The Benefits of ES2 Membership

ES2 membership offers unique industry partner benefits:

  • The opportunity to share in the Center’s strategic planning through representation on the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB).
  • Access to a shared pool of research, as well as publications, short courses, electronic systems and databases.
  • The opportunity to conduct exclusive and confidential research through one-on-one partnering.
  • Access to non-exclusive, royalty-free licenses to use or incorporate any research product or invention developed within the Center.
  •  Access to laboratories, research equipment, infrastructure and expertise at Villanova University and all ES2 partner campuses.

Next Steps for Prospective Members

Contact Site Director, Dr. Aaron Wemhoff for further details about the Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems and to discuss your areas of interest.

If your company’s interests are consistent with the mission and goals of the Center, you will be invited to attend the next biannual ES2 IAB meeting (held at the conclusion of Q2 and Q4) where you can meet the IAB members, university site directors and researchers. You will be asked to sign a confidential non-disclosure agreement prior to the meeting.

Formal membership requires that you sign a membership agreement with Villanova University (acting on behalf of the ES2), detailing the terms and conditions of membership. All companies sign a common agreement—the agreement may not be customized.

Your company can begin active participation in the Center immediately upon signing the membership agreement.

The annual membership fee is $50,000 and entitles you as a member to full privileges including a nonexclusive royalty-free license to ES2-funded university inventions and a role in the selection of research projects.

Membership Agreement

“Through our partnership with ES2, we see an opportunity to test the limits of technology in a lab environment while developing and leveraging the talents of future leaders in this very important and highly competitive field.” —Richard Craig, Director of Engineering and Operations Support, Verizon Wireless

Dr. Aaron Wemhoff, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Aaron Wemhoff

Dr. Aaron Wemhoff

Dr. Wemhoff is an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Methods for Systems Analysis Laboratory. He performs research in energy sustainability and teaches courses in the areas of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Prior to joining Villanova University, he spent three years as a staff engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Dr. Gerard F. “Jerry” Jones

Dr. Gerard F. “Jerry” Jones

Mechanical Engineering Professor Dr. Jones is the College’s senior associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research. He also directs the Thermal and Flow Management of Multiscale Systems Laboratory and has taught in the areas of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, analysis and design, and gravity-driven water networks.

Dr. Alfonso Ortega

Dr. Alfonso Ortega
ES2 Site Director

Mechanical Engineering Professor Dr. Ortega is the Birle Endowed Chair in Energy Systems. He is internationally recognized for his work in data center energy and thermal management, electronics cooling, convective heat and mass transfer, experimental methods in thermal sciences and energy technology.