Dr. Maritza Alonzo-Macías belongs to the NutriOmics and Emergent Technologies research group at the School of Engineering and Science from Tecnologico de Monterrey. She has a Biochemical Engineering in Food Science as bachelor degree at Instituto Tecnológico de Morelia (Mexico, 2005), a M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology at Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (Mexico, 2009), a Ph.D. in Engineering Science at La Rochelle University (France, 2013) and Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico, 2013), and a Postdoctoral internship at Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN, 2015-2016). She also has experience in the food industry, working for Agrana Fruit Mexico as a New Product Development Department technician. As an academic technician, she collaborated with various industrial projects at the Food Physicochemistry Laboratory of Chemical Science Faculty at Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí. Her research is oriented on applying the Instant Controlled Pressure Drop (DIC) as non-thermal technology for food preservation and agro-industrial by-products, focusing on the drying and extraction process. Besides, she is interested in improving essential oil extraction and eliminating the non-nutritional factors of legumes.
Since 2013, as a part-time professor, she has been teaching undergraduate students from Bachelor's of Food, Biotechnology, and Agronomy Engineering at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro.
Currently, she is a full-time professor at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro. She is co-supervising 1 graduate student from the Master's program in the department. She has published 10 papers in indexed journals and 8 book chapters, and she has edited three books. She is also a member of the National Researchers Council in Level 1. In addition, she has collaboration with different universities and research centers in Mexico and abroad: La Rochelle University, Fès University, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, among others. Finally, she has presented some of her findings in national and international meetings abroad.