Thaddeus Hughes
Mechanical Engineer

Thaddeus Hughes

Thad joined DAPR in August of 2022 as a Mechanical Engineer. Thad’s engineering career started while growing up on a farm in Illinois and working around and on heavy equipment as a child. He then went on to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while leading a Formula SAE race team. Since then, he’s designed and built IV production equipment, autonomous outdoor robots, and prototype medical devices. Thad wears many hats and in addition to doing mechanical design, often writing software and designing electrical systems to support his creations.

While machinery is his native habitat where he enjoys machining, woodworking, and tinkering for fun, he is often found hiking up one of New Hampshire’s glorious mountains to read the likes of Augustine or Aristotle.