CIVS

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • October 30, 2020

    Purdue Northwest, Munster High School Partner To Provide Engineering Internships

    Experiencing engineering at a college campus while still in high school is a unique opportunity, and Purdue University Northwest is proud to collaborate with Munster High School to bring an innovative internship program to its students at the PNW Hammond Campus.

  • April 3, 2020

    Purdue, PNW, CES and SOE Announcements on Dr. Zhou being the NIPSCO Distinguished Professor

    Purdue University Northwest and Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) announced that NIPSCO has created an endowment to establish a professorship in Engineering Simulation. Dr. Chenn Zhou will be the first to serve in the newly endowed position.

  • April 3, 2020

    John Luis Estrada Guayta Received PNW & AIST Awards

    Congratulations to CIVS Research Assistant John Luis Estrada Guayta! John was honored on March 6 with the Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award for his commitment and dedication to the development and growth of PNW student community.  John was also a winner of the 2020 Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Real Steel Student Video […]

  • April 3, 2020

    CIVS Featured on Lakeshore PBS

    CIVS was featured the eleventh episode of the first season of Friends & Neighbors on Lakeshore PBS. Friends & Neighbors is a half-hour long program that explores the diverse set of lives and workplaces in Northwest Indiana. CIVS Senior Research Engineer Tyamo Okosun described CIVS’s work in simulation and visualization during the segment, which is accessible on the Lakeshore […]

  • April 2, 2020

    NIPSCO Visits CIVS to Discuss Current and Future Collaborations

    Two groups from NIPSCO visited CIVS on February 12 to review interactive education and virtual safety training research and discuss current and potential projects. The first group included Russ Viater, Vice President of Safety and Technology, and Prajwal Deshpande, who reviewed safety training simulators and discussed next steps to continue collaboration. The second group included […]

  • April 2, 2020

    NIPSCO Endows Professorship at Purdue University Northwest

    In recognition of her scholarship and extraordinary contributions to the university, Chenn Zhou has been named the NIPSCO Distinguished Professor of Engineering Simulation in the College of Engineering and Sciences.

  • April 2, 2020

    Safety Training, EAF Simulation Discussed at SDI Butler Facility

    CIVS teams visited Steel Dynamics, Inc to discuss cutting-edge projects in safety training, engineering simulations, & smart manufacturing on October 29, 2019. CIVS Senior Research Scientist John Moreland talked with SDI safety and training representatives about adapting the SMSVC safety training simulators with SDI’s input. The SMSVC Electric Arc Furnace Project group comprised of Yuchao […]

  • April 2, 2020

    CIVS Presents a 360 Video Workshop at Charter Steel and See the Annealing Furnace

    On January 30th, 2020, a visit to Charter Steel in Saukville, WI, promoted technical exchange between members of Charter’s safety team and CIVS staff members, and provided a tour to PNW senior design students working on project with the company. CIVS Senior Research Scientist John Moreland and Research Engineer Kyle Toth hosted a workshop with […]