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Villanova engineers are rigorously educated, socially grounded, conscientious thinkers and doers who are professionally prepared to make meaningful change in the world.
Our collaboratively competitive community of undergraduate through doctoral students benefits from faculty members who are experts in their fields and recognized for excellence in teaching, applied learning techniques and scholarly research. They prepare and educate engineers to be society’s future innovators and technical leaders, and help students develop the broad-based leadership skills they need to grow professionally and collaborate effectively across disciplines.
Built on a foundation of academic excellence, community, ethical leadership and service, Villanova University College of Engineering offers an engineering education that ignites both hearts and minds, creating wisdom to shape the world.
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THE VILLANOVA ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
ENGINEERING AT A GLANCE
SUCCESSFUL UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT RATE
GRADUATE WITH INTERNSHIP, RESEARCH OR MILITARY EXPERIENCE
OF MASTER'S STUDENTS GRADUATE WITHIN 3 YEARS
FEMALE ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATES
FRESHMAN-TO-SOPHOMORE RETENTION RATE
PERSPECTIVES ON A PANDEMIC
In March 2020—when everything changed—College of Engineering faculty and alumni began sharing their perspectives and their expertise on COVID-19. They have presented computational models in the search for an inhibitor; partnered with Philadelphia area hospitals to develop emergency ventilators; wrote about the potential for blockchain to help medical facilities stem the spread of the disease and shared their expectations for the global economy in light of the crisis.
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Villanova University appointed Michele Marcolongo, PhD, as the Drosdick Endowed Dean of the College of Engineering, effective July 31. Dr. Marcolongo’s engineering career spans more than three decades and encompasses roles as an academician, researcher, administrator, inventor and entrepreneur.
The University’s annual Pitch Day features the Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition, as well as a mobile app challenge and the presentation of the Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence prize. This year, nine engineering students were represented among the winning teams, including Yeray Lopez ’20 CpE who won the Meyer ICE $5,000 grand prize.
Dr. Wenqing “Vicky” Xu, associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been recognized with Villanova’s 2020 University Scholarly Achievement Award. An expert in environmental interfacial chemistry, Dr. Xu has established herself as an exceptional researcher, winning more than $2 million in grants over the course of one year for her work in contaminant destruction, wastewater treatment, and nutrient removal and recovery.
A paper co-authored by Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Mojtaba Vaezi has been awarded the IEEE Communication Society's 2020 Fred W. Ellersick Prize. “Non-orthogonal multiple access in multi-cell networks: Theory, performance, and practical challenges” appeared in IEEE Communications Magazine.
Hasshi Sudler, an adjunct professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, believes blockchain technology would be a useful tool in contact tracing—a process of identifying people who might have come into contact with a person infected with Covid 19, telling them they might have been exposed, and suggesting a course of action ranging from testing to self-quarantining.