Huertas, María

Research Associate

Selected Publications
  • María Huertas
    UNU-FLORES, Ammonstrasse 74, Dresden, 01067, Germany

    Research Interests

    • Climate change mitigation
    • Coal dust dispersion and its impact on community health
    • Energy and Environmental policy
    • Environmental Assessment


    • PhD, Engineering Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico (2013)
    • BSc, Environmental Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (2009)


    • Research Specialist and Professor, Tecnologico de Monterrey
    • Research Professor, Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar

    Biographical Statement

    María Huertas is an environmental researcher dedicated to developing projects focused on air quality, emissions, and energy topics. Her work has been focused on the assessment and development of methodologies and applications that support environmental authorities in the implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies, based on scientific knowledge, in Latin American countries. In addition, she has worked in academia as a professor and conducted courses related to thermodynamics, energy tendencies, and air quality.

    María Elena is a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers and has published more than ten articles in indexed journals. Currently, she is working on the project “Sustainable Transformation in Coal Regions of the Global South” at UNU-FLORES as a Research Associate.

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  • Articles

    • Iglesias-Gonzalez, Sigfrido, Maria E. Huertas-Bolanos, Ivan Y. Hernandez-Paniagua, and Alberto Mendoza. 2020. “Explicit Modeling of Meteorological Explanatory Variables in Short-Term Forecasting of Maximum Ozone Concentrations via a Multiple Regression Time Series Framework” Atmosphere 11, no. 12: 1304.
    • Stolz, Tobias, Maria Huertas, and Alberto Mendoza. 2020. “Assessment of air quality monitoring networks using an ensemble clustering method in the three major metropolitan areas of Mexico”. Atmospheric Pollution Research, 11(8): 1217 – 1280.
    • Huertas, María, Rosa L. Acevedo-Barrios, Melanys Rodríguez, Julián Gaviria, Raúl Arana, and Cesar Arciniegas. 2018. “Identification and Quantification of Bioaersols in a Tropial Coastal Region: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia”. Aerosol Science and Engineering 2: 206–215.
    • Huertas, José, María Huertas, Sebastián Izquierdo, and Enrique Gonzalez. 2012. “Air quality impact assessment of multiple open pit coal mines in northern Colombia”. Journal of Environmental Management, 93: 121-129.