Tom Roesel joined the research group that became CIVS as a freshman in 2007. During his four-year study, Tom was involved in numerous industry sponsored projects and worked directly with many engineering professionals from different companies in steelmaking, oil refining, manufacturing and power industries. Working on real projects and interacting with industry motivated Tom throughout his degree.
Tom’s role grew from a simple drawing reader up to a lead researcher analyzing complex real-world engineering applications through the use of numerical simulation and 3D visualization. When he graduated in 2011, Tom had already worked on numerous industry projects and was well prepared to work as an engineering professional with minimum training required. He was promptly hired by a local engineering company as a design engineer, and later went on to work as a performance engineer at NIPSCO, the largest power company in the Northwest Indiana region.