Research and Facilities

Civil and Environmental Engineering Research and Facilities

Ongoing research areas for faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering:

  • Concrete Structures
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Pavement Design and Construction
  • River Dynamics
  • Stormwater Control  Measures
  • Traffic Control and Operation
  • Water Quality/Wastewater Treatment
Civil and Environmental Engineering Research and Facilities
Civil and Environmental Engineering Research and Facilities


Civil and Environmental Engineering Laboratories and Teaching Facilities:
Visit each lab’s web page for research and facility highlights.


Current Research Grants:

Dr. Andrea Welker was awarded $379,645 from the William Penn Foundation for “Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Stormwater Controls at the Promenade at Granite Run”

Dr. John Komlos serves as PI for a $194,583 Villanova project, which includes a forensic analysis and retrofit of an aged infiltration trench stormwater control measure.  The grant was awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP).

Drs. Seri Park and Leslie McCarthy were awarded $56,668 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to pilot a solution to fill-in certain areas of non-compliant rumble strips for bicycle safety.

Drs. Bridget Wadzuk and Rob Traver were awarded $149,796 from PADEP for “Reversing Development Impacts Through Green Infrastructure Restoration.”

Drs. Traver, Welker, Wadzuk and Garrett Clayton were awarded $721,322 from PennDOT for a I95/Girard Avenue Interchange Project Stormwater Research Study.