2019 College News
On February 21, 2020, Dr. Douglas Munch will present the College’s annual Patrick J. Cunningham, Jr. and Susan Ward '80 Endowed Lecture Series in Engineering. “When I Grow Up: A Life’s Narrative” will share lessons learned from his storied career, which includes the Apollo program, the Navy’s F-14 fighter aircraft and a PhD in Medicine and Biomedical Engineering.
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Dr. Jacky Huang’s Biological and Environmental Systems Engineering group recently published a paper in the journal Processes detailing a modeling-based strategy to combat cytokine release syndrome, which is a deadly side effect found in immunotherapy patients.
More than 25 College of Engineering undergraduates and graduate students, representing every department, participated in Villanova’s annual Student Research Symposium, sponsored by the University’s Center for Research and Fellowships.
Villanova University hosted an ‘idea hackathon’ Nov. 15-17, bringing together interdisciplinary teams of students from across the University’s schools and colleges to examine poverty as a global epidemic and develop design solutions for tackling the issue using blockchain technology. Student projects explored a range of ideas, from solutions to feed the poor to building credit and streamlining government programs.
SODIS (Solar Disinfection) is the act of disinfecting water solely through UV radiation—literally leaving a water bottle in the sun for several hours. Because of its simplicity, however, user confidence in SODIS has been low and that has led to consumption of contaminated water. Four Villanova Engineering graduate students are working to address the issue with their product “SoCo for SODIS” (Solar Confidence for SODIS), which offers a means of testing water quality to ensure it’s been exposed to sufficient light.