Born in 1959, Michael Lacey is a renowned American mathematician. He is the current president of North America Zone and a director at Solvay Chemicals Inc. At Solvay Chemicals, he is responsible for implementing and developing the company’s strategic growth plan.
Before he moved to North America, Michael Lacey served as the Executive vice president and Chemical Financial Officer for Solvay. Under his stewardship, the company made an annual turnover of $3 billion. He later joined Conexia as a team leader and oversaw the development of a global integrated enterprise resource planning system to be used by all operating companies.
Michael Lacey holds an undergraduate degree from University of New York. Under the guidance of Walter Phillip, he graduated with a PhD from the University of Illinois, where his thesis was mainly focused on probability.
Today, his work has been adopted in numerous areas including harmonic analysis and probability. He later held his first postdoctoral roles at Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina. It is during his time at North Carolina that he and Phillip produced their proof of central limit theorem.
Between 1989 and 1996, Michael Lacey joined Indiana University and held an administrative role. He was acknowledged for his work and honored with a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship. While working at the fellowship, he began to study on bilinear Hilbert transformation, which he later solved in 1996 along with Christoph Thiele. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey and http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html
He later joined Georgia Institute of Technology as a professor of Mathematics in 1996. Since then, his work and research has been recognized by several accolades such as the Simons and Guggenheim Foundations.
During his tenure, he was appointed as the director of training grants that have supported several graduates, undergraduates and post doctorates. He also provided advice to his undergraduate students along with mentoring more than a dozen post doctorates.