News Articles

  • May 25, 2023

    CIVS Students Triumph in AISTech 2023 Competitions

    Congratulations to the CIVS research assistants who won 6 awards at AISTech 2023: all three awards in the Graduate Student Poster Contest, one award in the Undergraduate oral presentation contest, the AIST Foundation video contest award, and Material Advantage Student Chapter winner for the AISTech Attendance Challenge.

  • May 9, 2023

    Cleveland-Cliffs Executive VP Delivers Keynote on Decarbonization

    Mr. Wendell Carter, Executive Vice President of Technology at Cleveland-Cliffs delivered a very insightful keynote speech at the SMSVC Annual Meeting dinner at PNW.

  • April 24, 2023

    CIVS Alumni Return as Industry Representatives

    Five recent PNW Engineering Alumni were among the over 60 industry representatives at the SMSVC Semi-Annual meeting on April 12-13, 2023. Four of them have conducted SMSVC projects as research assistants at CIVS. During the two-day event, they actively provided comments and suggestions for SMSVC projects from industrial perspectives.

  • April 20, 2023

    SMSVC Semi-Annual Meeting Highlights Digitalization and Decarbonization

    Thank you to over 60 SMSVC industry attendees for a very productive Semi-Annual Meeting on April 12th & 13th at CIVS. The meeting was opened with the CIVS & SMSVC overview by Dr. Chenn Zhou, followed by seven SMSVC project technical presentations by CIVS research students and staff.

  • April 14, 2023

    NSF RET Teacher Presented at Engineering Education Summit

    Tiffany White, mathematics and engineering teacher at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, presented in the Innovation Poster Session at the 2023 ASCE Civil and Environmental Engineering Education Summit at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Tiffany’s presentation, "Using 3D Modeling and Simulation to Virtually Test Material Performance under Specified Conditions", was created as part of the 2022 PNW NSF RET six-week summer research session at CIVS.

  • April 12, 2023

    Dwyer Instruments Experience VR Technologies at CIVS

    To enhance research partnerships, six managers and engineers from Dwyer Instruments visited PNW on April 4th. The visit was led by Matt Dougherty, Vice President of Engineering and organized by […]

  • April 10, 2023

    Student Research Projects Showcased at Days of Discovery

    Over 20 CIVS research students presented their work during the 2023 PNW Days of Discovery on April 5th, 2023 in Alumni Hall, with 20 poster presentations and 2 oral presentations. Research topics include digital twin, machine learning, decarbonization, continuous casting, hazard recognition, and training simulators, etc.

  • April 4, 2023

    Three Research Papers Presented at TMS Annual Meeting

    CIVS researchers gave 3 technical research presentations at TMS 2023 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA on March 19–23, 2023. These presentations related to modeling of carbon emissions reduction in the blast furnace, reactions in a secondary lead reverberatory furnace, and development efforts for die-casting training simulators.

  • April 3, 2023

    CIVS Virtual Reality Projects Presented at International Conference

    CIVS projects and methodologies were presented at the 30th IEEE VR Conference, held in Shanghai, China, on March 25-29th. Senior Research Scientist John "Jack" Moreland presented a CIVS overview with emphasis on integrating numeric simulation and virtual reality visualization for industrial applications, during the Workshop on Immersive Visualization Laboratories - Past Present and Future.

  • March 17, 2023

    Virtual Flood Simulator Taught in Civil Engineering Hydrology Lab

    Approximately 20 Civil Engineering students used the CIVS virtual flood simulator in a Hydrology course lab in the CIVS Immersive Theater on March 7th & 9th. The virtual lab helped students learn about flood mitigation strategies by exploring an Interactive 3D flood of Northwest Indiana.