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  • 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 […]

  • February 14, 2021

    Caster Digital Twin Presented at a CESMII Meeting

    On Feb. 2nd, 2021, CIVS researchers presented the Caster Digital Twin developed through a grant from the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII).  The project is in collaboration with ArcelorMittal R&D East Chicago and Cleveland Cliffs Burns Harbor plant to create a prototype digital twin for their Caster #1.  Research engineer Kyle Toth gave […]

  • February 9, 2021

    PNW Materials Advantage Chapter & CIVS Host AIST Scholarship and Benefit Information Session

    PNW students and CIVS Staff attended the virtual Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Information Session regarding scholarships and benefit’s available to students.  These opportunities are available to students that are members of the PNW Materials Advantage Chapter.   This seminar was held on Friday, January 29, 2021 via Zoom.  There were approximately 50 attendees, […]

  • February 1, 2021

    2021 RET Summer Program for Teachers Application Deadline is Approaching – March 12

    Application (View full details at: The application must be submitted online by 5 PM on March 12, 2021. The application should include: a resume showing the courses the applicant teaches a letter of support from the high school principal or chair of the department, and a personal statement/essay (up to two pages) describing teaching […]

  • 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 15, 2020

    Dr. Zhou Gave an Invited Talk at DOE Thermal Process Intensification: TPI Workshop

    CIVS Director Dr Chenn Zhou was invited to present at the DOE Thermal Process Intensification: Transforming the Way Industry Uses Thermal Process Energy – Transformative Supplemental Technologies  on Dec. 2nd, 2020.  Dr. Zhou’s presentation is on the Integration of Advanced Simulation and Visualization for Manufacturing process Optimization. The workshop was organized by the DOE Advanced […]