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Whether improving our environment, exploring our universe or building new technologies to aid our aging population, Villanova University is making an impact.

Astrophysicist Detects Gravitational Waves Produced from Colliding Neutron Stars

Astrophysicist Detects Gravitational Waves Produced from Colliding Neutron Stars

Amber Stuver, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physics is part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) team that has made the first detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars.

Biologist Receives $552,632 NSF Grant for Wetland Protection Research

Biologist Receives $552,632 NSF Grant for Wetland Protection Research

Samantha Chapman, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, has received a $552,632 grant from the NSF for her research on how mangrove trees respond to the changing climate. 

Engineering Professor Named ASME Fellow

Engineering Professor Named ASME Fellow

Hashem Ashrafiuon, PhD, professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Dr. Bette Mariani is President-Elect of INACSL

Dr. Bette Mariani is President-Elect of INACSL

Associate Professor Bette Mariani, PhD, RN, ANEF, was announced this month as the President-Elect of INACSL, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.

Villanova Faculty Research Ways to Combat Issues Related to Homelessness

Villanova Faculty Research Ways to Combat Issues Related to Homelessness

A number of faculty members continue to research issues of homelessness and how it affects different populations, including students, families and those previously incarcerated.

Engineering Faculty Research Investigates Power of Sediment Microbial Fuel Cells

Engineering Faculty Research Investigates Power of Sediment Microbial Fuel Cells

Zuyi “Jacky” Huang, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, focuses his research on the use of MFCs, particularly sediment microbial fuel cells, and how they could be a renewable source of power. 

Proposal Prep for External Funding

We have developed a number of materials to aid you in proposal preparation for external funding, available on a Villanova Sharepoint site.

 

Please contact Associate Vice Provost for Research for access:

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