assistant Director of the TAMU IAC for twenty years. The IAC at TAMU has recently completed 675 industrial assessments through the US Department of Energy IAC program. Since Jim’s involvement in TAMU IAC, savings of over $32,000,000 have been found per year by the IAC at TAMU and over 250 students have been trained in industrial energy management.
Jim received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.