College of Engineering Research

Villanova Engineering students enjoy research opportunities with faculty.


Undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, visiting faculty and industry leaders all have engaged in research at Villanova University College of Engineering. Home to six highly regarded research centers and several specialty research areas, this work has touched lives around the world, from Panama and Nicaragua, to Qatar and Japan.


Centers of Excellence

Center for Advanced Communications

CAC advances the state-of-the-art in the analysis and development of wireless communications, satellite navigations, acoustic and ultrasound sensing and radar imaging. Visit the CAC site.

Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control

Home to one of the highest concentrations of controls-oriented, interdisciplinary faculty in the region, CENDAC is distinguished by its strong interdisciplinary teams working on real-world applications of nonlinear dynamic systems and control theory. Visit the CENDAC site.

Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2)

A National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, ES2 develops methodologies, tools and systems to maximize energy efficiency for the operation of data centers. Visit the ES2 site.

NovaCell, Center for Cellular Engineering

The University’s newest research center, NovaCell’s mission is to lead efforts to improve cell and gene therapy products, and the bioprocesses used to make them. Visit the NovaCell site.

Villanova Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems

VCADS develops new tools and techniques for analytics of dynamic systems with applications in engineering, medicine and finance. Visit the VCADS site.

Villanova Center for Resilient Water System

With research as its cornerstone, VCRWS will advance knowledge and improve engineering design by addressing complex issues and questioning current standards in the development of smarter and more resilient water systems. Visit the VCRWS site.