• April 27, 2020

    Productive Virtual Steel Consortium Semi-Annual Meeting

    The Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) had its Spring semi-annual meeting virtually using Cisco WebEx across the dates of April 21-23, 2020. Over 80 engineers and managers from the SMSVC member companies attended the meeting. CIVS research staff and students made technical presentations of seven project topics (Blast Furnace, Electric Arc Furnace, Ladle, […]

  • April 3, 2020

    John Luis Estrada Guayta Received PNW & AIST Awards

    Congratulations to CIVS Research Assistant John Luis Estrada Guayta! John was honored on March 6 with the Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award for his commitment and dedication to the development and growth of PNW student community.  John was also a winner of the 2020 Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Real Steel Student Video […]

  • April 3, 2020

    CIVS Featured on Lakeshore PBS

    CIVS was featured the eleventh episode of the first season of Friends & Neighbors on Lakeshore PBS. Friends & Neighbors is a half-hour long program that explores the diverse set of lives and workplaces in Northwest Indiana. CIVS Senior Research Engineer Tyamo Okosun described CIVS’s work in simulation and visualization during the segment, which is accessible on the Lakeshore […]

  • April 2, 2020

    NIPSCO Visits CIVS to Discuss Current and Future Collaborations

    Two groups from NIPSCO visited CIVS on February 12 to review interactive education and virtual safety training research and discuss current and potential projects. The first group included Russ Viater, Vice President of Safety and Technology, and Prajwal Deshpande, who reviewed safety training simulators and discussed next steps to continue collaboration. The second group included […]

  • April 2, 2020

    Safety Training, EAF Simulation Discussed at SDI Butler Facility

    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 […]

  • April 2, 2020

    CIVS Presents a 360 Video Workshop at Charter Steel and See the Annealing Furnace

    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 […]

  • April 2, 2020

    CIVS Participates in the PNW Rotary World Affairs Conference

    On Feb 28th, approximately 200 High School Students from Northwest Indiana attended the Rotary World Affairs Conference hosted at PNW. CIVS was chosen as one of three locations on campus to present on this year’s topic: “Using Technology to Energize the World: The Power of Innovation.” Dr. Ty Okosun, Senior Researcher, gave an introduction on […]

  • April 2, 2020

    VP of Steel Founders Society of America Educates PNW

    On February 28th, the Executive Vice President of the Steel Founders’ Society of America, Raymond W. Monroe, presented a seminar on “Strategic Technology Directions for Steel” in the CIVS Theater. The seminar was well attended by Purdue Northwest engineering students and covered a variety of topics related to steel technology including future workforce, automation, AI, […]

  • April 1, 2020

    Record Number of Member Companies attend SMSVC Annual Meeting

    The Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) held its Fall Semi-Annual Meeting at PNW’s CIVS facilities on November 13-14, 2019. More than 65 attendees, including SMSVC members and CIVS staff, joined together over the successful two-day meeting event.   It drew steel manufacturing engineers and materials/utilities and process professionals from across the globe for […]

  • April 1, 2020

    CIVS Student Researchers at TMS 2020

    CIVS Graduate Research Students John Resa and Edwin Mosquera attended TMS 2020 in San Diego in February. John presented his research paper on “Analysis of Solidification and Thermal-Mechanical Behaviors in Primary Cooling”. Edwin presented his research paper on “Integrating Fluid Simulation with Virtual Die Casting Machine for Industry 4.0 and Operator Training.” John and Edwin […]