Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)
We apply simulation and visualization to solve real world problems and create innovative solutions for industry, education, and the community.
We work with faculty, students, industry, and community to develop innovative solutions for a wide variety of issues. We’ve collaborated with more than 140 external organizations, producing more than $40 million in savings.
CIVS is not only continuing to create a tremendous learning environment and experience for students, but they’re using technology resources to help our industry and others in a way that is both relevant and insightful
Who We Are
The diverse backgrounds of CIVS staff help us to tackle a multitude of research and development projects.
Steel Manufacturing and Visualization Consortium
CIVS has founded the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium to advance the steel manufacturing industry by addressing major technological and related barriers.
A Broad Portfolio
CIVS projects span a large catalog. See what we’ve accomplished with highlighted projects.
News & Announcements
Purdue University Northwest researchers at the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) are leading a team selected for a $7 million federal grant to improve steelmaking processes.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced today (Jan 13, 2021) that PNW Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) housed at CIVS was selected for developing a next- generation Integrated Virtual Blast Furnace (IVBF) for real-time energy efficiency improvement. The $7 million grant is the largest […]
Purdue University Northwest and Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) announced that NIPSCO has created an endowment to establish a professorship in Engineering Simulation. Dr. Chenn Zhou will be the first to serve in the newly endowed position.