Michelle Addington

Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design and Professor of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale School of Architecture
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Michelle Addington, Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design at Yale University School of Architecture, is educated as both an architect and engineer whose teaching and research explore energy systems, advanced materials and new technologies. Building on her dissertation research on the discrete control of boundary layer heat transfer using micro-machines, she has extended her work to defining the strategic relationships between the differing scales of energy phenomena and the possible actions from the domain of building construction.  Her articles and chapters on energy, system design, HVAC, lighting and advanced materials have appeared in several journals, books and reference volumes, and she co-authored a book titled “Smart Materials and Technologies for the Architecture and Design Professions,” and just recently published ”Emerging Technologies.” Addington previously taught at Harvard University for ten years before coming to Yale in 2006.  Her engineering background includes work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where she developed structural data for composite materials and designed components for unmanned spacecraft, and she spent a decade at Dupont as a process design and power plant engineer as well as a manufacturing supervisor. In 2009, Architect magazine selected her as one of the country’s top ten faculty in architecture.

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