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Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute

Welcome to the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute of the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University. We are committed to serving the research needs of manufacturers, cotton breeders and public agencies. In addition, our academic programs, in conjunction with other colleges at Tech, are continually in progress. The Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute research is changing the way the world talks about Fiber Quality.

News

An internationally-recognized cotton research scientist has been named the managing director of the Texas Tech University’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute. Noureddine Abidi, an associate professor with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science and associate director of Tech’s FBRI, officially stepped into his new post on Jan. 1.

Dean Ethridge, a noted cotton researcher and administrator, stepped down on Dec. 31 as the managing director of the Texas Tech University’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute to take a research professor appointment that extends to Dec. 31, 2017.

Two outstanding faculty members with Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources have been named Texas Tech Integrated Scholars by the university’s Office of the Provost. Noureddine Abidi, an associate professor with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science and managing director of Tech’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, and Darren Hudson, an award-winning agricultural economist, were recognized through the annual selection process.