Dr. Noelle Comolli and students

Principal Investigator

Dr. Noelle Comolli is director of the Polymeric Biomaterials Lab. She holds a BS and PhD in Chemical Engineering, and his been a member of the Chemical and Biological Engineering department at Villanova University since 2008. Dr. Comolli’s background is in polymeric materials for tissue engineering, especially neural tissue engineering, as well as drug delivery vehicles. She enjoys also looking at bio-sourced polymers and the life cycle of polymeric materials.

Dr. Comolli is a Co-PI on a $3 million National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant to fund a project that will encourage and support the advancement of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Learn more at the VISIBLE website.

For a list of lab-related publications, visit Google Scholar.


The PI is committed to providing opportunities to all students and believes a diverse laboratory group is beneficial for the research. Please do not hesitate to reach out to learn more!

Prospective graduate students interested in working in the lab should first apply for admittance through the College of Engineering graduate school application.

Interested undergraduate students may reach out to the PI directly for opportunities.


Dr. Noelle Comolli

Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Phone: 610-519-7134