Michael Lacey obtained his PhD degree from the University of Illinois at the age of 28. Sense then, he has become one of the most respected mathematicians that the United States of America has ever produced. He is widely known around the world for his work with Walter Philip who was both his professor during his doctoral studies and his mentor.
Michael Lacey is known for his work concerning his dissertation which is about Banach spaces. He was also in a key role in the solution of iterated logarithms. He was able to work with Walter Philip to prove the empirical characteristic function of these.
His first real position after finishing his PhD was a joint teaching venture at the Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina. During this time at UNC, Michael Lacey a close relationship with Walter Philip. They continue doing work on the essential limit theorem until they can prove it to near certainty.
Michael Lacey would eventually move on from the University of North Carolina and take a job from 1989 to 1996 as a professor at Indiana University. During his seven years here, he would receive a fellowship from the National Science Foundation postdoctoral Fellowship. This was a prestigious award and greatly encouraged him.
Michael Lacey would ultimately settled down in 1996 by becoming a professor of mathematics at the prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology. Besides his doctoral duties he also teachers algebra and calculus. His main job however is to mentor students to push the boundaries of mathematics as they know it. It is widely acknowledged by his students they you will not get in a this class but because of the way he teaches you you will excel at every other mathematical class you take.
Michael Lacey is the receiver of a $42,000 grant from the Guggenheim Fellowship. This money was awarded to him so he could free up some of his schedule to focus on his mathematical passions and bring light to this field.