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William Maxwell Reed was born on March 3, 1892 in Louisville, KY. After World War II, he returned to Louisville to his small automobile paint shop which he operated before the war. His inventive mind soon led him to design and build the first air filter for successful use in his business. He generally is known as the “father” of air cleaning equipment. He organized the first Reed Air Filter Company and obtained many patents. He merged other companies, employing new methods of dust control with his company. The American Air Filter Company was the result.
Mr. Reed did not attend or graduate from UK or any other college. He graduated from Louisville male High School and First Officers Candidate School at Ft. Benjamin Harrison. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by UK in 1953.
Mr. Reed died on February 2, 1956. During the late 1950s and the early 1960s, Mrs. Reed and The American Filter Company made charitable gifts in his memory to UK, and the William Maxwell Reed Seminar Series is funded by these contributions.
Spring 2020 Seminar Flyers
- Monday, 2/17 3:00pm-4:00pm CB118: Robyn Woollands, Ph.D., NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Optimal Low thrust Orbit Transfers and Picard Chebyshev Methods.
- Thursday, 2/20 3:30pm-4:30pm CB 122: Zhangxian Yuan, Ph.D., Georgia Tech. Advanced Computational Modelling for Pristine and Damaged Aerospace Structures: From High-order Sandwich Composite Theories to Quadrature Element Methods
- Friday, 2/21 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Sujit Sinha, University of Kentucky. STS – 51L (Space Shuttle Challenger) Accident Case Study.
- Friday, 3/6 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Aaron Brandis, Ph.D., NASA. TBA
- Friday, 4/3 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Todd Griffith, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas. TBA
- Friday, 4/10 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Andreas Polycarpoup, PhD., Texas A&M University. TBA
- Friday, 4/17 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Nicholas Bisek, Ph.D., US Air Force Research Laboratory. TBA
- Friday, 4/24 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Huazhen Fang, Ph.D., University of Kansas. TBA
- Friday, 5/1 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Hai Lin, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. TBA
Fall 2019 Seminar Flyers
- Friday, 8/30 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Eric Ruggiero, Ph.D., GE Aviation. Spinning Digital Threads in Aerospace.
- Friday, 9/06 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Bijaylakshmi Saikia, Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Effect of transport property variation on high-speed flow transition.
- Friday, 9/20 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Bikram Bhatia, Ph.D., University of Louisville. Nanoscale to Megascale Thermal Engineering: A Path to Sustainable Energy.
- Friday, 10/11 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Li Yang, Ph.D., School of Electrical and Power Engineering; China University of Mining Technology. Chemical Looping Methane Thermo-catalytic Decomposition for Continuous High Purity Hydrogen Production with Activated Carbon Carrier.
- Friday, 11/8 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Inderjit Chopra, Ph.D., at University of Maryland & Alfred Gessow Professor Director. Small UAS and Delivery Drones:Challenges & Opportunites.
Friday, 11/15 3:00-4:00pm CB 106: Guruswami Ravichandran (Ravi), PhD., at California Institute of Technology. Fracture of Heterogeneous Materials.
Friday, 12/06 3:00-4:00pm CB 106: Chelsea Davis, Ph.D., Purdue University. Illuminating interfacial mechanics: Coupling microscopy and mechanical testing to understand soft interfaces.
Summer 2019 Seminar Flyers
- Thursday, 7/18 12:30pm-2:00pm FPAT 259: Suhasini Gururaja, Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science. Effect of defects on the sustainability of composite aero-structures.
Spring 2019 Seminar Flyers
- Friday, 1/11 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 118: Sung Jin Kim, Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Recent Advances in Cooling Technology.
- Friday, 1/25 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 118: Matthew Bersi, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. Biomechanics and Inflammation in Cardiovascular Disease.
- Monday, 1/28 3:00-4:00pm CB 114: Pranav Bhounsule, Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio. Motion Planning and Control of Legged Robots and Humanoids.
- Tuesday, 1/29 3:00-4:00pm CB 118: Scott Berry, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison. Enabling Advanced Molecular Analyses via Miniaturization Phenomena.
- Wednesday, 1/30 3:00-4:00pm CB 114: Claus Danielson, Ph.D. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories. Control of System with Constraints: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications.
- Friday, 2/1 3:00-4:00pm CB 118: Yonghui Ding, Ph.D., University of Colorado - Boulder. Design and 3D Printing of Hydogels for Engineering Artificial Vascular Tissues.
- Monday, 2/4 3:00-4:00pm CB 114: Xiangru Xu, Ph.D., University of Washington. Towards Autonomy with Safety Guarantee and Resource Efficiency.
- Friday, 2/8 3:00-4:00pm CB 118: Savio Poovathingal, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Multiphysics Computations of Non-Equilibrium and Non-Continuum Flows.
