Michael Hughes

Lecturer, Rensselaer at Hartford

Programs Taught

Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering

Year Joined RPI

2015

Other Professional Experiences

  • Academic leadership, researcher, invited speaker, reviewer: Sturm-Ruger & Co.
  • 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
Education
  • Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical Engineering, 2015
  • B.Sc., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical Engineering, 2010
  • A.S., Hudson Valley Community College, Engineering Science, 2007
Research Focus
  • Luminescent Solar Concentrators
  • Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer
  • Solar Energy Harvesting
Contact hughem6@rpi.edu
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)