News Articles

  • April 5, 2021

    CIVS Students Win Awards For Days of Discovery

    Congratulations to CIVS Students and their mentors!  We are pleased to share that the following CIVS Students received awards for their Student Presentations during the Days of Discovery on Thursday, April 1st and Friday, April 2nd. Graduate Student Award Second Place: Saswot Thapa: Design of Solidification-stress Model for Continuous Casting of Steel (Advisor: Dr. Chenn Zhou. […]

  • March 23, 2021

    CIVS Research Assistant, Aoya Sun, Starts Career at Goldman Sachs

    Aoya Sun, CIVS Visualization Graduate Research Assistant, graduated in December 2020 with a MBA degree and a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).  She worked on the Roughing Mill Project in partnership with our consortium member, U.S. Steel. Aoya completed her thesis research with CIVS and presented on December 3rd.  Her thesis was […]

  • March 23, 2021

    One Region Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Meeting at CIVS

    One Region Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce held its meeting at CIVS on February 18th.  Lakeshore Chamber Commerce’s mission is to be a voice for business and a forum for the exchange of ideas, and through a variety of its programs and services, strengthen the economic vitality of East Chicago, Hammond, and Northwest Indiana.  CIVS Director […]

  • March 22, 2021

    Cleveland Cliffs Senior Director of Technical Services visits CIVS

    Nick Kohlhas, Senior Director for Technical Services at Cleveland-Cliffs Company, spent several hours visiting CIVS to discuss ongoing projects, the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium, and future collaborations on February 22nd. During the visit, CIVS Director Chenn Zhou, Senior Research Engineer Tyamo Okosun, Senior Research Scientist Jack Moreland, and Research Engineer Kyle Toth showcased […]

  • March 19, 2021

    Ph.D. Student, Yuchao Chen, Presented at TMS 2021 Virtual

    CIVS Ph.D. Student, Yuchao Chen, presented his research titled “A study of numerical modeling of jet heating phenomenon in porous media” at the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) 2021 Virtual conference on March 15th, 2021. TMS is a professional association that connects minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia, […]

  • February 19, 2021

    Wind Technician Simulator Presented at National Science Foundation Conference

    CIVS Research Engineer Kyle Toth, and Research Scientist John Moreland, presented the most recent version of the “Troubleshooting and Safety Simulator for Wind Turbine Technicians” project at NSF’s annual Advanced Technology Education PI Conference, held October 19-23. This year’s conference, normally held in Washington D.C., was hosted virtually due to COVID-19 and attended by hundreds […]

  • February 15, 2021

    CIVS Presents Simulator at Die Casting R&D Meeting

    CIVS researchers showcased the latest developments on the die casting process simulator at the February 11 Die Casting R&D Meeting hosted by the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA). The meeting was held virtually and was attended by die casting researchers and engineers from across the country. The purpose of the meeting was to present […]

  • February 14, 2021

    Caster Digital Twin Presented at a CESMII Meeting

    On Feb. 2nd, 2021, CIVS researchers presented the Caster Digital Twin developed through a grant from the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII).  The project is in collaboration with ArcelorMittal R&D East Chicago and Cleveland Cliffs Burns Harbor plant to create a prototype digital twin for their Caster #1.  Research engineer Kyle Toth gave […]

  • February 9, 2021

    PNW Materials Advantage Chapter & CIVS Host AIST Scholarship and Benefit Information Session

    PNW students and CIVS Staff attended the virtual Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Information Session regarding scholarships and benefit’s available to students.  These opportunities are available to students that are members of the PNW Materials Advantage Chapter.   This seminar was held on Friday, January 29, 2021 via Zoom.  There were approximately 50 attendees, […]

  • February 1, 2021

    2021 RET Summer Program for Teachers Application Deadline is Approaching – March 12

    Application (View full details at: The application must be submitted online by 5 PM on March 12, 2021. The application should include: a resume showing the courses the applicant teaches a letter of support from the high school principal or chair of the department, and a personal statement/essay (up to two pages) describing teaching […]