News Articles

  • January 26, 2023

    Virtual Die Casting Simulator Development Reaches Final Stages

    Beau Glim, Project Manager at North American Die Casting Association (NADCA), visited CIVS on January 25th to provide feedback to students Cristina Cabascango and James Dunlap, as well as CIVS researcher John Moreland, who are putting the finishing touches on the Virtual Die Casting Simulator.

  • January 20, 2023

    Groundwork Established for New Simulation Project

    CIVS researchers began establishing the groundwork for a new crane training simulator by gathering some initial photo and video reference materials at U. S. Steel Gary Works. This step provides the foundation for a customizable simulator available to SMSVC members, helping to improve overall crane operational efficiency and safety.

  • January 17, 2023

    Research Tools Discussed at Weekly Student Seminar

    On January 13th, CIVS PhD student Sam Nielson presented a student seminar to discuss tools for literature reviews and reading journal papers.

  • January 13, 2023

    CIVS Students Attend AIST Dinner Keynote on Hydrogen Steelmaking

    On January 11th, CIVS students and faculty attended the AIST Midwest Member Chapter Dinner at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

  • January 12, 2023

    Senior Design Students Present Capstone Projects

    As a new semester starts, we want to acknowledge the hard work that went into the 2022 Senior Design Presentations. Students are required to demonstrate professional attitudes and attributes from conception to realistic design of their project, which concludes with the written report and formal oral presentation.

  • January 11, 2023

    New and Returning Students Join CIVS Orientation

    CIVS welcomed new and returning students this past week during the spring semester orientation.

  • December 16, 2022

    Student Success Story: Yanan Song

    Congratulations to Yanan Song who recently graduated with his Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering after defending his thesis titled “Feature Fusion Deep Learning Method for Video and Audio Emotion Recognition.”

  • December 16, 2022

    Student Success Story: Ogochukwu Duruiheme

    Congratulations to Ogochukwu Duruiheme who recently defended her thesis entitled: “Numerical Analysis of Dissolution Behavior of Microalloying Elements in Ladle Metallurgy Furnace.”

  • December 15, 2022

    Simulation Students Connect with Site of 3D Modeling Project

    CIVS Graduate students Aleeha Zafar and Xibin Zhou, Senior Design students Qingyun Pu and Shiyu Wang, and CIVS mentor Kyle Toth, Senior Research Engineer, had the opportunity to spend a day touring Caster #1 at Burns Harbor, Cleveland-Cliffs’ second-largest U.S. facility, as part of their 3-D modeling work for the Continuous Caster Digital Twin project.

  • December 14, 2022

    Purdue Northwest’s CIVS Helps Steel Industry Tackle Decarbonization Issues

    PNW’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) is at the forefront for researching two of the most important topics in manufacturing: digitalization and decarbonization. Read The Times of Northwest Indiana’s coverage of recent CIVS projects and how researchers use cutting-edge tools for innovation with industry partners.