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Dr. Maria Cristina García Muñoz: Leading Researcher in packaging

🌾 Associated Researcher at AGROSAVIA, Colombian Corporation of Agriculture Research, Colombia

Congratulations, Dr Maria Cristina García Muñoz, on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from ResearchW! Your dedication, innovative research, 🌱, your dedication and innovative contributions in the field of renewable energy and agriculture are truly inspiring! 🏆 Your work in advancing solar energy technologies and addressing crucial issues like postharvest losses demonstrates your commitment to positive change. 🌞🌾

Dr. Maria Cristina García Muñoz is a distinguished researcher specializing in packaging and currently serves as an Associated Researcher at AGROSAVIA, the Colombian Corporation of Agricultural Research. She recently received the prestigious Best Researcher Award from ResearchW for her dedication and innovative contributions in the fields of renewable energy and agriculture, particularly in advancing solar energy technologies and addressing issues like postharvest losses.🌾

Professional Profiles:



  • 📚 03/03/2022- current: 17 International postharvest technology and minimal processing. Online course Polytechnic university of Cartagena, Spain.
  • 🎓 04/2019-05/2020 MBA, Master of Business Administration. EALDE and Catholic University of San Antonio de Murcia, Spain (online Master)
  • 👩‍🎓 01/06/2010 – 19/04/2014 PhD Food Science and Food Process. Centre International d’etudes superieures en Sciences Agronomiques Montpellier, SupAgro. France PhD thesis: Bioconversion des ellagitannins de la mûre tropical du montagne (Rubus Adenotrichos) et relation avec l´ecologie du microbiome intestinal. Mention Très honorable.
  • 🔬 09/2005-2007 MSc Food Technology. Wageningen University. Process and Product design. Master’s project: Exploration of lipid production in solid-state fermentation from lignocellulosic biomass Internship: Reduction of iodine value in the biodiesel production plant from oil vegetables and quality of biodiesel. Ocaña, Spain.
  • 🍲 01/2004-04/2005 Specialization in Food Science and Technology. National University of Colombia. Specialization project: Characterization of functional properties of achira (canna indica) and arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza) flours.
  • ⚗️ 02/1989-12/1995 Chemical engineering. National University of Colombia. Thesis: Influence of some variables in the Osmotic Dehydration of mango, banana, and avocado
  • Educational journey marked by diverse experiences and a commitment to knowledge! 🌐



  • 🌱 2023-2024 Reducing food losses in mango, plantain, and guava in the departments of the Central Region of Colombia, by transformation and postharvest management.
  • 🌐 2022-2022 Traceability and safety in the guava agri-food system: Hoya del Río Suárez and Valle del Cauca
  • 🍏 2021-2022 Reducing food losses and wastes in fruit and vegetables chains in Cundinamarca. Part I.
  • 🍫 2019-2022 Valorization of residues in the cacao production and transforming chain.
  • 🌾 2019-2021 Development of alternatives for washing and drying of canna edulis starch for small producers of the southeast of Cundinamarca.
  • 🍫 2019-2020 Development of technical strategies to potentiate the cocoa chain in the municipalities of Mariquita and Palocabildo (Tolima)
  • 🍇 2019-2020 Diagnosis, evaluation, and development of alternatives to improve the harvest and postharvest handling of blackberry fruits to boost the fresh blackberry market in the department of Cundinamarca2020-2019-2020.
  • 🔬 2017-2018 Bioavailability of flavonoids, phytosterols, and carotenoids present in the cape gooseberry
  • 🍫 2014-2017 Technological strategies for harvesting and fermenting cocoa beans to improve their quality.
  • Diverse projects reflecting a commitment to sustainable agriculture and innovative solutions! 🌍🌾🔍


🏛️ National Bureau of Standards of Fruit, Vegetables, and Fresh Tuber from 2002, and its President from 2017.

📑 Engaged in different proposals for Codex Alimentarius Standards.

🍇 Member of the Fruit Scientific Committee of Agrosavia.

👩‍🔬 Leader of the Minciencias Research group “Technological Innovation of Agroindustry Processes for Rural Development,” classified as Group A.

A leader in industry standards, research committees, and driving technological innovation! 🌐🍇💡

Publications & Contributions:

📖 Dr. Maria Cristina García Muñoz has contributed extensively to academic literature with numerous publications in Sustainable Agriculture and Innovation. Notably focusing on packaging and reduction of postharvest losses.

🌱 Her work encompasses a wide array of topics, reflecting a commitment to advancing knowledge in the field of renewable energy and agriculture.

📚 The impact of her research is evident in citation metrics and indices from Google Scholar:

  • Cited by: All – 72.
  • Citations – 70.
  • h-index – 6.
  • Documents – 10.

A prolific researcher making meaningful contributions to the academic world! 🌍📚✨

Dr Maria Cristina García Muñoz,has contributed to several publications in the field of solar energy, photovoltaics, thermal systems, and agricultural applications. Here are some of his notable publications:

Publications & Contributions:

🍫 Evaluation of the fermentation process and final quality of five cacao clones from the department of Huila, Colombia | Evaluación de la fermentación y calidad final de cinco clones de cacao proveniente del departamento del Huila, Colombia

📰 Published in DYNA (Colombia), 2019 with 8 citations.

🍫 Study of the physical and chemical changes during the maturation of three cocoa clones, EET8, CCN51, and ICS60

📰 Published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2019 with 12 citations.

🍚 Effect of processing technology and sugarcane varieties on the quality properties of unrefined non-centrifugal sugar

📰 Published in Heliyon, 2019 with 22 citations.

🍇 Relationship between variable doses of N, P, K and Ca and the physicochemical and proximal characteristics of Andean blackberry (Rubus glaucus Benth.)

📰 Published in Scientia Horticulturae, 2019 with 8 citations.

🍋 Pre- and post-harvest factors that affect the quality and commercialization of the Tahiti lime

📰 Published in Scientia Horticulturae, 2019 with 9 citations.

Diverse and impactful research contributions across various topics! 📚🌱🍫

Maria Cristina García Muñoz | Sustainable Packaging

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