October 25, 2017
Senior Research Scientist John Moreland and Research Engineer Mike Hoerter staffed the CIVS booth at the 2017 NSF ATE Principal Investigators Conference, held October 23-25, 2017 in Washington, DC. And while Hoerter and Moreland were on hand to answer questions about and elaborate on the CIVS-displayed “Troubleshooting and Safety Simulator for Wind Turbine Technician Education,” the team also took time to meet with colleagues and check out other ideas in advanced technological education.read more ... Virtual Training Gains Ground at NSF Advanced Tech Education Conference
October 23, 2017
Seven teams of CIVS-mentored students have been awarded 2017-2018 Indiana Space Grants. These grants are for team projects and fund up to $600 to cover research expenses for projects that PNW undergraduate student teams conduct with PNW faculty mentors.read more ... Indiana Space Grants Awarded to CIVS-Mentored Students
October 20, 2017
CIVS Director Dr. Chenn Zhou and CIVS Senior Research Scientist John Moreland were among the featured speaker-instructors at PNW’s “Friday University” events on October 20, 2017, where they co-hosted a presentation and discussion, “The Future is Here: Science and Imagination at Purdue Northwest.”read more ... CIVS Featured at Friday University
October 20, 2017
Drawing on her experiences as a professor, department head, graduate program director, and founding director (of both CIVS and SMSVC), Dr. Chenn Zhou shared insights on strategies for educational organization and growth/funding with newer PNW colleagues in her presentation, “Establishing a Scholarly Agenda and Exploring Funding Opportunities,” given at Purdue’s Westville campus on Friday, October 20, 2017.read more ... Zhou Contributes to New Faculty Development
October 18, 2017
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CIVS Director Dr. Chenn Zhou was an invited speaker at ArcelorMittal’s Americas Energy Roundtable 2017, on Wednesday, October 18, where she shared examples of CIVS projects finding energy efficiencies for the steel industry. The annual event was established as a forum for ArcelorMittal colleagues to learn about and discuss achievements in best practices, energy management for sustainability, and safety.read more ... CIVS Director Shares Success Stories at Americas Energy Roundtable 2017
October 14, 2017
Nine teams of CIVS-mentored and affiliated undergraduate students (25 students) in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering have been awarded Fall 2017 research grants as part of PNW’s Undergraduate Research Grant (URG) Program. These grants, which fund up to $600 to cover research expenses for group projects that PNW students conduct with faculty members, will lead to research results being disseminated at a PNW research symposium and to oral or poster presentation by the students.read more ... CIVS-Mentored Undergrads Win Research Grants
October 13, 2017
“Is Hate Speech Free?” In his presentation of that topic at Purdue Northwest’s CIVS Theater on Friday, October 13, Professor Robert Jensen of the University of Texas at Austin explored how extreme viewpoints can raise difficult legal and moral questions around a traditional freedom-of-expression ideal. The presentation was part of a continuing CHESS Lecture Series sponsored by PNW’s College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences.read more ... CHESS Lecturer Robert Jensen Speaks at CIVS Theater
October 12, 2017
On October 12, a group of steel industry and reheat furnace professionals, heavy on ArcelorMittal acumen, reviewed steel-related CIVS modeling projects in light of actual operations experience—and pronounced the project results as both “accurate” and “very worthwhile.”
CIVS graduate students Xiang Liu and Tyamo Okosun, along with CIVS Director Dr. Chenn Zhou, led the group through completed project data and results in areas ranging from CFD modeling and operations optimization to prediction of mechanical failure and proactive parts replacement. While suggestions for possible future projects were varied in nature and scope, all agreed that continued model validation would provide a desirable basis for research and development.read more ... ArcelorMittal Furnace Team Appraises CIVS Project Results
October 9, 2017
Nearly 300 high school students from 12 local schools poured through Purdue University Northwest’s campus on Friday morning to get a taste of college life and delve into the ever-advancing world of engineering.
The seminar, hosted by Purdue University Northwest (PNW) and sponsored by the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Midwest Chapter, included speakers, hands-on engineering workshops, networking opportunities and a chance to tour the campus.
October 6, 2017
More than 260 high school students toured the interior of a working blast furnace on Friday, October 6, 2017, wearing only their street clothes—and the 3D glasses provided by the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) at Purdue University Northwest.
