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.
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
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
 Friday12/2 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