The 150,000-square-foot expansion of the Center for Engineering Education and Research (CEER) will usher in a new era for the College of Engineering, furthering its commitment to igniting change through interdisciplinary research and innovative teaching and learning.
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Working in partnership with Villanova’s Center for Humanitarian Engineering and International Development, staff members from Aqua have lent their expertise to Engineering students through projects aimed at increasing the availability of sustainable water supplies in developing communities.
The five-year, $750,000 grant will allow the assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering to advance research in fusion energy. Dr. Cereceda is one of just 83 recipients nationwide in 2022 and the first Villanova faculty member to receive the award.
Directed by Associate Professor Wenqing “Vicky” Xu, PhD, of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the center will address environmental concerns through biomimicry, finding solutions by exploring how nature itself would solve these problems.
Get to know the professors joining Villanova Engineering’s faculty for the 2022-23 academic year, including a new chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Dr. Chris Kitchens.
A biomedical engineer with experience in industry and academia, Dr. Jamison “brings a passion and unique perspective that will serve our students well as they navigate college and explore their future careers,” says Michele Marcolongo, Drosdick Endowed Dean of the College of Engineering.