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 the community to develop innovative solutions for a wide variety of issues. We’ve collaborated with more than 160 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 the 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 (PNW), through its Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, is a major partner from Indiana in an alliance awarded up to $1 billion in funding to develop a regional clean hydrogen production and distribution hub in the Midwest, as announced by President Biden on Oct. 13.
As part of a sweeping federal initiative to reduce carbon emissions and progress toward net-zero emissions by 2050, the DOE awarded $9.96 million to a CIVS project pioneering an industry-scale demonstration of a hydrogen-fired continuous reheating furnace operation.
CIVS was selected to provide one of two oral presentations to U.S. Department of Energy peer reviewers on the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office’s ongoing efforts in steelmaking research. Project PI, Research Associate Professor Tyamo Okosun, traveled to Washington D.C. on May 17th, 2023, to summarize efforts and activities in the $7M Integrated Virtual Blast Furnace project during performance period #1.