Featured Profile: Bob Reed
Dr. Robert “Bob” Reed has an inexhaustible supply of positive energy.
Reed has worked in water supply, wastewater treatment, storm water management, air pollution control, municipal engineering and energy efficiency. Altogether he has 45 years of experience in government, industry, consulting and academia.
Since arriving at the University of Missouri in 2006, Reed has lent his expertise to a wide array of projects. Through the years, he has tracked energy savings to help manufacturers assess the performance of new equipment and also developed a portable wastewater treatment system for military bases. For many years, Reed taught and did research at the MU Water Resources Research Center. Among numerous projects, he analyzed water chemistry in treatment plants, water storage towers and distribution systems across the state.
In 2012, Reed spearheaded the creation of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium: six energy-related MU programs united to turn research into practice and practice into education. Experts in the college of engineering, agriculture, architectural studies, atmospheric science, business and law as well as University Extension work together to launch new programs and technologies and improve existing capabilities. Reed now serves as director.
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