Faculty Profile for Dr. Anthony S Torres

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Dr. Anthony S Torres
Assistant Professor — Dept of Eng Technology
RFM 1241
phone: (512) 245-6449

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Anthony Torres received his BS degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University and his MS and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico. His primary research has been in the area of testing and modeling of materials, and the implementation of material characteristics and performance models into 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.

Research Interests

Ultra Higher Strength and Performance Concrete, Concrete with Recycled and Sustainable Materials,
Pervious Concrete Design and Characterization

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Sharma, H., Torres, A. S., Kim, Y.-J., Hu, J., Sriraman, V., & Ellis, J. (2018). Building a User-Friendly LCI Prediction Model for Concrete Mixtures. Journal of Sustainable Construction Materials and Technology.
  • Torres, A. S., Gaedicke, C., & Hu, J. (2018). Comparing Design Void Content with Actual Void Content of Laboratory Prepared Pervious Concrete. Submitted to Construction & Building Materials.
  • Kibling, K., Torres, A. S., Sriraman, V., & Ortiz, A. M. (2018). The Use of Peer Teachign Quality Managers to Improve Student Learning Retention in a Construction Project Management Course.
  • KIM, Y., Sriraman, V., & Torres, A. S. (2018). Evaluation of the Efficiency of Limestone Powder in Concrete and the Effects on the Environment. Sustainability, 10(2).
  • Kim, H., Mazumder, M., Torres, A. S., Lee, S. J., & Lee, M.-S. (2017). Characterization of CRM Binders with Wax Additives Using an Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and an Optical Microscopy. Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, 6(1), 504–525.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Paper Award, American Society of Engineering Education. 2017 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Influential Faculty. 2017

Selected Grants

  • Torres, Anthony S. Optimizing The Effect of Foundry Waste on the Performance of Concrete, Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Patrons, $6000.00. (Funded: May 2015 - May 2016). Grant.
  • Torres, Anthony S. Development of a CIM Webpage, Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Patrons, $4500.00. (Funded: May 2015 - August 2015). Grant.
  • Torres, Anthony S. Characterization of Recycled Aggregate Concrete in Ultra High Performance Concrete, TxState Research Enhancement Program (REP), Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: 2014 - 2015). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Reviewer / Referee
International Journal of Basic and Applied Research
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Case Studies in Construction Materials
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American Society of Engineering Education
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Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
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Construction Building Materials