• Dr. Montoya’s research interests are in the areas of :

Computational Modeling in Civil Engineering Applications

Sample Project:

      • More details can be found in the following companion papers (Nasouri et al., 2019): Part I, Part II.

Advances in Computational Methods for Solid Mechanics

Sample Project:

Deterioration of Materials under Corrosive Environments

Sample Project:

    • Modeling the potential risk of hydrogen embrittlement of Zn-Ni Coated high strength steel.

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Sponsored Research Projects

  • Dessouky, S. , R. Guo, A. Montoya, H. Sharif, A. Bhalla, A.T. Papagiannakis, S. Binzaid, “A Hybrid Integrated Sensing and Energy Conversion (HiSEC) System for Harvesting Mechanical and Thermal Energy from Roadways” Sponsored by San Antonio City Public Service, $298,882 (September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018).
  • Montoya, A. , B. Rincon-Troconis , H. Millwater, and H. Shipley, “Faculty Development Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio: Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Stress Corrosion Cracking in Nuclear Facilities” Sponsored by The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, $450,000 (June 30, 2017 – June 29, 2020).
  • Shipley, H., A. Montoya. , “Graduate Fellowship Program in Nuclear Safety: Critical Thinking, Research Skills and Professional Development” Sponsored by The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, $399,351 (June 30, 2017 – June 29, 2021).
  • Shipley, H., A. Montoya. and K. Nash, “Understanding Interactions of Chemical Contaminants to DOE Facility Material using Spectroscopic Techniques” Sponsored by Department of Energy/ Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, $273,134 (April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018).
  • Dessouky, S., A. Montoya. , A.T. Papagiannakis , R. Guo, “Development of Highway Sensing and Energy Conversion (HISEC) Modules for Generating Power,” Sponsored by Texas Department of Transportation, $1,320,583 (January 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016).
  • Montoya, A., “A Novel Fracture Characterization Approach for Materials Exhibiting Inelastic Behavior Based on the MultiComplex Finite Element Method”, Sponsored by VPR-Proposal Enhancement Program, UTSA, $20,000 (February 1, 2016 – July 31, 2016).
  • Montoya, A., H. Shipley, S. Dessouky, andJ. Joseph, “CEE Course Re-Design Using Active Learning,” UTSA, College of Engineering through NSF TRESTLE, Program, $10,000 (January, 2016 – May, 2017).
  • Millwater, H, A. Montoya Wilkerson, A, “Three Dimensional Fracture Mechanics Capability for Structures Operating in High Temperature Thermal Environments,” Sponsored by US Department of Defense, Federal, $397,843 (August 15, 2015-August 14, 2018).
  • Montoya A., “Efficient Structural Health Management and Prognosis through a Novel Fracture Mechanics”, Sponsored by The University of Texas at San Antonio, $20,000 (September 1, 2015- August 2016).
  • Montoya, A.  and G. Waldemar, “Potential Risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement of ZnNi Coated High Strength Steel”, Sponsored by Southwest Research Institute, $66,028.00 (September 1, 2015-May 30, 2016).
  • Montoya, A., “Development of a Probabilistic Environmental Model to Predict the Deterioration Behavior of Steel Bridge Elements,” Sponsored by The University of Texas at San Antonio, UTSA, $27,500.00. (September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014).
  • Diaz, M. A. , Chowdhury, A. H. , and Montoya, A., “Course Development for a Certificate in Risk and Safety Analysis of Structural Components in Nuclear Facilities”, Sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, $199,981. (September 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015).