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 was operating 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 college 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.
Effective Fall 2010, additional seminars will be given by graduate students and departmental faculty. These will be designated as such and will not be considered a William Maxwell Reed Seminar.
Spring 2015 Seminar Flyers
1/30 3:00pm-4:00pm CB 114 Rupp Carriveau, “Ontario Commercial Wind Energy: An Overview, Turbulence, and a Tornado”
2/12 3:30 RMB 323 Yoed Rabin, “Engineering Aspects in Cryomedicine”
2/16 3:00 RMB 323 Michael Renfro, “Stabilization and Blow-off Dynamics of Bluff-body Flames”
3/2 3:00 RMB 323 Michael Peterson, “Bones, Biomechanics and the Science of Horse Racing Surfaces”
3/9 3:30 RMB 323 J. Maciej Floryan, “Certain Aspects of Flows Over Rough Surfaces”
3/17 3:30 RMB 323 Vikas Prakash, “Thermal Transport in Carbon-based Nanomaterials and their Networks”
3/26 3:30 RMB 323 Al Reisz, “Apollo Epochal and Engineering the Saturn V”
4/9 3:30 RMB 323 Michael J. Wright, “Overview of EDL Technology Investments in the NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate”
4/9 3:30 RMB 323 Srinivasan Rasipuram, “Filtration Properties of Plasma Textile“
4/14 3:30 RMB 323 John Maddox, “Liquid Jet Impingement Cooling with Spent Flow Management for Power Electronics Cooling“
4/163:30 RMB 323 Shamik Bhattacharya, “Tricuspid Valve Annulus Mechanics“
4/17 3:00 CB 114 Francesco Panerai, “Analysis of Carbon Fiber Ablators Using Synchrotron Hard X-ray Micro-tomography“
4/21 3:30 RMB 323 Sergiy Markutsya, “A Recent Advance in Modeling Dynamic Properties with Coarse-Grained Molecular Simulation at Mesoscale“
4/24 3:00 CB 114 Joseph Brock, “Development of Global Mode Analysis Tools for the Study of Compressible Fluid Stability and Transition”
4/30 3:30 RMB 323 Bakhyt Alipova, “Optimal SOR parameters for non-Dirichlet elliptic boundary-value problems”
5/1 3:00 RGAN 207 Fazad Taghaddosi, “Computational Aeroacoustics: From Aircraft Engines to Wind Turbines“