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James J. Napolitano

Professor of Physics

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

F21 Class of 1998

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Jim Napolitano has been on the faculty of Rensselaer since 1992, after receiving BS and MS degrees from Rensselaer in 1977, a PhD from Stanford Univeristy in 1982, and after 10 years working on the staff of national laboratories. He conducts research in experimental particle physics, and has worked on various aspects of physics education. This includes a textbook published in 2003 on Experiments in Modern Physics, and course development at the undergraduate and graduate level. For the 2006/2007 academic year, he also serves as President of the Rensselaer Faculty Senate.
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James J. Napolitano
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James Napolitano is Professor of Physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.