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William Maxwell Reed Seminar Series

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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.

Fall 2020 Seminar Flyers

  • Friday, 8/28 3:00pm-4:00pm CBTBA: Nicholas Bisek, Ph.D., AFRL/RQHF. Exploring High-speed Flows with Large-Scale Computing.
  • Friday, 9/18 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Huazhen Fang, Ph.D., University of Kansas. TBA
  • Friday, 9/25 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Jen Fowler, Ph.D., University of Montana. TBA
  • Friday, 10/2 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: George Nelson, Ph.D., NASA. TBA
  • Friday, 10/9, 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Todd Griffith, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas.  TBA
  • Date TBA 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Andreas Polycarpoup, PhD., Texas A&M University.  TBA
  • Date TBA 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Nicholas Bisek, Ph.D., US Air Force Research Laboratory. TBA
  • Date TBA 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Huazhen Fang, Ph.D., University of Kansas. TBA
  • Date TBA 3:00pm-4:00pm CB106: Hai Lin, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. TBA

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