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Montas, Hubert

Montas, Hubert

Associate Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
1453 Animal Science / Agricultural Engineering Building


Ph.D., Purdue University, 1996


Professor Montas has developed the following software;

  • 2006, Armpit Scheme LISP Interpreter for ARM microcontrollers. armpit.sourceforge.net
  • 2003, Flexible FEM Finite Elements in MATLAB. bioe.umd.edu/~montas
  • 2002, ImageMesher N-Dimensional Delaunay Meshing of digital images


  • 2006 ASABE IET Division Best Paper Award
  • 2004 NABEC Young Engineer of the Year
  • 2002-2007 NSF CAREER: Engineering Computations in Biological Resources


  • Alpha Epsilon Honor Society
  • ASCE
  • ASEE
  • AGU
  • BMES
  • IBE
  • NSBE

Bioenvironmental and water resources engineering, numerical methods in environmental biodynamics, transport modeling, information and decision support systems.

Courses Developed and Taught
  • ENES 100: Introduction to Engineering Design
  • BIOE 241 (developed): Biocomputational Methods (online)
  • ENBE 486: Capstone Design II
  • ENBE 633 (developed): NPS Pollution Control
  • ENBE 643 (developed): Advanced Biotransport
  • Course support materials: bioe.umd.edu/~montas
  • ENBE 110: Introduction to Biological Resources Engineering
  • BIOE 121: Engineering in Biology Lab

  • Carleton, J.N. and H.J. Montas. 2007. A Modeling Approach for Mixing and Reaction in Wetlands with Continuously Varying Flow. Ecological Engineering 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2006.07.009.
  • Sadegh Zadeh, K., H.J. Montas and A. Shirmohammadi. 2006.
  • Identification of biomolecule mass transport and binding rate parameters in living cells by inverse modeling. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 3:36, doi: 10.1186/1742-4682-3-36.
  • Johnson, A. T., H..J. Montas, A. Shirmohammadi and F.W. Wheaton, 2005. Change is necessary in a Biological Engineering curriculum. Biotechnol. Prog., 22(1):167-172. DOI: 10.1021/bp050074k.
  • Chu, T.W., A. Shirmohammadi, H. Montas, A.M. Sadeghi. 2004. Evaluation of the SWAT model's sediment and nutrient components in the Piedmont physiographic region of Maryland, 2005. Transactions of the ASAE. Vol. 47(5): 1523-1538.
  • Montas, H.J., 2003. An Analytical Solution of the Three-Component Transport Equation with Application to Third-Order Transport. Water Resources Research, 39:(2), 1036, doi:10.1029/2002WR001288.
  • Sohrabi, T., A. Shirmohammadi and H. Montas, 2002. Uncertainty in Nonpoint Source Pollution Models and Associated Risks. Environmental Forensics, 3:179- 189. ISI Impact Factor: 0.617.
  • Djojic, F., H.J. Montas, A. Shirmohammadi, L. Bergstrom and B. Ulen, 2002. A Decision Support System for Phosphorus Management at the Watershed Scale. Journal of Environmental Quality, 31:937-945. ISI Impact Factor: 1.868.
  • Shirmohammadi, A., H.J. Montas, L. Bergstrom and W.G. Knisel, 2001. Water Quality Models. Chapter 9, pp. 233-256, In: W. Ritter and A. Shirmohammadi (eds.) Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution. Lewis pub., New York, NY.
  • Montas, H.J. and A. Shirmohammadi, 2000. Equivalence of Bicontinuum and Second-Order Transport in Heterogeneous Soils and Aquifers. Water Resources Research, 36(12):3427-3446.
  • Montas, H.J., R.H. Mohtar, A.E.A. Hassan and F. El-Alkhal, 2000. Heuristic Space-Time Design of Monitoring Wells for Contaminant Plume Characterization in Stochastic Flow Fields. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 43:271-301.
  • Montas H.J., J.D. Eigel, B.A. Engel and K. Haghighi, 1997. Deterministic Modeling of Solute Transport in Soils With Preferential Flow Pathways, Part 1. Model Development. Transactions of the ASAE, 40(5):1245-1256.
  • Montas H.J., J.D. Eigel, B.A. Engel and K. Haghighi, 1997. Deterministic Modeling of Solute Transport in Soils With Preferential Flow Pathways, Part 2. Model Validation. Transactions of the ASAE, 40(5):1257-1265.
  • Montas H.J. and C.A. Madramootoo, 1992. A Decision Support System for Soil Conservation Planning. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 7:187-202.
  • Montas H.J. and C.A. Madramootoo, 1991. Using the Answers Model to Predict Runoff and Soil Loss in Southwestern Quebec. Transactions of the ASAE, 34(4):1754-1762.

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BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

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BioE Capstone 2015: New Projects Focus on Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Injury Rehabilitation, and More

Neonatal acoustic protection device takes first place in annual design competition.

BioE Capstone 2014: New Projects Focus on Cardiological Health, Surgical Tools and More

Students' inventions range from diagnostic devices to accident prevention products.

BioE Capstone 2013: New Products Focus on Diagnostics, Physical Therapy and More

Students' inventions address needs ranging from home care to ICU.

Engaging Communities for a Cleaner Bay

Clark School professors Allen Davis and Hubert Montas among UMD researchers awarded grant for unique approach to improving Chesapeake Bay.

Capstone 2012: Innovations in Emergency Medicine, Diagnostic Tools, Physical Therapy, and More

BioE seniors present an array of new devices for improving health and safety.

2008 Capstone Projects Address Human Health, Environmental Concerns

Seniors present the final projects of their undergraduate career.

Projects Come Together at Capstone II

Seniors show the results of a year's work.

Students Impress At Capstone I Wrap-Up

Presentations showcase a semester of ideas, research.