FACULTY AND RESEARCH

In Villanova's College of 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.   

Home to six highly regarded centers of excellence and several specialty research areas, the work of our faculty, students, postdocs and visiting scholars is focused on:

  • Water, Energy and Food Security 
  • Engineering Better Medicine and Healthcare
  • Materials for a Sustainable Future
  • Smart and Resilient Infrastructure Systems

Research in the College of Engineering is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Naval Research and Army Research Lab, as well as local and regional industry partners, governmental agencies and foundations.

 

CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

CENTER FOR ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS

CENTER FOR
ADVANCED
COMMUNICATIONS

Advancing wireless communications, satellite navigations, acoustic and ultrasound sensing and radar imaging for human health and security

 

CENTER FOR ENERGY-SMART ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

CENTER
FOR ENERGY-SMART ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS (ES2)

Developing methodologies, tools and systems to maximize energy efficiency and productivity in the operation of data centers, creating a greener industry

 

CENTER FOR NONLINEAR DYNAMICS AND CONTROL

CENTER FOR NONLINEAR DYNAMICS AND CONTROL

Working on real-world applications—including security, mobility and healthcare—of nonlinear dynamic systems and control theory

 

VILLANOVA CENTER FOR ANALYTICS OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS

VILLANOVA
CENTER FOR ANALYTICS OF
DYNAMIC SYSTEMS

Making use of "big data" to uncover the underlying dynamics for analysis, diagnostics, prognostics and health management

 

NOVACELL, CENTER FOR CELLULAR ENGINEERING

NOVACELL,
CENTER FOR CELLULAR ENGINEERING

Leading efforts to improve the life-changing potential of cell and gene therapy products, and the bioprocesses used to make them

 

VILLANOVA CENTER FOR RESILIENT WATER SYSTEMS

VILLANOVA CENTER FOR RESILIENT WATER SYSTEMS

Creating resilient engineered solutions for global water challenges, including climate change, population growth, aging infrastructure and more

 

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