The tour was a virtual tour, part of the 10th Annual High School Engineering Seminar sponsored by the Midwest Chapter of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST). The one-day seminar, organized by ArcelorMittal’s Kelly Dallas, is a forum where high school students interested in math and engineering can learn more about different engineering disciplines and the ever-evolving steel-related job opportunities in those disciplines.read more ... Students Visit CIVS at 10th AIST High School Engineering Seminar
October 2, 2017
CIVS Senior Research Scientist John Moreland has received another AIST Don B. Daily Safety Grant (“Virtual Root-Cause Analysis for Encouraging Safety Culture and Future Incident Prevention”). Other investigators are Prof. Chenn Zhou and Michelle Block. Prof. Don Gray received an AIST Electrical Engineering Grant (“Advanced Modeling to Optimize and Visualize Strip Flatness”). He will work with CIVS to conduct student projects and promote the steel industry.read more ... CIVS & Collaborator Receive AIST Grants
October 2, 2017
Chenn Q. Zhou, professor of mechanical engineering, won the Outstanding Faculty Engagement Award in 2017. The award is given to candidates who show leadership and have a significant impact on the university, community and professional society.read more ... Chenn Q. Zhou created with engineering and passion – PNW Pioneer
September 26, 2017
CIVS Director Dr. Chenn Zhou will be a featured speaker at the Dawn or Doom ’17 Conference taking place at the Stewart Center of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, on September 26 and 27. Dr. Zhou’s talk, titled “Shaping the Future of Manufacturing with Simulation and Visualization,” is scheduled for 10:00—10:45 am at Stewart Center 202.read more ... CIVS Director Speaks at Dawn or Doom ’17 Conference on Sept 27
September 22, 2017
Dr. Chenn Zhou, Director of the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), Director of the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) and professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University Northwest, was a keynote speaker at ESTAD 2017 and STEELSIM 2017.read more ... Dr. Zhou Addresses International Conferences
CIVS Researchers to present at Friday University: “The Future is Here: Science and Imagination at Purdue Northwest”.
September 18, 2017
On Oct 20 at 10:45 am, instructors: Professor Dr. Chenn Zhou —Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of Steel Manufacturing Simulation & Visualization Consortium, Director of Center for Innovation through Visualization & Simulation and Professor Jack Moreland, Senior Research Scientist will ll be presenting “The Future is Here: Science and Imagination at Purdue Northwest”.read more ... CIVS Researchers to present at Friday University: “The Future is Here: Science and Imagination at Purdue Northwest”.
Zhou is nominated for the Society’s highest Fellow Award named the Gerald I. Lamkin Fellow for Innovation and Service
September 17, 2017
Named as Fellow Candidate: Chenn Qian Zhou, Ph.D., is founding director of the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium based at Purdue University Northwest. Zhou is nominated for the Society’s highest Fellow Award named the Gerald I. Lamkin Fellow for Innovation and Service. She organized the steel consortium among steelmakers to advance the beleagured steel industry by focusing on new technologies, including simulation and visualization.read more ... Zhou is nominated for the Society’s highest Fellow Award named the Gerald I. Lamkin Fellow for Innovation and Service
September 12, 2017
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, released today. PNW is ranked No. 26 among the Best Engineering Programs, of engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s degree.read more ... PNW Ranked as Among Best Engineering Programs
September 8, 2017
CIVS engineering students have re-opened a chapter of the Material Advantage program (a student program for materials science and engineering) at PNW, to advance academic and professional skills and increase opportunities for scholarships and conferences. Meetings will take place the 1st Friday of every month at CIVS (PWRS 123). President: Kyle Toth. Faculty Advisor: Chenn Zhou. Industrial Advisor: Kelly Dallas. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org more ... CIVS Students Re-Open Material Advantage Student Chapter
August 28, 2017
Dr. Dietmar Rempfer, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and professor of applied mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology, has accepted the appointment of Director of the School of Engineering within our College of Engineering and Sciences at Purdue University Northwest. Dr. Rempfer will provide oversight responsibility to our Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.read more ... Welcome to the Founding Director of the School of Engineering at PNW!
August 25, 2017
Every Friday the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) hosts a seminar for engineering and CIVS students. A host of guest speakers from various universities and graduate students, give a one-hour presentation on topics within the realm of engineering. On August 25, 2017, two professors from Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Chris Pistorius (Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Director of Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research at Carnegie Mellon University) and Dr. Bryan Webler (Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering) spoke to students about their research.read more ... Professors from Carnegie Mellon University present at Friday CIVS seminars