DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Associate Professor Rosalind Wynne works with a student in the Lightwave Lab.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a dynamic scholarly community of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.

Our highly-acclaimed professors excel in both the classroom and laboratory in specialties including:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electric Energy Systems
  • Electronics
  • Embedded Systems
  • High Frequency Systems
  • Microcontrollers        
  • Multimedia               
  • Signal Processing
  • Software Engineering

At a Glance

  • 21 Full-time faculty
  • 160 Computer Engineering undergraduates
  • 120 Electrical Engineering undergraduates
  • 19 Master’s students (Computer Engineering)
  • 42 Master’s students (Electrical Engineering)
  • 42 Master’s students (Cybersecurity)
  • 14 PhD students

The size of our department allows for a variety of hands-on research opportunities and the ability for focused faculty mentorship.

 

OUR RESEARCH

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is associated with two of the College’s six research centers:

The Center for Advanced Communications (CAC)

CAC advances the state-of-the-art in the analysis and development of wireless communications, satellite navigations, acoustic and ultrasound sensing and radar imaging.

Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control (CENDAC)

CENDAC is distinguished by its strong interdisciplinary teams working on real-world applications—including security, mobility and healthcare—of nonlinear dynamic systems and control theory.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Students at all levels are encouraged to pursue research opportunities with Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty in the areas of:

  • Advanced antenna design
  • Computer and mobile networks
  • 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

FEATURED FACULTY

DEPARTMENT NEWS

Participants of Villanova's "Idea Hackathon" stand together in a group.

Villanova Students Explore Solutions to Issues of Poverty Using Blockchain Technology

Villanova University hosted an ‘idea hackathon,’ bringing together interdisciplinary teams of students from across the University’s schools and colleges to examine poverty as a global epidemic and develop design solutions for tackling the issue using blockchain technology. Student projects explored a range of ideas, from solutions to feed the poor to building credit and streamlining government programs.

 

Dr. Rober Caverly, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Villanova Engineering’s Dr. Robert Caverly Elevated to Life Fellow Status of IEEE

Professor Robert Caverly has been recognized as a Life Fellow by IEEE “for contributions to modeling and design of radio frequency switching devices."

 

Dr. Alan Johnston and three students stand behind the AMSAT/Villanova CubeSat Club table at a Robotstock/STEM event.

They May Be Building Nanosatellites, But There’s Nothing Small About Villanova’s CubeSat Club

Villanova’s CubeSat club finished its first academic year with a long list of activities and accomplishments. This summer they shared their knowledge during a local Robotstock/STEM event.