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.
Villanova University Awarded $3 Million National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant
Associate Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering, Dr. Noelle Comolli, is part of an interdisciplinary team at Villanova that has been awarded an NSF grant to fund a project that will encourage and support the advancement of women and underrepresented faculty in the STEM fields. Villanova is one of only five higher educational institutions to receive NSF’s ADVANCE institutional transformation grant in 2018.
Building upon the success of the undergraduate Career Compass program, the College of Engineering is developing a one-of-a-kind professional development curriculum for doctoral students.
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.
Villanova University’s College of Engineering Receives $5 Million Commitment from Alumnus Richard K. Faris
Villanova University alumnus Richard K. Faris, ’69 CE, ’70 MSCE, and his wife Marilyn, have made a $5 million cash and estate commitment to the College of Engineering. The gift will provide support for expansion plans to the Center for Engineering Education and Research (CEER) and ensure an inspiring and cutting-edge research and learning environment for students and faculty. In recognition of this gift, the College of Engineering has named the Richard K. Faris ’69 CE, ’70 MSCE Structural Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory.
Using neurofeedback technology, Villanova Electrical and Computer Engineering students can track a player’s focus level, which affects MarioKart’s speed. The tool is designed to help children with ADHD.
Despite weather that forced the festivities indoors, on May 19, 2018, Villanova University celebrated 323 new Engineering graduates during the College’s annual convocation ceremony.
Effective July 2018, Mechanical Engineering Department Chair and Professor Dr. Amy Fleischer has been named dean of Cal Poly’s College of Engineering in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Dr. Wenqing Xu, assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s coveted CAREER grant for “Transforming the Synergistic Interactions between Pyrogenic Carbonaceous Matter (PCM) and Sulfur Species into Solutions for Contaminant Detoxification.” Her work will be used to develop engineering solutions that will effectively destroy environmental contaminants.
The National Society of Professional Engineers initiated 34 graduating seniors and two Villanova professors during the annual “Order of the Engineer” ring ceremony.
Students, faculty and staff submitted 27 pieces of art that reflect what engineering means to them. The work is now gracing the walls of CEER.
The College of Engineering’s unique Career Compass professional development program was featured in this article in PRISM, the American Society of Engineering Education’s flagship publication.