• January 13, 2021

    $7 million DOE Grant for “Integrated Virtual Blast Furnace for Real-time Energy Efficiency Improvement”

    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 […]

  • November 23, 2020

    Purdue Joins National Manufacturing Cybersecurity Collaboration

    Chenn Zhou, Purdue the national Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII) to improve cybersecurity and energy efficiency for American manufacturing.Northwest's NIPSCO Distinguished Professor of Engineering Simulation and the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation are part of the Purdue team that is joining the national Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII) to improve cybersecurity and energy efficiency for American manufacturing.

  • September 28, 2020

    Senator Todd Young Visits CIVS

    U.S. Senator for Indiana, Todd Young, visited CIVS on July 6 to learn about the technological innovation and commercialization happening through the center and the benefits for Northwest Indiana’s economic development. During the visit, CIVS Research Engineer Kyle Toth showcased CIVS projects and demonstrated AR & VR technologies including simulation and visualization for safety training, blast […]

  • May 30, 2020

    CIVS Presented a Webinar on Simulator for Wind Turbine Technician Education

    CIVS will present a webinar on a project being developed for wind turbine technician education on Friday, May 29th, at 1:00PM CST. The webinar is being hosted by the Center For Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education (CREATE).

  • May 28, 2020

    CIVS Presents Webinar Series to Die Casting Industry

    CIVS researchers Kyle Toth and John “Jack” Moreland will present a series of webinars to members of the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) on June 2 & 3. The series is titled "Advanced Visualization Technology Used in Manufacturing", and will cover how Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and 360-degree Videos are being utilized to advance manufacturing industries. Training, maintenance, and process improvements can all benefit from these tools.

  • May 14, 2020

    CIVS Students Win Virtual Senior Design Day

    Congratulations to CIVS Senior Design Students and their mentors!  In spite of unprecedented challenges the likes of which none of us has experienced in our lives, our senior design students have achieved excellent outcomes. Special kudos go to the winning teams of the first-ever Virtual Senior Design Day competition organized by the School of Engineering. […]

  • May 13, 2020

    CIVS Continues Developing Virtual Simulators for Education and Training

            Since 2008, CIVS has developed more than 80 cutting-edge simulators for academic instruction and industry training including safety and operator training. With the COVID-19 Pandemic forcing many organizations to rethink how they do things, CIVS is continuing to develop cutting-edge simulators which can play a key role in education and training […]

  • April 3, 2020

    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.

  • March 31, 2020

    Steel Consortium Meeting Goes Virtual

    The 2020 Semi-Annual Meeting for the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium will be held online in response to COVID-19. Registered attendees will receive information to join the meeting individually.