von Ohain Fuels and Combustion Center Distinguished Lecture Series Fall 2005

    The von Ohain Fuels and Combustion Center is pleased to join with the University of Dayton Chapter of Sigma Xi to co-sponsor two distinguished speakers during the 2005 fall academic term. These lectures are free and open to the public.

    “Technology for the Next Century of Aviation”

    —by Richard L. Stanley
    Vice President and General Manager, Engineering Division
    GE Transportation, Cincinnati, Ohio
    3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005
    Science Center Auditorium (Room 114)
    (Reception to follow)


    Mr. Stanley received a BSME from the University of Notre Dame and an M. Sc. from the University of Cincinnati. He joined GE Aircraft Engines in 1980. During his career, he has held numerous assignments within GEAE and participated in many GEAE product designs, including the F110, F120, CF34, CF6, GE90, GEnx, T700, and F404 engines.

    In 2003, Mr. Stanley was promoted to his current role as vice president and general manager of the engineering division with responsibilities for all research, development, technology, product design and services activities. An AIAA associate fellow, Mr. Stanley has received five patents and is a member of the engineering college advisory boards for OSU and UC.


    The past 100 years of aviation has seen many significant technical achievements. During the next century, many new challenges are evolving, such as higher fuel prices, greater demand for reliability and durability, airline passenger growth, global economic expansion, and increasing population densities around airports. All of these changes are creating new demands for engines with lower noise, better fuel efficiency, lower emissions and improved capability.

    The presenter will discuss GE Aircraft Engines perspective of these future challenges, and some insight into the technologies being developed at GE to meet these challenges.

    “Epidemiology of Bioterrorism”

    —by John D. Bullock, MD, MPH, MS
    Clinical Professor of Community Health
    Wright State University, Fairborn, Ohio
    3 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2005
    Science Center Auditorium (Room 114)
    (Reception to follow)


    Dr. Bullock, a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, served as a medical officer in the United States Navy, where he was first trained in the signs and symptoms of biowarfare agents. He received a master of science degree in microbiology and immunology from Wright State University and a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, studying epidemiology and bioterrorism. He was an original investigator of botulinum toxin for human use. Dr. Bullock served as Professor and department Chair and as the Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research at Wright State University.

    He has published more than 200 scientific manuscripts, including articles on the toxicities of lead and mercury. Others of his publications have resulted in the market withdrawal of two general anesthetics, a warning label for a pharmaceutical agent whose inappropriate use was discovered by Dr. Bullock to result in blindness, and a Consumer Products Safety Commission mandated warning label. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Currently, he teaches infectious disease epidemiology at WSU, where he is a Clinical Professor of Community Health and Research Professor of Mathematics and Statistics.


    This lecture will present an overview of bioterrorism and illustrate the value of epidemiological methods in verifying and analyzing these events. A review of possible biological agents is provided. An extensive historical chronology of biowarfare and bioterrorism shows the diversity of organisms, toxins, and delivery systems which have been used during the past three millennia.

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