Faculty & Research
Dr. C. Nataraj Receives $1 Million Grant from Office of Naval Research
The four-and-a-half-year award will allow the professor of Mechanical Engineering to develop and improve dynamic systems on Navy ships.
Dr. Pritpal Singh Wins IFEES Duncan Fraser Award for Excellence in Engineering Education
Presented annually by the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), the award honors individuals who have made innovative and meritorious contributions with a significant impact on the advancement of engineering education.
Grants roundup: Engineering Faculty Receive $5 million in Funding to Start Fiscal Year
The College received 19 grants in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022-2023, including a $243,000 NSF grant for Dr. Bo Li to research “Smart Skins for Robotic Prosthetic Hand.”
Four Professors Receive Assistant Tenure Track Faculty Career Development Award
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.
Villanova Engineering Launches Associate Professor Research Fellowship Program
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.
College of Engineering Recognizes 7 Faculty Members with Promotions
The Engineering community congratulates professors Charles Coe, Bo Li, Jim O’Brien, Kristin Sample-Lord, Virginia Smith, Ani Ural and Kevin Waters.
Dr. David Cereceda Senas Receives Early Career Award from U.S. Department of Energy
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.
College of Engineering Welcomes 10 New Permanent Faculty Members
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.
Dr. Jonathan Hubler Surveys Yellowstone Flood Damage With NSF-Backed Team
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.
Dr. James Peyton Jones Wins Faculty Service Award, Fulbright to Morocco
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.
Professor Pritpal Singh Receives Fulbright, NSF Grant for Humanitarian Engineering
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.
Scott Jackson Offers Perspective on Price of Petroleum
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.