Alejandro Isabel Luna Maldonado

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Dr. Alejandro Isabel Luna Maldonado received a PhD in Agricultural Sciences from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 2009. He began his career as a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Engineering at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León in 1992 and was trained in the design and automation of agro-industrial machinery at the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Professor Luna Maldonado became an assistant professor in 1996 and a professor in 2018. He has published thirty-three articles, five book chapters, and four books. He has advised six doctoral theses, five master\'s theses, and three undergraduate theses. He has served as the head of the educational program of Food Industry Engineering, which has been internationally accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), since 2009. He has been a member of the Mexican Council of Science and Technology since 2012, and the Program for the Development Teaching Professional (PRODEP) since 2003. He has also been a member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineering since 2012, and the Japanese Society of Agricultural Machinery since 2007.

2books edited

3chapters authored

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This book is about the novel aspects and future trends of the horticulture. The topics covered by this book are the effect of the climate and soil characteristics on the nitrogen balance, influence of fertilizers with prolongation effect, diversity in grapevine gene pools, growth and nutrient uptake for tomato plants, post-harvest quality, chemical composition and antioxidant activity, local botanical knowledge and agrobiodiversity, urban horticulture, use of the humectant agents in protected horticulture as well as post-harvest technologies of fresh horticulture produce. This book is a general reference work for students, professional horticulturalists and readers with interest in the subject.

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