Olga Lidia Torres Rocha

Olga Lidia Torres Rocha, PhD

Email: oltr@queensu.ca

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

Education:

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.

Publications:
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)