News Articles

  • April 9, 2024

    PNW Women in STEM held in CIVS Immersive Theater

    On March 20, 2024, celebrating Women’s History Month, the College of Engineering & Sciences and the College of Technology hosted a Women in STEM event held in the CIVS Immersive Theater.

  • April 9, 2024

    CIVS Director Presents at AIST Energy Seminar

    On March 13, 2024, CIVS Director Chenn Zhou was invited to present “Saving Energy Using Simulation and Visualization” at the Energy Reduction Fundamentals in the Steel Industry program in Nashville, TN.

  • April 3, 2024

    CIVS Hosts International Visitors from ArcelorMittal

    On March 4th, 2024 CIVS Associate Directors Armin Silaen and Tyamo Okosun hosted international members of ArcelorMittal’s research and development team to showcase CIVS’s capabilities and the long-time collaboration efforts between CIVS and ArcelorMittal, as well as to explore further collaboration into the global industry.

  • April 2, 2024

    CIVS Research Presented at ArcelorMittal Global CFD Days

    On March 20, 2024, CIVS Director Chenn Zhou and CIVS research students Shiyu Wang and Abhishek Kolakotla were invited to showcase CIVS’ research achievements in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics at the 9th bi-annual ArcelorMittal Global R&D CFD & Thermo-Mechanics Days.

  • April 1, 2024

    8th Best Paper Award for CIVS Research of Blast Furnace Models

    CIVS blast furnace research received another AIST Best Paper Award in addition to seven other best papers from AIST and AISI in the past.

  • March 14, 2024

    Steel Industry Expert Presents Future of Blast Furnace Ironmaking

    On March 1st, 2024, Joe Morey, Senior Technical Consultant at Morey Industrial Consulting, presented “A Possible Future for Blast Furnace Ironmaking” to CIVS research students, staff, and faculty in the Immersive Theater during the Friday student seminars held every semester.

  • February 28, 2024

    Hydrogen Utilization in the Reheat Furnace Presented at AIST Detroit Chapter Dinner

    On February 13, 2024, a new DOE-funded CIVS project, “Hydrogen Utilization in the Reheat Furnace,” was presented by Kevin Kondrat, Improvement Facilitator for Gerdau Special Steel, joined by CIVS Senior Research Engineer Nick Walla, at the AIST Detroit Chapter monthly dinner meeting.

  • February 27, 2024

    CIVS Associate Director Presents Steel Industry Overview at C-STEEL

    On February 13, 2024, CIVS Associate Director for Operations Armin Silaen presented “Steel Industry Overview” at Argonne National Labs as part of the Center for Steel Electrification by Electrosynthesis (C-STEEL)'s first Full Program Meeting.

  • February 26, 2024

    NLMK USA Visits CIVS to Develop Custom-Designed Smart Ladle

    On February 9th, 2024, representatives from NLMK USA's automation team visited CIVS to learn the methods used to develop and deploy the SMSVC Smart Ladle.

  • February 21, 2024

    Federal officials tout recent multimillion dollar research grants for CIVS during tour

    In celebration of several recent multimillion dollar research grants from the U.S. DOE, Geri Richmond, DOE Under Secretary for Science and Innovation, and Rep. Mrvan toured the CIVS space and listened to brief presentations emphasizing the far-reaching impacts CIVS projects serve for industrial innovation, decarbonization, digital transformation, workforce development and community and industry relations.