CENDAC- Facilities

The Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control (CENDAC) has state of the art research laboratories and equipment. Some of these facilities include the Automotive Research Lab in the Center for Engineering Education and Research (CEER) building, the Unamanned Surface and Underwater (USUV) lab in Tolentine Hall, Image-based Control lab and Autonomous Systems Labs in Gary Hall. There are also several smaller nonlinear dynamics and control experimental setups and innovative robot prototypes in the main CENDAC room (CEER 114).

The laboratories with their facilities and equipment are listed in the links below. They all have their own directors and are maintained from revenues generated from research contracts and grants.


Contact Us

Dr. Hashem Ashrafiuon
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085


  • To conduct fundamental and applied research in the areas of nonlinear dynamics and control.
  • To apply advanced theoretical and experimental techniques to solve real world problems.
  • To promote and foster strong interdisciplinary research at Villanova capitalizing on our collegial atmosphere.
  • To aid in the educational process of our undergraduate and graduate students by encouraging and funding their involvement in the research projects.
  • To develop and transfer technology to the industry consistent with the industry's needs and vision ultimately enhancing their competitiveness.