2019 College News

  • International Thermal Engineering Expert Joins Mechanical Engineering Faculty

    International Thermal Engineering Expert Joins Mechanical Engineering Faculty

    Dr. Sylvie Lorente joins Villanova University as the College of Engineering Chair in Mechanical Engineering. A native of France, she spent the past 20-plus years with the University of Toulouse, National Institute of Applied Sciences. She is known worldwide, however, for her research on flow systems, which has taken her from China and South Africa to Mexico and the United States. This spring, Dr. Lorente will teach a senior-level course in Constructal Theory and Design; next academic year, she hopes to teach a graduate course on heat transfer. read more

  • Dr. Andrea Welker Provides Testimony in PES Fire Aftermath

    Dr. Andrea Welker Provides Testimony in PES Fire Aftermath

    Dr. Andrea Welker, PE, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, lends her expertise to the discussion of the ongoing Sunoco-era cleanup at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions complex where toxic pollutants have poured onto 1,300 acres in South Philadelphia for over 150 years. read more