Doctoral Program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Doctoral Program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Villanova’s College of Engineering offers a distinctive PhD program leading to a Doctorate of Philosophy. Congruent with the University’s mission, the doctoral program emphasizes excellence, innovation and integrity in research, scholarship and education. Its purpose is to educate highly qualified engineering scholars for academia, industry and government.

Doctoral candidates wishing to concentrate their studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering will take courses and pursue research projects reflecting the specialties of the department’s highly distinguished and nationally recognized faculty. Their disciplines include:

  • Advanced antenna design
  • Advanced Computer and Mobile Networks
  • Advanced dc-dc converters
  • Advanced emission control algorithms for engines
  • Digital hardware and FPGA security
  • Electrical communications
  • Microgrids
  • Nanostructured, high efficiency low cost solar cells
  • Photonic fiber sensors
  • Pin diode modeling
  • Through the wall radar imaging