Ph.D. of Engineering, Civil Engineering – University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM – 2013
M.S. of Civil Engineering – University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM – 2010
B.S. of Civil Engineering – New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM – 2008
Dr. Torres, a native of New Mexico, joined the Department of Engineering Technology (Concrete Industry Management program) in August 2013. Prior to joining Texas State University, Dr. Torres worked as a Materials Engineer for the Air Force Research Laboratory, a Structural Engineer for a large consulting firm, and Research Assistant at the University of New Mexico.
Dr. Torres' primary research interest has been in the area of testing and modeling of materials, and the implementation of material characteristics and performance models into mechanistic design and analysis. His technical expertise is based on mechanistic characterization of materials and microstructural characterization of materials through microscopic, SEM, computational analysis and alternative test methods. He has conducted various research projects on evaluation of computational models based on various mechanical theories such as elasticity, viscoelasticity, micromechanics, and mass transport analysis. Dr. Torres has published numerous research papers on mechanistic material characterization and analytical and/or computational constitutive modeling of materials.
Torres, A. and Hu, J., “An Alternate Test Method for the Void Content of Pervious Concrete,” Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2016, pp. 24–45, doi:10.1520/ ACEM20150022. ISSN 2165-3984
Torres, A. and Burkhart, A. (2016) Developing Sustainable High Strength Concrete Mixtures Using Local Materials and Recycled Concrete. Materials Sciences and Applications, 7, 128-137. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/msa.2016.72013
Torres, A. Barr, R., (2016) “The Development of a Heated-Stage Optical Microscope for ZBLAN Microgravity Crystallization” Microgravity and Science and Technology, Volume 15 (64), Pages 1-14, DOI: 10.1007/s12217-016-9488-7
Torres, A, Barr, R., “A Quantitative Characterization Of Micro-Gravity And Unit-Gravity Processed ZBLAN Glass”, Materials Characterization, Volume 107, September 2015, Pages 386-397, ISSN 1044-5803
Torres, A., Hu, J., Ramos, A., “The Effect of the Cementitious Paste Thickness on the Performance of Pervious Concrete”, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 95, 1 October 2015, Pages 850-859, ISSN 0950-0618
CIM 3340 - Understanding the Concrete Construction System
CSM 4364 - Construction Project Management and Scheduling
CIM 3330 - Concrete Construction Methods
TECH 5465 - Industrial Project Management
CE 202 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics for Engineers
UNIV 174 - Experiential Learning - Relating Pre-Calculus to Engineering