- Monday, 2/11 3:00-4:00pm CB 114: Xu Jin, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology. Intelligent Control for Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
- Tuesday, 2/12 3:00-4:00pm CB 118: Damiano Baccarella, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hypersonics and Scramjet Research in Small-Scal ArcJet Facilities using Laser Diagnostics.
- Wednesday, 2/13 3:00-4:00pm CB 114: Francesco Carbone, Ph.D., Yale University. Unraveling the Mechanisms of Particle Nucleation in Flames.
- Friday, 2/15 3:00-4:00pm CB 118: Hao Zhao, Princeton University. Extreme Combustion: A New Frontier in Combustion Research.
- Friday, 2/22 3:00-4:00pm CB 118: Timothy K. Minton, Ph.D., Montana State University. Studies of Gas-Surface Interactions Applied to Space Technology.
- Friday, 4/12 3:00-4:00pm CB 118: William Avery, PhD. Boeing Research & Technology. Developments in Compression Molding Simulation and Strength Prediction of Discontinuous Fiber Composites.
Fall 2018 Seminar Flyers
- Friday, 9/14 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 114: Shaoqian Wang, University of Kentucky. Attitude Control on SO (3) with Piecewise Sinusoids.
- Friday, 9/28 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 114: Paul Stoodley, Ph.D., The Ohio State University. Biofilm Mechanics: An Adapted Mechanism for Surface Survival but a drag for us.
- Friday, 10/5 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 114: Phillip Chilson, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. Robotic Weather Sampling: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrrying and Love the Drone.
- Friday, 10/12 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 114: Jason Rabinovitch, Ph.D., NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA. Supersonic Parachutes for Landing Spacecraft on Mars: Current Experimental and Modeling Efforts.
- Friday, 10/19 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 114: Christian Franck, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison. Living on the edge - emerging interface problems in soft matter, cell and neuro mechanics.
- Friday, 11/16 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 114: Keith Rouch, Ph.D., University of Kentucky. Farm to Industry to University - a 50 year Engineering Career.
- Friday, 11/30 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 114: Jim McDonough, Ph.D., University of Kentucky. 50 YEARS - and counting: A Career in the Sciences (and what is next?).
- Friday, 12/14 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 114: Daniel Reasor, Ph.D., Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB. Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics in Research and Flight Test.
Spring 2018 Seminar Flyers
- Friday, 2/9 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 122: Jeanette Domber, Ph.D., Ball Aerospace, Boulder, CO. How Systems Engineering Leads to Mission Success, A Ball Aerospace Perspective.
- Monday, 2/12 3:00pm-4:00pm RMB 323: Sarang Supekar, Ph.D., Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL. Innovation and Design at the Climate-Water Nexus for Sustainable Manufacturing and Energy Systems.
- Wednesday, 2/14 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 122: Julius Schoop, Ph.D.,OPTIS, Cincinnati, OH. Engineered Surface Integrity from Advanced Finishing Techniques for Sustainable Products and Processes.
- Friday, 2/16 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 122: Brian Gibson, Ph.D., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN. Advanced Manufacturing for Sustainable Energy Solutions: Welding Radioactive Materials and 3D Printing with High Temperature Alloys.
- Wednesday, 2/21 3:00-4:00PM CB 122: Alireza Mohammadi, Ph.D., University of Texas, Dallas. Towards a Unified Framework for Robotic Locomotion Control.
- Friday, 2/23 3:00-4:00PM CB 122: Mohammad Naghnaeian, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Robust and Secure Control of Cyber-Physical Systems.
- Monday, 2/26 3:00-4:00pm CB 118: Hasan Poonawala, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin. Design and Verification of Learning-enabled Control Systems.
- Wednesday, 2/28 3:00-4:00pm CB 122: Artur Wolek, Ph.D., U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. Optimal and Sensor-Driven Motion Planning for Unmanned Vehicles.
- Friday, 3/2 3:00-4:00pm CB 122: Animesh Chakravarthy, Ph.D., Wichita State University. Using Cones for Motion Planning.
- Monday, 3/5 3:00-4:00pm CB 118: Jason Mayeur, Ph.D., CFD Research Corportation, Huntsville, AL. Computational Study of Microstructure-Property Relationships of Crystalline Materials.
- Thursday, 3/8 3:00-4:00pm RMB 323: Abhishek Kumar, Ph.D., Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Deformation of Lithium Ion Batteries under Mechanical Loading.
- Friday, 3/9 3:00-4:00pm CB 122: Kevin Hoffseth, University of California, Santa Barbara. Computation to Clinic: Investigating Deformation and Fracture in Cortical Bone under Indentation.
- Monday, 3/19 3:00-4:00pm RMB 323: Hailong Chen, Ph.D., Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID. A Nonlocal Discrete Framework for Computational Mechanics: Theory and Application.
