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 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.

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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
Former Executive Vice President & President, NIPSCO



Who We Are

The diverse backgrounds of the 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

$7M IVBF Project Highlighted in DOE Review Meeting & Approved for Phase II

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.

CIVS Research Engineer Elected AIST Safety Committee Vice Chair

Kyle Toth, Senior Research Engineer at CIVS, was elected Vice Chair of the Safety and Health Technology Committee during the committee’s meeting at AISTech2023.

Cleveland-Cliffs Executive VP Delivers Keynote on Decarbonization

Mr. Wendell Carter, Executive Vice President of Technology at Cleveland-Cliffs delivered a very insightful keynote speech at the SMSVC Annual Meeting dinner at PNW.