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Professor
Electrical Engineering School of Engineering
City College of New York
140th. St. & Convent Ave.
New York, New York 10031

Phone: (212) 650-6619
FAX: (212) 650-8249
Email: walser@ees1s0.engr.ccny.cuny.edu
URL: http://www-ee.engr.ccny.cuny.edu/faculty/walser.html

B.S. CCNY 1982
M.S. CCNY 1984
Ph.D. Graduate Center of the City University of New York 1991

Picture of Ardie D. Walser
Ardie D. Walser

Description of Research
Our primary research effort is in the area of nonlinear optics, where we characterize polymer materials used to make optical devices such as deflectors and modulators which are used in optical communication. We also study the transport properties and the photo-physics of organic materials used in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). OLEDS can be used to build flat panel displays like the ones used in lap-top computers. We have recently started a new effort using laser light to measure the strain in composite materials. Composite materials are used to make light weight vehicles.
Recent Papers or Publications
Temperature Dependence of Transient Photoluminescence in Tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) Aluminum (Alq3), Richard Priestley, Ardie D. Walser, Roger Dorsinville, Optics Communications 158 (1998) 93.

Simultaneous Measurement of the Transient Photoconductivity and Photoluminescence in ALQ3, A. D. Walser, I. Sokolik, R. Priestly and R. Dorsinville, Synthetic Metals 84, 877 (1997).

Fluorescence Lifetime of Terbium (III) as a Probe for the Ion-Binding Properties of Tactic Poly (Methacrylic Acids), Hannia Lujan-Upton, Yoshiyuki Okamoto, Ardie D. Walser, Journal of Polymer Science A, Polymer Chemistry, vol. 35, pp. 393, (1997).

Special Honors or Awards
Vision Award, 1997, The Research Careers for Minority Scholars (RCMS)

Service Award, 1997, Day Student Government (CCNY)

Professor of the Year, 1996, Eta Kappa Knu

Faculty Award, 1995 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

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