Michael Hughes

Director of Faculty Development, Faculty Practitioner, Rensselaer at Hartford

Programs Taught

Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering

Year Joined RPI


Other Professional Experiences

  • Sturm-Ruger & Co. – Academic leadership, researcher, invited speaker, reviewer:
  • International Institute of Microelectronics (Madrid), 2017 Teaching & Learning Colloquium
  • NSF Capital Region I-Corp Site Program
  • ASME International ME Congress & Exposition
  • ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference
  • Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Sc., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical Engineering
  • A.S., Hudson Valley Community College, Engineering Science
Research Focus
  • Luminescent Solar Concentrators
  • Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer
  • Solar Energy Harvesting
Contact Information
Select Works
  • Highly Efficient Luminescent Solar Concentrators Employing Commercially Available Luminescent Phosphors, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (2017)
  • Method for Modeling Radiative Transport in Luminescent Particulate Media, Applied Optics (2016)
  • Analysis of a Luminescent Solar Concentrator Coupled to Ultra-Thin Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells, Solar Energy (2015)
  • Performance Comparison of Wedge Shaped and Planar Luminescent Solar Concentrators, Renewable Energy (2013)