Faculty & Research
Initiated in spring 2022, the award is intended to support tenure-track faculty members to facilitate relationships with mentor/collaborators at other institutions who can help to accelerate faculty research development.
The fellowship, awarded to Xiaofang (Maggie) Wang, PhD, and Rosalind Wynne, PhD, assists faculty to become more active within the research community, broaden their professional network and develop more competitive proposals with hopes to result in awarded projects.
The Engineering community congratulates professors Charles Coe, Bo Li, Jim O’Brien, Kristin Sample-Lord, Virginia Smith, Ani Ural and Kevin Waters.
The five-year, $750,000 grant will allow the assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering to advance research in fusion energy. Dr. Cereceda is one of just 83 recipients nationwide in 2022 and the first Villanova faculty member to receive the award.
Get to know the professors joining Villanova Engineering’s faculty for the 2022-23 academic year, including a new chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Dr. Chris Kitchens.
The assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering is a member of the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association, which collects perishable data after natural disasters.
The professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who was recognized for his work through the Faculty Congress, will spend his fellowship teaching and researching on the topic of embedded systems and the Internet of Things.
The professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering has made a career of improving the lives of others through humanitarian engineering. Now, thanks to two major awards, he will expand these efforts in the U.S. and abroad.
With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine driving up gas prices across the U.S., multiple Philadelphia-area media outlets have sought insight from Villanova’s Scott Jackson, PhD, a visiting assistant professor of Chemical Engineering.