Michael L. Day, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
J.B. Speed School of Engineering Associate Dean for Academic Services
212 J.B. Speed Hall
Dr. Michael L. Day joined the faculty of the University of Louisville in 1979 after receiving his Ph.D. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University. Although still a member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty, he serves as Speed School's Associate Dean for Academic Services. His teaching and research interests lie in the areas of structural mechanics, finite element analysis, and biomechanics.
Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics engineering, Purdue University, 1981.
M.Sc. in aeronautics and astronautics engineering, Purdue University, 1974.
B.Sc. in aeronautics and astronautics engineering, Purdue University, 1972.
Original appointment as assistant professor - 1979.
Received tenure - 1985.
Promoted to associate professor - 1985.
Promoted to professor - 1997.
Appointed acting assistant dean - 2002, associate dean for academic affairs, 2004.
Portion of time committed to teaching- 10 percent.
Portion of time committed to research and scholarly activities - 10 percent.
Portion of time committed to administration - 70 percent.
Portion of time committed to institutional and professional service - 10 percent.
1981, General Electric Company, faculty internship.
1980-1999, General Electric Company, Edison Program instructor.
General Electric Company, 1990-1995.
Cross Medical Supply, 1991.
Becton Dickinson Company, 1990.
Mechanical Engineering, State of Kentucky, 1982.
Liu,Y. and Day, M.L. "Concept Modeling of Tapered Thin-Walled Tubes," Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 10, 44-53, 2009.
Liu,Y., and Day, M.L., "Experimental Analysis and Computer Simulation of Automotive Bumper System Under Impact Conditions," International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 9, 51-59, 2008.
Liu,Y., and Day, M.L., "Bending Collapse of Thin-Walled Circular Tubes and Computational Application," Thin-Walled Structures, 46, 442-450, 2008.
Liu,Y., and Day, M.L., "Multi-Axis Bending of Channel Section Beam and Modelling," Thin-Walled Structures, 46, 1290-1303, 2008.
Liu,Y., and Day, M.L., "Simplified Truck Chassis Modeling and Crashworthiness Analysis," International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 15, 237-254, 2008.
Liu,Y., and Day, M.L., "Simplified Modeling of Cross Members in Vehicle Design," SAE Transactions, Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems, 116, 2008.
Liu,Y., and Day,M.L., "Development of Simplified Finite Element Models for Straight Thin-Walled Tubes with Octagonal Cross Section," International Journal of Crashworthiness, 12(5), 503-508, 2007.
Liu,Y., and Day,M.L., "Development of Simplified Thin-Walled Beam Models for Crashworthiness Analyses," International Journal of Crashworthiness, 12(6), 2007.
Liu, Y.C. and Day, M.L., "Bending Collapse of Thin-Walled Beams with Channel Cross-Section," International Journal of Crashworthiness, 11(3), 251-262, 2006.
Liu, Y.C. and Day, M.L., "Simplified Modeling of Thin-Walled Box Section Beam," International Journal of Crashworthiness, 11(3), 263-272, 2006.
Scientific and Professional Societies
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), 1984-present
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME, 1981-present
Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE), 1982-present
Honors and Awards
Red Apple Award, University of Louisville Alumni Association, 2007
Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Louisville, 1996
B.F. & Helen E. Dewel Clinical Orthodontic Award, AAO, 1991
Pi Tau Sigma - Mechanical Engineering Honorary, 1983
Sigma Gamma Tau - National Aerospace Honorary, 1978
Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honorary, 1973
Institutional and Professional Service
Associate and Graduate Deans Councils
Delphi Advisory Council
Graduate School Transition
SACS Accreditation Committee
Honors Council; Student Aid Committee
Academic Technology Committee
Administrative Plans and Policies Committee
Academic Integrity Committee Grosscurth Award Committee
Professional Development Activities
Web accessibility training
Data Warehouse Usability Group
Blackboard CMS seminars
ASEE conference session chair