Alberto Mendoza, Ph.D.

Alberto Mendoza, Ph.D.

Professor Research Areas:

  • Air pollution engineering and science
  • Dynamics and characterization of air pollutants
  • Thermal conversion processes for material energy valorization
  • Alberto Mendoza is a professor and leader of the Research Group in Energy and Climate Change, as well as director of the Water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean, in School of Engineering and Sciences at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. His main research interests are in the field of air pollution science and engineering, especially in the areas of air quality modeling, emission inventory assessment, ambient air pollutant characterization, and control strategy design. Dr. Mendoza has worked in several air quality studies that have looked at trans-boundary air pollution between the US and Mexico, characterization of mobile source emissions, application of regularization techniques for emission inventory assessment, and the impact of the energy sector on air quality. His current interests are in chemical characterization of fine particulate matter (including black carbon) and nitrogen-containing species in ambient air, indicators for long-term assessment of the benefits of emission control strategies, source apportionment studies using latent-variable techniques, use of satellite data for air quality studies, assessment of methane and CO2 emissions, application of statistical tools for environmental data mining (with emphasis on air quality data) and air quality forecasting, resiliency of the energy-water-food infrastructure, and valorization of biomass through gasification and pyrolysis processes. Dr. Mendoza obtained his PhD in environmental engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). His BS in chemical engineering and MSc in environmental engineering were granted by Tecnológico de Monterrey. He joined the faculty of Tecnológico de Monterrey (Department of Chemical Engineering) in 2001. At Tecnológico de Monterrey, he has held several positions, including coordinator of the Air Quality Laboratory, director of the Center for Clean Technologies, head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Program Director of the MSc in Environmental Systems, associate program director of the DSc in Engineering, and leader of the Research Group in Air Pollution Engineering. Dr. Mendoza is currently the representative of Tecnológico de Monterrey in the Nuevo Leon State Committee for Research, Development and Monitoring of the Air Quality Strategy, member of the steering committee of the National Research Network on Air Pollution and Mitigation of Climate Change, and institutional representative in the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes. He is a member of the National Researchers System of the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), level 2 (being level 3 the highest ranking).
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Cerón-Bretón, J., Cerón-Bretón, R., Kahl, J., Ramírez-Lara, E., Aguilar-Ucan, C., Montalvo-Romero, C., Mendoza-Domínguez, A., Muriel-Garcia, M., & Ortinez-Alvarez, J.. Carbonyls in the Urban Atmosphere of Monterrey, Mexico: sources, exposure and health risk. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health. Países Bajos. pp: 53-67. January .2017. [2017-126843]

Carrillo-Torres, E., Hernández-Paniagua, I., Mendoza-Domínguez, A., & Mendoza-García, J.. Use of Combined Observational- and Model-Derived Photochemical Indicators to Assess the O3-NOx-VOC System Sensitivity in Urban Areas. Atmosphere. Suiza. pp: 22-. January . 2017. [2017-126842]



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