Data collected at the Acoustics and Ultrasound Lab allows validation of newly devised as well as existing ultrasound imaging algorithms and acoustic signature detection and classification. In essence, the lab focuses on developing and utilizing emerging signal processing techniques to address key problems in biomedical ultrasound, nondestructive evaluation, and structural health monitoring. It promotes acoustic and ultrasound education on the cross-disciplinary use of acoustic technologies in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering practices.

Area of Expertise

  • Ultrasound Imaging & Beamforming
  • Time-Reversal Detection & Imaging
  • Ultrasound Multipath Exploitation
  • Ultrasound Image Analysis
  • Acoustic Signal Processing


  • Mistras 8-Channel Acousto/Ultrasonics Data Acquisition System & Waveform Generator
  • Polytec Doppler Vibrometer System
  • Agilent Signal Analyzer, 4 Channel
  • Agilent 80 MHz Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator
  • Olympus Broadband General Purpose Ultrasonic Pulser/Receiver 35MHz
  • National Instrument PXI-5412 100 MS/s Arbitrary Waveform Generator System
  • National Instrument PXI-5105 100 MS/s Data Acquisition System
  • Geotech Infrasound Sensor System

Dr. Moeness Amin, Professor,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering



Dr. Moeness Amin, Director

Dr. Amin’s 800 Publications Pass 20,000 Citations with H-Index of 72

Dr. Moeness Amin, director of Villanova University's Center for Advanced Communications, reached an important milestone in his three decades of research and scholarship. His published work, which includes more than 250 journal papers and 550 conference papers, all while at Villanova, has exceeded 20,000 citations with an H-index of 72.

Dr.. Robert Caverly

Professor Robert Caverly, PhD, Named Recipient of 2020 Outstanding Faculty Research Award

Dr. Robert Caverly, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Microwave and Electromagnetics Laboratory was recognized for his impressive scholarship and reputation in microwave control circuitry. The award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates the highest standards of excellence in research, scholarship and contributions to their field.

Dr. Rosalind Wynne, Director, Laboratory for Lightwave Devices

CAC Researchers Awarded Grants through Manufacturing PA Initiative

Manufacturing PA awarded academic-industry research grants to Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Drs. Rosalind Wynne and Meltem Izzetoglu. Dr. Wynne is partnering with Avo Photonics on “Manufacturing Process, Assembly and System Yield Optimization for Microelectromechanical Systems Devices,” while Dr. Izzetoglu is developing a smart brain imager in collaboration with Infrascan, Inc.