William D. Kirkey



Ph.D. in Engineering Science, 2019, Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY) M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2003, SUNY Buffalo (Buffalo, NY) B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2000, SUNY Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)


2018-Present Lead Research Engineer, Research, Applied Technology, Education & Services, Inc. (RATES), Colton, NY 2012-2018 2011-2012 2007-2011 2001-2006 2000-2001 2000 1999-2000

Research Engineer, Clarkson University Environmental Technician, Clarkson University Research Assistant, Clarkson University Research Assistant, SUNY Buffalo Teaching Assistant, SUNY Buffalo Student Assistant, SUNY Buffalo Electrical Engineer (Intern), ALCOA, Massena Operations, NY


Relevant Products

Kirkey, W.D., Bonner, J.S., Fuller, C.B. (2018) Low-cost submersible turbidity sensors using

low-frequency source light modulation, IEEE Sensors Journal, 18(22), 9151-9162. DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2869368. Islam, M.S., Bonner, J., Fuller, C., Kirkey, W. (2016) Impacts of an extreme weather-related

episodic event on the Hudson River and Estuary, Environmental Engineering Science, 33(4), 270-282. DOI: 10.1089/ees.2015.0564 Phan, T., Wells, J., Uchiyami, Y., Ishii, S., Bonner, J., Islam, M., Kirkey, W. (2015) Principle component analysis on horizontal acoustic Doppler current profilers measurement in a tidal river, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. B1 (Hydraulic Engineering), 70(4), I205-I210. Fuller, C.B., Bonner, J.S., Islam, M.S., Ojo, T., Page, C.A., Kirkey, W.D. (2013) Estimating

colloidal concentration using acoustic backscatter, IEEE Sensors Journal, 13(11), p. 4546-4555. doi:10.1109/JSEN.2013.2268537. Hotaling, L., Lowes, S., Stolkin, R., Lin, P., Bonner, J., Kirkey, W., Ojo, T. (2012) Sense IT:

Teaching STEM principles to middle and high school students through the design, construction, and deployment of water quality sensors, Advances in Engineering Education, 3(2), 34p.

Other Significant

Fuller, C.B., Bonner, J.S., Islam, M.S., Ojo, T., Page, C.A., Kirkey, W. (2013) Estimating sub-

surface dispersed oil concentration using acoustic backscatter response, Marine Pollution Bulletin,70, 140-146. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.02.025 Kirkey, W.D., Sahoo, Y., Li, X., He, Y., Swihart, M.T., Cartwright, A.N., Bruckenstein, S.,

Prasad, P.N. (2005) Quasi-reversible photoluminescence quenching of stable dispersions of silicon nanoparticles, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 15(20), 2028-2034. DOI: 10.1039/B417648K Hsiao, V.K.S., Kirkey, W.D., Chen, F., Cartwright, A.N., Prasad, P.N., Bunning, T.J. (2005)

Organic solvent vapor detection using holographic photopolymer reflection gratings, Advanced Materials, 17(18), 2211-2214. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200401888 Chen, F., Cheung, M.C., Sweeney, P.M., Kirkey, W.D., Furis, M. ,Cartwright, A.N. (2003)

Ultrafast differential transmission spectroscopy of excitonic quenching and field screening in InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells, Journal of Applied Physics, 93(8), 4933-4935. DOI: 10.1063/1.1559432 Chen, F., Kirkey, W.D., Furis, M. Cheung, M.C., Cartwright, A.N. (2003) Excitonic field

screening and bleaching in InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells, Solid State Communications, 125(11-12), 617-622. DOI: 10.1016/S0038-1098(03)00031-0


Taylor, E., Bonner, J., Nelson, R., Fuller, C., Kirkey, W., Cappelli, S. (2015) Development of an in-situ total phosphorus analyzer. Proceedings of IEEE/MTS Oceans Conference, Washington D.C., October 19-22, 2015. DOI: 10.23919/OCEANS.2015.7404384 Islam, M., Bonner, J., Fuller, C., Kirkey, W. (2013) Determination of stream discharge,

hydrodynamics and sediment transport variation at the estuarine section of the Hudson River and Estuary, NY, Proceedings of IEEE/MTS Oceans Conference, San Diego, CA, September 23-27, 2013. DOI: 10.23919/OCEANS.2013.6741078 Kirkey, W., Fuller, C., Bonner, J.S., Ojo, T., Islam, M.S. (2010) Colloidal concentration

estimation using ADCP echo intensity, Proceedings of Mohawk Watershed Symposium, Union College, Schenectady, NY, March 19, 2010, pp. 16-17. Kirkey, W.D., Fuller, C.B., Ojo, T.O., Bonner, J.S. (2009) Long-term deployment of liquid

cooled high frequency (HF) radar, Proceedings of IEEE/MTS Oceans Conference, Biloxi, MS, October 26-29, 2009. DOI: 10.23919/OCEANS.2009.5422216 Kirkey, W.D., Pan, M., Cartwright, A.N., Sahoo, Y., Prasad, P.N., Li, X., He, Y., Swihart, M.T.

(2003) Optical properties of polymer-embedded silicon nanoparticles, Proceedings of Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, December 1-5, 2003. DOI: 10.1557/PROC-789-N15.30