Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)
We apply visualization and simulation to create innovative solutions as well as educational and collaborative tools.
We work with faculty, students, industry, and community to come up with innovative solutions for a wide variety of issues. We’ve collaborated with more than 110 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
In recognition of her scholarship and extraordinary contributions to the university, Chenn Zhou has been named the NIPSCO Distinguished Professor of Engineering Simulation in the College of Engineering and Sciences.
CIVS teams visited Steel Dynamics, Inc to discuss cutting-edge projects in safety training, engineering simulations, & smart manufacturing on October 29, 2019. CIVS Senior Research Scientist John Moreland talked with SDI safety and training representatives about adapting the SMSVC safety training simulators with SDI’s input. The SMSVC Electric Arc Furnace Project group comprised of Yuchao […]
On January 30th, 2020, a visit to Charter Steel in Saukville, WI, promoted technical exchange between members of Charter’s safety team and CIVS staff members, and provided a tour to PNW senior design students working on project with the company. CIVS Senior Research Scientist John Moreland and Research Engineer Kyle Toth hosted a workshop with […]