In Memoriam – Professor James Crivello

In Memoriam – Professor James Crivello

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The RadTech community is saddened by the passing of Professor James Crivello. Crivello made significant contributions in the fields of additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

He invented a new class of photoinitiators – known as ‘Crivello Salts’ – which were designed for inducing cationic polymerization of epoxy resins, opening the door for the first wave of additive manufacturing systems. Most of the current 3D imaging and printing technology in use today utilizes epoxy resin technology and cure chemistry based on work done in Crivello’s laboratory

Crivello received numerous awards throughout his career, including two IR-100 awards by Research & Development magazine. For the 50th anniversary of the Journal of Polymer Science, the editors selected his paper on the photodecomposition of sulfonium salts as a means for microelectronic patterning and additive manufacturing as one of the 50 most influential papers that had been published in that journal since its inception. In 2014, he was honored with the Tess Award at the annual American Chemical Society meeting for his significant contributions to coatings science technology and engineering. He had been published in more than 330 publications, had 144 patents, has contributed to 15 book chapters and had written three books.

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