Michael Hughes

Director of Faculty Development, Faculty Practitioner

About

Programs Taught

Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering

Bio

Michael Hughes is a mechanical engineer with experience in heat transfer, solar energy, modeling, simulation, and project management (PM). His research is in the application, design, and optimization of luminescent solar concentrators and he enjoys combining his skills in data analytics, computer simulations, and Agile PM principles to address engineering and operations related challenges. Michael’s passion for people and change fuel his work. He is energized by each opportunity to engage with motivated professionals furthering their education.

Other Professional Experience

  • Dissertation: Monte Carlo Simulations of Luminescent Solar Concentrators: A Study Towards Improved Performance
  • National Science Foundation Innovation Corp, Team Academic Lead
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineer in Residence in a public high school
  • NSF Graduate Fellow at the International Institute of Microelectronics (Madrid, Spain)
  • Researcher: Energy Harvesting Building Envelope
Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Other affililations: Rensselaer at Work

Research

Other Focus Areas

Mechanical Engineering
Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer
Modeling and Simulation
Solar Energy
Project Management

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Michael Hughes has 8 indexed publications in the subjects of Energy, Engineering, and Materials Science.

Duncan E. Smith, Michael D. Hughes, Diana Andra Borca-Tasciuc
Renewable Energy
, 186
, 2022
, pp.469-485
.
Vincent James Oliveto, Christina Boyd, Duncan Smith, Michael Hughes, Diana Andra Borca-Tasciuc
IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
, 21
, 2022
, pp.360-366
.
Michael D. Hughes, Duncan E. Smith, Diana Andra Borca-Tasciuc
Renewable Energy
, 160
, 2020
, pp.513-525
.
Michael D. Hughes, Diana Andra Borca-Tasciuc, Deborah A. Kaminski
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
, 171
, 2017
, pp.293-301
.
Michael D. Hughes, Diana Andra Borca-Tasciuc, Deborah A. Kaminski
Applied Optics
, 55
, 2016
, pp.3251-3260
.
Michael D. Hughes, Shu Yi Wang, Diana Andra Borca-Tasciuc, Deborah A. Kaminski
Solar Energy
, 122
, 2015
, pp.667-677
.
Michael D. Hughes, Christopher Maher, Diana Andra Borca-Tasciuc, David Polanco, Deborah Kaminski
Renewable Energy
, 52
, 2013
, pp.266-272
.

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