2015 VCASE Research Symposium

VCASE hosted its inaugural symposium on April 10th, 2015. This half day event was free and saw around 55 participants from industry, academia and the government sector.

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VCASE Overview

Dr. Robert Traver, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE, F.EWRI, F. ASCE
Professor & Director, Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering, Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership

Keynote Speech

Role of Energy-from-Waste Technology in Sustainable Waste Management
Mr. Steve Goff, ’82 ChE
Vice President – Research & Development, Covanta Energy Corporation

Panel Discussion

Moving from Ideas to Action - How to Integrate Sustainability across Various Engineering Disciplines

Thomas A. Nowlan, P.E.
Executive Vice President - O'Brien & Gere

Laurie Matkowski
Manager, Office of Transportation Operations Management, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)

Ying Sun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Drexel University

Eric D. Frary, P.E.
Vice President, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., a unit of Michael Baker International

Breakout Sessions

Water and Environment: 

Evapotranspiration in different Stormwater Control Measures
Bridget Wadzuk, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Stormwater Runoff Control from a Water Quality Perspective
John Komlos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Water Quality Issues and Environmental Remediation on Organic Pollutants
Wenqing Xu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sustainable Infrastructure and Materials: 

Toward Safe and Sustainable Roadway
Seri Park, Ph.D., P.T.P., Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Transportation Infrastructure Research
Leslie McCarthy, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Alternative and Renewable Energy: 

Overview of Research in the Alternative and Renewable Energy Sector at Villanova University
Amy Fleischer, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering

Research and Education in Biomass Resources and Conversions at Villanova University
Justinus Satrio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Networking Reception and Student Poster Session