Jake Montez is a principal investigator and lead programmer for the Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) department at the Texas Research Institute, where he develops user interface and data acquisition software for NDE applications in composites, metals, and biologics. His 5-yr career has included developments in computational fracture mechanics (peridynamics), advanced prosthetics research and construction, high performance computing enhancements, software optimization and automation routines, and biologicNDE. His current research areas include novel industrial transitions for academic technologies, additional biological NDE sensing modalities, and advanced prosthetics development. Mr. Montez holds a B.S. and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio.