CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND FACILITIES
In the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, exciting opportunities exist for students and faculty at all levels to address some of the Earth's greatest challenges. We consider it our mission as engineers to serve the common good, encompassing humanity and the natural world.
Over a five-year period, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty authored or co-authored nearly 170 publications in 47 different scholarly journals. They have been part of 55 different externally-sponsored research projects with more than $5M in research expenditures.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Investigates the response of geomaterials and soil liquefaction during natural disasters; designs and evaluates barrier systems for protection of human health and the environment; and examines flow and transport through unsaturated soils.
Through the College’s full-scale Richard K. Faris ’69 CE, ’70 MSCE Structural Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory, faculty are engaged in the development and testing of concrete structures, wood frame panel systems, castellated and cellular beams, joists, structural steel and wood trusses.
CENTERS AND LABS
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
Villanova’s Center for Resilient Water Systems is creating engineered solutions for global water challenges, including climate change, population growth, aging infrastructure and more. It is home to the nationally-recognized Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership.
- Environmental Interfacial Chemistry Group
- Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Laboratory
- Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
- Urban Rivers Group
TEACHING AND RESEARCH LABS
- Richard K. Faris ’69 CE, ’70 MSCE Structural Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory
- Advanced Simulation and GIS Laboratory
- Geology and Measurements Laboratory
- Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
- Soils Testing Laboratory
- Environmental Laboratories
Civil and Environmental Engineering research funding comes from:
Delaware Watershed Research Fund
Department of Defense
Environmental Protection Agency
National Science Foundation
Transportation Research Board
William Penn Foundation