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.

CIVS Impacts

We work with faculty, students, industry, and 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.

See Our Impact

Violet Sistovaris using virtual reality headset

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

Violet Sistovaris
Executive Vice President & President, NIPSCO



Who We Are

The diverse backgrounds of CIVS staff help us to tackle a multitude of research and development projects.

Meet our Consortium

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.

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A Broad Portfolio

CIVS projects span a large catalog. See what we’ve accomplished with highlighted projects.

News & Announcements

Purdue Northwest Selected for $7 Million Grant by Department of Energy for Blast Furnace Research

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.

Purdue, PNW, CES and SOE Announcements on Dr. Zhou being the NIPSCO Distinguished Professor

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.