Miguel Montoya receives Dr. David R. Jones IV Scholarship
PhD student Miguel Montoya has been selected as one of four students nationwide to receive the Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP) Dr. David R. Jones IV scholarships for 2020.
Miguel Montoya is a Ph.D. student at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, where he also received his M.S. degree in civil engineering. After his undergraduate studies, Miguel joined the Innovative Materials and Pavement Group lead by Professor John Haddock at Purdue University who is also his advisor.
His master thesis consisted of developing a field measurement technique that quantifies asphalt emulsion curing times using electrical resistance measurements. Due to its field applicability, Miguel’s master thesis was filed as a patent application by the Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization. Currently, Miguel is working on his PhD dissertation, “Environmentally Tuning Asphalt Pavements Using Phase Change Materials.”
Miguel enjoys playing and watching soccer. He is an avid fan of FC Barcelona in Spain and his hometown team Motagua in Tegucigalpa, Honduras