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Please join the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET) and the Department of Engineering Technology for our Spring 2022 Seminar Series with Dr. Jud Ready, Principal Research Engineer with GTRI! Light refreshments will be provided.

The Lunar Flashlight: Mapping Water Resources on the Moon by Dr. Jud Ready, Principal Research Engineer with GTRI

Lunar Flashlight is a 6U technology demonstration cubesat that will use four powerful lasers and an onboard spectrometer to search permanently shaded areas of craters at the south pole of the moon for evidence of water ice on the surface.  The presentation will detail the design, integration, testing and planned operations (est. January 2023 launch).

Short Bio
Dr. Jud Ready is the Deputy Director, Innovation Initiatives for the Georgia Tech ‘Institute for Materials.’  He has also been an Adjunct Professor in the School of Materials Science & Engineering at Georgia Tech and a Principal Research Engineer on the research faculty of Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) for eighteen years.  Prior to joining the Georgia Tech faculty, he worked for a major military contractor (General Dynamics) as well as in small business (MicroCoating Technologies). He has served as PI or co-PI for grants totaling >$20M awarded by the Army, Navy, Air Force, DARPA, NASA, NSF, NIST, industry, charitable foundations, private citizens, and the States of Georgia and Florida. With an emphasis towards aerospace applications, his current research focuses primarily on energy capture, storage and delivery enabled by nanomaterial design.  He has conducted 3 research missions (NREP-1, MISSE-11, and MISSE-12) to the International Space Station.  Dr. Ready also has >2,000 citations from his numerous refereed publications on electronic and nanoscale materials and his research developments have been presented at well-over two dozen international conferences, including invited talks in Prague, Hong Kong, Berlin, Tokyo, Uzbekistan, Austria and Chile.  He has served as an expert witness in criminal and civil cases and he has provided testimony to the Georgia State House Science & Technology Committee. He has fourteen patents awarded in the United States (#6,846,370; 6,994,757; 8,350,146; 8,474,805; 8,604,681; 8,774,890; 8,919,752; 9,058,954; 9,427,091; 9,859,477; 9,892,863; 10,166,085; 10,249,444 and 10,629,227), with many others pending.  




About the Series:
The Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET) Seminar Series is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas within and across the college’s disciplines through research. We invite speakers from top research institutions and within SPCEET to give presentations on their ongoing and most recently completed research projects each semester.


The Seminar Series provides faculty, staff, and students an excellent opportunity to directly interact with leaders in their research areas, get valuable feedback on their ongoing work from peers, and create possibilities for high-impact collaboration.

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