Dean of the Graduate School and Interim VP for Research and Technology Transfer
Michelle Crimi is the Dean of the Graduate School and Interim VP for Research and Technology Transfer at Clarkson University. Her research focuses on developing in situ treatment technologies for groundwater contamination, determining the impact of groundwater technologies on aquifer quality, and integrating treatment technologies for optimized risk reduction. Her projects are often conducted in partnerships with industry and consulting organizations and have a strong technology transfer focus with the objective of moving technologies from the laboratory to full scale adoption by developing guidance, tools, protocols, and workshops to support field application. Michelle has co-founded RemWell to commercialize their patented InSRT technology – an in situ approach for treatment of PFAS in groundwater.
She has been PI or co-PI on several research projects focused on treating emerging contaminants, funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). She earned her B.S. in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Toxicology from Clarkson University, her M.S. in Environmental Health from Colorado State University, and her Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. She spent the 2014-2015 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.