Meet Our Grads

Here is a sampling of the many Villanova engineering alumni who have distinguished themselves over the years:

Lt. Col. Andrew M. Allen (USMC, Ret.) ME ’77
Former NASA astronaut who piloted space shuttle missions in 1992 and 1994, and served as commander of a 1996 mission of the space shuttle Columbia

John F. Bishop ChE '65
Author or coauthor of 22 U.S. patents; Eastman Kodak “Distinguished Inventors Hall of Fame” inductee

Nance K. Dicciani, PhD, BChE '69
President and CEO (Ret.), Specialty Materials, Honeywell International, Inc.; Member, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; member of several boards of directors

Edmond Dougherty BEE '69, GS '86
Lead developer of the Emmy Award-winning Skycam, which is used in the NFL, NBA, and NHL; BestShot, a system used in televised boxing events; LaserScore, an automatic-scoring, steel-tipped dartboard; Wavecam, the next-generation aerial camera system for sports and entertainment; and Stereovision Telepresence Systems, which the Navy uses to perform remote tasks.

John G. Drosdick ChE '65
Chairman, CEO, and President (Ret.), Sunoco; member of several boards of directors

Thomas J. Hanratty, PhD, ChE ’47
Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Fellow, National Academy of Engineering and American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Member, National Academy of Sciences

John L. Hennessy III, PhD, EE '73
President, Stanford University; Member, National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Association for Computing Machinery, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

John Paul Jones III ChE '72
Chairman and CEO (Ret.), Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. member of several boards of directors

Michael T. McCullough, PE, CE ’76
Executive Director of Engineering, Walt Disney Imagineering

Adelene Q. Perkins ChE ’81
President and Chief Executive Officer, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

David J. Quinn ME '02
Recipient, Gates Cambridge Scholarship

William J. Rhodes BChE ’63,
MChem ’68 Contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was one of the recipients of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

Rory D. Sparrow EE ’80
Former NBA player; Vice President, Player Development, NBA

Susan M. Ward ChE ’80
Vice President, Upstream Commercial Finance, Shell Exploration & Production

Meet our Newest Grads

Wondering what our most recent graduates have planned? Here is a sampling from those who shared with us. 

Meet Our New Grads