ESPOL Polytechnic University | Ecuador


Author Profile:


Early Academic Pursuits:

Andrés Velástegui Montoya commenced his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), supported by scholarships for equity, excellence, and educational practice in Barcelona. He further pursued his academic endeavors with a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Barcelona, facilitated by a scholarship from SENESCYT. This early academic foundation laid the groundwork for his subsequent research and professional pursuits.

Professional Endeavors:

Throughout his career, Velástegui Montoya has been actively engaged in both research and teaching roles. He has served as a Researcher at ESPOL, affiliated with the Faculty of Earth Sciences Engineering (FICT), since 2018. Additionally, he holds the position of Codirector of the research group "Hydro-environmental Studies and Models" at the Federal University of Pará since 2015. Concurrently, he has been contributing as a teacher at ESPOL since 2012, imparting knowledge in various disciplines within Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Velástegui Montoya's research focuses on hydro-environmental studies and models, with a particular emphasis on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing. His work encompasses investigations into environmental impacts, evaluation, and mitigation strategies, contributing significantly to the understanding and management of environmental systems.

Impact and Influence:

As a prominent figure in the field of environmental engineering, Velástegui Montoya's contributions have had a substantial impact on academia and practical applications. His research outputs and teaching activities have influenced numerous students, researchers, and practitioners, shaping their understanding and approach towards environmental challenges.

Academic Citations:

His research publications have garnered citations from peers and experts in the field, reflecting the significance and relevance of his work in the academic community. Velástegui Montoya's contributions have contributed to advancing knowledge and fostering innovation in environmental sciences and engineering.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As Velástegui Montoya continues to make strides in his career, his legacy lies in his dedication to research, education, and academic leadership. His endeavors in promoting environmental awareness and sustainability through research, teaching, and academic management leave a lasting impact on future generations of scholars and practitioners. With a focus on remote sensing and GIS, he is poised to further enrich the field with his expertise and insights.

Remote Sensing:

Remote sensing plays a crucial role in Montoya's research endeavors, as evident from his participation in specialized diploma programs such as the "Especialista en Georreferenciamiento, Geoprocesamiento y Sensoramiento Remoto" from Estácio de Sá University. His involvement in remote sensing applications underscores its importance in environmental monitoring, modeling, and decision-making processes, reflecting Montoya's interdisciplinary approach to addressing environmental challenges.

Notable Publication:

Land use and land cover as a conditioning factor in landslide susceptibility: a literature review  2023 (16)

Google Earth Engine: A Global Analysis and Future Trends  2023 (8)

Land use/land cover of petroleum activities in the framework of sustainable development  2023 (1)

The Role of Personality in the Adoption of Pro-Environmental Behaviors through the Lens of the Value-Belief-Norm Theory   2023 (3)

Acoustic contamination assessment during the transition between the COVID-19 restrictions and reactivation: A exploratory analysis in Guayaquil  2023 (1)




Andrés Velastegui-Montoya | Remote Sensing | Best Paper Contribution Award

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