Department of Chemical Engineering


Villanova University’s Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 1919 and offers a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Master’s degrees in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.  All students enjoy small class sizes, practical, hands-on experiences, and the attention of professors who are fully committed to your success.

The department is associated with the College of Engineering’s newest research center, NovaCell, the Center for Cellular Engineering. Founded in 2018, NovaCell’s mission is to lead efforts to improve cell and gene therapy products, and the bioprocesses used to make them.

In addition to cellular and gene therapy engineering, students at all levels are encouraged to pursue research opportunities with Chemical Engineering faculty in the areas of:

  • Biomass Resources and Conversion
  • Biomaterials and Drug Delivery
  • Catalyst Development
  • Computational Modeling
  • Pharmaceutical Processing
  • Systems Biology

NEWS

  • College of Engineering Establishes New Research Center

    College of Engineering Establishes New Research Center

    Villanova University College of Engineering has established the Center for Cellular Engineering (NovaCell), with the mission of leading efforts to improve cell and gene therapy products and the bioprocesses used to make them. read more

  • Villanova Engineering Team Solves InnoCentive Challenge

    Villanova Engineering Team Solves InnoCentive Challenge

    Dr. Jacob Elmer, associate professor of Chemical Engineering, and a team of undergraduates, created a device to continuously measure blood content within a set of defined parameters. Their invention took first place out of 300 submissions, earning $25,000, bragging rights and publication in an industry journal. read more

  • LBI Native Bethany Hartney Sees the World as Part of Navy ROTC

    LBI Native Bethany Hartney Sees the World as Part of Navy ROTC

    Chemical Engineering senior Bethany Hartney spent nearly a month in Japan this summer as part of the U.S. Navy’s Foreign Exchange Training of Midshipmen and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Exchanges, where selected midshipmen train with navies of other countries. read more

Department of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

Chair
Dr. Noelle Comolli, Associate Professor
610-519-7134

Fast Facts:

13

Full-time faculty

230

ChE undergraduates

21

Master’s students (Chemical)

23

Master’s students (BioChemical)

14

PhD students

Seeking Endowed Chair

To contribute to NovaCell, the Department of Chemical Engineering seeks applicants for the Nance K. Dicciani Endowed Chair. More information