Jim V. Crivello

Professor of Chemistry


Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Ph.D., U. Notre Dame

B.S., Chemistry, Aquinas College


Prior to joining Rensselaer, Dr. Crivello worked for several years as a research project manager at the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center. In 1980, he was elected a Coolidge Fellow and spent 1986-1987 as a visiting professor at the University of Mainz in the Federal Republic of Germany. He joined the faculty of Rensselaer in 1988.

Research Interests

  • Organic oxidations and nitrations

  • Synthetic arylation reactions

  • Synthesis of polyimides and block polymers

  • Design and synthesis of initiators for thermal, electro and photoinitiated cationic polymerization

  • Optical, e-beam and x-ray lithography.


  • Fellow of the PMSE Division of the ACS, 2006
  • Mark Senior Scholar Award, 2009
  • Photpolymer Science and Technology Award, 2009


Jim Crivello

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