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  • April 17, 2021

    CIVS Paper Selected for 2021 AIST Josef S. Kapitan Award – Ironmaking

    CIVS and our collaborator, Stelco were notified on April 14, 2021 that the paper titled, Investigation of High-Rate and Pre-Heated Natural Gas Injection in the Blast Furnace” has been selected for the 2021 AIST Josef S. Kapitan Award – Ironmaking by the AIST Ironmaking Technology Committee.  The authors of this paper are Samuel Nielson (ME […]

  • April 16, 2021

    CIVS Receives 2021 AIST Ladle & Secondary Refining Best Paper Award

    CIVS and our collaborator, Nucor were notified on April 14, 2021 that the paper titled, “Computational Studies and Optimization of Inclusion Removal in a Steel Ladle,” has been selected for the 2021 AIST Ladle & Secondary Refining Best Paper Award by the AIST Ladle & Secondary Refining Technology Committee  The authors of this paper are […]

  • 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 22, 2021

    Purdue Northwest Selected for $7 Million Grant by Department of Energy for Blast Furnace Research

    Purdue University Northwest researchers at the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) are leading a team selected for a $7 million federal grant to improve steelmaking processes.

  • 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 […]