Research and Facilities: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Undergraduate research activities in Electrical and Computer Engineering include:

  • Year-long ECE Engineering senior “capstone design” project.*
  • University-funded undergraduate research projects (Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellows).
  • Summer research fellowships funded by sponsored projects.
  • Summer research opportunities with faculty. 

Students interested in research opportunities are encouraged to speak with their advisor. 

*The capstone senior design project covers three semesters and involves student teams working on a variety of real world problems. The top student design teams present their results to the faculty and industrial visitors during ECE Day.

Work alongside faculty, graduate students and fellow undergraduates in the department’s instructional laboratories and research facilities: 

Primary research areas:

Antennas
Computer systems
Digital systems design
Electronic devices and circuits
Intelligent systems and control
Microprocessor systems
Microwave systems
Photonics
Signal processing and communications
Solid state devices and electronics
VLSI design