Norberto Farfán was born in Tlaxcala, Mexico in 1955. He received his B.S. degree (chemistry) in 1978 from the University of Puebla (Mexico). He joined the research group of Professor Rosalinda Contreras at the Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN (CINVESTAV-IPN), Mexico where he obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organic in 1982 and 1986, respectively. Professor Farfán worked at the Department of Chemistry in CINVESTAV-IPN until 2005, and he is currently a Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the National University of Mexico (UNAM). He spent a year at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) with Professor Miguel Angel García-Garibay working on the synthesis of molecular rotors. His research interests include the design, synthesis, and evaluation of boron compounds with nonlinear optical properties, the synthesis of macrocyclic boron compounds based on self-assembly, molecular rotors synthesis, and structure determination by NMR and X-ray diffraction.
Biography Updated on 8 February 2011