Olga Lidia Torres Rocha

Olga Lidia Torres Rocha, PhD

Email: oltr@queensu.ca

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico


B. Sc. in Chemical Engineering, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico

M.A.Sc. in Polymer Technology, Research Center for Applied Chemestry (CIQA), Mexico

Ph.D. in Polymer Technology, Research Center for Applied Chemestry (CIQA), Mexico

Research Area: Modification of biopolymers using controlled radical polymerization.

Olga Lidia Torres-Rocha, Rosa Julia Rodríguez-González, Leticia Larios-López, Geminiano Martínez-Ponce, Cristina Solano and Dámaso Navarro-Rodríguez (2014) Structural and photoresponsive behavior of a series of (phenylene)azobencene-containing liquid-crystaline methacrylic copolymers. Polym Int. 63 pp 652-659

Olga Lidia Torres-Rocha, Leticia Larios-López, Rosa Julia Rodríguez-González, Isaura Félix-Serrano, and Dámaso Navarro-Rodríguez (2017) Synthesis and phase transitions of monomers carrying a biphenyleneazobenzene or an azotolane group. Precursors of photo-responsive liquid crystal polymers. Journal of Molecular Liquids, vol. 225, p.251 -259,

Christian de Santiago-Solis, Rosa Julia Rodríguez-González, Leticia Larios-López, Olga Lidia Torres-Rocha, Isaura Felix-Serrano, Geminiano Martinez-Ponce, Dámaso Navarro-Rodríguez (2017) Liquid Crystalline and photo-induced properties of P4VP quaternized with bromo derivative of dialkyloxy-phenyleneazobencene groups. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 44819

Olga Lidia Torres-Rocha, Xiaowei Wu, Chunyang Zhu, Cathleen M. Crudden, and Michael F. Cunningham (2018) Polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) of amphiphilic block polyolefins based on ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) Macromolecular Rapid Communications (Accepted)