Francisco G. Montoya

Profesor Titular de Universidad
Department of Engineering
Electrical Engineering Section
University of Almeria


Francisco's bio

Francisco G. Montoya, professor at the Engineering Department and the Electrical Engineering Section, University of Almeria, Spain, received his M.S. from the University of Malaga and his Ph.D. from the University of Granada, Spain. He has published over 70 papers in JCR journals and is the author or coauthor of books published by MDPI, RA-MA and others.

The main interests are related to power quality, smart metering, smart grids and evolutionary optimisation applied to power systems and renewable energy. Francisco G. Montoya has an h-index of20 (Scopus-Elsevier).

Top 10 Publications

(Updated 2017-Jun)

Baños, R., Manzano-Agugliaro, F., Montoya, F.G. and others.
Optimization methods applied to renewable and sustainable energy: A review (2011). Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15 (4), pp. 1753-1766.

Manzano-Agugliaro, F., Alcayde, A., Montoya, F.G., Zapata-Sierra, A., Gil, C.
Scientific production of renewable energies worldwide: An overview (2013). Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 18, pp. 134-143.

Montoya, F.G., Aguilera, M.J., Manzano-Agugliaro, F.
Renewable energy production in Spain: A review (2014). Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 33, pp. 509-531.

Baños, R., Gil, C., Reca, J., Montoya, F.G.
A memetic algorithm applied to the design of water distribution networks (2010). Applied Soft Computing Journal, 10 (1), pp. 261-266.

Montoya, F.G., Manzano-Agugliaro, F., López-Márquez, S. and others
Wind turbine selection for wind farm layout using multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (2014). Expert Systems with Applications, 41 (15), pp. 6585-6595.

Montoya, F.G., Baños, R., Gil, C., Espín, A., Alcayde, A., Gómez, J.
Minimization of voltage deviation and power losses in power networks using Pareto optimisation methods (2010). Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 23 (5), pp. 695-703.

Baños, R., Gil, C., Ortega, J., Montoya, F.G.
Multilevel heuristic algorithm for graph partitioning (2003). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 2611, pp. 143-153.

Baños, R., Gil, C., Ortega, J., Montoya, F.G.
A parallel multilevel metaheuristic for graph partitioning (2004). Journal of Heuristics, 10 (3), pp. 315-336.

Sánchez, P., Montoya, F.G., Manzano-Agugliaro, F., Gil, C.
Genetic algorithm for S-transform optimisation in the analysis and classification of electrical signal perturbations (2013). Expert Systems with Applications, 40 (17), pp. 6766-6777.

Márquez, A.L., Baños, R., Gil, C., Montoya, M.G., Manzano-Agugliaro, F., Montoya, F.G.
Multi-objective crop planning using pareto-based evolutionary algorithms (2011). Agricultural Economics, 42 (6), pp. 649-656.

Please, find the complete list of publications in the following links:

Public Research Projects

1. Project: Real-time integration of energy-awareness in machine learning by using high-accuracy smart energy meters and power quality analyzers

  • Code: PGC2018-098813-B-C33
  • Funding agency: Ministry of Science, Innovation and Sports
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Start: 01/01/2019
  • End: 31/12/2023
  • Budget: 128.600 euros

2. Project: Estudio para la sostenibilidad económica y medio ambiental en la planificación, construcción y mantenimiento de campos de golf en clima mediterráneo.

  • Code: 190/UPB10/12
  • Funding agency: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deportes
  • Role:Investigator
  • Start: 01/01/2012
  • End: 31/12/2012
  • Budget: 8.800 euros

3. Project: Power quality analysis using smart meters. Energy saving and optimisation for residential and comercial sector in Andalusia

  • Code: RNM-6349
  • Funding program: Proyectos de Excelencia de la Junta de Andalucía
  • Role: Investigator
  • Start: 06/07/2011
  • End: 05/07/2014
  • Budget: 48 694,5 euros

4. Project: Power quality analysis and monitoring using low cost smart meters for energy saving

  • Code: PI45096
  • Funding agency: Junta de Andalucía
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Start: 01/10/2010
  • End: 30/09/2011
  • Budget: 18 500 euros

5. Project: High performance computing in action: image processing, global optimisation and multimedia

  • Code: TIN2008-01117
  • Funding program: Plan Nacional I+D
  • Funding agency: Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología
  • Role: Investigator
  • Start: 01/01/2009
  • End: 31/12/2013
  • Budget: 661 870 euros

6. Project: Optimal design of power and water networks using computational advanced techniques

  • Code: P07-TIC-02988
  • Funding program: Proyectos de Excelencia
  • Funding agency: Junta de Andalucia
  • Role:Investigator
  • Start: 01/02/2008
  • End: 31/01/2012
  • Budget: 186 800 euros


I've been teaching power engineering courses since 2000. At the same time, I've been developing some external projects related to industrial and electrical engineering as a freelance.

2000 - 2004

Profesor Asociado

ETSI Caminos, Canales y Puertos
Unviversity of Granada

2004 - 2005

Profesor Asociado

High Polytechnic School
University of Almeria

2005 - NOW

Associate Professor

High Polytechnic School
University of Almeria

Profesor Asociado

ETSI Caminos, Canales y Puertos
Unviversity of Granada

Courses taught in Granada were Circuit Theory, Electrical Installations, Energy System Analysis

Profesor Asociado

High Polytechnic School
University of Almeria

Courses taught in Almeria were Electrical Engineering, Electrical Installations and Rural Electrification.

Associate Professor

High Polytechnic School
University of Almeria

Courses taught in Almeria were Circuit Theory and Advanced Circuit Theory.


See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional and academic life.

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering

University of Granada, Granada, Spain

2006 - 2009 Thesis in the field of evolutionary optimisation algorithms applied to ULTC voltage flattening in power distribution networks

B.S. Industrial Engineering

University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain

1996 - 2000 Studied Industrial Engineering at ETSI Industriales in Malaga. Specialist in power and electrical systems engineering.

Ph.D Supervision

List of supervised thesis

Alejandro Cama Pinto

Agricultural monitoring using wireless sensor technologies

Read in 2013 in the University of Almeria. Not available online

Pedro Sánchez Alguacil

Advanced computing techniques for power quality monitoring in power systems

Read in 2014 in the university of Almeria. Available online.

Alfredo Alcayde García

Renewable and electrical energy optimisation using evolutionary multi-objective algorithms

Read in 2011 in the University of Almeria. Not Available online

Andrés Sabio Ortega

Energy Eficiency using bioclimatic architecture

Read in 2015 in the University of Almeria. Not Available online


Get in touch with me if you would like to share an idea or just say hello.

Ctra. Sacramento s/n
EPS - University of Almeria
04120 Almeria


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