Dr. J. Michael Davis is an Associate Professor of Aeronautical Engineering Technology in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology at Purdue University, West Lafayette. His teaching focus has been largely on aircraft powerplant technology, aviation maintenance practices, aviation fuels, advanced manufacturing methodologies and related topics. He is the Area Director of test cell operations for the federally-funded National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion (NaTeF) and is Co-Chair and FAA Liaison for the Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Curriculum. In collaboration with several AT faculty members and colleagues around the University, Dr. Davis has conducted research into the use and development of new, alternative aviation fuels for both piston engine and turbine (Jet) engine applications. Certifications: FAA Airframe & Powerplant certificate (A & P), FAA Private Pilot, Project Management Professional (PMP) and 6 Sigma Green Belt.