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04-26-2011

Michelle Crimi Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Michelle Crimi has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of environmental health science and environmental science & policy in the Institute for a Sustainable Environment.

Michelle CrimiCrimi arrived at Clarkson in 2008 from East Tennessee State University, where she was a faculty member in the Department of Environmental Health. Prior to her appointment at there, Crimi was a research assistant professor in Environmental Science and Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.

She received her bachelor of science degree in industrial hygiene and environmental toxicology at Clarkson University in 1995, her master of science in environmental health at Colorado State University in 1997, and her Ph.D. in environmental science and engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2002. 

Crimi’s research focuses on in situ remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, chemical oxidation for degradation of organic compounds, and impacts of in situ remediation on aquifer quality. 

For example, in a currently funded project in collaboration with colleagues from the Colorado School of Mines and CH2M HILL, she is evaluating the use of water-soluble polymers with oxidants to improve oxidant transport and to control behavior of oxidation byproducts. The project team is assessing the ability of the polymers to improve treatment effectiveness, decrease the probability of contaminant rebound and decrease site management lifecycle costs.

Crimi has published her research extensively, including coauthoring/coediting two reference texts, Principles and Practices of In Situ Chemical Oxidation Using Permanganate (2001), and In Situ Chemical Oxidation for Groundwater Remediation (2011).

Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program, along with private industry.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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