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  • January 27, 2021

    CIVS receives grant to optimize Gopher Resource’s reverberatory furnace

    CIVS, in collaboration with Gopher Resource, recently received an exciting new grant entitled “Numerical Simulation of a Secondary Lead Reverberatory Furnace.” The work on this grant is a component of the larger project entitled “Design of Synthesis of Materials for Agile Manufacturing,” led by the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling at the Worcester Polytechnic […]

  • January 13, 2021

    $7 million DOE Grant for “Integrated Virtual Blast Furnace for Real-time Energy Efficiency Improvement”

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced today (Jan 13, 2021)  that PNW Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) housed at CIVS was selected for developing a next- generation Integrated Virtual Blast Furnace  (IVBF) for real-time energy efficiency improvement.  The $7 million grant is the largest […]

  • January 8, 2021

    CIVS Senior Design Students Receive Awards

    On Friday, December 11, 2020 the Senior Design Competition was held virtually.  Congratulations to the following CIVS Senior Design Students who received awards for their projects. First Place:  Design of Home Energy Savings Simulation-Roberto Torres, Patrick Gazzillo, and Katie Schoeling Advisors: John “Jack” Moreland and Chenn Zhou Third Place: Development of a Blast Furnace Simulator-Adam […]

  • December 10, 2020

    John Resa, CIVS Research Assistant, Received a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

    John Resa, CIVS Graduate Research Assistant, recently received a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from PNW.  His master’s thesis titled, “Numerical Study of Solidification and Thermal-Mechanical Behaviors in a Continuous Caster,” received positive feedback from the academic committee on December 3, 2020. John Resa received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (ME) in May 2019.  He […]

  • December 1, 2020

    CIVS Receives AIST 2021 Digitalization Applications Technology Best Paper Award

    CIVS and our collaborator, Steel Dynamics, Inc., were notified on November 25, 2020 that the paper titled, “Smart Ladle: AI-Based Tool for Optimizing Casting Temperature” has been selected for the AIST 2021 Digitalization Applications Technology Best Paper Award.  The authors of this paper are Nicholas J. Walla (CIVS Staff), Zhankun Luo (MCE Student), Bin Chen […]

  • November 23, 2020

    Purdue Joins National Manufacturing Cybersecurity Collaboration

    Chenn Zhou, Purdue the national Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII) to improve cybersecurity and energy efficiency for American manufacturing.Northwest's NIPSCO Distinguished Professor of Engineering Simulation and the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation are part of the Purdue team that is joining the national Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII) to improve cybersecurity and energy efficiency for American manufacturing.

  • November 10, 2020

    CIVS Special Event-Dr. Bryan Woosley Presentation

    On October 30, 2020, we invited Dr. Bryan Woosley to give a talk at CIVS special event.  Dr. Bryan Woosley is a civilian scientist employed at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division (Crane, Indiana) and holds the position of University Liaison within the Chief Technology Office.  He serves as the site coordinator for multiple […]

  • November 10, 2020

    CIVS Director Received the 2020 AIST Presidential Citation Award

    CIVS Director, Dr. Chenn Zhou, is the recipient of the 2020 AIST Presidential Citation Award.  This award was announced in the AIST September 2020 Newsletter.  AIST President, Ronald J. O’Malley, presented Dr. Zhou this award for her, “relentless support to ensure the resounding success of the 8th International SteelSim Conference, thereby helping to disseminate knowledge […]

  • November 6, 2020

    SMSVC Hosts Successful Virtual Annual Review Meeting

    The Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) held its second virtual annual meeting via web conferencing on November 3rd and 4th, 2020.  More than 110 attendees, including professionals, engineers, researchers, and managers from 15 SMSVC member companies as well as CIVS staff and students, connected virtually over the second successful two-day online meeting.  The […]

  • November 1, 2020

    Prof. Zhou Gave an Invited Lecture and Panel Talk at AIST Conference

    Prof. Chenn Zhou was an invited speaker and panelist at the AIST Steel Mill Combustion and Thermal Systems conference on October 27 & 28. She gave a lecture on CFD Application in the Steel Industry: Fundamentals and Applications (Blast Furnace, EAF, and Reheat Furnace). She also participated in a panel to discuss the pillars of […]