College of Engineering Research Centers

ES2, the Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems, works on energy efficiency in data centers.


Committed to Engineering Research.

Villanova University College of Engineering has six research centers that house researchers and facilities in focused areas of engineering technology:

  • 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.
  • Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and ControlHome 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems
    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.

Most center research is sponsored by state and federal agencies, foundations and private corporations. Research is conducted by academic faculty, research faculty, post-doctoral researchers, PhD students, MS students, and undergraduates. Contact the center directors for more information on current research and opportunities within their centers.