Luis Armando Díaz-Torres

Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A.C.

Grupo de propiedades ópticas de la materia

Loma del Bosque 115

C.P. 37150

León, Gto.


Tel. (52)(4) 7-73-10-17 Ext. 106

Fax: (52)(4) 7-17-50-00


Personal Records

Marital status:               Married

Nationality:                    Mexican

Place and date of birth:             México D.F., México. March 17, 1966.

Home address:             Raul Ramirez 310, Loma Verde, Leon, Gto. C.P. 37295, México.

                                    Tel. (52) (4) 761 2807

Languages:                   Spanish, English


Academic Information


Ph Degree:            Materials Science, Non radiative energy transfer proceses

in luminescent materials.

Universidad Autonoma de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mor. México.

                        May 1998.  Graduated with honors.


MSc Degree:            Optics, Pulsed phase conjugation

Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A.C., León, Gto. México.

                        October 1990.


Bachelor Degree: Physics and Mathematics, Theoretical simulations on Rigorous diffraction.

                                    Instituto Politecnico Nacional- E.S.F.M.

                                    July  1988.



R e s e a r c h   E x p e r i e n c e


         Visiting Researcher, Universidad de Madrid, Spain, May-July, 2000.

         Postdoctoral Researcher, Universidad Autónoma de México – IFUNAM, 1999-2000.

         Titular Researcher B, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, since May 1998.

         Titular Professor C, Instituto Tecnologico de Leon, 1993-1995

         Associated Researcher B, Instituto Nacional de Optica, electronica y Astrofisica, 1991-1992.

         Associated Professor C, Instituto Politecnico Nacional – E.S.F.M., 1990-1991.


R e s e a r c h     P r o j e c t s


         Leader, Research Project (2000-2002), sponsored by Conacyt Ref. No. 31557-E            “Non  radiative energy transfer in Yb and Er doped Garnet Crystals”

         Leader, Bilateral Research Project (Jan-Dic., 2001), Sponsored by CICATA-CIO      “Synthesis and luminescence characterization of perovskite phosphors of LuAlO3 doped with Ce3+, Eu3+, Sm3+, Tm3+, and Pr3+”. Ref. CIO-I-308 (2001)

         Leader, Bilateral Research Project (Jan-Dic., 2000), sponsored by CIO-IMSS-IFUNAM “      “Synthesis and development of substitute scintillators of the crystal NaI:Tl for implementation on gammagraphic systems”, Ref. CIO-I-308 (2000)

         Participant, Group Research Project (2001-2005), sponsored by Conacyt Ref. No. G34629-E      "Study of the microscopic processes that affect the performance of laser an nonlinear materials ".

         Participant, Research Project (1998-2000), sponsored by Conacyt Ref. No. 26464-E      “Quantum efficiency in laser crystals”


Distinctions, Scholarships and  Memberships


         Postdoctoral scholarship, CONACYT, January-December, 2000

         Retencion grant, CONACYT, May 1998 – May 1999.

         CONACYT scholarships for Msc and PhD studies, 1988-1990 and 1995-1998, respectively.

         Nivel IV in the Award to the Performance of Docent personal at the SEIT, México, 1996-1998.

         Member of  The Electrochemical Society, 1999-.

         Member of the National System of Researchers (Mexico) since 1999.




Docent Activities:


Postgraduate courses:                       5 (Optics)

Bachelor courses:                       16 (Mathematics, physics, computational sciences)

Invited courses:                         3 (Mathematics)

PhD advised Thesis:             1 (Optics)            (2 more in process, Optics)




More than 20 publicacitions. The last Four are:


1.       O. Barbosa-García; L.A. Diaz-Torres; M.A. Meneses-Nava, J.F. Mosiño; J.T. Vega-Duran; Energy back Transfer and other non-radiative energy transfer processes in Yb3+,Er3+:Y3Al5O12; Journal of the Electrochemical Society 149(2),  J31-J34 (2002).

2.       E. De la Rosa-Cruz, L. A. Diaz-Torres, P. Salas, D. Mendoza, J. M. Hernandez and V. M. Castaño; Luminescence and thermoluminescence induced by gamma and uv-irradiation in pure and rare earth doped zirconium oxide; Opt. Mat. 19,  195-199 (2002).

3.       J.T. Vega-Duran; L.A. Diaz-Torres; M.A. Meneses-Nava; J.L. Maldonado-Rivera; O. Barbosa-Garcia; Optimal co-doping concentrations and dynamics of energy transfer processes for Tm3+-Tb3+ and Tm3+-Eu3+ in LiYF4 crystal hosts; J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 34(21), 3203-3208 (2001)

4.      E. De la Rosa-Cruz, L.A. Diaz-Torres, P. Salas, V.M. Castaño, J.M. Hernandez, Evidence of non-radiative energy transfer from the host to the active ions in monoclinic ZrO2:Sm3+, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 34 (2001) L83-L86 (Rapid Communication).