Michael L. Day, Ph.D., P.E., was born in 1951 in New Albany, IN. After graduating from Providence High School, he spent the 1970’s at Purdue University, where he received a Ph.D in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.
In 1979, Dr. Day joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty of the Speed School of Engineering and has spent his entire academic career at the University of Louisville. He is a registered professional engineer and has been active in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). He was faculty advisor to the ASME student section for 15 years and advisor for the Speed Student Council for 25 years. His teaching and research interests lie in the areas of computer aided design, finite element analysis, and biomechanics. He has taught 21 different course titles and has introduced eleven new courses into the curriculum. The most recent being the new Introduction to Engineering course.
As co- or principal investigator on over 20 funded projects, Dr. Day has directed over 130 graduate students in completion of their theses or dissertations. Since 2002, he has been the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and is currently working closely with the freshman class in implementing the tablet PC program.