Lupita Montoya
Assistant Professor

Department: Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Education: BS, California State University, Northridge; MS, PhD Stanford University (1999)
Teaching: AREN 2110 Thermodynamics, CVEN 4834/5834 Fundamentals of Air Quality Science and Engineering, GEEN 1400 Engineering Projects
Research: Health effects of aerosols, indoor air quality and exposure, sustainability

Office: SEEC S286A

Honors and Distinctions:

  • David M. Darrin ’40 Counseling Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2009) to “a faculty member who has made unusual contributions to the personal counseling of students.”
  • First prize, (co-PI) third annual ARCHITECT magazine R+D Awards. for “Active Phytoremediation Wall System”, August 2009.
  • Rensselaer NSF-RAMP UP (ADVANCE) Career Campaign Award.
  • Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship, University at Albany, S.U.N.Y.
  • National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Fellowship – Ph.D. component.
  • National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Fellowship – M.S. component.
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society.

Recent Publications with undergraduate students:
* indicates undergraduate student

  1. Escobedo L. E.*, Champion W., Li  N., Montoya L. D.# (2014). “Indoor Air Quality in Latino Homes in Boulder, Colorado”, Atmospheric Environment, 92:69-75.
     
  2. Gomez O.M., Handorean A., Brandt E.L.*, Lopez A.A.*, Hernandez M. and Montoya L.D, “Indoor Air Pollution In An Indigenous Highlands Community In Peru”, Proceedings of the Indoor Air 2011 International Congress.

Recent Publications with undergraduate students:
** indicates dergraduate student

  1. Champion W.M.*, Connors L.**, Montoya L.D.# (2017). “Emission Factors of PM2.5, Organic and Elemental Carbon, CO, and CO2 for Four Solid Fuels Commonly Used in the Navajo Nation for Residential Heating”, Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 67(9): 1020-1035.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10962247.2017.1334717