- Friday, 4/6 3:00-4:00pm CB 122: Michael W. Renfro, Ph. D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Local Extinction and Edge Flame Propagation in Gas Turbine Engines.
- Friday, 4/13 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 122: Erica Corral, Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Oxidation Behavior of High Temperature Aerospace Materials Using High Enthalpy Flows.
- Tuesday, 4/24 3:15pm-4:15pm CB CB 118: Robert Youngquist, Ph.D., Kennedy Space Center Applied Physics Laboratory. 20 Years Supporting Shuttle Ground Processing.
Fall 2017 Seminar Flyers
- Friday 9/1 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 118: Kerry S. McDonald, Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Computing mass transport in crystals: Theory, computation, and applications.
- Friday, 9/15 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 118: Oliver Browne, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. An Efficient Wave-Packet Tracking Strategy for Hypersonic Transition Prediction.
- Friday, 9/29 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 118: Ridvan Aydin, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Digital Thread-enabled Multi-lifecycle Sustainable Product Configuration Design.
- Friday, 10/6 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 118: Iain Boyd, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Multi-Scale Modeling of Nonequilibrium Gas and Plasma Dynamics.
- Friday 10/13 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 118: R. Scott Erwin, Ph.D., Air Force Research Lab, Kirtland AFB, NM.Working in a Vacuum: 20 Years of Control for Space Applications
- Friday 10/20 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 118: Aaron Brandis, Ph.D., NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. Applications of Radiative Heating for Space Exploration
- Friday 10/27 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 118: Mechanical Engineering Three Minute Thesis competition.
- Friday 11/03 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 118: Haoyue Weng, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Modern Ablation Modeling
- Friday 11/17 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 118: Eric Stern, Ph.D., NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.
- Friday 12/01 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 118: Paul H. Steen, Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Capillary Surface Dynamics and Fast-moving Contact Lines
- Friday 12/08 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 118: Vedha Nayagam, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Discovering of Quasi-steady Col Flames: Droplet Combustion Experiments in the International Space Station
Spring 2017 Seminar Flyers
- Friday 2/3 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 106: Frank Bourne, Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL. Model-Based Systems Engineering.
- Friday 2/10 3:00-4:00pm CB 110; Lt. Col. Michael Baker, United States Air Force. USAF Flight Test: How Test Teams Contribute to Delivering War-Winning Combat Capabilities.
- Monday 2/13 3:00-4:00pm CB 110; Shuo Han, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Data-Driven Control and Optimization for Urban Infrastructures.
- Friday, 2/17 3:45-4:45pm CB 110; Michael Malisoff, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Adaptive Tracking and Parameter Identification: Theory and Marine Robotic Applications.
- Monday, 2/20 3:00-4:00pm CB 110; Lantao Liu, Ph.D., University of Southern California. From Single-Robot Planning to Multi-Robot Collective Decision-Making.
- Friday, 2/24 3:00-4:00pm CB 110; J.I. Frankel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Calibration-Based Inverse Method for Estimating Surface Heat Flux and Temperature in Aerospace Science Applications.
- Monday, 2/27 3:00-4:00pm CB 110; Zhaojian Li, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Future Mobility: Cloud-Enabled Automotive Decision-Making Systems.
- Monday, 3/6 3:00-4:00pm CB 110; Weinan Gao, New York University, New York. Data-Driven Adaptive Optimal Control and its Applications.
- Thursday, 4/13 4:00-5:00pm B&E 307; Tracy Drain and Danielle Nuding, JPL, California. A Conversation with Tracy and Danielle.
- Friday, 4/14 3:00-4:00pm CB 110; Jingshan Li, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Toward Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing and Service Systems
Fall 2016 Seminar Flyers
- Friday 9/16 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 106: Frederick L. Dryer, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. Powering the Road and Air Transportation Sectors with Liquid Fuels
- Friday 10/14 3:00-4:00pm CB 106: James Richard Forbes, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. Dynamic Modeling and Control of Cable-Actuated Systems
- Friday 10/21 3:00-4:00pm CB 106: Marco Panesi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Construction of Non-Equilibrium Hydrodynamic Models for Atmospheric Entry Plasmas
- Friday 10/28 3:00-4:00pm CB 106: Dallas Trinkle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Computing mass transport in crystals: Theory, computation, and applications
- Friday 11/4 3:00-4:00pm CB 106: Neil Hodge, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Berkley, CA. Multi-physics Modeling of the Selective Laser Melting Process
- Friday 11/11 3:00-4:00pm CB 106: Timothy Minton, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Fundamental Studies of Material Response in Atmospheric Entry Environments
- Friday 12/2 3:00-4:00pm CB 106: Ezequiel Medici, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. Shock Tube Modeling of Explosive Volcanic Eruptions
- Friday 12/9 3:00-4:00pm CB 106: Morten Jensen, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. Utilizing Experimental and Computational Tools in Tandem for Development and Evaluation of Cardiovascular Devices