Megan McHugh is a Masters student in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) studying Sustainable Systems at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests are in managing energy efficiency in the built environment, which will be the focus of her CAEE internship with UT Facilities involving building energy consumption/reduction calculators and working on the facilities automation system.
Prior to attending UT Austin, Megan received her B.S. in Sustainable Built Environments from the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at The University of Arizona in May 2017. She worked with Dr. Cho Lik Chan in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering for her five years of undergraduate research on projects such as the Department of Energy, Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative concentrated solar power project; the NASA Space Grant, radiation properties measurement project; and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium, Stirling engine project, which later evolved into her senior capstone project, Solar Powered Stirling Engine. For more information and to view Megan’s portfolio visit https://megankmchugh.wordpress.com/