Faculty & Research
New faculty have joined the departments of Chemical, Civil and Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering. In the Chemical and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments, there have been transitions in department chairs.
Dr. Pritpal Singh, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently attended conferences in Colombia and Nicaragua where he further developed collaborative relationships with academic leaders in Central and South American countries.
Hashem Ashrafiuon, PhD, professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, has been distinguished as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Chemical Engineering’s Dr. Zuyi “Jacky” Huang and his student team have successfully built Villanova’s first generation of sediment microbial fuel cells to generate energy for increased electrical output that can power sensors in remote areas.
A study conducted by Villanova Engineering faculty and PhD graduate Dr. Michael Pluimer examined the performance of high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe containing recycled HDPE resin. According to the Plastics Pipe Institute, the study “made an important contribution to the development of sustainable infrastructure systems.”
The Jakarta Post, July 31, 2017 | Villanova Chemical Engineering professor Justinus Satrio shares his expertise in biomass at conference in Indonesia.
Dr. Andrea Welker Completes 2017 HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College and HERS Luce Program for Women in STEM Leadership
HERS—Higher Education Resource Services—provides leadership development experiences for women in higher education through its intensive residential program, the HERS Institute.
Space Daily | 7/17/17 | Mahsa Ebrahim, a postdoctoral fellow in the College of Engineering, shares her research on spray cooling as one of the most promising methods for cooling high heat flow electronics.
Paoli, PA-based Basil Leaf Technologies was announced as the top winner of the $2.5M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. ECE adjunct Edward Hepler, PhD, contributed to the award-winning medical device.
Stephen Jones, PhD, the College’s Associate Dean of Students and Strategic Programs, was presented with the inaugural Wildcat Crossing Faculty Award in recognition of his support of under-represented and/or first-generation students.
Professor Bridget Wadzuk, Civil and Environmental Engineering, was selected for ELATE at Drexel®, an elite, one of a kind professional development program for women in the academic STEM fields.
Rob Traver and the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership are working with PennDOT to decrease the amount of runoff from the I-95 corridor to Philadelphia’s rivers.
Al Ortega, director of Villanova’s Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems, is quoted in this article about the environmental impact of Google’s data center cooling needs.
Dr. Alfonso Ortega to be honored for contributions to the field of electronics thermal/thermo-mechanical management.
Dr. Garrett Clayton, Mechanical Engineering, will spend four months teaching and conducting research in Cambodia in 2018.
Computer and Electrical Engineering professor James Solderitsch is quoted in this article about internet service providers like Comcast being able to sell customers’ web-browsing history without their permission.
Dr. Moeness Amin Awarded 2017 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Defense Science and Technology
Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. A renowned radar signal processing expert, Dr. Amin is director of the University’s Center for Advanced Communications.
Frank Falcone will be honored by the Philadelphia section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Villanova professor and ECE chair, Pritpal Singh is featured by VentureWell, which cultivates a pipeline of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve the world's biggest challenges.
Dr. C. Nataraj, director of the Villanova Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems, is using engineering science to improve the diagnostics of the human body, which he describes as a complex, nonlinear dynamic system.
The paper provides statistical analysis for efficient detection of signal components when missing data samples are present.
This prestigious award is just the latest in Dr. Elmer’s impressive series of grants this year.
The Philly Voice, Feb. 7, 2017 | Grant from the National Institutes of Health will support Dr. Jake Elmer’s research on which he is partnering with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Jacob Elmer’s research shows invertebrate hemoglobin to be a safe and effective blood substitute.
As a member of the board, Dr. Amin is expected to generate and convey ideas for Proceedings of the IEEE content, including invited articles and special issues.